SPRING 2013 LECTURES
Tue, Aug 6, 5-7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
A Conversation Series with Sylvia Lavin
Sylvia Lavin's most recent book "Kissing Architecture" examines contemporary architecture's relationship with visual art practices, a theme also developed in her recent critical essays published in a wide variety of journals from Artforum to LOG. Current projects include her forthcoming book, "The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity," and "Everything Loose Will Land," an exhibition opening at the MAK Los Angeles on May 9 and supported by the Getty PST initiative on art and architecture in the 1970s in LA. Lavin is currently Director of the Critical Studies MA and PhD program in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she was Chairperson from 1996 to 2006 and Director of The Curatorial Project, a collaborative design and research group that supports the critical engagement with experimental architecture in the public realm. She is the recipient of a 2011 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Eric Owen Moss has been Director of SCI-Arc since 2002. He first taught at the school in 1974. He has held chairs at Yale and Harvard universities, and appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Moss holds Masters Degrees in Architecture from both Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He founded Eric Owen Moss Architects in 1973. The office, located in Los Angeles, California, is currently staffed with twenty-five professionals designing and constructing projects in the United States and around the world.
Moss' firm has garnered over eighty design awards from Progressive Architecture magazine and the American Institute of Architects. In 1999, Moss won the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001, the firm won the AIA/LA Gold Medal for Design; and in 2003, Moss won the Gold Medal Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of California at Berkeley. Moss was the 2007 Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize recipient from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "a significant contribution to architecture as an art."
There are ten published monographs on the EOMA office, including three by Rizzoli and one, Gnostic Architecture, by Montacelli Press. Most recent are Eric Owen Moss - The Uncertainty of Doing, published by Skira in 2006, Eric Owen Moss - Provisional Paradigms published by Marsilio in 2007, and Eric Owen Moss - Construction Manual, launched in December 2009.
Moss continues to build, teach, lecture and exhibit. In 2002, the firm won two competitions in St. Petersburg, Russia, one for the New Mariinsky Theatre, the second for the redevelopment of New Holland. In 2003, Eric Owen Moss Architects won the international competition for the Queens Museum of Art in New York. In 2006, the Moss office won the City of the Future competition - LA, NY, Chicago - sponsored by the History Channel. EOMA has been featured regularly at the Venice Biennale, with exhibits that have included the controversial proposal for the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, at the Russian Pavilion in 2002, and the international competition entries for the National Library in Mexico City and the Smithsonian Institute, in 2004. In 2006, the firm exhibited the Los Angeles/Culver City project in the Cities, Architecture, and Society section of the Biennale.
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