LECTURES: Wed, October 17, 2012
Charles Correa's lecture has been canceled due to unforeseen travel circumstances.
Charles Correa is a major figure in contemporary architecture around the world. His work includes the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum in Ahmedabad, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the Kanchanjunga apartments in Mumbai, the Brain Research Center at MIT in Boston, and most recently, the elegant Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon.
A pioneer in addressing urban issues in the Third World, he has built housing projects and townships in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and other cities of India. He was Chief Architect for Navi Mumbai, the new city across the harbor, and in 1985 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appointed him Chairman of the first National Commission on Urbanization.
Correa has received the highest honors of his profession, including the RIBA Gold Medal, the Gold Medal of the International Union of Architects, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and the Praemium Imperiale of Japan.