NYC architect Marc Tsurumaki to lecture at Syracuse Architecture
Marc Tsurumaki, Syracuse Architecture NYC visiting critic and co-founder of the international award-winning firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) of New York City, will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. His lecture, “Restricted Play: Recent Work of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Slocum Gallery, where an exhibition of LTL’s recent work is currently on display through Oct. 9.
Founded in 1997 by Tsurumaki along with Paul Lewis and David J. Lewis, LTL is an architecture and design partnership that explores the opportunistic overlaps between form, program and materiality. The firm has completed academic, institutional, residential and hospitality projects throughout the United States, including the College of Wooster’s Bornhuetter Hall in Ohio, and Fluff, Tides and Xing restaurants in New York City. LTL received the 2007 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Architecture and the 2007 James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design. The firm’s work is part of several museum collections and has been exhibited widely at numerous venues, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center and the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Lewis, Tsurumaki and Lewis are authors of “Opportunistic Architecture” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and “Situation Normal … Pamphlet Architecture #21” (Chronicle Book Llc, 1998). The firm’s current work includes an art museum in Austin, Texas, a villa in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and a new administrative campus for the Claremont University Consortium in Claremont, Calif.
Prior to co-founding Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, Tsurumaki was a project architect at Joel Sanders Architect in New York from 1991–97. This fall, he is a visiting critic at Syracuse Architecture NYC, for which he teaches a design studio, as well as an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
He has taught at several institutions, including Parsons The New School for Design, The New Jersey Institute of Technology and Yale University (as the 2006 Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor). He has been a trustee of the Van Alen Institute since 2002.
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