School of Architecture to present exhibit and lecture: ‘The Architect’s Work II: David Adjaye’
School of Architecture to present exhibit and lecture: ‘The Architect’s Work II: David Adjaye’April 18, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
Syracuse University’s School of Architecture will present “The Architect’s Work II: David Adjaye,” beginning Monday, April 18. The basic premise of the “The Architect’s Work” program is to develop a lecture, exhibit and brochure focused on a single work of a distinguished architectural practice. The emphasis of the presentation is placed on the designer’s methods as shown through preliminary diagrams, drawings or models. Last year’s participating architect was Peter Eisenman of Eisenman Architects.
This year, the London-based firm David Adjaye and Associates will be the practice of distinction. An exhibition of the firm’s work will be on display April 18-May 27 in the School of Architecture Gallery, located in Room 103 of Slocum Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Paid public parking for the exhibition is available in the Comstock Avenue lot. Adjaye will present a public lecture on his firm’s work, April 22 at 7 p.m. in 108 Slocum Hall. A reception will follow in the gallery. Contact Jeanne Riley at (315) 443-2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21 to arrange parking for the lecture.
Adjaye and Associates is a relatively young-but celebrated and increasingly influential-firm whose principal architect, Adjaye, is of African decent. The office won the 2001 competition to design the Nobel Peace Prize Center, currently under construction in Oslo, Norway; and in 2004 won the competition to design the new Denver Museum of Art. The spirit of craft and architectural criticality exhibited in their work makes for a logical continuation of “The Architect’s Work” series and brings the firm’s work to a broader U.S. audience.