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Woodbury School of Architecture: Fall 2012 Lecture Series and Events Calendar

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SEPTEMBER
7
Sean Lally, Weathers
Serial Series Workshop
Friday, September 7
Ahmanson Main Space
6:30 p.m.

Sean Lally is founder and principal of WEATHERS, an internationally recognized design office operating since 2005. Educated and trained as both an architect and landscape architect, WEATHERS’ work stands out in terms of its synthesis of these multiple disciplines.

Sean’s writings have been published widely through international journals and book publishers. Sean is co-editor and contributor to SOFTSPACE, From a Representation of Form to a Simulation of Space, from Routledge 2007 and most recently guest editor for the AD Journal issue entitled “ENERGIES – New Material Energies” through Wiley Press 2009. He’s the author of the forthcoming book “The Air on Other Planets, A Brief History of Things to Come”.

Sean is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Chicago.

8
inFormed Consent: Projects from Open Source Architecture
Novel: Chandler Arhens, John Brockway, & Alex Webb

WUHO Gallery
Saturday, September 8, Opening 7 p.m.
September 8–28

inFormed Consent: Projects from Open Source Architecture
The convergence of computational technologies has accelerated the ability to utilize multiple streams of data and information in the formation of an architectural entity. A common computational platform promotes transdiscplinary collaborations and the near seamless incorporation of a wide range of input into the design process, which enables near infinite iterations. The extensity available and ease of technological integration calls into question the value of the selected information and data sets and as well as the status of the architectural form. InFormed Consent is an exhibition that examines a selected series of experimental research and commissioned projects from Open Source Architecture that uses diverse, yet strategic data and information to inform the design process. The exhibition simultaneously serves as a review of Chandler Ahrens' 2011-2012 Visiting Assistant Professor appointment at Woodbury University.

Novel: Chandler Arhens, John Brockway, & Alex Webb
This two-stage competition was formed to promote faculty research through fabrication that can be effectively translated into coursework within the school of architecture. It offers funding for faculty to pursue a research proposal within the framework of juried competition. Selected proposals were given free access to the digital fabrication facilities, funds for materials, and three months in which to complete a project for a juried exhibition. Winners of the exhibition will be provided with 2,000 dollars to support an in-class fabrication project.

21
School of Architecture Faculty and Alumni Exhibition
Wedge Gallery
September 21-27

OCTOBER

Big City Forum: In Residence
WUHO Gallery
October–December

4
Inside Marina City: A Project by Iker Gil and Andreas E.G. Larsson
WUHO Gallery
Thursday, October 4, Opening 7 p.m.
October 4–28

While the towers of Marina City present a public and easily recognizable profile to the street, architect Iker Gil and photographer Andreas Larsson's project focuses on the residents of the building and the highly personal living spaces that make it an energetic and diverse community. Marina City's central location, affordable apartments, and unusually wide range of amenities, including large balconies, bowling alley, theater, and marina, have long attracted creative and engaged residents. Inside Marina City explores the relationship between Bertrand Goldberg’s rigorous modular framework for the apartment units and the informal development of these interior spaces by residents throughout the history of the building.

6
Advancing Sustainability Symposium
Fletcher Jones Auditorium and Ahmanson Main Space
Saturday, October 6

Advancing Sustainability Symposium is an annual event that gathers students, professionals and residents of various disciplinary backgrounds to critique the directionality and development of the built environment at its core: the human experience in situ, the specific cultural response to geography, technology, and resources, mediated by political and economic routines. The 2012 Symposium will focus on the “cardiovascular system” of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—providers of core operational supply (transportation systems, energy and water supply, communications, built environment)—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment. The discussion will address the extent of their influence on lifestyle and the overall dynamics of the city, as well as their management and opportunities for advancement.
http://tbd-la.com/events/symposium/

Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Advancing Sustainability Symposium Keynote

Fletcher Jones Auditorium
Saturday, October 6
5:00 p.m.

The New York practice of Elisabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro is considered an intellectual think tank for visions that test the limits of possibility. Elisabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio met at the Cooper Union School of Architecture before they founded their studio in 1979. Along with Charles Renfro, who joined them as a partner in 2004, they taught for several years at various universities. Among the many awards the architects have received are the Cooper Union Urban Visionary Award (2006) and the Medal of Honor of the American Institute of Architects (2010).

Their best known works include the recently opened High Line park in New York’s Meatpacking District, as well as the re-design of the Alice Tully Hall and the expansion of the Juilliard School, both part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. The architects also garnered attention with the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the “Blur Building” for the Swiss Expo 2002. Currently, Diller Scofidio + Renfro are working on the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro and on the expansion of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, among other projects.
www.dillerscofidio.com

8
Kengo Kuma
Woodbury San Diego
Monday, October 8
6:30 p.m.

Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Tokyo in 1979. From 1985 to 1986, he studied at Columbia University as Visiting Scholar. He established Kengo Kuma & Associates 1990. He taught at Keio University from 2001 to 2008, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, and in 2009, he was installed as Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Tokyo.

