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Architect to Discuss Orlando International Airport Project

The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design will host a lecture by architect Curtis Fentress on Nov. 7 about his work on the current international addition to Orlando International Airport. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bridge Auditorium at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media. Reservations are encouraged.

Fentress, the principal in charge of design at Fentress Architects based in Denver, will discuss his career at one of the largest construction projects in Central Florida history, surpassing even the I-4 Ultimate rebuild in cost.

A protégé of architect I.M. Pei, Fentress is the 2010 recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest award for public architecture. Previous projects designed and completed by Fentress Architects include the Denver International Airport, the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Korea, and the Arraya Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, the fourth tallest building in the world. A recognized leader in sustainable design, Fentress strives to expose “the real art of public architecture…getting people to see their own greatness in a building.”

“The Curtis Fentress design for the expansion of Orlando’s International Airport will impact the region and the nation for the next century,” said Allen Watters, director of Design in UCF’s architecture program. “Virtually every citizen of Central Florida will be a participant in the beautiful and functional architecture of the airport.”

Free to the public, this event at 500 W. Livingston St. in downtown Orlando is made possible through a donation by Hunton Brady Architects with HKS Architects. As space is limited, reservations are being accepted via email at architecture@ucf.edu [1] no later than Oct. 29.