Woodcock to deliver
distinguished lecture

Architecture professor to discuss
evolution of historic preservation

David Woodcock, professor of architecture and director of the Historic Resources Imaging Laboratory at Texas A&M University, has been invited to speak in the 2005 Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series.

The series serves as a forum for presenting distinguished scholars from an array of disciplines. Initially limited to scholarly presentations by members of the A&M faculty, the lecture series was expanded to include presentations by renowned individuals from around the world.

Woodcock’s presentation, to be scheduled in spring 2005, will examine the purpose and products of 25 years of instruction in a professional program in architecture. He will talk about the importance of on-site documentation to the education of the architect. The professor will also discuss the evolution of documenting historic structures and offer a look into the future of building recording as it relates to architectural education and emerging technologies.

The presentation, Woodcock said, “is based on a rich array of visual material, the examination of building investigation as an art and a science, and the ability of historic and cultural resources to capture the imagination of all segments of society.”

A member of the Texas A&M faculty since 1962, Woodcock is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. His areas of scholarly interest include historic preservation, preservation technology, adaptive use and building conservation, and interdisciplinary learning.

Distinguished lecturers are selected by a committee of faculty members representing each of the A&M colleges, the General Libraries, as well as representatives from student government, the Graduate Student Council, distinguished professors, the Council of Principal Investigators and the Texas A&M University Press.

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