This free lecture will feature a unique discussion based on Francis' approach to design and impact on community. Special thanks to the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation for being a key sponsor of this special memorial lecture to honor Curt Schafer.
About Francis Kéré:
Francis is the brilliant founder of Kéré Architecture and internationally recognized for revolutionary projects in his home village of Gando in Burkina Faso, as well as Mali, Germany and Switzerland.
His inspirational story stems begins with being the first child in his village to go to school to now becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University. His approach to beautiful design is rooted in an environmentally sound, sustainable and socio-economical approach that serves the people who inhabit those spaces.
Kéré continues to reinvest knowledge back into Burkina Faso with strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods.
Visit kere-architecture.com to learn more about Francis and his work.