Montana State University — College of Arts and Architecture — President’s Fine Arts Series 2010–2011

Blurring of Boundaries

Coleman Coker


November 17th

Gaines Hall 101
Pre–event reception starts at 6:30

This year, due to generous underwriting, the President’s Fine Arts Series will be presented at no cost.

To reserve tickets call: 994-4405

Coleman Coker, RA is the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Design at University of Texas School of Architecture in Austin and Professor of Practice at Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans where he lives. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Montana State University School of Architecture. Coker is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 1990 he was recognized by the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices series. He holds a Master of Fine Arts and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art. Coker is former director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, a collaborative program of design open to advanced architecture students, sponsored by the University of Tennessee. He’s been the visiting Favrot Chair at Tulane and the E. Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Coker founded buildingstudio in 1999 after a thirteen-year partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects. Regularly acknowledged for design excellence, buildingstudio has received numerous honors including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, “Record House” awards and P/A Design Awards, which included a low-cost housing prototype–“Breaking the Cycle of Poverty”. buildingstudio’s work has been highlighted at MoMA, SF MoMA, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.