Phoenix architect to present annual Werner Seligmann Lecture at Syracuse University Nov. 14
Phoenix architect to present annual Werner Seligmann Lecture at Syracuse University Nov. 14October 30, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Will Bruder, principle of Will Bruder Architects, Ltd. of Phoenix, Arizona, will present “Thoughts on Creating an Architecture of People and Place,” during the annual Werner Seligmann Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Syracuse University’s Slocum Hall, Room 108. The lecture, sponsored by SU’s School of Architecture, is free and open to the public.
For 36 years, Bruder has explored inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to site opportunities and user needs. Bruder is a craftsman in his concern for detail and building processes, and a sculptor in his unique blending of space, materials and light.
Self-trained as an architect, Bruder holds a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Supplementing his studio art education were studies in structural engineering, philosophy, art history and urban planning, followed by a full architectural apprenticeship under Gunnar Birkerts and Paolo Soleri. Bruder’s work has celebrated the craft of building in ways not typical in contemporary architecture.
Bruder’s designs have been published in more than 1,000 books and periodicals in the United States, Europe and Japan. His honors include the 2000 Chrysler Design Award, the Academy Award in Architecture and the National Design Award. He has taught at the University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, MIT and the University of Oklahoma.
Seligmann, dean of the School of Architecture from 1976 to 1990, died in 1998. The Seligmann Lecture Series has been established in his memory by alumni, professional associates, friends and family to continue the tradition he established of inviting notable architects and educators to the school.