Paracas Museum, Paracas, Peru. Completion Year: 2016. Photographer: Jean Pierre Crousse.

Ruth Kahn Lynford Lecture: Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse

January 30, 2019
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse Architecture will deliver the Ruth Kahn Lynford Lecture. Founded in Paris in 1994, Barclay & Crousse Architecture has been based in Lima, Peru, since 2006. The studio manages a wide range of programs on a transcontinental basis, leading a design laboratory that explores the bonds between landscape, climate, and architecture. Their work challenges common notions about technology, usage, and well-being that, from specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.

Barclay & Crousse was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 by IIT Chicago, the Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2016, the Peruvian National Prize of Architecture in 2014 and 2018, and the Latin America Prize 2013, given by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). It also received international honors at the 20th Pan-American Biennale of Quito (2016), the 4th Ibero-american Biennale (2004), and the 14th Buenos Aires Biennale (2013). Their lecture building for the University of Piura was exhibited at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 2018. Barclay and Crousse were curators of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale, 2016, which obtained the Special Mention of the Jury.

Barclay currently teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and previously taught at the Paris-La Villette School of Architecture. She received the 2018 Woman in Architecture Award from the London-based Architects' Journal and Architectural Review, as well as a fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the French Académie d'Architecture.

Crousse is director of the Master Program in Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has served as a design critic at the Harvard GSD and a teacher at the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture. He was a member of the jury for the Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize in 2016.

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