Architects Discuss L.A. Design and More at National Building Museum
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The last date listed for "Overdrive" Programming: Spotlight on Design was Tuesday February 11, 2014 / 6:30pm (Sharon Johnston/Mark Lee).
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Most famed for his award-winning public sculpture Portlandia, D.C.-based artist-architect Raymond Kaskey pulls back the curtain on his process, known as genius loci, and chews over the challenges involved in collaborating on large-scale civic works with the National Building Museum's executive director Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA. The discussion accompanies the exhibition Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions, which'll be open to attendees prior to the talk. Influenced by ancient Greek and Renaissance works, Kaskey's also created bronze components for the National World War II Memorial in D.C., the statue of Pierre de Coubertin at Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta, and the Gem of the Lakes fountain in Chicago, among many others Learn More
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A very good lecture by two mid-career architects building in places like Argentina, Shanghai, Italy and LA. They were informative, insightful, and very imaginative.
The only reason I didn't give this a 5 is that the lecture accompanied an exhibit at the museum. Unfortunately the lecture began after the gallery closed. Would have been nice to be reminded when purchasing the ticket to arrive earlier to see the exhibit.
December 17, 2013
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January 15, 2014
Leo Marmol, FAIA, co-founding principal of L.A.-based Marmol Radziner, discusses the architecture studio’s non-traditional practice.
February 11, 2014
Sharon Johnston, AIA, and Mark Lee discuss their firm’s innovative buildings, which explore the relationship between design and building technologies.