Architecture and Design assembles star-studded lecture series
Friday, September 24th, 2010
The College of Architecture and Design has put together its best lecture series in years, and the next two speakers are Eugene Kohn on Sept. 29 and Lawrence Tech alumnus Daniel Winey, BSAr’74, BAr’75, on Oct. 7, both at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium.
The lecture series started on Sept. 14 with a “rock star” of the design world, Mitchell Joachim of Terreform One, a leading proponent of ecological design and sustainable urbanism. He was followed on Sept. 21 by recent graduate Will Marenco, who gave a presentation on his Pellerin Traveling Fellowship.
On Sept. 22, the speaker was Kenneth Walker, an architect and designer who was invited by A. Alfred Taubman to give a lecture for the graduate-level course he is teaching this semester, “Real Estate Practice: Land Economics.”
Speaking on Sept. 29 will be Kohn, chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), which he co-founded in 1976. As one of the world’s largest architecture firms, KPF provides architectural, interior and urban design, as well as programming and master planning services.
Recent projects include the Shanghai World Financial Center, the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, the RBC Centre and the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, the Abu Dhabi International Airport, and the Unilever House in London. The firm is a contender in many significant large-scale international competitions.
Winey is the managing principal of the Pacific Northwest and Asia Region for the architecture, design and development firm Gensler, and on Oct. 7 he will be honored as the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award. He will deliver a distinguished alumni lecture.
Winey has directed high-profile Gensler projects such as the Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world at 2,073 feet scheduled for completion in 2014.
Winey has been a member of Gensler’s management committee since 1993 and the board of directors for the past nine years. He is chairperson of the firm’s executive committee, which is focused on developing Gensler’s strategic plan, firm governance, and design excellence.
Having gained experience from opening offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, Winey has helped the firm develop global practices and open new offices in other countries and here in the United States.
Other speakers in the lecture series include: