Architects Sylvia Lavin and Greg Lynn to lecture Oct. 25, 26 at SU School of Architecture
Architects Sylvia Lavin and Greg Lynn to lecture Oct. 25, 26 at SU School of ArchitectureOctober 13, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
Married architects Sylvia Lavin and Greg Lynn will present lectures Oct. 25 and 26, respectively, at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Their lectures are free and open to the public. Public parking for the lectures can be arranged by calling Jeanne Riley in the School of Architecture at (315) 443-2255.
Lavin’s lecture, “The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity,” is co-sponsored by the Space and Place Initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ Moynihan Institute. It will take place Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building. Lavin is professor and chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California-Los Angeles and writes widely on contemporary architecture and theory. She recently completed a year as a Getty Scholar, authored “Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture” (MIT Press, 2005), and is editor of a new book on architectural theory, “Crib Sheets: A Drop-in On Architectural Conversation” (Monacelli, 2005), a compilation of polemical writings and sound bites on current buzzwords.
Lynn’s lecture, “Florid Form,” will take place Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m., in Room 108 of Slocum Hall. It is co-sponsored by the industrial and interaction design department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and is part of “The Architect’s Work III,” which includes an exhibit of Lynn’s work that will be on display in Room 103 Slocum Hall, Oct. 24-Nov. 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The basic premise of “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 David Adjaye.
Lynn is principal of the architectural firm Greg Lynn FORM, based in Venice, Calif., and has taught throughout the United States and Europe. Greg Lynn FORM has been at the cutting edge of design in the field of architecture when it comes to the use of computer-aided design. The projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with the office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced technology for design and fabrication.
In the fall of 2002, Lynn became a professor at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. In addition, he is a studio professor at UCLA and the Davenport Professor at Yale University. His architectural designs have received numerous awards and have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums. He writes and lectures widely on architectural design and theory.