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Architect Craig Dykers, founder of Norway’s Sn?hetta, to lecture at Syracuse Architecture
Architect Craig Dykers, founder of Norway’s Sn?hetta, to lecture at Syracuse ArchitectureApril 02, 2009Elaine Wackerowedwacker@syr.edu
Craig Dykers, Syracuse Architecture NYC visiting critic and founding partner of the international award-winning firm Sn?hetta of Oslo, Norway, and New York City, will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. His lecture, “Thinking and Doing: Recent Works at Sn?hetta,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Formed in 1989, Sn?hetta rose to international acclaim based on maintaining a strong relationship between landscape and architecture in its projects. The firm has been involved in the design and construction of several major projects in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, including the new library in Alexandria, Egypt, the new National Opera in Oslo (above) and, most recently, the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City. Sn?hetta is often associated with projects outside of its home in Oslo.
Dykers has lived and worked as a member of a global culture. He resides in both Oslo and New York City, where the firm established an office in 2005 and where Dykers also teaches a design studio at Syracuse Architecture NYC. He was born in Germany and received his B.S. in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. He is a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association (NAL) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in England. Additionally, he has served as distinguished professor at City College in New York and as diploma adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo. He has lectured throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
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.
For more information visit http://soa.syr.edu.