NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues this year’s lecture series with a presentation by Architecture Professor Arthur Schaller, who will speak about his work as a bricoleur at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Schaller is an architect and working artist in Vermont who has been teaching design courses for over 40 years. He has taught at Ball State University, the University of Texas, Austin, the Architectural Association of London, and Norwich University, where he served as dean of the School of Architecture + Art from 2005 to 2010. 

Arthur Schaller’s work typically develops as an iterative series, using color and texture to improvise and explore the natural, built, symbolic and imagined environment.

His two-dimensional and three-dimensional collage constructions use everyday printed surfaces and found materials to explore speculative spatial realism. His work typically develops as an iterative series, using color and texture to improvise and explore the natural, built, symbolic and imagined environment. Schaller boasts 14 series with more than 250 works.

College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin said, “Professor Schaller is a true polymath. His work is playful while also being rich in meaning, asking us to reconsider the ways tone and shadow carve space in our perceptions.  The vitality and abundance of his art practice has always been a source of inspiration for me, for his colleagues, and for our students.”

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Chaplin Hall. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

His work will be on exhibit Oct. 15 to Oct. 18 in the Chaplin Hall Gallery, which is open 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.   

A generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting cancer research, education, volunteerism and other charitable endeavors, supports the School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series.

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. Events are free and open to the public.        

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in Vermont and one of only two in northern New England.

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