Tom Wiscombe (Los Angeles, CA) is founder and principal of Tom Wiscombe Design, an internationally recognized design office operating at the forefront of contemporary design. His work stands out in terms of its synthesis of form, pattern, color, and technology into singular, irreducible constructions. ICON Magazine has named Wiscombe one of the “top 20 architects in the world who are making the future and transforming the way we work.”
6.00 pm / U of C Downtown Campus
906 8 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Wiscombe’s firm is dedicated to long-term disciplinary issues of architecture as well as its practice in the field. Their work is widely recognized for its ability to cross over between issues of form, technology, and ornament, producing nuanced and complex architectural effects. Parts are collapsed into heterogeneous wholes through fusing, pressing, and embedding, creating rich, irreducible relationships across assumed architectural hierarchies and categories.
Beyond mechanistic thinking and minimalist tendencies, the firm’s work is based on the idea that the beauty of architecture resides in simultaneity, hybridity, and ultimately, part-to-whole relations. The most sophisticated and clearly observable models of these phenomena are found in biology and the natural world, which provide an endless source of inspiration for Wiscombe’s architecture.
[Entrance is $5 for non-students. Students are free.]