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Visiting Lecture | Jennifer Bonner: Loopty Loops

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6 - 8pm

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Jennifer Bonner, Director of MALL, will lecture on the firm’s best practices, strategies for misbehaving in architecture, and Haus Gables, a single family residence recently completed in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work pioneering cross-laminated timber and architectural form reconciles research on roof typologies and materiality through the implementation of “faux finishes”.

Born in Alabama, Jennifer Bonner founded MALL a creative practice for art and architecture in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability--an acronym with built-in flexibility. By engaging “ordinary architecture” such as gable roofs and everyday materials, Bonner playfully reimagines architecture in her field.

Jennifer Bonner is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. As a recipient of Emerging Voices Award (AIA/ Young Architects Forum) two Faculty Design Awards (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), and a PA Award (Architect Magazine), her creative work has been published in architectural trade journals including Architect, Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Metropolis, and Wallpaper, as well as more experimental publications including a+t, DAMn, ART PAPERS, PLAT, Offramp, and MAS Context. Bonner has exhibited work at the Royal Institute of British Architects, National Building Museum, WUHO gallery, HistoryMIAMI, Yve YANG gallery, pinkcomma gallery, Istanbul Modern Museum, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, and Chicago Architecture Biennial.

This lecture is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff.  Room 315F. 

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