Norwich University Office of Communications

Oct. 21, 2016

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues its lecture series with Erik Sommerfeld, who will discuss his experience with design-build at the University of Colorado and collaboration with Utah’s DesignBuildBLUFF.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will run at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Chaplin Hall’s gallery.

Sommerfeld is an assistant professor of architecture and director of Colorado Building Workshop. He is currently teaching architecture courses focusing on green design and construction as well as computer design and architectural graphics. By 2009, he had built 10 community projects in Colorado through collaboration involving DesignBuildBLUFF, and five charitable homes in Southern Utah.

Sommerfeld received a Bachelor in Environmental Design Architecture in 1997 from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Architecture in 2001 from University of Colorado, Denver. He is the President of the3rdspace, his personal residential and commercial design firm. Sommerfeld’s work has been published in The New York Times and Architectural Record. Sommerfeld has won various AIA awards, such as the AIA YAAG Built Project of the Year for the WEEP Waterton Environmental Education Pavilion, and he was Instructor of the Year in 2014 for the College of Architecture and Planning at University of Colorado.

The NU School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. All events are free and open to the public. Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is a leader in the region and has the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited M.Arch. program in northern New England.”

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