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Minsuk CHO






Minsuk CHO

Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul, South Korea
3 October 2013
Thursday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Minsuk Cho, educated in Seoul and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, spent his early career at various firms including OMA Rotterdam.  In 2003, he returned to Korea to open his own firm, Mass Studies, with a focus on the critical investigation of architecture in the context of mass production, intensely over-populated urban conditions, and other emergent cultural niches that define contemporary society.  Mass Studies explores issues such as spatial systems/matrices, building materials/techniques, and typological divergences to foster a vision that allows the discovery of new socio/cultural potential.

Cho has received many awards, including the Architectural League of New York’s Young Architects Award, and two Progressive Architecture Awards.   His work with Mass Studies has been nominated twice for the International High Rise Award. Cho’s design of the Korean Pavilion at Shanghai’s World Expo was awarded the Silver Medal for Design by the Bureau of International Expositions. He co-curated an exhibition titled “Named Design,” for the Gwangju Design Biennale directed by Ai Weiwei.   His works were exhibited at the 2010 Venice Biennale, and Cho will be the Commissioner for the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.   Cho’s work has been exhibited in numerous traveling architecture exhibitions, and he has lectured both in Asia as well as internationally.
www.massstudies.com

Dan Rockhill
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Dan Rockhill
Dan Rockhill

Dan ROCKHILL

Founder, Rockhill & Associates, Lawrence Kansas
9 October 2013
Wednesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Dan Rockhill is the J L Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas and Executive Director of Studio 804. His studio has recently completed six LEED Platinum buildings in Kansas; a sustainable prototype for tornado ravaged Greensburg, KS, (the first LEED Platinum in the state), two in Kansas City and two educational facilities (certification pending). They have also completed two Passive Institute Certifications. His firm’s other awards include three AIA  Honor Awards, two Wood Design Awards, along with Steel Design, Global Housing, Sustainable Design and  National Affordable Housing recognitions.  He is a two time winner of the NCARB Prize, two time winner of Architecture Magazine’s “Home of the Year” as well as multiple awards from Residential Architect including the Grand Award in 2011.

The firm’s work has appeared in nearly two hundred international books, journals and exhibitions and was recognized for the 2006 and 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.  In 2011 Rockhill received a Holcim Award from the internationally renowned Swiss Foundation for the studio’s work in sustainability. His firm’s monograph is Designing and Building: Rockhill and Associates.
www.rockhillandassociates.com

Hugh Broughton
Hugh Broughton
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Hugh BROUGHTON

Founder, Hugh Broughton Architects, London, United Kingdom
16 October 2013
Wednesday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Hugh Broughton is the founder of Hugh Broughton Architects. He was educated at Edinburgh University and bases his practice in London. Early work by Hugh’s practice was characterized by meticulous attention to detail in design and materials. Projects during that time include new visitor facilities at Blair Castle in Scotland, the British Council’s South East Asia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, and the award winning East Wing of Maidstone Museum in the south of England.

In 2005 the practice won the international competition for the design of a new British research station in Antarctica, Halley VI. This extraordinary project responds to severe environmental challenges to create the first fully relocatable research base in the world, and has led to other commissions in Polar Regions, including an Antarctic research station for Spain and the design of a laboratory for the USA on the Greenland Ice Cap. Hugh is now considered one of the world’s leading designers of research facilities in the Polar Regions, and his work was featured as the cover story of Interior Design magazine for its June 2013 issue. 

In addition to the portfolio of extreme climate projects the practice’s current designs include an archive and visitor facilities for the Foundation of the acclaimed artist Henry Moore.
www.hbarchitects.co.uk

Wilfried Wang
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Wilfried WANG

Principal, Hoidn Wang, Berlin, Germany
12 November 2013
Tuesday, 7:30 pm (Note start time)
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Wilfried Wang and Barbara Hoidn are the founders of the Berlin based practice, Hoidn Wang Partners.

Wang also serves as the O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in Hamburg, Wang studied architecture in London and served as a partner with John Southall in SW Architects. He is a founding co-editor with Nader Tehrani of 9H Magazine; and was the director of the German Architecture Museum from 1995 – 2000.  
Wang has also taught at the Polytechnic of North London, the University College London, ETH Zürich, Städelschule, Harvard University, and the Universidad de Navarra.

Wang is the author and editor of various architectural mono- and topographs, and is the co-editor of the O'Neil Ford Mono- and Duograph Series. He serves as the Chairman of the Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation; is an adjunct member of the Federation of German Architects; a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; and a member and Deputy Director of the Architecture section of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.  Wang holds an honorary Doctorate from the Royal Technical University of Stockholm and is an honorary member of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects.
www.hoidnwang.de/index_en.html

Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano
Selgas Cano

Jose SELGAS

Principal, Selgas + Cano, Madrid, Spain
30 January 2014
Thursday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Selgas + Cano, an architecture studio based in Madrid, is a small atelier and its intention is to remain so.  The firm focuses on construction process investigation, treating it as a continuous listening to the largest possible number of elements involved, from manufacture to installation.  They elude to use plays and mechanisms that redound on disciplinary aims and are limited to search an understandable beauty by any human being. Now the studio’s main concern is absolutely focused on searching new possibilities for nature using artificial ways, applying borrowed technologies from other fields that are rarely mixed with architecture. All of this with the necessary intention that architecture loses ground, reducing it presence to the only one that serves as a way to new natures.

