Inside SCI-Arc


11.02.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Jose Oubrerie: Architecture in a Time of Uncertainty

Wednesday, November 2, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Todd Gannon

jose oubrerie Jose Oubrerie is a Professor at The Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, which he joined as Chair in 1994 after his tenure as Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Oubrerie has also taught in the Architecture School of Beaux-arts in Paris, The Cooper Union, Columbia GSAPP, CCNY School of Architecture, and Cornell University.

After an early career in painting, Oubrerie studied Architecture in Paris and became the protégé of Le Corbusier, working on numerous projects such as the Brazil Pavillion, Hotel d’Orsay, the Strasbourg Convention Center, the Olivetti Offices and Factories in Milan, the Venice Hospital, the Zurichhorn Pavillion, and the Firminy Church. In 1970, Oubrerie became a registered architect and started his own office in Paris with several commissions: to establish the final project for the L-C‘s Firminy Church; to re-build the Esprit Nouveau Pavilion in Bologna in collaboration with Giuliano Gresleri; to build a Computer and Research Center in Fontainebleau for the École des Mines de Paris; and to realize the French Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria.

Later, while teaching in the US, he created together with his wife the Atelier Wylde-Oubrerie in Lexington, KY to build the Miller House. Oubrerie’s work has received numerous awards and has been published internationally. A monograph of essays about the Miller House, edited by architectural theorist Jeffrey Kipnis, is due this winter as well as a book about Oubrerie's recent CCNY exhibition "Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier," featuring the Firminy Church and the Miller House.