Thom Mayne.

Lecture: Thom Mayne

July 24, 2020
4p Central

Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize-winning architect and founder of Morphosis Architects, will deliver a lecture about combinatoric design methods in associate professor Chandler Ahrens’ summer studio The Past's Future, followed by a discussion. Mayne will share his thoughts about the design methodology he has been developing over the past 40 years through the work in his office and teaching. The combinatoric design process involves formal, geometric combination that is intimately tied to programmatic, social, and performative aspects.

The event will be livestreamed to the Sam Fox School Facebook page. Members of the general public are also welcome to register to participate in the post-lecture discussion through Zoom, though space is limited. Register here>>

About the Summer Studio

The Past’s Future is a summer studio for graduate and undergraduate architecture students that focuses on a combinatoric design process, which involves the combination of geometry as well as narrative. The studio explores issues of design innovation by looking to the past to predict alternate futures, specifically looking back at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (often called the St. Louis World’s Fair) and create proposals for a speculative world's fair in 2045.

Image from The Past's Future summer studio by Noah Sturbois.