Public Architecture is focus of ADN discussion tonight

ADN janneThe monthly Architecture and Design Network lecture is this evening.  Tonight’s speaker is Janne Terasvirta.

The program begins at 6pm tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center. A reception at 5:30 precedes the discussion.

In addition to his very busy practice, Janne Terasvirta, one of the founding partners and the chief executive of Helsinki, Finland-based ALA Architects, teaches public building design at Helsinki’s Aalto University and serves as a visiting professor at Estudios Superiores de Diseno de Monterrey, Santa Catarina, Mexico.

Recipient of more than 20 design awards in competitions worldwide, Terasvirta’s design for the Helsinki Public Library, now under construction, was selected from a field of 548 entries. ALA is recognized as one of the most innovative and influential architecture firms in the Nordic countries. In his talk, Terasvirta will address the importance of public space in our urbanizing world.

Terasvirta’s lecture is free and open to the public. Supporters of the Architecture and Design Network include the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, the Arkansas Arts Center, the Central Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and people in the community. For additional information, contact