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Detroit Mercy SOA 2018/2019 Lecture Series

presents Joan M. Soranno, FAIA

Joan M. Soranno photo of the Walker building

Wednesday, Nov. 7

5:30 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Architecture Building, McNichols Campus

Joan M. Soranno, FAIA, is an award-winning architect specializing in museum, cultural, and religious architecture at HGA in Minneapolis. With colleague John Cook, FAIA, she has created a small in-house design studio that serves as an incubator for innovative design, wherein her projects are aesthetically driven and technically challenging.

Among her recent work are the Walker Art Center Expansion in Minneapolis, which won the prestigious American Architecture Award for Museums and Cultural Building;  ve musician cottages for the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont; Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis, which won the 2014 AIA Honor Award for Architecture and 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence; and Bigelow Chapel for the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, which won the 2006 AIA Honor Award for Architecture.

Soranno frequently serves as a juror for national design awards programs and as a presenter at national design forums. She has a BS in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of the GSA Design Excellence Program- National Peer. She has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, AIArchitect, and ARCHITECT.

Detroit Mercy SOA 2018/2019 Lecture Series is presented by:

Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association

Leading Support Provided by:

SDI Structures

Design Core Detroit

Series Supporting Sponsorship Provided by:

AIA Detroit


Hamilton Anderson


Smith Group


Additional Support Provided by:

Centric Design Studio

Construction Association of Michigan

Hobbs + Black Architects


Strategic Energy Solutions

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