Wednesday, October 10, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Eric Owen Moss
Patrik Schumacher is partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and founding director at the AA Design Research Lab. Schumacher studied philosophy and architecture in Bonn, London and Stuttgart, where he received his Diploma in architecture in 1990. In 1999, he completed his Ph.D at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University, Austria.
Schumacher joined Zaha Hadid in 1988. In 1996, he founded the Design Research Laboratory with Brett Steele, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, and continues to serve as one of its co-directors. He has co-taught a series of post-graduate option studios with Zaha Hadid at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Since 2004, he has been tenured Professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture, Innsbruck University, Austria. Currently he is a guest professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Schumacher’s contribution to the discourse of contemporary architecture is evident in his published works and interviews which can be viewed at www.patrikschumacher.com .