James Carpenter, award-winning founder of New York firm James Carpenter Design Associates, will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Spring 2018 Lecture Series on Jan. 29.
Carpenter has worked at the intersection of art, engineering and the built environment for nearly 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision based on the use of natural light and glass as the foundational elements of the built environment.
His firm’s major cultural projects include Israel Museum’s expansion and campus renewal in Jerusalem; the expansion of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum at the St. Louis Arch grounds; and the new Bornholm Cultural Museum and Art Museum Expansion in Bornholm, Denmark.
Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
The lectures, which will take place on the East Falls campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), are free and open to the University community and the public. They will be held at the Jack and Betty Merriam Auditorium in the Tuttleman Center at 6 p.m.
The speakers include:
James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates
Monday, Jan. 29
Annual Alumni Lecture
Ghislaine Viñas ’91, Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Monday, Feb. 5
Morna Livingston, Professor Emerita of Architecture and Architectural Studies at Jefferson
Reception to follow the lecture at the Architecture and Design Center
Monday, Feb. 12
Annabelle Selldorf, Selldorf Architects
March, March 19
Harald Kloft, Office for Structural Design in Germany
Monday, April 2
Andrew Hart, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Jefferson
Monday, April 9
Other upcoming College of Architecture and the Built Environment events this winter and spring include:
Urban Regeneration Forum and Discussion
Bill Reed, Regenesis Group
Brent Auditorium, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St.
Monday, Jan. 22, 6-9 p.m.
“True Places” Photography Exhibition Opening and Reception
Jack Carnell, Associate Professor of Architectural Studies at Jefferson
See Gallery, Architecture and Design Center
Monday, March 19, 5-6 p.m.
7th Annual Sustainability Forum
W.T.F. – The Wasted Essentials; Water, Textiles and Foods
Blumle Life Sciences Building, 233 S. 10th St.
Thursday, April 12, 5-8 p.m.
Sustainable Design 10th Anniversary Reunion to Follow
Friday, April 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.