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Renowned architect to give public lecture on the topic of freehand drawing

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 6, 2010

Francis Ching
Francis Ching
On the heels of National Architecture Week, Francis “Frank” D.K. Ching, best-selling author and professor emeritus at the University of Washington, is coming to the UH Mānoa campus. He will give a talk on the continuing relevance of freehand drawing for designers and architects as part of the School of Architecture’s Spring 2010 lecture series. 
Titled “Seeing Thinking Drawing,” the free public lecture will start at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the UH Mānoa School of Architecture auditorium. Ching will share his perspectives on the relationship between traditional and emerging digital methods of drawing and design. The lecture will be followed by an AIA Honolulu sketching workshop featuring Ching on April 24 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. 
Born and raised in Honolulu, Ching is the best-selling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by John Wiley & Sons. His works have been translated into over sixteen languages and are regarded as classics for their graphic presentations.
Having recently retired after over 35 years of teaching, Ching has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design from The Nottingham Trent University, a Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, an AIA Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement, and a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
For more information on the public lecture at UH Mānoa, contact Gwen Palagi at 956-0488. On-campus parking is available for $5 after 4 p.m. There is a flat rate fee of $4 for parking in campus parking structures prior to 4 p.m. at the entry kiosks