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Designer Michael Rock to lecture at School of Architecture March 29
Designer Michael Rock to lecture at School of Architecture March 29March 16, 2006Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
Designer Michael Rock will lecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture March 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. His lecture, “Some Assembly Required,” is free and open to the public. For information on public parking at The Warehouse, call 443-8238.
Rock is a founding partner and creative director at 2×4 in New York City, a multidisciplinary studio focusing on design for art, architecture, fashion and cultural clients worldwide. He is also a professor of design at the Yale University School of Art. At 2×4, he leads a wide range of projects, including strategy for Prada and Conde Nast in collaboration with AMO/Rem Koolhaas and environmental graphics and media design for the Prada New York Epicenter Store. He was principal-in-charge of the IIT McCormick Tribune environmental graphics program and the Vitra branding/New York Headquarters. From 1984 to 1991, he was adjunct professor of graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, he was a fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and a contributing editor and graphic design journalist at I.D. Magazine in New York. His writing on design has appeared in a Print, AIGA Journal and the British Journal Eye. He holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Union College and a master of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of the1999/2000 Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome.
For more information, contact Mary Kate O’Brien, communications manager for theSchool of Architecture, at 443-2388 or email@example.com.