Pratt Institute School of Architecture fall lecture series will feature several large names in architecture along with their continuing exhibition of Latin American architecture and with strong emphasis on disaster architecture. All lectures to take place on the Brooklyn Campus will begin at 6 pm in the Higgins Hall Auditorium at 61 St. James Place, unless otherwise noted.
All Manhattan Campus lectures will begin at 6:30 pm and will take place at 144 West 14th Street, Room 213. All lectures are free and open to the public.
The dates of the lectures after the break:
Thursday, September 8 “Breaking Borders: New Latin American Architecture” Exhibition Opening Curated by Latin Pratt and Professor Ivan Shumkov
Thursday, October 6 Cecil Balmond Cecil Balmond has been hailed as one of the most important forces in contemporary architecture today and in 2003 received the prestigious RIBA Charles Jencks award for Theory in Practice. He is also the recipient of the Gengo Matsui prize, one of the highest prizes for engineering given in Japan. In conversation with Pratt’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Professor Catherine Ingraham, the evening will surely prove to be an exciting event.
in conversation with
Catherine Ingraham Professor, Pratt Institute
Monday, October 17 Peter Bohlin If you find Apple stores invigorating then you won’t want to miss their designer’s presentation. Peter Bohlin is an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Tuesday, October 18 Wolf Prix As one of the co-founders of the world-renowned COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, architect Wolf Prix has won numerous prestigious awards for his structures as well as a host of other awards for his teaching. The firm’s latest projects include the European Central Bank and Denmark’s House of Music and Munich’s Pavilion 21 Mini-Opera Space.
Monday, October 24 Enrique Norten Enrique Norten is a Mexican architect and principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos). In the past two decades, the firm’s projects have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the 2009 Institute Merit Design Award from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter for the Xochimilco Master Plan and Aquarium and a National 2009 Institute Honor Award For Regional And Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the Orange County Great Park. Enrique Norten holds the Miller Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia since 1998. He has held the O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University. His contribution to Pratt’s “Breaking Borders” semester is sure to be a great highlight. *Breaking Borders Keynote Lecture
Thursday, November 3 “Rome Matters: Symposium and Essays on Rome” The ancient language of Rome ties into the School’s semester long concentration on Latin Architecture. With a panel including Rome’s Pippo Ciorra, the debate of how centuries old architecture continues to inform the work of contemporary descendents will give new perspectives on old buildings and new structures alike. Featuring:
Pippo Ciorra MAXXI, Rome
William Menking Moderator, Professor, Pratt Institute
Frederick Biehle Professor, Pratt Institute, Director, Pratt in Rome
Alicia Imperiale Professor, Temple University
Mark Rakatansky Professor, Pratt Institute
Monday, November 7 “Breaking Borders Symposium: A Critical Panorama” With a distinguished panel of international architects and educators, this ‘Breaking Borders’ symposium will edify the global effect of Latin American architecture with illuminating presentations in conjunction with the stunning exhibition in the School of Architecture’s Siegel Gallery. Featuring:
Alfredo Brillembourg Chair, Architecture and Urban Design, Swiss Institute of Technology
Ana Maria Duran Architect, A0 Studio, Quito, Ecuador
Giancarlo Mazzanti Architect, Bogota, Columbia
Barry Bergdoll Chief Curator, Architecture and Design, MoMa, New York
Kenneth Frampton Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University
Ivan Shumkov Professor, Pratt Institute
Monday, November 14 Carlos Jimenez Principal and lead designer of the Carlos Jimenez Studio (CJS), Mr. Jimenez is an internationally recognized and award winning architect with works ranging from an art studio in the serene surroundings of the Berkshires to the corporate headquarters of major firm along a busy freeway in Indiana. The ground-breaking Mr. Jimenez will bring our ‘Breaking Borders’ semester to a rousing close. *Breaking Borders Lecture
Thursday, November 17 Patrick Schumacher As the company director and Senior Designer for the famous Zaha Hadid Studio, Patrick Schumacher is involved in all aspects of Ms. Hadid’s projects including the MAXXI Centre of Contemporary Art and architecture in Rome. One of the studio’s first completed projects it won the 2010 Stirling Prize.
Wednesday, September 14 Hani J. Salama PE, LEED AP, SVP Propeprty Management and Operations
Thursday, October 6 “Disaster Plans: Intersection of Construction Management and Facilities Management”
Gerald Mcgowan Moderator, Professor, School of Architecture
Monday, October 24 “Jeopardy: Construction Management Student Competition”
Linton Stables Host, Architect, Perkins Eastman Architects
Tuesday, November 15 “Disaster Planning for Retail: Symposium”
Lisa Orloff Moderator, Founder, World Cares Center
Text courtesy of Pratt Institute