Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Arvo Pärt Centre, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: ©Roland Halbe.

CANCELED: Coral Courts Lecture: Fuensanta Nieto

April 2, 2020
5:30p Reception, 6p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

The health and safety of our community and visitors is a top priority for the Sam Fox School and the Kemper Art Museum. Given recent guidance from the CDC on limiting the spread of COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, we regretfully announce the cancellation of all public programs through April 30, 2020. We are hoping to reschedule many of these events and will provide updates on our website as they become available. We are continuing to evaluate the status for events scheduled to take place after April 30.

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Fuensanta Nieto, a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and a professor at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, will deliver the annual Coral Courts Lecture, titled Art/City/Landscape, as part of the Sam Fox School's Public Lecture Series.

Nieto has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1983. She lectures on architecture and participates in juries and symposia at various institutions around the world. From 1986-1991 she was co-director of the architectural journal ARQUITECTURA, published by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was founded in 1985 by Nieto and Enrique Sobejano and has offices in Madrid and Berlin. Along with being widely published in international magazines and books, the firm’s work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 2000, 2002, 2006, and 2012; at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in 2006; at the Kunsthaus in Graz in 2008; and at the MAST Foundation in Bologna in 2014. They are the recipients of the 2007 National Prize for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and the 2010 Nike Prize issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), as well as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), the Piranesi Prix de Rome (2011), the European Museum of the Year Award (2012), the Hannes Meyer Prize (2012), AIA Honorary Fellowship (2015), the Alvar Aalto Medal (2015), and Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts in 2017. Their major works include the Madinat al-Zahra Museum, the Moritzburg Museum, the San Telmo Museum, the Zaragoza Congress Centre, the Joanneum extension in Graz, and the Contemporary Art Centre in Córdoba.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos currently have projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, Estonia, Morocco, China, United Kingdom, and France. Three monographs have been recently published on their work: Nieto Sobejano. Memory and Invention (Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2013), Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano. Architetture (Mondadori Electa Spa, Milano, Italy, 2014), and Nieto Sobejano Arquitectura 2004-2017 (TC Cuadernos 131/132, Valencia, Spain, 2017).

About the Coral Courts Lecture

The Coral Courts Lecture highlights outstanding architecture practitioners from across the United States and abroad. The lecture is named in honor of the Coral Courts Motel, a now-demolished Streamlined Moderne motor court formerly located in St. Louis along Route 66. Past Coral Courts Lecturers have included Ricardo Legoretta, Rafael Vitoly, Marlon Blackwell, Rick Joy, Billie Tsien, Julie Snow, Carlos Jimenez, Wendell Burnette, J. Meejin Yoon, Jeanne Gang, Francis Kéré, Gregg Pasquarelli, Brigitte Shim, Tatiana Bilbao, and Georgeen Theodore, Sharon Johnston, Nasrine Seraji, Ginés Garrido, Odile Decq, Elena Manferdini, and Georgina Huljich.