CHARLESTON — Homes. Music Halls. Sports arenas. You name it, John Patkau and his firm have designed it.

On Wednesday, the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston and American Institute of Architects, Charleston Chapter, will hold the second of its joint lecture series of 2015 with a presentation by architect Patkau of Patkau Architects, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

This marks the second year of the series, which brings high-profile designers and architects to the Lowcountry to speak with the local creative community.

Patkau has been a practicing architect for more than 30 years. During that time, both in Canada and in the United States, his firm has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types. Projects vary in scale from gallery installations to master planning, from modest houses to major urban libraries. Many projects have involved functional programming, management of detailed public processes and design of complex buildings and sites.

Patkau holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba, is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, and currently a visiting professor of architecture at Yale University.

The series, which is free and open to the public, is designed to elevate awareness of the impact quality design can have on the built environment, as well as to inspire design professionals of all types to elevate their practices for the benefit of the community.

The lecture will be at the Charleston Visitor’s Center Auditorium, 375 Meeting St., starting with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation.

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