Events

May Membership Meeting with UNC Charlotte Chancellor

When: 05/07/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 
livestream.uncc.edu

One on One with the new Chancellor Sharon L Gaber, Ph.D & Founding Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture and Ken Lambla, FAIA

Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D., is the fifth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Known as North Carolina's urban research university, it leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

With a student population soon to exceed 30,000 (due to a 33% increase in enrollment since 2009), it is the fastest-growing -- and third-largest -- institution in the 17-member University of North Carolina System. Its diverse student body, 37% of whom are first-generation college students, comes from 47 states and 105 countries.

An academic with a background in city and regional planning, Gaber was named by Education Dive one of five higher education leaders to watch in 2018 and beyond. She is recognized nationally for her efforts as president of the University of Toledo to increase enrollment, improve graduation and retention rates, keep education affordable, increase research funding, improve connection to the surrounding metro region and make the campus environment diverse and inclusive. Prior to her five years in Toledo, Gaber served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. She has also been an interim provost at Auburn University and a faculty member and administrator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Gaber earned an A.B. in Economics and Urban Studies at Occidental College. She received an M.P.L. in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in City & Regional Planning.

Gaber is the author of articles on regional and urban planning, public policy and the social dynamics that affect community decision-making. She also is co-author of a book on planning research methods. Deeply engaged in community and regional activities, she has served as the Mid-American Conference representative on the Division 1 NCAA President's Forum and as a member of the NCAA Strategic Plan Committee. She was named a YWCA Northwest Ohio Milestone award recipient for women's leadership in 2020. She is a member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and the International Women's Forum - Carolinas.

Officially the first woman to serve as chancellor of UNC Charlotte, Gaber follows the trail blazed by founding educator Bonnie Cone, who led the institution from 1946-1966 through several stages of growth.

Ken Lambla, FAIA, is the founding Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, UNC Charlotte, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Kansas, and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  Additionally, he studied urban planning and law at UNC Chapel Hill. 

His career in both education and practice is focused on architecture and the arts as forms of community development and advocates social responsibility, craft, and innovation. Lambla has taught in Illinois, California, the United Kingdom (London), Italy, The Netherlands, France, Canada, and North Carolina focused on:  architectural design, design process/creative leadership, and social histories connecting art, design, and visual and performing arts as critical to cultural representation. 

He has worked as an architect and urban designer in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Chicago, San Francisco, and during his tenure at UNC Charlotte throughout North Carolina on educational and institutional projects. His research has focused on social histories of housing projects completed in Chicago and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

In Charlotte he has served on the National Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Historical Elizabeth Neighborhood Foundation, Charlotte Ballet, and has worked on projects with the Mint Museum, the ASC Task Force for Spirit Square, the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Teachers Institute, First Ward and Irwin Open Elementary Schools, and helped produce 
Violins of Hope, a cross-community cultural project focused on the North American premiere exhibition of violins played in Holocaust concentration camps.

