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10.06.10 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Bernard Tschumi: Totally Generic

Wednesday, October 6, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Eric Owen Moss

Bernard Tschumi, principal of Bernard Tschumi Architects, is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts (1981) and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays (MIT Press, 1994). In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design and build the Parc de la Villette, in Paris. Since then, he has made a reputation for groundbreaking designs that include the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Vacheron-Constantin Corporate Headquarters, among other projects.

Tschumi’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale. He served as Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003.