Graduate Architecture

The EwingCole Lecture: Sir Peter Cook

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:30pm
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Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Lower Gallery

Sir Peter Cook is the founder of Archigram and the Cook-Robotham Architecture Bureau (CRAB) Studio, and former Chair of The Bartlett School of Architecture. A Graduate of the Bournemouth College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, he has been a pivotal figure within the architectural world for 50 years. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA in 2004. In 2007 he received a Knighthood for his services to architecture and in 2011 he was granted an honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Lund. He is also a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France and a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

His drawings and projects are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Deutsches Architektur Museum, the Centre Pompidou, and FRAC in Orléans. His recent books are Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture, Architecture Workbook: Design through Motive, and a full catalogue of his work will be published by University College London press.

He is the Former Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts and an Emeritus Professor at University College London, The Royal Academy of Arts, and the Frankfurt Staedelschule. He was Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2015.

The EwingCole Lecture Fund was established in June 2002 to support the annual EwingCole Lecture, which provides PennDesign with the opportunity to invite distinguished architects to campus.