Snaps from Ron Labinski’s talk at Nunemaker Center

Architect Ron Labinsky talks to the Lawrence Modern group at the Nunemaker Center Feb. 23, 2014

Architect Ron Labinski, FAIA, speaks to the Lawrence Modern group about his design of the Nunemaker Center, February 23, 2014.

Lawrence Modern was honored to have renowned (and retired) architect Ron Labinski, the “father of sports architecture,” speak about his life in architecture at the Nunemaker Center on Sunday, February 23rd. Ron was the first architect to specialize in sports and build an entire division of a large firm around it, HOK Sport. Ron introduced many innovations in sports architecture, but before all that happened he was a young modernist working at the Kansas City firm Kivett & Myers when he got an opportunity to design the Nunemaker Center on the KU campus in 1969. The result was a postmodern exercise in concrete forms that still feels fresh, artistic and contemporary. Well worth checking out if you’re on west campus near the Jayhawk Towers. Thank you Mr. Labinski!

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  1. DE
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Exhibition of California Architecture now at K. U.
    Lawrence Journal-World (Thursday) March 3, 1938, p. 1:3

    An exhibition of modern architecture in California is on display on the third floor of Marvin hall at K. U., under the auspices of the department of architecture.
    The exhibition may be moved later to Spooner-Thayer museum, but it will be on the campus until March 25. The public is invited to inspect the work.
    Enlarged photographs, plans and models of recent work by the following California architects are to be seen: A. Lawrence Kocher, Albert Frey, Richard J. Neutra, R. M. Schindler, A. C. Zimmerman, William Wilson Wurster and Cedric Gibbons.

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