IaaC Lecture Series: Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi

Architect, New York/Paris

Professor, Columbia University

Bernard Tschumi is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts (1981) and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays (MIT Press, 1994). In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design and build the Parc de la Villette, in Paris. Since then, he has made a reputation for groundbreaking designs that include the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Vacheron-Constantin Corporate Headquarters, among other projects. Tschumi’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale. He served as Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003. The New Acropolis Museum has been widely acclaimed, receiving awards from the American Institute of Architects, the French Ministry of Culture, and was one of six finalists for the Mies van der Rohe 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

Abstract: Bernard Tschumi will discuss concepts in architecture and his recently published book, a comprehensive documentation of his 30-year investigations as a designer, builder, and theorist. (Bernard Tschumi, Architect, New York and Paris; Professor, Columbia University)

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