02.10.16 to 04.27.16

S'16 Lecture Series


Spring 2016 Lecture Series

The Architectural Imagination


February 10
Cynthia Davidson, "Imagine That"
Cynthia Davidson is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, a tri-annual journal begun in 2003, and editor of the Writing Architecture Series books published by MIT Press. She is also the director of Anyone Corporation, a nonprofit, architecture think tank, and is currently co-curator, with Monica Ponce de Leon, of the United States Pavilion exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, titled The Architectural Imagination.

February 17
K. Michael Hays, "Vicissitudes in the Structure of the Architectural Imagination"
K. Michael Hays is Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

March 2
Maurice Cox, "Urbanism & Design"
Maurice Cox is the Planning Director for the City of Detroit.  Event in conjunction with Marc Maxey's DETROIT 101 Lecture Series

Maurice Cox and Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture

March 23
Sandy Attia, "Edges, Curves and Cantilevers: An Elusive Equilibrium in Architecture"
Sandy Attia is a Principal of MoDus Architects, Brixen, Italy

April 6
The Kassler Lecture - POSTPONED
Thom Mayne
, "Negotiating a Private Agenda"
Thom Mayne, FAIA, is Founder and Design Director of Morphosis Architects.

April 11
Michael Meredith, "Things to Avoid No.1-37"
Michael Meredith is a Principal, MOS Architects, and Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture.

April 25
Reading Structures: 39 Projects and Built Works. A Conversation with Barry Bergdoll, Hal Foster, and Guy Nordenson.
Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.

Guy Nordenson is a structural engineer and Professor of Architecture and Structural Engineering at Princeton University and Principal of Guy Nordenson and Associates, New York.  Full bio here.

April 27
Sylvia Lavin, "Architecture Not in Evidence"
Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architectural History and Theory, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture.

All Lectures are held on Wednesdays, unless noted, in Betts Auditorium beginning at 5 p.m. For additional information, please call 609-258-3741. Lectures made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lecture fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.