Lecture by Lee Skolnick

Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Image courtesy Lee Skolnick

Image courtesy Lee Skolnick

Xroads: The Non-Intersection of Art, Architecture and Landscape

Lee H. Skolnick seeks to synthesize art, science, and architecture to create memorable and meaningful experiences. He unlocks each project’s “motivating story” to inspire imagination, curiosity, and understanding. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Skolnick has passionately developed and pursued his philosophy of “design as interpretation”, wherein he seeks to unearth the unique themes and compelling concepts which characterize each project, and to translate them into concrete expression.

Mr. Skolnick also has served on the Boards of The Cooper Union, Longhouse Reserve, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, entitled Exhibitionist. He has served on panels and juries for the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Institute of Architects. He is also a frequent lecturer, instructor and author of scholarly papers and popular works, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK.

Located in Rm 315F

This lecture is part of ARCH 185.06: Intersections Within Art, Architecture & Landscape, taught by Rikke Jorgensen and Oliver Kruse.

Open only to current students, faculty and staff of The Cooper Union.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.