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Due to the CDC recommendation and new Texas A&M policies the Rowlett Lecture has been postponed to a later date. We will send out updated information when the new date has been set.



2020 Rowlett Lecture Series: Patron and Architect


On March 25, the CRS Center for Leadership & Management in the Design & Construction Industry will host its annual Rowlett Lecture Series, titled Architect and Patron. The event will feature Tim Leach ’82, recipient of the 2018 Cornerstone Award from the Texas Society of Architects, Mark Wellen, FAIA, founding principal of Rhotenberry Wellen Architects, in a conversation moderated by Michael Malone, FAIA.

Tim Leach is the CEO of Concho Resources, a leading oil and gas exploration and production company in the Permian Basin. The Cornerstone Award recognizes his efforts to enhance the quality of life in Texas through architecture and the arts.

Leach and Wellen have worked together on numerous projects, including the corporate campus of Concho Resources and the Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, to elevate design and the art of architecture. The lecture will enable them to share insights on their complementary roles as a patron of the arts and as an architect. As Wellen put it, Leach “is motivated to find projects to benefit the user, and always with quality at its core.” Wellen himself draws inspiration from the vast, inimitable landscape and the traditions of Texas’ modernist regionalist architects of previous generations to produce award winning architecture.

Michael Malone, FAIA is the founding principal of Malone Maxwell Borson Architects, and the past president of the Texas Society of Architects.

The lecture is scheduled to take place at The George Hotel in Century Square, College Station at 1:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020. The Rowlett Lecture series is a premier, annual event endowed in 1979 to expand and disseminate knowledge of architecture.

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