Tadao Ando Architect and Associates
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and The Noguchi Museum.
Each year The Architectural League’s Current Work series features the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Tadao Ando will present his firm’s work in a public lecture on the occasion of receiving the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award.
Tadao Ando is the founding principal of Tadao Ando Architect and Associates. He is a self-educated architect who spent time in Kyoto and Nara studying firsthand the great monuments of traditional Japanese architecture, and then melded these with his knowledge of architecture gleaned on travels to Europe, Africa, and the United States. In 1969, Ando established his practice in Osaka.
Ando’s notable works include the Church of the Light in Osaka, the Armani Teatro in Milan, and the Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In the United States, he designed The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and the expansion of Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of Ando’s current projects includes 152 Elizabeth Street, a residential building in New York City.
He has been a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, and Harvard Universities, and in 1997, became professor of architecture at Tokyo University. Ando has received numerous architecture awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995 and the 2002 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, among others.
Launched in 2014, the Isamu Noguchi Award was established to honor the tenets that Noguchi expressed in his life’s work and to acknowledge other like-minded, highly accomplished individuals who reflect similar ideals in their own times.
Time & Place
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
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