Preston Scott Cohen, ‘geometric’ architect and Harvard Graduate School of Design chair, to lecture at Syracuse Architecture
Preston Scott Cohen—chair of the Department of Architecture, Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.—will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. His lecture, “Geometry and Tectonics” is free and open to the public.
Cohen’s work is recognized for its innovative geometry and for its new approach to integrating buildings with their environments, encompassing projects of diverse scales and types including houses, educational facilities, cultural institutions and urban designs.
Cohen has won international competitions for projects including the Taiyuan Art Museum (Taiyuan, China, 2007-2010); the Robbins Elementary School (Trenton, N.J., 2006-2010); and the Amir Building (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2003-2009, currently under construction). The firm is one of three finalists in the international urban design competition for the Taiyuan Drum Tower Traditional District.
He is the author of “Contested Symmetries and Other Predicaments in Architecture” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and numerous theoretical texts on architecture. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three Progressive Architecture Awards and the Visionary Award from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His work has been widely published and is in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard.