SO-IL [Upcoming 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 […]

Recent Film: The Inside Story of Grimshaw in 12 Buildings

Mon Mar 27th, 6pm @ EMPAC Theater: SOME KIND OF JOY: THE INSIDE STORY OF GRIMSHAW IN TWELWE BUILDINGS_ In 2001, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his practice won the architectural competition for the design of EMPAC. Throughout the building’s construction, the collaboration between Grimshaw Architects, now just Grimshaw, and Rensselaer was very close in all […]

Recent lecture: Heidi Eagleton “Law & Architecture”

Tue Mar-21, 6pm @ Biotech Auditorium: KORNBLUT MEMORIAL LECTURE: PROF. HEIDI EAGLETON, J.D. Prof. Eagleton will discuss “Integrating Law and Architecture: Annie’s Place, A Study in Reality.” All are welcome.  Reception will follow the lecture. Prof. Heidi Dellafera Eagleton heads the Houston office of Royce /Eagleton Architects. Her background is in architecture and in law. She […]

Recent Lecture: Kunlé Adeyemi

Wed Mar 8th, 6pm @ EMPAC Concert Hall: “Waterfront Atlas”: KUNLÉ ADEYEMI. Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer and urbanist, and founder of the firm NLÉ.. His recent work includes ‘Makoko Floating School’, an innovative, prototype, floating structure located on the lagoon heart of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. This acclaimed project is part of the extensive […]

[recent lecture] STELARC

Mon May 2nd – Theater STELARC: “The Involuntary, the Automated and the Uncanny: Zombies, Cyborgs and Chimeras”_ STELARC (Stelios Arcadiou) is an Australian performance artist, born in Limassol, island of Cyprus. After moving to Australia, he studied Arts and Craft at T.S.T.C., Art and Technology at CAUTECH and M.R.I.T., Melbourne University. Stelarc has taught Art […]

[recent lecture] Heneghan Peng

Wed Mar-2, 6pm @ EMPAC. “SETTING OUT”: HENEGHAN PENG Heneghan Peng Architects (hparc) is a design partnership practicing architecture, landscape and urban design. The practice was founded by Shih-Fu Peng and Róisín Heneghan in New York in 1999 and in 2001 they relocated their main office to Dublin, Ireland. Heneghan Peng Architects advocates a multi-disciplinary approach […]


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