Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lecture: Andrea P. Leers, FAIA

Twenty-Fourth Annual AIA East Bay/UCBerkeley Joint Lecture

Andrea Leers, FAIA
November 19, 2007
7:30 PM
112 Wurster
UC Berkeley Campus

Andrea P. Leers, FAIA
Andrea Leers received a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from Wesllesley College and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Leers began independent practice in 1970, and in 1982 she and Jane Weinzapfel founded Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm was honored with the AIA National Firm Award in 2007. She currently holds a position as Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has held numerous teaching and visiting critic positions with Yale University, the American Academy in Rome, the University of Virginia School of architecture, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Firm Description
Leers Weinzapfel Associates is a Boston based practice distinguished by an exceptional quality of design founded on a commitment to the public realm and to the craft of building. The work has been widely recognized in over 40 national and regional awards by the profession, by exhibitions, and by publications in the US , Europe , and Japan . In 2007, the American Institute of Architects honored the practice with its Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA bestows on a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. Work of the firm encompasses a wide range of projects, from technically demanding infrastructure installations such as the Chiller Plant at the University of Pennsylvania, to economical community recreation centers such as the George Robert White Youth Development Center in Boston, to prominent civic buildings such as the Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence MA, to advanced learning and living environments for colleges and universities such as the New College Theatre at Harvard University.

Lecture Dinner
Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal . Through the firms' generosity we are able to present international architects such as Ms. Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, and Craig Dykers without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. In response to sponsors' requests, the dinner returns this year to the lovely Bancroft Hotel, which is graciously taking part in sponsorship to keep our expenses low. Dinner guests have reserved seats at Wurster Hall--a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program have been provided by the following sponsors:
Arkin Tilt Architects
ATI Architects and Engineers
BlakeDrucker Architects
Byrens & Associates Architecture-Planning
Carol Shen, FAIA
Claudia Falconer Architects
Council on Architecture of the Oakland Museum of California
Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Davidson + Seals Architecture & Planning
E. Paul Kelly AIA Architecture / Planning
ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Field Paoli
Glass Associates Inc.
Graff Architects
Haviland Associates Architects
Hollman & Bologna Architecture & Planning
Interactive Resources Inc.
Jason Kaldis Architect
Jensen/Ptaszynski Architects
Shah Kawasaki Architects
Long & Levitt LLP
Michael Coleman Architect
BBI Construction
Muller & Caulfield Architects
Murakami/Nelson Architectural Corporation
Noll & Tam Architects
PSM Architects, Inc.
Pyatok Architects
Siegel & Strain Architects
Swatt Architects
TEAC Structural Engineering
The Preview Group
VBN Architects
Ware Malcomb Architects
The Bancroft Hotel

Interested in sponsorship? Contact
Kellie Hewlett, Program Coordinator or David Petta, FAIA, Lecture Chair.
To register for this event click here

For more information: Kellie Hewlett 510/464-3600

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