UMKC Architecture and Art lecturer receives Fulbright grant to teach in Cairo

Kansas City, Mo. – Richard Findley, a lecturer in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUP+D) and Department of Art and Art History, recently received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research in Cairo from September of 2011 through June of 2012.

For the teaching component, Findley will teach courses on architectural design, history and theory at Ain Shams University. For the research component, Findley will draw and paint historic structures.

At UMKC, Findley has taught “Meaning in Architecture” in AUP+D and “Foundation Drawing” in the Department of Art and Art History.

“Through his teaching, research and this international honor, Richard Findley builds upon the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design’s excellence and collaborations throughout the Kansas City region and beyond,” said Joy Swallow, FAIA and AUP+D chair.

Findley received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska’s College of Architecture in 1975 and a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1978.

For more information about the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt, visit

About the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUP+D) offers educational excellence for students who seek a career in the professions of architecture, urban planning and design, historic preservation, landscape architecture and interior architecture/product design. AUP+D seeks to produce planning and design professionals who will bring a fresh approach to the spatial problems of the 21st century. AUP+D builds partnerships with neighborhoods, communities and municipalities in the Kansas City region and beyond to engage in applied research and give students experience in their chosen field of study.

About the Department of Art and Art History:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Art and Art History offers a comprehensive learning environment for the aspiring arts professional, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History through the College of Arts and Sciences, and in Art Education through the School of Education. The internationally-renowned faculty includes accomplished art historian scholars, including curators from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and actively exhibiting studio artists. UMKC’s physical proximity and close professional connections to museums, studios and art organizations connect students to additional resources, exhibitions, internships, and lectures. The department also houses the UMKC Gallery of Art and several student organizations that provide educational and professional opportunities, including Egghead, a student-run design agency.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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