Lunchtime Lecture | Evan Douglis, AR '83: Sounds from a Distant Planet

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12 - 2pm

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Evan Douglis is the principal of Evan Douglis Studio LLC; an internationally renowned architecture and interdisciplinary design firm committed to the practice of digital alchemy. The firmʼs unique cutting edge research into computer-aided digital design and fabrication technology, new materials and multi-media installations as applied to a range of diverse gallery installations, commercial projects, and more recently a series of prefabricated modular building assembly systems has elicited international acclaim.

Prior to his appointment as Dean of the of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he was the Chair of the undergraduate department at Pratt Institute, an Associate Assistant Professor and the Director of the Architecture Galleries at Columbia University, and a Visiting Instructor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union.

Recognized for his innovative approach to design, Douglisʼ awards include: a NYFA fellowship, a Design Vanguard profile by Architectural Record, an I.D. Magazine Honorable Mention, a FEIDAD Design Merit Award, finalist nominations for the North American James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards, a selected fellow in the EKWC European Ceramic Work Centreʼs Brick Project Residency Program, an ACADIA Award for Emerging Digital Practice, a Presidential Citation from The Cooper Union, an AIA/LA Peopleʼs Restaurant Choice Award and more recently he was selected on two separate occasions by DesignIntelligence as one of 30 Most Admired Educators in architectural education. His book Autogenic Structures was published by Taylor & Francis

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. The public may RSVP specifying the event title. 

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