Selgas + Cano have exhibited at MOMA, Guggenheim NY, the Venice Biennale, the GA Gallery in Tokyo, the MOT in Tokyo, the Design Museum of London, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney. The firm recently received the Kunstpreis Prize from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Among their major projects are the Congress Centers and Auditoriums in Badajoz, Cartagena, and Plascencia.   Their own studio in Madrid, Studio in the Woods, has been widely published as an prime example of innovative office design.
www.selgascano.net

Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos Bedoya

Carlos BEDOYA

Principal, PRODUCTORA, Mexico City, Mexico
20 February 2014
Thursday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

Carlos Bedoya Ikeda was born, lives and works in Mexico City.  He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and received his Masters in Architecture from the ETSAB in Barcelona.    After practicing in the office of TEN Arquitectos and serving as a project manager at LCM, he and three other partners from Mexico, Argentina and Belgium founded the architectural firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico City.   The name PRODUCTORA emerges from the conviction that the design process advances through a continuous production of material to be evaluated. The work of PRODUCTORA is characterized for a precise attention to geometry, a profound aesthetic ambition and a concern with timelessness in its materialization and programmatic solutions. The studio has produced a variety of residential, public, and corporate projects in Mexico and abroad, including Asia and South America. The firm’s work has been published and awarded nationally and internationally.  The firm was recently honored as an international Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York City.   In 2011 Productora founded LIGA,   space for architecture and exhibitions in Mexico City to promote the exchange of ideas and investigations in contemporary Latin-American architecture.

PRODUCTORA currently is working on a variety of projects, both in Mexico and in other countries, ranging from single family dwellings to office or public buildings. The office has taught and lectured at national and international events. They presented their work at the 2nd architectural Biennale in Beijing and at the Venice Biennale in 2008. PRODUCTORA was one of the architecture studios chosen to build a villa for the Ordos100 Project in Inner Mongolia. They won the International Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas (Venezuela) in collaboration with Lucio Muniain, and have been exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Beijing and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Bedoya serves on the editorial board of Domus Mexico and has developed an important teaching career, and he currently is a professor at TEC in Monterrey and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
www.productora-df.com.mx

Larry Scarpa
Larry Scarpa
Larry Scarpa
Larry Scarpa
Larry Scarpa
Larry Scarpa

Larry SCARPA, FAIA

Principal, Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles, CA
20 March 2014
Thursday, 7 pm
The Magnolia Theatre, West Village

The work of Larry Scarpa is known for reworking the very process of design and building to produce more innovative buildings. Each project is viewed as an opportunity to rethink the way things normally get done — from initial concept to material selection to constr’s firm BROOKS + SCARPA  has received more than seventy major design awards, including  18 National AIA Awards, including the 2010 National AIA Architecture Firm Award, the 2011, 2006 and 2003 AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Project” awards, 2005 Record Houses, 2003 Rudy Bruner Prize, and finalist for the World Habitat Award. In 2009 he received The Lifetime Achie­vement Award from Interior Design Magazine.  His work has been widely exhibited, including at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Scarpa has taught and lectured at the university level at numerous schools including service as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor, an Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, and as a Freidman Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.  He has also served as the Chair of the Monterey Design Conference.  Scarpa is a co-founder of Livable Places, Inc.; a nonprofit development and public policy organization dedicated to building mixed-use housing on under-utilized and problematic parcels of land. Most recently he co-founded the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) to help develop more sustainable and livable communities.
www.brooksscarpa.com

Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones

Gregg JONES

Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli, New Haven, CT
23 April 2014
Wednesday, 7 pm
Horchow Auditorium, DMA

Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed many significant buildings around the world.   Its portfolio includes academic buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans.  Its work has received critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award, the highest honor for an architectural practice. Cesar Pelli, founder of the firm, received the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the firm was given the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Petronas Towers.  Pelli Clarke Pelli has been a leader in environmentally sustainable design, and the firm designed the country’s first residential tower to achieve LEED Platinum.  The firm’s vision of sustainability extends beyond the technical concerns of reducing a building’s energy consumption. To be truly sustainable, a design must address the economic and cultural factors for long term viable success.

Gregg Jones has been the firm’s principal in charge for numerous headquarters, major office buildings, and large-scale mixed-use developments.  Along with numerous completed projects of significance in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, his current projects include high rise buildings in Mexico and North America.   He is also the principal in charge for Porta Nuova Garibaldi, the largest commercial development in Europe. The project comprises the master plan for a major mixed-use development north of Milan’s city center and the design of its three primary office towers, retail podium, and a new central piazza. The development’s signature office tower is the tallest in Italy. In Asia, Jones led the design team for the International Finance Centre, the tallest tower in Hong Kong; the NHK Osaka Broadcast Center and Osaka Museum of History; and the NTT Corporate Headquarters in Tokyo.  Jones is a member of the Advisory Council to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Tall Buildings. He has been a lecturer and guest design juror at Yale and Harvard. He received degrees in Structural/Civil Engineering and in Architecture from Temple University, and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University.
www.pcparch.com

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