This fall, architecture schools across the southern half of the U.S. will host architects, landscape designers, curators, and architectural photographers as part of their semester-long lecture series. These types of events often see hundreds of students scrambling to get a front row seat to hear from the greatest minds in design. But the public is invited too, meaning architecture enthusiasts, veteran designers, and aspiring city planners alike can learn from these influential talks. While several universities have yet to publish their fall schedules, we’ve gathered some highlights from a few top-notch schools in the list below. Mark your calendars before September sneaks up on us this weekend! Rice University School of Architecture Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Yugoslav Architecture at the Crossroads of International Exchange in the Cold War” Thursday, September 27 Ellen van Loon, Partner at OMA "Was it Just a Dream? Architecture and Social Inclusion" Monday, October 15 Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design Marlon Blackwell, founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects Wednesday, September 26 Christian Bailey, founding principal at ODA Thursday, October 25 University of Miami School of Architecture Meejin Yoon, dean of Cornell APP and co-founder of Howeler + Yoon Technoglass Lecture Wednesday, September 19 Livia Tani, architect and project manager at Atelier Jean Nouvel Technoglass Lecture Wednesday, October 3 Georgia Tech School of Architecture Michael Murphy, cofounder and director of MASS Design Group “Architecture That’s Built to Heal” in collaboration with Museum of Design Atlanta Thursday, October 18 Nader Tehrani, Principal at NADAAA “The Tectonic Grain” Wednesday, October 24 NC State University College of Design Neil Denari, principal of Neil M. Denari Architects Monday, September 10 Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, founding principal of Belzberg Architects Monday, September 24 Louisiana State University College of Art + Design Robb Williamson, photographer Wednesday, September 26 Kate Orff, founder & principal of SCAPE Wednesday, October 24
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While architectural academic institutions in the Midwest boast incredible professors from various parts of the design industry, students don’t often have the chance to peek behind-the-scenes of an international practice since many larger firms keep their offices in New York or Los Angeles. Luckily for students, many major architects give back to the field by teaching on the side. For as long as architecture has been an educational pursuit, students have benefited from these unique opportunities to learn from an architect in action. University lectures aren’t just for students, though. Whether they are two years or twenty years out of school, every architect can enjoy these events. That’s why ahead of the upcoming school year, we’ve rounded up a list of impressive talks—all free and open to the public—happening this fall at various universities from St. Louis to Chicago. Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design Lawrence Scarpa, cofounder of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Monday, October 1 Michelle Delk, ASLA, partner and discipline director at Snøhetta Monday, November 5 University of Michigan Taubman College Florian Idenburg, cofounder of SO–IL “Open Structure - Open Form” Tuesday, September 25 Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning at Harvard GSD “Planning for Longevity: A Gender Perspective” Monday, October 8 Washington University Sam Fox School Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, founders of TWBTA Cannon Design Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering Wednesday, October 24 Barry Bergdoll, MoMA curator of architecture and design “Activating the Museum: Reflections on Architecture in the Gallery” Friday, October 26 Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Takaharu Tezuka, cofounder of Tezuka Architects Friday, October 19 Kenneth Frampton Le Corbusier Symposium Keynote Address Thursday, November 8 Iowa State University College of Design Kevin Schorn, associate at Renzo Piano Building Workshop 2018 Herbert Lecture in Architecture Friday, September 7 University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture Dan Pitera, executive director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center Friday, October 5 Amie Shao, principal of MASS Design Group Friday, October 26 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning Katherine Faulkner, founding principal of NADAAA “Organized Layers” Friday, September 14 Alexandra Lange, architecture critic at Curbed, author “A Modern Education: Learning from Froebel, Frank Lloyd Wright, Anne Tyng and Isamu Noguchi” Thursday, October 11 Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang “Expanded Practice” Friday, October 19
The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the 2018 George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture by HÖWELER + YOON!
