Lion D’Or winner Peter Eisenman to give Seligmann Lecture at SU’s School of Architecture
Lion D’Or winner Peter Eisenman to give Seligmann Lecture at SU’s School of ArchitectureSeptember 28, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Internationally acclaimed architect Peter Eisenman, principal of Eisenman Architects, will speak about his latest work at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium. The lecture, titled “What is a Diagram?” is part of the School of Architecture’s Werner Seligmann Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.
“Eisenman’s new project in Spain, like his former work, pushes the boundaries of contemporary architectural practice,” says School of Architecture Dean Mark Robbins. “It leads us to question the role of buildings in modern culture.”
Eisenman is the recipient of the 2004 Lion D’Or from the Venice Biennale and received the Stone Lion (First Prize) for his “Romeo and Juliet” project at the Third International Architectural Biennale in Venice. Eisenman was the founding director of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and editor of “Oppositions,” a journal of critical architectural writing. His projects have been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world.
Eisenman was the first Irwin S. Chanin Distinguished Professor of Architecture at Cooper Union in New York City. He has also taught at Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, The Ohio State and Harvard Universities. He is the author of “House X,” “Fin diOu T’Hous,” “Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors” and “House of Cards.”
Eisenman holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge.
The Werner Seligmann Lecture is an annual event at the School of Architecture in memory of the former dean who died in 1998. The Seligmann Lecture Series was established by alumni, professional associates, friends and family to continue his tradition of inviting notable architects and educators to the school. The lectures commemorate Seligmann’s rigor as an architect and educator and his dedication to architecture as an aesthetic, cultural and intellectual discipline.