Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012. Photo: Michael Moran.

CannonDesign Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering: Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

October 24, 2018
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Architects Tod Williams & Billie Tsien will deliver the CannonDesign Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering as part of the Public Lecture Series. Williams and Tsien began working together in 1977 and founded their New York architecture office in 1986. Their studio focuses on work for institutions such as schools, museums, and not-for-profits. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and—most of all—experience, are at the heart of what they design. Notable projects include The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and Lefrak Center in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. They are currently designing the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago.

Over the past three decades, their commitment to this work has been recognized by numerous national and international citations including the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama and the 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects.

In parallel with their practice, Williams and Tsien maintain active academic careers and lecture worldwide. At various times, they have taught at such institutions as the Cooper Union, Harvard University, Cornell University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania among many others.

As both educators and practitioners, they are dedicated to creating a better world through architecture.

This lecture is generously supported by:

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