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Single-Handedly - Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

  • Dates: 18 – 18 Jul, 2019
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Address: 200 S. Michigan Avenue

The Cliff Dwellers and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural events on Thursday July 18, 2019: Nalina Moses and Aric Lasher present a lecture on a new book authored by Ms. Moses, “Single-Handedly - Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand.”

 Part of the generation of architects who were trained to draw both by hand and with digital tools, New York architect and writer Nalina Moses recently returned to hand drawing. Finding it to be direct, pleasurable, and intuitive, she wondered whether other architects felt the same way. “Single-Handedly” is the result of this inquiry. An inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than forty emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world, this book explores the reasons they draw by hand and gives testimony to the continued vitality of hand drawing in architecture. The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, space, and construction, and each one stands on its own as a work of art. The book’s forward is by Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA (Olsen Kundig, Seattle).

 Chicago architect Aric Lasher, FAIA (HBRA) is one of the forty architects included in the book, and he will participate in the conversation.

 Additional Info: 

Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Free Program: Begins 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: Available after the program, a la carte.

 Reservations for dinner are requested: reservations@cliff-chicago.org or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State.  Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.


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