Wednesday, March 14, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Eric Owen Moss
Thom Mayne is founder and design director of Los Angeles-based Morphosis. He founded his firm in 1972 as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research. He is a founding faculty member of SCI-Arc and Distinguished Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010, appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and honored with the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000.
Mayne's distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005). He was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and was honored with the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000. With Morphosis, Thom Mayne has been the recipient of 25 Progressive Architecture Awards, over 100 American Institute of Architecture Awards and numerous other design recognitions. Morphosis works have been published extensively and the firm has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and 25 monographs.
*The 2012 Raimund Abraham Lecture has been generously supported by gifts from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and John Cordic/RJC Builders.