Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Integral House, view of Blue glass stairs from behind. Toronto, Canada. Photographer: James Dow.

Coral Courts Lecture: Brigitte Shim

February 15, 2012
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Brigitte Shim will deliver the Coral Courts Lecture as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. Shim is an associate professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, where she has taught since 1988. She has also been a visiting professor at Yale University, the École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and Harvard University. She is currently serving on the Board of Build Toronto, the University of Toronto's Design Review Committees, and Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Committee.

Shim and her partner Howard Sutcliffe formed the design practice Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, reflecting their shared interest and passion for the integration of architecture, landscape, and furniture. Shim-Sutcliffe has been honored with eleven Governor General's Medals and Awards in Architecture for built work. Their projects small and large engage directly with light, water, and the Canadian landscape.

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, and Gregg Pasquarelli.