Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY


Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu organize D + T Workshop and reviews

By lewitt
Jun 14, '11 10:05 PM EST
DnT Workshop1
DnT Workshop1

2011-03-02 On Friday, March 4, from 3 - 6 pm in Slocum Gallery, the Syracuse Architecture M.Arch 1 program will hold a Design and Technology (D+T) Workshop review. Architects Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of SO-IL (Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu), NYC organized the workshop and will run the reviews. D+T Workshops are a key feature of the M.Arch 1 program. All first- and second-year students and their faculty participate in these events that reinforce the need to integrate all aspects of the core curriculum. Working in teams, students focus on ways design ambition can be provoked by advanced technology, from mechanical or building systems to digital media and fabrication. Most im portant, the workshop experience prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world that demands innovation and intellectual agility.

Florian Idenburg was born in the Netherlands and holds a Master of Science in Architecture from Delft University of Technology. He is a licensed architect in the Netherlands and an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked at SANAA where he became Senior Associate charged with the design and realization of a performing arts center in Almere, the Netherlands, and two internationally acclaimed museums. With SO-IL, Idenburg created an office that focuses on the development of new ideas and their viability in the world.He recognizes the merit in combining practice with academia, as such cross-pollination stimulates innovation. Through his endeavors he has become a recognized voice in both worlds.

A native of China, Jing Liu received her education in China, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S., concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture. She has worked extensively in Asia. Starting in New Orleans, she helped establish the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center and worked on their inaugural projects for new town planning in Yangtze Delta, China. In 2008, she co-founded SO-IL with Idenburg, whom she met while working at SANAA. Lieu is deeply interested in the urban environment in Asia and writes for Chinese publications such as Urban Flux. She lectures frequently on the topics of current global socio-economic instabilities and ecologically sensitive conditions.

D+T workshop schedule:
Tuesday, March 1, 4 - 6 p.m.
Jing Liu will introduce the workshop in person, distribute the reading list, and answer questions.
Wednesday, March 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Midweek review via Skype with SO-IL regarding work in-process.
Thursday, March 3
Teams will finalize their designs and prepare presentation materials.
Friday, March 4, 3 - 6 p.m.
Final Presentations and Discussion of work: Florian and Jing with all student teams and the graduate architecture faculty in the Gallery.