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Husband-and-wife architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to lecture Oct. 19 at SU School of Architecture
Husband-and-wife architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to lecture Oct. 19 at SU School of ArchitectureOctober 05, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, husband and wife and principals of Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates, will present the Syracuse University School of Architecture’s 2005 Werner Seligmann lecture, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m., in Room 108 of Slocum Hall. Their lecture, “Hands/Feet,” is free and open to the public. Public parking for the lecture can be arranged by calling Jeanne Riley in the School of Architecture at (315) 443-2255.
The spring 2005 Louis I. Kahn Chaired Visiting Professors at Yale School of Architecture, Williams and Tsien have worked together since 1977 and have been in partnership since 1986. They have received various awards for their work and have been recipients of several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Tsien has an interest in work that bridges art and architecture. Williams has been principal of his own firm for the last 29 years and in 1986 formed the partnership Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates. The studio of 16 people is well known for its wide range of projects, its exceptionally high standards and its emphases on the importance of place and exploration of the nature of materials. Williams’ and Tsien’s work has been published extensively. A monograph titled “Work/Life,” published by Monacelli Press, was released in 2000.Their work can be found at http://www.twbta.com.