Wednesday 21 February 2018 07:00 PM Open Seating 07:30 PM Lecture Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Through the initiative and support of Director Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998. The 2018 George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture celebrates this enduring and successful 20-year lecture series by featuring the work of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, presented by both of its principals, Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon. “Höweler + Yoon is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio founded in 2005 by principals Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon. Engaged in projects of all scales, the award-winning multidisciplinary practice operates in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Engaged in academic, institutional, civic, and cultural projects, Höweler + Yoon is committed to both the practice-of and prospects-for architecture. From concept to construct, Höweler + Yoon is determined to realize the built idea and to test projects through the dynamic interaction between the construct and the larger public. www.howeleryoon.com Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is an architect, educator, and co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Höweler is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Höweler was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Juilliard School/ Lincoln Center in New York. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, he was the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong. Eric is the co-author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now (Rizzoli/Universe Publishers 2003). J. Meejin Yoon, AIA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is a Korean-American architect and designer. In 2014, Yoon was appointed as the first female Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yoon is a registered architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Awarded the Irwin Sizer award for Most Significant Improvement (and Innovation) to Education at MIT in 2013, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award in 2008, Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award in 2007, the Rome Prize in Design in 2005, and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998, Yoon’s work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her design research investigates new intersections between space, technology, and materiality. Yoon is the co-author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author of Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2008).” - Höweler + Yoon Architecture Previous George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecturers were: (2017) Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk Architects REDUX.5, (2016) Iñaki Ábalos / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos REDUX.4, (2015) James Corner / Field Operations REDUX.3, (2014) Elizabeth Diller / Diller Scofido + Renfro REDUX.2, (2013) Winy Maas / MVRDV REDUX, (2012) George Hargreaves / Hargreaves Associates, (2011) Jürgen Mayer H. / J. MAYER H. Architects, (2010) Merrill Elam / Mack Scoggin Merrill Elam Architects, (2009) Sol Madridejos / SANCHO-MADRIDEJOS, (2008) Nader Tehrani / office dA, (2007) Elias Torres / Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, (2006) Matthias Sauerbruch / sauerbruch hutton, (2005) Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, (2004) Iñaki Abalos / Abalos & Herreros, (2003) Petra Blaisse / INSIDE OUTSIDE, (2002) James Corner / Field Operations, (2000) Dave Hickey / UNLV, (1999) Elizabeth Diller / Diller + Scofidio and (1998) Winy Maas / MVRDV. IMAGES clockwise from top Collier Memorial, MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA, design by Höweler + Yoon Architecture, photography by Iwan Baan Eric Höweler, photography by Höweler + Yoon Architecture J. Meejin Yoon, photography by Höweler + Yoon Architecture This lecture was organized by the ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE/INTERIORS Department at Otis College of Art and Design, with Linda Pollari, Chair. For information about the department or lecture call 310.665.6867, email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu or visit http://www.otis.edu/ali.
The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Stephen Billings Principal, Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Forum, Academic Wing, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045. The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu for more information. Stephen Billings has over twenty years of design and project management experience within the fields of architecture and landscape architecture. After graduating from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, he travelled west to work with Paolo Soleri on building the Arcosanti Project in the desert north of Phoenix. Stephen developed his interests in materiality and hand-crafted built form by working directly in construction of this prototypical city. Stephen then worked with notable architectural firms in Los Angeles including Dean Nota, Hodgetts and Fung, Rockefeller-Hricak, and Richard Meier and Partners. His interests in the intersection between architecture and landscape architecture led him to pursue and complete a Master of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. It was during this pivotal period of study and subsequent work with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York that his work began to focus on the experiential and phenomenal qualities that landscape architecture can bring to specific places. Stephen returned to Los Angeles in 2006 to work with Pamela Burton & Company, Landscape Architecture. During the next eight years he collaborated with Pamela Burton to design and manage over one hundred projects throughout the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico, including corporate and medical campuses, courthouses, universities, parks, performing arts centers, large scale residential projects and estates. In early 2015 Stephen left Pamela Burton & Company as Director of Design to form Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture based in Santa Monica, CA. This new platform has allowed Stephen to investigate new ways to solve complex environmental challenges and explore landscape architectural designs that incorporate ecology, water resource management, and sustainable design practices to create performative landscapes. Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture’s services include master planning, landscape architectural design from concept through construction observation, site lighting design, exterior furnishings design, and water feature design. The firm’s portfolio consists of a wide variety of project types including non-profit collaborations, single family residential, large scale estates, high-rise developments, corporate campuses, hospitals, university sites, and commercial projects. IMAGES clockwise from upper left CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA - photograph © Jill Paider; landscape design by Pamela Burton and Company, Stephen Billings, Director of Design Stephen Billings - photograph © Kayla Varley Musician’s Garden, Santa Monica, CA - photograph © Undine Prohl; landscape design by Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA - photograph © Undine Prohl; landscape design by Pamela Burton and Company, Stephen Billings, Director of Design Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design offers a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields. For information about the department call 310.665.6867, email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu, or visit http://www.otis.edu/ali. SEE and LIKE Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design on Facebook!
