Preston Scott Cohen is the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). His work is recognized for its distinctive geometry and for its new approach to integrating buildings with their environments.
lecture: Preston Scott COHEN.
6.30 p.m. / Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. of Cambridge, MA operates at the forefront of theory and practice with commissions of diverse scales and types including houses, educational facilities, cultural institutions and urban designs. Recent projects completed or under construction include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building completed in 2011, the Taiyuan Museum of Art completed in 2013, the Taubman School of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan (2014-16), and the Cape Rep Theater, Brewster, MA (2013-16).
Awards and honors include Induction as Academician at the National Academy of Art, New York (2014); Best Museum in the World, Time and Leisure (2012); The Annual Design Review Award for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012); and Academy Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters (2004).
Cohen is author of Contested Symmetries (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001), Lightfall, Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (forthcoming, Skira Rizzoli 2014), The Return Of Nature, Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability, co-authored with Erika Naginski (Routledge 2014), and numerous theoretical and historical essays including “Successive Architecture” (2014), “The Hidden Core of Architecture” (2012),“Guggenheim Inversion” (2012), “Dexterous Architecture” (2008), and “Elegance, Attenuation, Geometry” (2008).
His work has been widely published and exhibited and is in numerous collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard. Cohen’s work is the subject of numerous theoretical assessments by renowned critics and historians including Michael Kimmelman, Nicolai Ouroussoff, Antoine Picon, Peter Cook, Sylvia Lavin, Michael Hays, Terry Riley, Daniel Sherer, and Rafael Moneo.
Cohen has given lectures around the world and has held faculty positions at Princeton University (1997), Rhode Island School of Design (1993), and Ohio State University (1989). He was the Frank Gehry International Chair at the University of Toronto (2004) and the Perloff Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (2002).
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