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11.05.08 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Tom Wiscombe: Structural Ecologies


Founder, EMERGENT/Tom Wiscombe, Los Angeles

Tom Wiscombe is an architectural designer based in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded EMERGENT, an organization dedicated to architectural research. Tom Wiscombe was Senior Designer and Project Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au for over 10 years, right-hand to Principal Wolf Prix. He was in charge of various internationally renowned projects, including the Dresden UFA Cinema Palace, the Lyon Musée des Confluences, and the Akron Art Museum. Most notably, Wiscombe was Senior Designer for BMW World, Munich, which has been hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 21st century.

EMERGENT is currently working on the realization of a 110 meter office tower as part of the Huaxi Urban Centre project in Guiyang, China, and a water desalinization prototype for application in the United Arab Emirates. EMERGENT was a finalist in the Czech National Library Competition in 2007 and won second place in the competitions for the Novosibirsk A&D Pavilion in 2007 and the Seoul Performing Arts Center in 2005.

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The lecture begins at 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public, with free secure parking in the SCI-Arc parking lot located at 360 Merrick St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.