Award-winning architect to lecture at Warehouse
Award-winning architect to lecture at WarehouseSeptember 15, 2006Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects in Seattle will lecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the school’s home, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St. The lecture, “Recent Work,” is free and open to the public. For information on parking at The Warehouse, call (315) 443-8238.
Raised and educated in a tradition of art fabrication, Kundig creates designs that successfully combine art, craft and the human experience of space. He is internationally recognized for his sense of the American West landscape and for his integration of elegant architecture with the exploration and reinvention of parts of architecture that tend to be overlooked or forgotten, such as doors, windows or stairs.
This fall, Princeton Architectural Press will release “Tom Kundig: Houses.” Architectural Record recently named his Delta Shelter Cabin a 2006 Record House. Kundig was a finalist for the 2005 National Design Award for Architecture, sponsored by The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2004, he was selected as one of eight North American Emerging Architects by the Architectural League of New York and was elected to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has been awarded numerous AIA awards, including two recent National AIA awards for The Brain and the Chicken Point Cabin.
Kundig has lectured extensively on design and served as a university studio critic throughout the United States, including at Harvard University, the University of Texas and the University of Oregon. He is currently teaching a visiting critic studio at SU’s School of Architecture, where students will design a new multidisciplinary cultural center at a site in Ketchum, Idaho, recently purchased by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
An exhibition of Kundig’s projects will be on display in the Architecture Gallery at The Warehouse Oct. 2-27.
For more information, contact Mary Kate O’Brien, communications manager of the School of Architecture, at (315) 443-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.