His lecture, "Into the Jungle," explores the geometries that allow designers to move beyond both discrete systems, those characterized by a study of only the frame and "skin" of a building, and the 1990s emphasis on homogeneous smoothness in building design.
Wiscombe founded Emergent, a Los Angeles-based architectural design firm, in 1999 after completing his master's degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. Emergent is dedicated to researching issues of globalism, technology and materiality through built form.
Among other notable projects, Wiscombe was senior designer for BMW World in Munich.
Wiscombe is currently teaching in the M.Arch 2 program at SCI-Arc, where he is applied studies coordinator; he also has been appointed Innovation Fellow at the Technical University of Sydney.
The lecture will be held in the Campbell Hall at University of Virginia's School of Architecture, room 153, between 5-7 p.m.
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