Austria comes to Los Angeles with a lecture series dubbed “Viennese Week in LA.” The talks will take place at SCI-Arc as part of the Wolf D. Prix/COOP HIMMELB(L)AU design studio. Prix himself is the headliner, with a lecture on Raimund Abraham happening on March 5 at 7:00p.m. In “Visions in Exile or: Before we were so rudely interrupted,” Prix will talk about his mentor and friend’s influence on the early works of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He will also probe the digitization of architecture practice, asking how architects like Abraham would have designed using the tools available today. On Monday, March 3 at 7:00p.m., architect Gregor Eichinger will talk on “Remembering the Future.” Eichinger co-founded Eichinger oder Knechtl in Vienna in 1985 after studying architecture at the Technical University in Vienna. He has been design principal and CEO of Eichinger Offices, also in Vienna, since 2005. Eichinger has taught at a number of international schools of architecture, including SCI-Arc, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the ETH Zurich, and, most recently, the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany. Also tonight at 7:00p.m., multimedia artist Peter Kogler will present “Light and Flat.” Educated at the HTL Bau + Kunst in Innsburck and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Kogler has taught in France, Austria, and Germany. His work has been exhibited around the globe. Friday, March 7 at 7:00p.m., structural engineer Klaus Bollinger will speak on “Open Systems and Structural Design.” Bollinger received both his undergraduate degree and his PhD in Germany before establishing Bollinger + Grohmann, now with offices in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Oslo, and Melbourne. The firm provides structural design services on both architectural and civil engineering projects, often collaborating with internationally-renowned architects. Bollinger, who has taught in Vienna and Frankfurt, is a member of the European Academy of the Sciences and Arts. For more information, see the SCI-Arc website. Lectures are free and are broadcast live here.
On Wednesday night, the Guggenheim brought together the women behind the man, and apparently the myth of Frank Lloyd Wright, in a program titled “The Architecture of Wright: Wright, Women & Narrative." Co-organized with the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, the lecture was accompanied by the premiere of A Girl Is A Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, a 15-minute documentary film produced by the Foundation. Throughout his career, Wright employed over 100 women architects and designers, and the film focuses on the lives of six of these women, including Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Petterson, and Read Weber, who worked alongside Wright during his prolific career from his Oak Park offices to Taliesin West.Through their work and words, the film reveals what each woman learned from their time with Wright, what they took with them, and how they went on to become established architects in their own right. From splitting wood, to laying shingles, drafting, and designing, women were treated as equals under Wright. Given the opportunity of training and practice, the film shows, these women went from apprentices to partners and owners of their own firms, creating thousands of projects across the country. While the film focused more specifically on the women and their role in the history of modern architecture (which unfortunately, for the most part, was overlooked until this documentary), the accompanying discussion, led by Suzannah Lessard with Carol Gilligan and Gwendolyn Wright, was structured around Wright. Using the documentary as a catalyst, the lecture delved into deeper issues of architectural narrative and how Wright’s autonomy often overshadowed his collaborative relationships, in this case, with the women he employed. The film is scheduled to be released in mid-July, and will soon be available on the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s website.