Distinguished Architects to Present Public Lectures at Yale

Q Noted architect Bernard Tschumi will be the first speaker in a lecture series that the Yale School of Architecture will host during the Spring 1999 semester. His talk will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Hastings Hall of the Art and Architecture Building, 180 York St. It is free and the public is invited, but seating is limited.

Tschumi, dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, will deliver the Paul Rudolph Lecture titled “Skins and Arrows.” Tschumi’s New York-based firm designed the Lerner Student Center at Columbia University, currently under construction. In addition, they have designed projects around the world, including the Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing, France, which won the 1996 Grand Prix National d’Architecture from the French Ministry of Culture. Tschumi is author of “Manhattan Transcripts” (London and New York: Academy Editions/St. Martin’s Press, 1981), “La Case Vide (London: Architectural Association, 1986), “Cinegramme Folie” (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1987) and “Architecture and Disjunction” (Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1984). Tschumi was the Davenport Visiting Chair at Yale in 1988.

Other speakers in the series include Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Thomas Beeby, Peter Eisenman and Rafael Vinoly. All talks will be held in Hastings Hall at 6:30 p.m.

“Our goal is to reflect Yale’s traditional character of open discourse and opposing points of view,” says Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture. “Yale has always been, and continues to be the most open and exciting place for architectural inquiry. These lectures are part of a grand conversation across time, ideology and ideals.”

Thomas H. Beeby, professor of architecture at Yale and former dean of the School of Architecture, will present the second lecture in the series on Jan. 25, with a talk titled “Recent Thoughts.”

Future lectures will be:

Peter Eisenman, Feb. 1

Terry Riley, Feb. 8

Philip Johnson, Feb. 15

Rafael Vinoly, March 22

Julie Eizenberg, March 29

Michael Sorkin, April 5

Charles Gwathmey, April 12

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