Friday, October 15, 2010

Experimental Architecture - Future Cities Lab

Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California and Athens, Greece. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of architecture with advanced fabrication technologies, responsive building systems and urban space. Their work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Most recently they were the 2008-09 Muschenheim and Oberdick Fellows at the University of Michigan TCAUP, the 2009 New York Prize Fellows at the Van Alen Institute in New York City, and exhibited work at the 2009-10 Hong Kong / Shenzhen Biennale. Both Johnson and Gattegno studied atPrinceton University. They currently teach at CCA and UC Berkeley, as well as workshops including the Architectural Association Global Summer Program Biodynamic Structures and Hydra-Cities Lab in Athens, Greece. Jason has also recently collaborated with Andy Payne on the FIREFLY for Grasshopper toolbar and Primer.

Ms. Gattegno has taught at the University of Virginia from 2002-08, and she was the 2008-09 Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan TCAUP. She currently teaches at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Her research seminar “InfoLab”, investigates the relationship between information and design and the opportunities of a design process inextricably linked to research. Ms. Gattegno’s professional work delves into issues of context, nature, ecology and technology in urban planning and design. She has been exploring the opportunities of design in extreme environments as a vehicle of investigating the relationship between energy and form. Ms. Gattegno received the AIA Medal and the Certificate of Merit from Princeton University and the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Thesis Prize for design research. She was also awarded the Stanley Seeger Traveling Fellowship for research on the urban condition of the city of Athens, Greece. Ms.Gattegno is a M.Arch graduate of Princeton University and a MA graduate from Cambridge University, St. John’s College, UK.

Women In Architecture Forum: Experimental Architecture - Future Cities Lab
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: None; this forum is open to all. Please RSVP.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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