“Moving a Composite Architecture”
A lecture by Greg Lynn, Architect and Professor at UCLA and Yale
Greg Lynn will deliver the annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture in Environmental Design at Colby College on Tuesday 2 April 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Building. Mr. Lynn’s lecture is entitled “Moving a Composite Architecture.” Mr. Lynn is the founder of the studio Greg Lynn FORM, a firm that defines the cutting edge of design in a variety of fields. He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Lynn received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most innovative people in the world for the 21st century, while Forbes Magazine named him on of the ten most influential living architects. In 2008, he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. His Korean Presbyterian Church of New York was officially listed by the New York City Landmarks Commission as one of the thirty most important buildings built in the city in the last thirty years.
Lynn is an innovator in redefining the medium of design with digital technology as well as a pioneer in the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design and fabrication.
His work is in the permanent collections of the most important design and architecture museums in the world including the CCA, SFMoMA, ICA Chicago and MoMA. Because of his early studies in philosophy and architecture he has been involved incombining the realities of design and construction with the speculative, theoretical and experimental potentials of writing and teaching. This unique and innovative approach to design has also established him as an influential figure across many disciplines and led to consultations and collaborations with companies like BMW, Swarovski, Alessi, Vitra, Disney and Imaginary Forces. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an Ordentlicher University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is a Studio Professor at UCLA’s School of Architecture and Urban Design where he is currently spearheading the development of an experimental research robotics lab. Since the turn of the century he has been the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University.
Greg Lynn’s lecture has been approved for one CES credit from the American Institute of Architects and is open to the public without charge.