Chinese Architect Yung-Ho Chang Speaks at Opening of Spring Exhibition Series at Yale School of Architecture

In conjunction with the opening of three exhibitions at the Yale School of Architecture, architect Yung-Ho Chang will deliver a lecture at the School on Monday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the opening of three exhibitions at the Yale School of Architecture, architect Yung-Ho Chang will deliver a lecture at the School on Monday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.

In his talk titled “In Situ Architecture: A Chinese Practice,” Chang will consider the role of urbanism, contextualism and the cultural environment in architecture and urban planning.

Chang, who studied and taught for many years in the U.S., is principal of the Beijing-based Atelier FCJZ and is the director and professor of architecture at Peking University Graduate Center for Architecture. Particularly concerned with architecture’s role in expressing and reflecting the indigenous culture, he advocates the wide use of bamboo as a building material in Chinese urban design. While he focuses attention on the changes taking place in Beijing, he is mindful of the globalizing context in which the city is developing. Among the numerous international awards he has won are first place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition sponsored by Japan Architect magazine and winner of the AIA San Francisco Chapter and Architectural Foundation Competition. He has been included in the Young Architects Forum of the Architectural League New York; and was awarded a UNESCO Prize for Arts in 2000.

Other lectures scheduled for the spring semester include Margie Ruddick, “Working Landscapes,” Monday, February 18; Stefan Tischer, “Memory Into Site,” Monday, March 25, which are all part of the “Art, Landscape and Ecology” seminar offered at the School of Architecture to enrolled students. Paul Rudolph Lecturer Will Bruder will give a talk titled “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” on Thursday, March 28; George Hargreaves, “Examining Scale and Landscape Architecture,” Monday, April 1; Gordon Smith Lecturer Jorg Schlaich, “Light Structures,” Monday, April 8; Eero Saarinen Lecturer Thomas Krens, “Art, Architecture and the Phenomenon of the New Museum,” Monday, April 15; and Sylvia Lavin, “Plastics: It’s Enough to Make Your Skin Crawl,” Thursday, April 18.

All lectures, which are free and open to the public, take place at Hastings Hall, the basement of the Art and Architecture Building, 180 York Street. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 203 432-2889.

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