Yale School of Architecture Announces Its Spring Lectures
The Yale School of Architecture will present the following lectures in the spring semester:
The series will begin on January 17 with “To be Continued” by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Their firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates, has designed such award-winning structures as the Spiegel Pool House, Feinberg Hall at Princeton and the Downtown Branch of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
“Inside Out” is the title of Margaret McCurry’s lecture on January 24. A principal in the architectural firm Tigerman McCurry, she is also a furniture designer, author and interior designer.
On January 31, Gordon Smith Lecturer in Practical Architecture James Glymph will address the question, “Practical Architecture?” Glymph, who has worked with Arthur Erickson and I. M. Pei, among others, joined Frank O. Gehry & Associates in 1989. His projects include the San Diego and Los Angeles Convention Centers and the Maryland Academy of Science Museum and Theater Expansion.
Sir Colin St. John Wilson and his wife and business associate M.J. Long will deliver the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor lecture on February 7. The lecture’s title is “The Design and Construction of the British Library, 1962-1999: A Modern Epic.”
On February 11, the Brendan Gill Lecturer, Kenneth Frampton, will speak on “Perspecta in the late 60s: The End of the Beginning.” Frampton, a well-known architectural historian, is the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.
William MacDonald and Sulan Kolatan of the Kolatan/MacDonald Studio in New York will present “About Lumping,” on February 14. Among their recent projects are the renovation of a 25,000-square-foot loft building in Milford, Mass. and of the Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth, Mass.
Brendan Gill Lecturer Hugh Hardy will present “Is It Old or New? A Perilous Professional Journey,” on March 20. Hardy, a partner of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associate, is responsible for the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Penn. and the Court Street Redevelopment Project and Atlantic Center in Brooklyn, NY. He has also directed a study for the implementation of the New Haven Cultural Arts District integrating the city’s arts resources with those of Yale.
“Between Spaces” is the title of the lecture on March 27 by Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller, principals of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects. The New York-based firm lists among its recent projects the expansion this year of the Corning Glass Center in upstate New York, the Wall Street Ferry Terminal of Pier 11 and the Police Museum in New York City.
On April 3, the Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Lecturer Mario Schjetnan will speak on “Place Making.” Schjetnan has designed major structures and public spaces throughout Mexico – from a cultural center and park in Toluca to reconstruction of the National Medical Center in Mexico City following the 1985 earthquake.
Zaha Hadid, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor, will present “Recent Work” on April 6. Hadid is a London-based designer whose scope spans urban-scale structures, furniture and utilitarian products.
Davenport Visiting Professor Greg Lynn will give the final lecture, “On the Surface,” on April 10. A professor at the Polytechnic Institute in Zurich and the University of California, Lynn is author of two recent books, “Animate FORM” and “Folds, Bodies and Blobs: Collected Essays.”
All lectures will take place in Hastings Hall, 180 York St., at 6:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public.