AIA CES 1 LU
When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24
How do you spend your Friday evening? Do you join those who pack NYC’s cultural institutions like sardines or those crowds over populating film theaters? When the Center for Architecture, one of the City’s premier cultural institutions, hosts a pair of NYC’s most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, it will certainly lift your spirits.
This series of dialogues about design pairs a notable architect with a recognized critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture and other design issues. Since you shouldn’t start Friday night without an adequate drink, we’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktails inspired by the architect’s work and created in-situ for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of “Delight Night” in New York's weekend cultural scene—no Blight Night here.
Louisa Hutton, Partner, Sauerbruch Hutton
Louisa Hutton, with her partner Matthias Sauerbruch, founded Sauerbruch Hutton, an internationally-recognized office for architecture, urbanism and design, in 1989. The firm creates functional, sensual, and conscientious architecture with individuality and personality. The practice is noted for its synthesis of color in the design process and for the use of fluid curvilinear forms. The firm’s architecture is also known for its technical innovation and environmental sustainability, particularly double-skin facades on tall buildings.
Sauerbruch Hutton realizes individual and sustainable solutions to a wide range of programs. Enjoying the sensuality of space and material, using up-to-date technology masterfully, and using existing resources intelligently are the focuses of the firm's work. Built works range from the much-noted Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, which presents a benchmark building for the sustainable design of offices. A wide range of projects for private and public clients are currently under way across Europe. Sauerbruch Hutton considers architecture a process of dialogue that intimately involves selected experts and consultants in every stage of the design process. The firm has received numerous national and international prizes, including recent awards for Immanuel Church in Cologne, the Mies van der Rohe Award shortlist, the BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2014 from the Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment and first prize for tje Postcheckamt Masterplan at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin. For their work, Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture (1998). The firm also won the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003. Currently 75 architects, designers, engineers, model-makers, and administrative staff work in the firm's Berlin office.
Hutton completed her undergraduate degree at Bristol University and graduate degree from the Architectural Association (AA). She worked in the office of Alison and Peter Smithson and has taught at the AA, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University GSD.
Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University School of Arts & Sciences
After six years as MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Professor, Barry Bergdoll returned to Columbia University in Fall 2013 as the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology in the School of Arts & Sciences. He graduated from Columbia University in 1977, studied at King's College, Cambridge University from 1977 to 1979, and returned to Columbia to complete his PhD in 1986.
Bergdoll focuses on 19th- and 20th-century architectural history, theory and criticism based on his broad interests in modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained as an art historian, he studies architecture by tying it to history, sociology, and culture. He has studied cultural representation in architecture, the evolution of architecture as a profession, and the intersections between artistic genres. His interests also include the intersections of architecture and new technologies as representations in the modern period, especially photography and film. Prior to joining MoMA, Bergdoll was the chair of the Department of Art History at Columbia. In 1993, he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for study on the impact of the fall of Communism on architectural teachings in Eastern Europe and Russia.
As a curator, Bergdoll participated in major architectural exhibitions, including "Mies in Berlin", shown in New York, Barcelona, and Berlin in 2001-3; "Le Panthéon: Symbole des Révolutions" shown in Montreal and Paris in 1989, and "Les Vaudoyers: une dynastie d'architectes" at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris in 1992. Among the exhibitions he curated at MoMA are "Lost Vanguard" (2007); "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling," (2008); "Bauhaus" (2009) with Leah Dickerman; "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" (2010); and "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" (2012) with Reinhold Martin. The exhibition "Labrouste: La Structure Mise en Lumiere" co-curated with Corine Belier of the Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and Marc LeCoeur of the Bibliothèque Nationale was shown in Paris 2012-13 and presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Spring 2013, followed by "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," organized with Jean-Louis Cohen. In 2012 Bergdoll was instrumental in bringing the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives to MoMA and Columbia; in 2014 he organized a first exhibition based on that archive: "Frank Lloyd Wright and the City." His latest exhibition, "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955 - 1980," recently opened at MoMA. Among his many publications are Mies in Berlin, European Architecture 1750–1890, and Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry.
A former research biologist, of special interest to him is encouraging knowledge among bartenders concerning the basic chemical and physics principals that affect the materials they use in order to better understand the techniques they use.
Klemm and his cocktails have been featured in such diverse local and national publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Time Out New York, Popular Science, and Playboy. He has also made televised appearances include The Today Show, CBS’s Early Show and ABC 20/20. His cocktail book for beginners, The Cocktail Primer, was published in December by Andrews McNeel
Organized by: AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee & CultureNow
Price: One drink included: $15 for member; $20 for non-members