Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6 - 7pm

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Lecture by Keith Mitnick, Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Michigan; Principal, Mitnick Roddier

OCTOBER 20, 6:00PM IN 315F

Keith Mitnick is a principal of Mitnick Roddier, a collaborative design practice founded with Mireille Roddier. Their built work has received numerous awards, including the Young Architects Forum award from the Architectural League of New York and the Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record Magazine. They have constructed installations in France and the United States at the Chaumont-Sur-Loire International Garden Festival, the Montpellier Festival of Architecture, and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture + Urbanism. Both Mitnick and Roddier are Associate Professors at the University of Michigan. Mitnick’s first book, Artificial Light, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2008; and, he is currently working on a second book entitled Rainy Sea Architecture.

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