September 24, 2019

Libeskind Part of Architecture and Planning Fall 2019 Lecture Series

Daniel Libeskind, one of the most recognized architects in the world today, will visit Catholic University this fall as the 2019 Walton Critic in the School of Architecture and Planning.

Libeskind is known for the design of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and oversaw the masterplan for the World Trade Center redevelopment in New York City. As the Walton Critic, Libeskind will participate in an open lecture, review, and talk titled Edge of Order. He will also direct an intense design workshop for students exploring the “art of architecture,” Wednesday, Oct. 23, to Friday, Oct. 25. 

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students that you can only get at the School of Architecture and Planning at Catholic University,” says Julio Bermudez, professor and director of cultural studies and sacred space. 

Libeskind’s talk is part of the school’s annual lecture series, running September 23 to November 13 in the Edward M. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. 

The lecture series includes:

  • Monday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Trey Trahan, founder/CEO of Trahan Architects, New Orleans, “Progressing Ecology: Notes on Rooted Practice”
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m., Victoria Meyers, founding partner, hanrahanMeyers architects, New York, “Walking, Moving, Thinking/Architecture and the Ballet of Human Movement”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Daniel Libeskind, principal design architect, Studio Libeskind, New York, “Edge of Order” (followed by a book signing)
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m., Tim McDonald, president, Onion Flats, Philadelphia, “Leverage Points: Climate Change and the Imperative of Affordable Housing”
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Film Screening of “The Destruction of Memory”
The visit of architect Daniel Libeskind is made possible by the Clarence Walton Fund for Catholic Architecture. The lecture series offers students, faculty, and the community a chance to meet, discuss, and work with prominent architects and industry leaders. 

MEDIA: To attend the lecture series or to schedule an interview, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600.