Garden fence. Photographer: Cris Molina

Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture: Robert Cole

April 18, 2016
12-1p Lecture
Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Robert Cole, RIBA, a co-founding principal of ColePrévost and the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor, will deliver a Public Lecture Series talk titled Thinking Inside the Box.

In 1996, Cole and Sophie Prévost, ASID, formed ColePrévost to practice architecture and interior design as a design entity. The firm has won numerous awards, including AIA Design Awards, IIDA's International Design Award, and Interior Design Magazine's Residential Design Award. Their work is published in books and articles and on the internet.

Cole graduated from Vassar College and continued his studies at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies with Kenneth Frampton, while working for Peter Eisenman's on the House IV Transformation Series (MOMA). He earned an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, where he studied with Ron Herron and Peter Cook, and wrote his thesis with Robin Evans. After graduation, Cole worked with Wally Olins at Wolff Olins in the emerging field of corporate identity (branding).

Cole was Unit Master at AA School. After getting licensed (RIBA), he was a visiting professor at the University of Sydney. Returning to the United States, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan, and was the acting head of the architecture department at Cranbrook Academy of the Arts.

From 1989-1995 he taught at the Catholic University, where he was the director of the summer architecture program. He's been a visiting professor at the University of Miami (Ohio), Carnegie Mellon University, CUA (2008-2014), and recently in the interior design programs at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and George Washington University.