Lecture by Michael Maltzan / Michael Maltzan Architecture
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7 - 9pm
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CURRENT WORK: Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture
“No More Play”
Moderated by Vishaan Chakrabarti
Michael Maltzan, principal of Los Angeles-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, will present his firm’s work. Since founding his firm in 1995, Maltzan has created a practice committed to “creating architecture that is a catalyst for new experiences and an agent for change in our cities.”
Recent projects include Inner-City Arts – Phase 3, New Carver Apartments, Rainbow Apartments, and Playa Vista Park, all in Los Angeles. The firm’s current work includes the Star Apartments and One Santa Fe in Los Angeles; Ju Gong Bridge and Waterfront Park, and Zhe Zhi Bridge both in Chengdu, China; and the recent competition winning entry for the Mashouf Performing Arts Center at San Francisco State University.
Maltzan’s complex for the Inner-City Arts campus located in the heart of the Los Angeles Skid Row serves at-risk youth from area public schools, providing a range of art facilities and services. The project was featured in the 2010 MoMA exhibition “Small Scale: Big Change.” Maltzan’s New Carver Apartments, which provides permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless residents was awarded the 2011 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design. Additionally, his work has garnered numerous Progressive Architecture awards, citations from the American Institute of Architects, and the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence.
Co-sponsored by the Architecture League of New York
Admission is free for League members and The Cooper Union students/faculty/staff, and $15 for non-members.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues