Upcoming Lecture: Sara Bronin “Building Relationships, Building Cities”

Thur FEB-22, 6pm @ Biotech Auditorium: KORNBLUT MEMORIAL LECTURE: Sara C. Bronin Ms. Bronin will discuss “Building Relationships, Building Cities” Sara C. Bronin is a Mexican-American attorney and architect, and the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law at UConn Law School. She researches topics at the intersection of law and architecture, including zoning, […]

[Recent Lecture] Skylar Tibbits

Wed Nov 29th – Concert Hall [Lecture] Skylar Tibbits: Self-Assembly & Programmable Materials Skylar Tibbits is currently director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT where his research focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes. He is currently a Research Scientist in MIT’s Department of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate design […]

Rozana Montiel [Recent Lecture]

Wed Oct 30th – EMPAC Theater: ROZANA MONTIEL: “Inhabiting Different Species of Spaces”_ Rozana Montiel is a Mexican designer and founder of Estudio de Arquitectura, a Mexico-based interdisciplinary firm that focuses on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain. Her current research includes developing theories in housing, public spaces, and the potential or mobility […]

Quingyun Ma [Recent Lecture]

Wed Oct 4th – EMPAC Theater: QINGYUN MA: “C.A.N. Project”_ Qingyun Ma is a designer principal at the renowned MADA s.p.a.m. architecture firm, and currently an educator at the University of Southern California. As an internationally involved designer, Ma has become a leader in the field and commands an understanding of modern issues in global urbanization. […]

LTL Architects [Recent Lecture]

Wed Sep 27th – Concert Hall [Lecture] LTL Architects: Architecture in Section LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) is a New York City design firm which focuses heavily on diversifying their portfolio with a large range of projects. LTL prides utilizing innovative solutions to explore opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget, and materials. Relatively new, the firm was founded […]

SO-IL [Recent Lecture]

Wed Sep 20th – Theater [Lecture] SO-IL: Order, Edge, Aura SO–IL (Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu) is an award winning architectural design firm based in New York. SO-IL designs and produces spaces for creativity, innovation, culture, learning and living around the world. Founded in 2008 by Florian Idenburg of the Netherlands and Jing Liu of China, and joined […]

Fall 2017 Lecture Series

SO-IL; LTL Architects; Qingyun Ma; Rozana Montiel; and Skylar Tibbits. All events start 6:00pm at EMPAC (110 8th Street / Troy, NY). Admission is free.

[Recent Lecture] Rick Joy

Wed April 26th @  EMPAC Theater: RICK JOY: “TAKING THE TIME”_ Prof. Kenneth L. Warriner Memorial Lecture Rick Joy, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, is Principal of Rick Joy Architects, a 31 person architecture and planning firm established in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona. From the beginning, each of RJA’s works has been exhibited and published extensively and have […]

[CANCELLED] Lecture: Pezo Von Ellrichshausen

[This lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances] Thu April 6th, 6pm @ EMPAC Theater: PEZO – VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN: SPATIAL STRUCTURE _ Pezo Von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio established in Concepcion, southern Chile, in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia Von Ellrichshausen. They have been the curators of the Chilean pavilion at the […]

Recent Lecture: Marcelo Spina

Tue Mar 28th, 6pm @ EMPAC Theater: MARCELO SPINA: Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real_ Marcelo Spina with Georgina Huljich founded P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, a design-research practice that has gained international recognition for its subtle approach to architecture; one that seamlessly integrates digital technology with an extensive consideration of form, novel tectonics and innovative materials. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ work has […]


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