Yale School of Architecture Announces Public Events for Fall Term

The screening of a documentary about artist Tom Luckey will be the first of more than a dozen free and public events — including exhibitions, lectures and symposia — at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) this fall.

The screening of a documentary about artist Tom Luckey will be the first of more than a dozen free and public events — including exhibitions, lectures and symposia — at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) this fall.

With the exception of the dedication of the 2009 Vlock Building Project house on September 24, all events take place in the newly renovated Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York Street, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. More details about the exhibitions will be provided in a separate release

The following is the schedule of events:

August 24
Exhibition opening: “The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture” showcases the latest green innovations in residential architecture, as exemplified by 21 houses designed by internationally recognized architects. Originating at the National Building Museum in Washington, this traveling exhibition will be at Yale through October 16.

August 27
Film Screening: “Luckey,” by Laura Longsworth, chronicles the aftermath of a catastrophic accident that left the charismatic title character, Tom Luckey, as a quadriplegic. A graduate of Yale (B.A. 1962) and Yale School of Architecture (M.Arch. 1966), Luckey counts among his projects inventive playground installations, climbing structures, off-beat furniture, and merry-go-rounds. The film looks at the unique dynamic that develops in the Luckey family after the accident, especially the tumultuous relationship between the now-paralyzed artist and his son, Spencer, also a graduate of the YSoA (M.Arch. 2004), who has become his collaborator.

September 3
Lecture: “CONTROL,” by Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge, principals of the New York-based nARCHITECTS and the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors* at YSoA.

*Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship enables the School to invite promising young architects to teach in the design studio and conduct seminars.

September 10
Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Lecture*: “Sustaining Beauty: The Performance of Appearance,” by Elizabeth Meyer, landscape architecture theorist and professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
*Established by friends and family of Timothy Egan Lenahan (B.A. 1980; M.Arch. 1984), the annual Lenahan lecture focuses on the relationship between landscape and architecture.

September 17
Lecture: “Habiter Autrement” by Mia Hagg, Paris-based Swedish architect and founder of Habiter Autrement (Alternative Living).

September 24
Dedication of and reception at the Vlock Building Project, 14 King Place, New Haven, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.

October 22
Lecture: “Modernism Unbound: The Chandigarh Lab Project” by Vikram Prakash, authority on the architecture of India and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Presented in cooperation and partnership with the Yale South Asian Studies Council.

October 29
Lecture: “Beginnings,” by Hilary Sample, assistant professor at Yale School of Architecture, principal of the architectural firm MOS, and, with partner Michael Meredith, winner of this year’s MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program competition. She is the author of the forthcoming “Sick City: A Global Investigation About Urbanism, Infrastructure and Disease

Exhibition Opening: “What We Learned: The Yale Las Vegas Studio and the Work of Venturi Scott Brown & Associates” comprises two complementary exhibitions that offer unique perspectives on the legendary studio taught at Yale in 1968 and its subsequent impact on the teaching, research and design work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, two of America’s most prominent architects. The exhibition will continue at YSoA until February 5, 2010.

November 5
Lecture: “Fast Forward, Rewind, Play” by Lise Anne Couture, the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor* at YSoA, and principal and founder (with Hani Rashid) of Asymptote Architecture.

*Since 1966, the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professorship has brought distinguished architects to join the faculty for limited periods of time.

November 19
Lecture: “The Resurrection of Ideology” by Mark Gage, assistant professor at YSoA, founding partner of the New York-based Gage/Clemenceau Architects, and designer of the interactive model heart Valentine’s Day installation in New York’s Times Square.

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