Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Continues With Alaska Architect Mike Mense, FAIA Presenting “Monument To Instrument: Architecture Before And After”

October 29, 2013

A Quick and Quirky History (and future) of Architecture

Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Essex Library

Architect, artist, and design proselytizer Michael A. Mense, FAIA whose office is in Anchorage, Alaska, will give a pithy and engaging history of architecture on Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m.  at the Essex Library. He will describe the changing role of the architect in society and the resulting wariness of the American public. His illustrated talk will touch on his belief that there is a need to redefine both how architecture is practiced and how architects are educated.

Mr. Mense, FAIA, founded mmenseArchitects in 1979 and has designed 1,250 projects in Alaska and the lower 48. He has served as an awards juror for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and currently is a member of the AIA Committee on Design Advisory Group, which he chaired in 2012. Previously, he was a Trustee of the Anchorage Museum Association, Chairman of the Anchorage Urban Design Commission, President of KSKA Public Radio, and occasional instructor at Anchorage Community College. The Anchorage Museum and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art (Anchorage) have displayed his art.