Architect and Seinfeld Visiting Critic Julie Eizenberg to lecture at SU School of Architecture
Architect and Seinfeld Visiting Critic Julie Eizenberg to lecture at SU School of ArchitectureJanuary 31, 2007Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
Architect Julie Eizenberg, founder and principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture in Santa Monica, Calif., will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the school’s home, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St. Her lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, there will be an opening in the Architecture Gallery for Eizenberg’s exhibit “Living Arrangements,” which runs Feb. 7-March 2, and a reception and book signing for her book “Architecture Isn’t Just for Special Occasions: Koning Eizenberg Architecture” (Monacelli Press, 2006). For information on parking at The Warehouse, call 443-8238.
Eizenberg is the Seinfeld Visiting Critic at the School of Architecture and in this capacity will teach a new design studio in collaboration with SU architecture faculty member Julia Czerniak, winner of the Connective Corridor design competition along with the firm Field Operations in New York City. The studio, sponsored by the Seinfeld Foundation and SU Trustee and alumna Judith Greenberg Seinfeld `56, offers students the opportunity to learn about housing design options and commercial forms of development as they define our culture and revitalize our urban centers. The three-year Seinfeld Housing Initiative will employ a case-study model, with a different building type and location selected each year as a specific focus.
Eizenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a master’s degree architecture from the University of California at Los Angeles. She teaches and lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad and has extensive experience in the development of a wide range of design projects that involve cities, non-profit agencies, community groups and private developers.
She is a recipient of the Association of Women in Architecture 2004 Design Excellence Award. Koning Eizenberg Architecture, the firm Eizenberg founded in 1981 with partner Hank Koning, was awarded a 2006 Sustainable Quality Award by the city of Santa Monica in recognition of its commitment and leadership in sustainable practices in natural and built environments. Other awards in 2006 include a National AIA Honor Award and ID Design Distinction Award. Recent projects include the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, Birch Street Mixed Use in Brea, 5th Street Family Housing in Santa Monica and the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh.
For more information, contact Mary Kate O’Brien, communications manager for the School of Architecture, at (315) 443-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.