Visiting Lecture | Peter Zellner: Art into Architecture, Architecture into Art

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Peter Zellner is a Los Angeles–based designer, writer, and artist.  Zellner’s award-winning work ranges from large scale city planning projects to commercial and residential designs. His built projects include the Matthew Marks Gallery in West Hollywood and the Casa Anaya in Tijuana, Mexico and several art galleries in New York, Manhattan, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  He is the author of numerous essays and books on architecture.

Zellner holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, the University of Southern California, Florida International University, the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Institut für Städtebau und Raumplanung (Institute for Urban Design and Urban Planning) at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. 

Zellner is the recipient of this year’s University of Kentucky College of Design Brown-Forman Visiting Chair Endowment in Urban Design.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Room 215F. 

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