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2014 - 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

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NATHALIE ROZENCWAJG, AA Dipl, Director
Interior Architecture & Product Design
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater

Nathalie Rozencwajg is director of RARE an office for research, architecture and experimentation based in Paris and London. After graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 2001, and working in international practices, she co-founded RARE in 2005. The office emphasizes work at different scales integrating research and design. RARE was awarded the RIBA 2011 award and the RICS Project of the Year Award for Town Hotel Hotel in London and is currently working on large-scale projects exploring advanced fabrication methods. In parallel, the office pursues the design and manufacturing of furniture and object collections. The work of RARE has been featured in a number of publications worldwide.

Nathalie has been commended as emerging women architect by the AJ award in 2012.

In addition to practice, Nathalie has been Unit Master at the Architectural Association since 2004 where she teaches a studio together with Michel da Costa Gonçalves. She is an invited critic and conducts workshops worldwide.

 


 

 

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED LECTURES
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ARCHE Lecture Series

Dosso

Nicole Dosso

As a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office, Nicole Dosso joined the firm in 1998. She is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urban contexts. She has extensive project experience that includes work on SOM’s key projects at the World Trade Center site: 7 World Trade Center and One World Trade Center, currently under construction.

Her other high-rise work in New York includes the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, Manhattan West mixed-use development, 250 West 55th Street commercial office building, 383 Madison Avenue headquarters building, and the exterior renovation of 2 Broadway (a 1.2-million-square-foot office tower in the Financial District).

In 2006, Dosso was honored by Professional Women in Construction for her outstanding contributions to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. Building Design + Construction recognized Dosso in its “40 Under 40” class for 2012. She was also honored in the “40 Under 40” issue of Crain’s New York Business. In May 2012, she was the recipient of a Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects for her contributions at the World Trade Center site.

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NICOLE DOSSO, AIA, LEED® AP, Director
APDesign Dept. of Architecture &
Dept. of Architectural Engineering
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater

Lecture Title:  Innovation of the World Trade Center

As a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office, Nicole Dosso joined the firm in 1998. She is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urban contexts. She has extensive project experience that includes work on SOM’s key projects at the World Trade Center site: 7 World Trade Center and One World Trade Center, currently under construction.

Her other high-rise work in New York includes the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, Manhattan West mixed-use development, 250 West 55th Street commercial office building, 383 Madison Avenue headquarters building, and the exterior renovation of 2 Broadway (a 1.2-million-square-foot office tower in the Financial District).

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lewis

DAVID J. LEWIS, AIA
Bryant Lecture |Architecture
Friday, September 5, 2014; 4:00pm
K-State Union Forum Hall
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Lecture Tite: Architecture of Social Intensification

David J. Lewis, Founding Principal of LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) based in New York City and Associate Professor of Architecture at Parsons The New School for Design will present recent work of his design-driven architecture firm. Using examples from his office, Professor Lewis will argue for an architecture that promotes, encourages and fosters social interaction.  In an era of devices of digital distraction, Professor Lewis will make the case that architecture has a unique and evolving role in structuring and staging social relationships through material, spatial and formal means unique to the discipline.

 

Nichol

SHANNON NICHOL, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Landscape Architecture
Wednesday, October 1, 2014; 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater
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Lecture Title: Repair Works

Ms. Nichol is a founding partner of GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol). Her designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts. Ms. Nichol’s work incorporates complex functions into simple frameworks and refined landforms. Her current projects include Brookfield Place Calgary, Seattle's Pike-Pine Renaissance Project, Phase II of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and plans for Cleveland's historic Group Plan District and Civic Mall.

 

Erdy

SCOTT ERDY, AIA
Architecture
Wednesday, October 15, 2014; 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater

Lecture Title: nUrban

Synopsis: The economic pressure on building today creates a reductive environment that promotes isolation and discourages interaction between the building and its context. By deploying tactics that simultaneously reduce cost and enhance interaction, EM's work proposes new models for urban engagement and social synergy. Their solutions-based approach to design elevates place and celebrates function while extending the boundaries of Urban Interaction.

Scott Erdy pursues a methodology where form embodies purpose, and sense of place is revealed through the careful intersection of programmatic relationships and cultural significance.  Since establishing Erdy McHenry Architecture in 1999, Scott’s design work has received numerous accolades from the local and national press as well as more than 25 state, local and national awards.  Beginning with the September 2001 cover story of Architecture Magazine featuring the Southern Poverty Law Center and most recently the 2013 July Cover of Architectural Record highlighting the Cornell Teaching Dairy Barn, Erdy’s work has been recognized for the embodiment of cultural significance and utilitarian beauty.

 

Mozer

JORDAN MOZER
Interior Architecture & Product Design
Thursday, October 16, 2014; 7PM
Hale Library | Hemisphere Room
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Jordan Mozer is the founder, co-owner and principal of Jordan Mozer & Associates, Limited (JMA). Prior to earning a degree in architecture, Jordan studied painting, sculpture, English literature, fashion design and product design, all of which inform his work on a daily basis. Since founding JMA in 1984, Jordan and his namesake firm have built an international reputation for consistently original, successful and newsworthy designs for clients as varied as Disney, Marriott, Volkswagen, Universal Studios, Asprey & Garrard, Steve Wynn, Lettuce Entertain You, Barney’s New York and The Rolling Stones (to name just a few).

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Capoli

JULIE CAMPOLI
Community Planning
Thursday, October 23, 2014; 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater
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Lecture Title: Density by the Foot
What makes a place walkable? Connections, density, diversity, proximity, complete streets, and other characteristics of urban form. But assembling this kit of parts into truly livable places requires a sensibility lost to 21st century Americans—one in which the increments of urban space are grounded in human footsteps rather than vehicle miles. After decades of sprawl, can we recalibrate our sense of scale and speed—to think small and build dense?
 

Ms. Campoli’s firm, Terra Firma Urban Design specializes in street design and site planning for affordable housing, emphasizing the infilling of existing neighborhoods. More recently, she has been focused on building flood resiliency in riverside downtowns. Her research on land settlement patterns has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she served on the faculty. She studied American Literature at Middlebury College, Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and was a 2009-2010 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.


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Ehrlich

STEVEN EHRLICH, FAIA, RIBA
2014 Regnier Distinguished Chair | Architecture
Tuesday, October 28, 2014; 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater
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As founding principal of Ehrlich Architects, Steven Ehrlich has been practicing architecture for more than thirty years. During this time he has evolved a signature design philosophy called Multicultural Modernism, which seeks to create sustainable buildings that are infused with cultural meaning and rooted in the specificities of site, while utilizing the latest technologies. Ehrlich was the 2011 recipient of the California AIA Maybeck Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in architectural design. Ehrlich Architects has won numerous accolades including California AIA Firm of the Year Award and eight National AIA Design Awards. Ehrlich's works include: JOHN M. ROLL UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE, LAVC PERFORMING AND MEDIA ARTS CENTER, MCELROY RESIDENCE, and 9300 CULVER BLVD. DEVELOPMENT

 

Urbanski  park

MATTHEW URBANSKI
Ekdahl Lecture | Landscape Architecture
Thursday, January 29, 2015; 4:00PM
K-State Union Little Theater
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Lecture Title: Principal

Urbanski was invited by the landscape architecture and regional & community planning department to present examples from his work at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. He will discuss the growing recognition that great landscapes are key components in the making great cities livable and critical to their economic competitiveness. He will talk about the ongoing evolution of urban infrastructure, as derelict industrial sites — former margins — become the foundations for new parks, and about the way that landscape imagination guides the integration of form, program and experience.

Matthew Urbanski is a Principal of MVVA (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc.) where he has worked for over two decades. Along with his partners Michael Van Valkenburgh and Laura Solano, he has been part of the project leadership for almost every major project the firm has completed. He has planned and designed landscapes in the United States, Canada, and France, including waterfronts, parks, college campuses, sculpture gardens, and private gardens. Collaborating with Michael Van Valkenburgh, he was a lead designer of Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York, Segment 5 of Hudson River Park in New York City, Alumnae Valley at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Allegheny Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Teardrop Park in New York City, Mill Race Park in Columbus, Indiana. He frequently uses plantings in dramatic ways that create a distinctive complement to an urban or architectural context.

CM CMAPAAICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP's CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.