Thinking into the Future 2012: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas
With Architect Rafael Viñoly
Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects PC.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Cocktail reception: 5 pm
Lecture and panel discussion: 6 pm
Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th Street, Chicago
Preservation Trust members/University of Chicago alumni, faculty and staff/AIA Chicago members: $20
Ticket includes cocktail reception and lecture/panel discussion.
This October the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust welcomes internationally renowned architect Rafael Viñoly as the 2012 speaker for Thinking into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas.
Recognized as one of the most innovative architects of our time, Viñoly has been a major presence in architecture for nearly half a century. Viñoly’s work is driven by his belief that the responsibility of architecture is to elevate the public realm. While his early commissions in Argentina transformed the landscape of his native continent, his first major projects in New York, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and in Tokyo, the International Forum, established Viñoly as a leading voice in architecture. Vinoly’s architecture is defined by an originality that transcends passing fads.
Since founding Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1983, he has completed many critically acclaimed civic projects as well as private and institutional commissions. Recent and current projects include the Battersea Power Station Master Plan, London; Carrasco International Airport New Terminal, Montevideo; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia; and Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK.
Viñoly designed the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business adjacent to Wright’s Robie House, and the University’s groundbreaking New Hospital Pavilion, scheduled to open in 2013.
The program includes a lecture by Rafael Viñoly, followed by a panel discussion.
A partnership program with The University of Chicago and Logan Center for the Arts, AIA Chicago and Chicago Ideas Week.
Thinking into the Future engages leading international, national, and Chicago voices in architecture, design, and contemporary culture that point the direction to a bright and promising future for the next generation. Taking Wright’s future thinking philosophy as expressed in the Robie House, the program explores current ideas and issues in architecture, design, and society that stimulate debate about our world in the 21st century from a local to a global perspective.