Event UT SOA Lecture

March 2, 2011 - 5:00pm

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UT, Goldsmith Hall, Rm 3.120 78712 Austin , TX

LECTURER:  Adam Yarinsky is principal and co-founder of Architecture Research Office (ARO), a New York-based firm practicing modern architecture and visionary urbanism. In every undertaking, ARO seeks to elevate the quality of our built environment and the value of our social fabric.

LECTURE: “Resilient Design at Two Scales”
TIME AND PLACE:  Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm, Goldsmith Auditorium, Rm. 3.120.

EXHIBITION:  At the conclusion of the lecture, the UTSOA exhibition "Explorations, Defining Surface:  an exhibit of fabrications produced by A. Zahner Company"will open with a reception to follow.

BIO: Adam Yarinsky is principal and co-founder, with Stephen Cassell, of Architecture Research Office (ARO). ARO has completed more than seventy-five projects nationwide for clients such as Goldman Sachs, Princeton University, Prada, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The firm's portfolio of work includes civic, academic, commercial, residential, and conceptual architecture. A two-time finalist for the National Design Award for Architecture, ARO has received numerous awards and frequent media coverage. In 2010, The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Stephen and Adam with their Academy Award for Architecture. Selections of the firm’s work appear in ARO: Architecture Research Office (Princeton Architectural Press).

Current work by Architecture Research Office includes the renovation of Union Square's historic pavilion plus a new modern building at the park’s northeast corner; a riverfront education center and recreational pavilion in Beacon, NY; a new theater complex in Lower Manhattan; and a museum dedicated to the life and work of the American sculptor Donald Judd. ARO was a member of the 2007-2009 AIA Latrobe Prize project team, which reconceived the New York-New Jersey harbor in response to rising sea levels. A design for Lower Manhattan by Architecture Research Office is the centerpiece of Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront, an exhibit opening in March at The Museum of Modern Art.
Adam holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Adam has served as the Sanders Teaching Fellow at the University of Michigan and the Shure Professor at the University of Virginia. He is presently the Elieil Saarinen Professor at the University of Michigan. He has also taught at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Syracuse University, the University of Virginia, Parsons/The New School and Washington University in St. Louis. He has lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. Recent articles by Adam have appeared in 306090, Dimensions, and Places Journal.
Lecture made possible by the Schneider Lectureship in Architecture.
Exhibition made possible by the Gensler Exhibitions Fund and the Schneider Lectureship in Architecture