Among Kuma’s major works are Kirosan Observatory (1995), Water/Glass (1995, received AIA Benedictus Award), Stage in Forest, Toyoma Center for Performance Arts (received 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award), Stone Museum (received International Stone Architecture Award 2001), Bato-machi Hiroshige Museum (received The Murano Prize). Recent works include Great Bamboo Wall (2002, Beijing, China), Nagasaki Prefectural Museum (2005, Nagasaki) and the Suntory Museum of Art (2007, Tokyo). A number of large projects are going on abroad as well, including arts centre in Besancon City, France, Granada, Spain, and a new Victoria & Albert Museum building in Dundee, Scotland U.K..

He was awarded the International Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award in 2002 (Finland), International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design for “hokkura Plaza and Shelter” in 2007, and Energy Performance + Architectutre Award in 2008 (France). He is an International Fellow of RIBA, UK, and Honorary Fellow of AIA in the US. Kengo Kuma is also a prolific writer / critic and his books have been translated into English, Chinese and other languages.
http://kkaa.co.jp/

9
Andrea van Reimersdahl
Ahmanson Main Space
Tuesday, October 9
6:30 p.m.

Andrea van Reimersdahl, born in Germany, received her MFA from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. In 2002 she founded the label  :: van reimersdahl :: providing printed art and fashion products. She has designed several fashion lines over the years and her cloths can be found in stores in the United States, Japan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe. By now the label can look back on many successful, international projects and co-operations, for example with the fashion house Prada, several Warner Brothers movie productions, and co-operations with Museumsquartier Vienna and Deutsche Guggenheim Museumsshop. Since 2010 she expanded her work with textiles to the field of interiors by teaming up with architects and designers. Her current work explores the fields of architecture, fashion, and art, including theoretical and research approaches.
http://www.van-reimersdahl.com

12
Start Anywhere: Exhibit 1
Wedge Gallery
October 12–19


18
Nick Roberts
Woodbury San Diego
Thursday, October 18
6:30 p.m.

In his 25 years of architectural practice, Nick Roberts has played a key role in the design and construction of landmark buildings in Los Angeles.  He led the team working with design architect Rafael Moneo on the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which resulted in his first book, Places of Worship, published by John Wiley.  He led the team for the John Spoor Broome Library, at California State University, designed by Foster and Partners, and helped to manage the design and construction of the Los Angeles Convention Center, designed by Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners.
Joining the full-time faculty at Woodbury in 2003, Nick led the undergraduate degree project program for five years and redesigned the teaching of materials and construction technology.  Since then he has continued to develop the teaching of the comprehensive studio and building systems integration.

After leading the Woodbury program in Paris for three years, Nick started, and for five years has led the Woodbury program in China, which has now blossomed into a fully-fledged exchange program with Southeast University, Nanjing. He is currently developing a program with CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.

Nick’s primary research interest is the edge of the contemporary city, torn by the conflicting demands of agriculture and open space, housing, and infrastructure.  His work in France and China has led to paper presentations at the ACSA, a lecture at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and a chapter in the forthcoming book The Emerging Asian City.  He is currently working on a collection of essays bringing together his research in China, India, and Europe.
www.aplusu.org

 

25
Izaskun Chinchilla
Woodbury San Diego
Thursday, October 25
6:30 p.m.


Innovative Spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla uses theoretical development to carry out each project. The concepts with which she works exercises multidisciplinary waves through ecology, sociology, science in general, with an architecture that moves away from purely stylistic speech, and reunites with the complexities of life in the contemporary world.
http://www.izaskunchinchilla.es/

29
Start Anywhere: Exhibit 2
Wedge Gallery
October 29–November 16

NOVEMBER
1
Optional Features: Selections from Woodbury San Diego
WUHO Gallery
Thursday, November 1, Opening 7 p.m.
November 1–25

6
Behind the Scenes: Perspectives for Interior Architecture
Ahmanson Main Space
Tuesday, November 6
6:30 p.m.

9
Architects Beyond Architecture II
Ahmanson Main Space
Friday, November 9
6:30 p.m.

16
The Emerging Asian City: Discussion and Book Signing
Fletcher Jones Auditorium
Friday, November 16
6:30 p.m.

19
Start Anywhere: Exhibit 3
Wedge Gallery
November 19–December 4


20
Orlando Inclan
Ahmanson Main Space
Tuesday, November 20
6:30 p.m.

DECEMBER
1
RE-JF: Furniture Design from Johnson Fain
WUHO Gallery
Saturday, December 1, Opening 7 p.m.
December 1–27
 



 
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