Lambla stepped down as Dean in December 2018 to return to the faculty. He was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2021.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
sara abrams clarknexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Jonathan AIA Perkins and Will AIA Charlotte Member
Charles Allen self AIA Charlotte Member
Matthew Allen Watson Tate Savory AIA Charlotte Member
Robert Allen Stewart AIA Charlotte Member
James Alsop HDR Architecture, Inc. AIA Charlotte Member
Nadia Anderson UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Anna Anklin PROGRESSIVE AE AIA Charlotte Member
Peter Aranyi Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Tracy Atkinson New Horizon Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Springer Aubrey ASA AIA Charlotte Member
mona azarbayjani UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Carol Bacon ADW Architects, P.A. AIA Charlotte Member
Ryan Barkes LS3P AIA Charlotte Member
James Bartl retired AIA Charlotte Member
Benjamin Benson Jenkins Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Paul Bielicki Terracon AIA Charlotte Member
Jonathan Blain Odell Associates AIA Charlotte Member
Daniel Brindisi Perkins&Will AIA Charlotte Member
Allen Brooks AB Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
JANET BROOKS Clark Nexsen Non-Member
Blaine Brownell University of North Carolina at Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Kathy Bywaletz UNCC Non-Member
Thomas Carlson-Reddig Little AIA Charlotte Member
Adam Caruthers Little AIA Charlotte Member
Tyler Cole LS3P AIA Charlotte Member
Mark Colone UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Taylor Compton 505Design AIA Charlotte Member
Stephanie M. Cooper MOSELEY ARCHITECTS AIA Charlotte Member
David Crabtree II Perkins + Will AIA Charlotte Member
Rob Crane C Design Inc AIA Charlotte Member
David Crawford AIA North Carolina AIA Charlotte Member
Ross Davidson Perkins&Will Non-Member
malcolm davis Perkins and Will AIA Charlotte Member
Keith Dooley Visarch, PA AIA Charlotte Member
Tedd Duncan Stewart Non-Member
Julia Edmunds AIA Emerita AIA Charlotte Member
Rebecca Fant Architecture Matters, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Thomas Forget UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Elizabeth Frere UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Greer Friedrich UNCC School of Architecture Non-Member
Paul Garafola WHN Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Turad Garba UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Sydney Garceau UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Scott Garner Garner & Brown Architects PA AIA Charlotte Member
Tom Goodwin Shook Kelley AIA Charlotte Member
Tony Gray Guthmann Construction/Graydesign Architecture, PA. AIA Charlotte Member
David Green Perkins&Will AIA Charlotte Member
Jana Hartenstine Watson Tate Savory Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Theron Hobbs WGM Design AIA Charlotte Member
Tobe Holmes University City Partners Non-Member
Kathryn Horne UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Bob Howell JLL AIA Charlotte Member
Gary Hubler FWA Group AIA Charlotte Member
Joe Humphrey C Design AIA Charlotte Member
Julie Jackson Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Jitendra Jain Jain Design LLC. AIA Charlotte Member
Taylor Jarrell Jenkins Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Rob Johnson Boomerang Design AIA Charlotte Member
Divina Jones Jenkins-Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Wes Jones Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Kyounghee Kim UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
John Kincheloe LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. AIA Charlotte Member
David King Gresham Smith Non-Member
Ken Lambla College of Arts + Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Lisa Lanier UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Chip Lead Watts Leaf AIA Charlotte Member
Chip Leaf Watts Leaf Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Crystal Lester Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Kristen Locke Architecture Unlimited, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Renny Logan Perkins and Will Non-Member
Jim Lynch Little Diversified Architectural Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Emily Makas UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Marc Manack SILO AR+D LLC AIA Charlotte Member
John Manoharan DJManoharan Non-Member
Patrick Mays DS AIA Charlotte Member
Raymond McGill BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Becky Miller Mecklenburg County AFM AIA Charlotte Member
Catherine Monroe Housing Studio AIA Charlotte Member
Robert Moore Robert E. Moore.Architect AIA Charlotte Member
Jeff Morgan Mecklenburg County AIA Charlotte Member
Natalie Morgan Morgan Architecture + Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Cathy Morrison Gresham Smith AIA Charlotte Member
John Morrison New Atlantic Contracting, Inc Non-Member
Paul Mosher Cluck Design Collaborative AIA Charlotte Member
Brook Muller UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Peter Nilson McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
John Paquin Zapata AIA Charlotte Member
David Parke J. David Parke, AIA AIA Charlotte Member
Daniel Petric Unemployed AIA Charlotte Member
Stefan Pienkny Stefan Pienkny, AIA, Architect AIA Charlotte Member
nikki pierce clark nexsen Non-Member
Joel Pominville AIA North Carolina AIA Charlotte Member
Gep Pond FWA Group AIA Charlotte Member
Nick Purdy Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Lloyd Rader Novant Health AIA Charlotte Member
N radnia C desgin Non-Member
Noushin Radnia C Design AIA Charlotte Member
William Rakatansky, FAIA R&M Group-NC, PLLC, Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Nicholas Rawlings UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Melanie Reddrick Little Diversified Architectural Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Liz Richardson Perkins+Will AIA Charlotte Member
Michael Rowell McCulloch England Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Shannon Rydell Little AIA Charlotte Member
Donia Schauble UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
David Schmieding HDR AIA Charlotte Member
David Segmiller Hord Coplan Macht AIA Charlotte Member
Kate Shelton AIA Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Hunter Sigmon DLR Group AIA Charlotte Member
Carey Sikes BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Charles Snow Mecklenburg County AIA Charlotte Member
Greg Snyder UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Donna Sofsky UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Steven Sweat Mecklenburg County - AFM AIA Charlotte Member
Dwaine Swink Proximity Architecture, PC AIA Charlotte Member
David Thaddeus UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
David Tobin Tobin, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Jennifer Todd Little AIA Charlotte Member
Chuck Travis Housing Studio, PA AIA Charlotte Member
Jenn Truman Matthew Konar Architect Non-Member
Kevin Utsey Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Angela Van Do Boulder Associates AIA Charlotte Member
Dan Van Dyke Jenkins Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
David Walters UNC Charlotte Non-Member
Charley Watts Watts Leaf Architects PA AIA Charlotte Member
Heath Wickline BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Lance Williams Stewart AIA Charlotte Member
Leonard Witke Witke Consulting Services AIA Charlotte Member
Toby Witte Wittehaus AIA Charlotte Member
Jeff Yelton Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member