Graduate Architecture

The KPF Lecture: Gregg Pasquarelli

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30pm
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Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Lower Gallery

Since its formation, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. In this talk, Pasquarelli will highlight certain projects that illustrate SHoP's approach to prototyping and real-world R&D, discuss the marriage of traditional material systems with innovative technologies, and emphasize the importance of architects preserving a productive focus on the public realm.

As a Founding Principal, Gregg Pasquarelli has been at the center of SHoP’s collaborative practice for over twenty years—leading teams in design, master planning, and real estate development. Gregg has served as lead partner on many of the firm’s most prominent projects, including The Porter House, the Barclays Center, Pier 17 and the East River Waterfront esplanade, 111 West 57th Street, and the American Copper Buildings.  Beyond the studio, Mr. Pasquarelli has earned a reputation as a thoughtful leader of his generation of innovative architects and a powerful advocate for design quality and community values in contemporary city-building. His dedication to moving the profession forward continues in his commitment to lecturing and teaching, where he brings SHoP’s message—about the unity of technological invention, artistic inspiration, and public responsibility—to students across the country and around the world. He has lectured and published globally and has held chaired professorships at schools such as Yale University, Columbia University and The University of Virginia, among others.

This lecture is sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). It is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.