Influential Architect Thom Mayne Kicks Off Fall Lecture Series

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 as a collective practice involved in architecture, urban design and research.

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as a collective practice involved in architecture, urban design and research.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, thought leader and founder of the firm Morphosis, kicked off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2017 Lecture Series on Sept. 11 in the Tuttleman Center.

“Thom’s design and thought process have influenced a whole generation of architects,” said Barbara Klinkhammer, executive dean of the College. “As design director, he leads one of the world’s most admired architecture firms known for its cutting-edge designs and innovative approach.”

Mayne shared his insights to a packed house at the Tuttleman Center.

Thom Mayne shared his insights to a packed house at the Tuttleman Center.

Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 as a collective practice involved in architecture, urban design and research. He’s also co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a distinguished professor in UCLA’s architecture and urban design department. In addition to winning the Pritzker Prize in 2005, he received the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2013 and was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009.

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment invites prominent architects and designers to speak on campus each year. The lectures, which will take place on East Falls campus, are free and open to the University community and the public. The speakers for the rest of the semester include:

Jenny Wu
Olyer Wu Collaborative
Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
DEC Forum

Shawn Gehle
R&A Architecture + Design
Monday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
DEC Forum

Tom Wiscombe
Tom Wiscombe Architecture
Monday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
DEC Forum

Lorcan O’Herlihy
LOHA
Monday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.
DEC Forum

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