The Architectural League of New York recently announced its Fall 2011 Lecture Series. Jeanne Gang, recently awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, will give the annual Ulrich Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment, delivered by an international figure whose work has significant implications for understanding and reconceiving the relationship between architecture and the environment. Past Franzen lectures have been delivered by Renzo Piano, Shigeru Ban, and Werner Sobek.
The League’s Current Work series annually presents prominent architects and designers, who help to shape current architectural discourse with their work and ideas. This year’s series includes Michael Van Valkenburgh, designer of the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge Park; Francine Houben of the Dutch firm Mecanoo; Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, the recent winners of the major international competition to design the Kaohsiung Port Terminal; Michael Maltzan of Los Angeles; and Bernard Khoury of Beirut. More information on the lecture series after the break.
10/6 Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles
10/12 Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago Ulrich Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment
10/25 Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, New York
11/3 Bernard Khoury, Bernard Khoury/DW5, Beirut
11/22 Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn and Cambridge
12/1 Francine Houben, Mecanoo, Delft and Birmingham
All programs are at The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street and begin at 7:00 p.m. Lectures are co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Tickets are free for League members, $15 for non-members. For more information, please visit their website here.