Wednesday, September 26, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Hsinming Fung
Peter Zellner is principal of Zellnerplus, an architectural design firm based in Venice, Calif. He is a faculty member at SCI-Arc, where he began teaching in 1999, and where he co-coordinates the Future Initiatives postgraduate urban design program with David Bergman. His firm has been recognized as an emerging architectural voice in national publications such as The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
In 2010, Harper's Bazaar included Zellner in its Editor's Selection "Best of What's New—Designers to Watch." In January 2012, Zellner completed his first free standing building, the Matthew Marks Los Angeles Gallery. Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne described the project as "one of the most conspicuous architectural debuts to appear in Southern California in a number of years" and named Zellner one of "10 Faces to Watch in 2012 in Dance, Theater, Architecture and Art."
Zellner holds an M.Arch from Harvard University (1999), where he was a participant in the Harvard Project on the City led by Rem Koolhaas. He received a B.Arch from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1993) in Australia, where he also taught between 1994 and 1997. Zellner has authored numerous essays and books including Hybrid Space (Thames & Hudson, 2000), and was curator of exhibitions such as Sign as Surface (Artists Space, 2003) and Whatever Happened to Los Angeles (SCI-Arc, 2005).
Zellner has held Visiting Professorships in Architecture at UC Berkeley, FIU, the University of Southern California, the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and the Institut für Städtebau und Raumplanung (Institute for Urban Design & Urban Planning) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
His Venice-based office, ZELLNERPLUS is currently completing two residential projects in Los Angeles as well as a new house in Baja California, Mexico.