Professor Norman Lach was recently interviewed by the web site Value Penguin. Professor Lach spoke about studying architecture. He has been a professor in the architecture program at SIU Carbondale since 1974, making him the professor with the longest tenure in the architecture program and what has to be one of the longest tenures at the university as a whole. Professor Lach is well known and highly regarded in the architecture and construction communities. He has served on the state's architecture licensing board for a number of years and was recently its chair.