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Prominent architect to lecture Oct. 20 at SU’s School of Architecture
Prominent architect to lecture Oct. 20 atSU’s School of ArchitectureOctober 13, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Paolo Tombesi, scholar in residence at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, will lecture at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 108 of Slocum Hall. The lecture, titled “On the Move: Architecture, Work and Professionalism,” is free and open to the public.
Tombesi is a senior lecturer in architectural design and practice at the University of Melbourne. A former Fulbright Fellow, he has a Ph.D. in architecture and regional development from UCLA. His work attempts to bridge architectural theory and history with professional practice, economic geography and industrial restructuring, particularly when these interact with local and global issues. His research focuses on professional transformations in Australasia, and on the effects of technological globalization and international trade agreements on architectural practice and education.
Tombesi is a former Los Angeles correspondent for Casabella. He is currently an editorial correspondent of Construction Management and Economics and a board member of the Journal of Architectural Education. His writings have appeared in Architectural Research Quarterly, Architecture Australia, Architecture California, Cartas Urbanas, Center, Costruire, Domus, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, Journal of Architecture, Harvard Design Magazine and Space and Society. In 2000, he won the JAE Biennial Award for his article “The carriage in the needle,” which analyzed the industrial restructuring of the architectural sector.