Architecture


Works and Humanitarian Activities

Born in Tokyo Japan, Shigeru Ban has called himself an “accidental environmentalist” and his architecture is well known for its innovative use of materials such as paper, cardboard, shipping containers and even beer crates. This lecture outlines some of Shigeru Ban’s work, as well as some of his disaster relief projects.

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March 21, 2011 at 10:07 am


It’s not what you say

Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, Gerald Sheff Visiting Professors in Architecture for the Winter 2010 term, from Saint John, NB, on their route from architecture school to private practice.

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June 3, 2010 at 11:24 am


Work Between Art and Architecture

Dan Graham, a New York City artist who delves primarily in hybridization, in “Work Between Art and Architecture” on his sculptures installed across the globe.

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June 3, 2010 at 11:21 am


Sketches for the Future

The principal of Werner Sobek Engineering & Design (Stuttgart & Chicago) delivers the Steel Structures Education Foundation lecture on “Sketches for the Future: Structure, Design, Ecology – A Constructive Dialogue.”

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June 3, 2010 at 11:07 am


Rogelio Salmona: A Tribute

In this talk, Ricardo Castro speaks in tribute to world-renowned Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona. Castro’s focus of research and field-work address the idea of mnemonic and systemic thinking, coupled with the concept of limit in the development of urban topographies and architectural space in Hispanic America.

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June 3, 2010 at 10:49 am


The Rebuilding of New Orleans

In this lecture, Gerald W. Billes speaks about the role that his firm, Billes Architecture, had in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.

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April 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm


Surface Image

Torben Berns received his Ph.D. from McGill University in 2002 and has lived and practiced in Japan and North America, having been a Japanese Ministry of Culture Monbushou scholar at Kyoto University and run his own atelier in Osaka. In this lecture, he talks about the importance of surfaces and images in architecture.

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April 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm


Commonplaces

Brian Healy was educated at the Pennsylvania State University and the Yale School of Architecture where he was editor the architectural journal. In this lecture he talks about some of the work he’s done with his architectural firm, Brian Healy Architects and the architecture of commonplaces.

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March 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm