K-State Ekdahl Lectures

K-State is hosting two lectures this fall. All are welcome to attend.

Renee Kemp-Rotan, Assoc. AIA
September 25, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Regnier Forum
Master Planner / Urban Designer | StudioRotan

Renee Kemp-Rotan, Assoc. AIA is an urban designer who has traveled the world with an eye for architecture and social change. Having started her own firm, Studiorotan, Renee’s most recent projects include Professional Competition Advisor for the Africatown International Design Idea Competition on a multi-site, multi-disciplinary design challenge. Renee was the first African American female to graduate from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She attended the Architectural Association in London and graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Urban/Regional Planning.

Chelina Odbert
November 20, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Regnier Forum
Executive Director, KDI

Chelina is a co-founder and Executive Director of KDI. She believes in the potential of low-cost, high-impact design interventions to improve the physical, economic, and social quality of life in low-income communities. She has extensive field experience through her work in Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. Having shaped KDI into an internationally recognized and award-winning design, planning, and community development firm, she lectures and speaks around the world and writes about KDI’s community-engaged approach to planning and design.

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