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RDA News & Notes

2013 Sally Walsh Lecture: Jeanne Gang



Who: Jeanne Gang, Principal and Founder, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago
What: 2013 Sally Walsh Lecture titled “Moving House”
When: Tuesday, March 26; 6 p.m. Reception in the Beck Building, 7 p.m. lecture at the Caroline Weiss Law Building, MFAH.
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is located at 1001 Bissonnet (enter via the Main Street door). Additional parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available until 7:00 p.m. for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.

In collaboration with the Rice School of Architecture, the AIA Houston Chapter, and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation, we welcome Jeanne Gang to present the annual Sally Walsh lecture on Tuesday, March 26, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

This annual lecture is dedicated to the memory of distinguished Houston interior designer Sally Walsh, who is widely credited with bringing modern design to Houston. The lecture honors Walsh’s groundbreaking foray into modern design by bringing cutting edge designers to Houston. This year’s lecturer is architect Jeanne Gang who will give a talk entitled “Moving House.”

A 2011 MacArthur Fellow, Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang architects, a Chicago-based firm made up of architects and designers who tackle pressing contemporary issues. Examples of the studio’s work include the construction of the Aqua Tower, an 82-story mixed-use high rise named the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year and SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center, a 16,800 square-foot foster care community on Chicago’s historically disenfranchised South Side.

Driven by visionary thinking, insatiable curiosity, and radical creativity, Gang has produced some of today’s most innovative and award-winning transformative architecture. Gang is motivated by the idea that local architecture can make a global impact. Her designs are rooted in both architectural form and idea-driven content, and she frequently utilizes multiple disciplines to reach a design solution.

A distinguished graduate of Harvard, Gang’s work has been applauded and exhibited widely, including the International Venice Biennale, MoMA, The National Building Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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