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World-renowned modern architect Winka Dubbeldam to lecture at Syracuse Architecture
World-renowned modern architect Winka Dubbeldam to lecture at Syracuse ArchitectureMarch 19, 2009Elaine Wackerowedwacker@syr.edu
Winka Dubbeldam, principal of Archi-Tectonics, NYC and Shanghai, will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. Her lecture, “From HardWare to SoftForm,” is free and open to the public.
Initially known more for her computer-based sculptural designs-and her association with formidable theorists Bernard Tschumi and Peter Eisenman-than for actual buildings, Dubbeldam in recent years has completed a string of built projects, including several loft renovations in Manhattan. The work of her firm, founded in 1994, ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, and is realized in urban designs, architectures and installations. Most recently, Archi-Tectonics has been named a finalist in the Staten Island: Green Housing Design Competition in New York City. Collections of the firm’s work are regularly featured at MOMA in New York, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam.
Dubbeldam is a 1990 graduate of the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and received a master’s degree in advanced architectural design from Columbia University in 1992. She has lectured extensively and taught in master’s programs at of Columbia and Harvard universities, and currently holds the position of practice professor and director of the post-professional program at the University of Pennsylvania.
She is an external examiner for the Architectural Association in London and has served as a juror in multiple design competitions for AIA, the Architecture League and ID Magazine. Dubbeldam was among the “Best and Brightest” in Esquire Magazine’s 2004 “Genius Issue.” Her name is featured on the “Wall of Fame” at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, along with other architects, urban planners and landscape architects from across the world.
Syracuse University School of Architecture is the fourth-oldest program in the United States and is consistently rated among the top architecture schools in the country. The school’s undergraduate program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by DesignIntelligence.
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