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Monday, September 25, 2017
Reception at 5:00 in 2nd Floor Gallery
Lecture at 5:30pm in Room 2005
College of Architecture and Planning, CU Building, 1250 14th Street, Denver

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Paul Lewis, FAIA, is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture. He also is a principal of the New York-based architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis​ (LTL Architects). Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University School of Architecture. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome as the winner of the 1998-1999 Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in Architecture. Lewis received both the Emerging Voices Award (2002) and the Young Architects Award (1996) from The Architectural League of New York. He has taught at Ohio State University as the Richard Trott Visiting Professor, Columbia and Barnard Colleges, The Cooper Union Chanin School of Architecture, and Parsons School of Design. Lewis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York.

LTL Architects received a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in 2007. In 2000, LTL was named one of 10 Selected Architects representing “The New Vanguard” by Architectural Record and, in 2004, they exhibited their work in the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2010, they were included in the exhibit “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront” at the Museum of Modern Art. Recent built work includes Arthouse-a contemporary art center in Austin, Texas; Claremont University Consortium Administrative Campus Center in Claremont, California; a Residence Hall at Gallaudet University for the deaf in Washington DC; Sullivan Family Student Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming; and a full building renovation of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. LTL recently completed the redesign of Coney Island Steeplechase Pier as part of the NYC Department of Park's rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy; The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; and the Seaman Corporation’s headquarters in Ohio. LTL's work has been exhibited at SFMoMA; The Heinz Architectural Center in the Carnegie Museums; College of Wooster; Syracuse University; UC Berkeley; The University of Texas at Austin; University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture and the Van Alen Institute. LTL has received numerous design awards, and their drawings are in the permanent collections of MoMA, SFMoMA and the Heinz Architectural Center.

Lewis’ current research includes leading a team as part of Structures for Coastal Resiliency, a Rockefeller Foundation-supported project dedicated to developing resilient designs for back bay areas of New Jersey, and ongoing work on typologies of section. 

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Monday, October 16, 6pm – Denver Art Museum, Sharp Auditorium, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation with the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum and CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning and sponsored by McWHINNEY.

Join us for a very special occasion with Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects, at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM) on Monday, October 16 in the Denver Art Museum's Sharp Auditorium. This is a FREE lecture, but be sure to register HERE​ to reserve your spot.

Architecture should not only reference itself, but should give back to the context that it is a part of; not just its immediate surroundings and users, but also the communities that it engages with. The result is a contribution to creating social sustainable and livable cities. This philosophy is one of the key drivers in the works of the Scandinavian architectural practice, Henning Larsen.

Spaces that promote flexible interaction, foster engagement, and contribute to enhanced personal and collective experiences must respond to environmental, cultural, historical, and climatic parameters. By considering these design factors, we can demonstrate how to effectively design healthy spaces for the future built environment.

We call this approach “context-driven design”. Featuring a demonstration of the distinct design methodology of Henning Larsen and several case studies, the lecture aims to exhibit iconic landmarks, universities, and innovative work spaces as important building blocks of the built, urban environment.

The lecture will emphasize the importance of shared spaces and how architecture must address and foster human interaction in order to make them what they are envisioned to be. In this way, the lecture will demonstrate how spaces and buildings should not only reference the context that they are built into, but must point to a vision of livability on behalf of the most important space we share: the city.

Please note: Allow ample time for parking or consider taking public transit to the Denver Art Museum (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy), and enter through the Hamilton Building. The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th and Broadway. Doors open at 5:30pm.​

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