The Paris Zoo, Bernard Tschumi Architects. © Iwan Baan.

Cannon Design Lecture: Bernard Tschumi

March 27, 2015
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Bernard Tschumi will deliver the Cannon Design Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering, titled Concept and Notation, as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. The lecture is taking place in conjunction with this year's Graduate Architecture Open House.

Based in New York and Paris, Tschumi is widely recognized as one of today's foremost architects. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays. Major built works include the Parc de la Villette, the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, MuséoParc Alésia, and the Paris Zoo.

Tschumi is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, having served as dean of GSAPP from 1988-2003. His most recent book is Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color, a comprehensive collection of his conceptual and built projects. His drawings and models are in the collections of several major museums, including MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the latter featured a major retrospective in the spring of 2014, with an important bilingual catalogue entitled Bernard Tschumi, Concept and Notation.