Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series Starts Aug. 27 with Karim Rashid

Prolific designer Karim Rashid has won nearly 300 awards.

Prolific designer Karim Rashid has won nearly 300 awards.

With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name and client work in over 40 countries, Karim Rashid will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series on Aug. 27.

His ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Rashid’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi and Veuve Clicquot; democratic products for Umbra, bobble and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept and Vondom; lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; iconic graphics for Citibank and Sony Ericsson; and award-winning packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Eos.

Rashid’s influence expands beyond product to interiors, including restaurants like Amoje Food Capital in South Korea; hospitality design for nhow Hotel Berlin and budget hotels for Prizeotels in Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover; public environments like Universita Metro Station in Naples; and retail design for Fun Factory in Berlin and Munich. Additionally, he has collaborated on concept exhibitions for clients such as Dupont Corian, Deutsche Bank, PepsiCo and Audi. In 2017, Rashid launched KURV Architecture with partner Alex Hughes, bringing a unique multidisciplinary approach to architecture, investment and development.

The lectures are free and open to the University community and the public. The speakers and events for the series include:

KARIM RASHID
Aug. 27 / 6 p.m.
HAMILTON BUILDING: CONNELLY AUDITORIUM / 1001 LOCUST ST.
CO-SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE AND ENGAGEMENT

CONTROL
Sept. 5 / 5 p.m. / EXHIBITION OPENING
SEE GALLERY / ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER

MAJORA CARTER GROUP
Majora Carter
Sept. 17 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL
Exhibition Gallery at Bok
Oct. 4-13 / BOK HISTORICAL SCHOOL / 1901 S. 9TH ST.

SIXTH ANNUAL GEODESIGN FORUM
LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema
Oct. 12 / 1-5 p.m. / DEC FORUM / RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

RUR ARCHITECTURE
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto
Oct. 15 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

OMAR KHAN
School of Architecture and Planning / University at Buffalo
Oct. 22 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

ANNE FADULLON
Director of Planning and Development / Philadelphia
Oct. 29 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

3XN US
Jens Holm
Nov. 5 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

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