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The Architectural League of New York - Current Work: Richard Meier
Where:  New York, NY - The Great Hall - The Cooper Union: 7 East 7th Street (map it)
When:   Friday, January 24, 2014


Richard Meier & Partners–Jesolo Lido Condominium, Jesolo, Italy | photo: Roland Halbe

Current Work
Richard Meier
Richard Meier & Partners
Discussion to follow with fellow partners Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon
Moderated by Kenneth Frampton

A special lecture to celebrate Richard Meier’s fiftieth anniversary in practice

7:00 pm

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Each year The Architectural League in its Current Work program presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment.  Richard Meier will present his work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with a moderator and fellow partners Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon in honor of fifty years of independent practice.

Richard Meier founded his New York City based firm in 1963.  His practice has completed commissions worldwide that range from civic structures, museums, and corporate headquarters, to housing and private residences.  From early projects – including the now iconic “white” houses, such as the Smith House in Darien, and institutional projects beginning with the Bronx Development Center – to the Getty Center in Los Angeles or Rome’s Ara Pacis Museum and Jubilee Church, Meier and his partners continue to embody the accolades of the Pritzker Prize citation almost thirty years ago, that, in his “single-minded pursuit of the essence of modern architecture…he has broadened its range of forms to make it responsive to the expectations of our time.”

Recent projects completed by Richard Meier & Partners include the Arp Museum in Germany; the OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse in China; the Broad Art Center at UCLA; and United States Courthouses in San Diego and Islip, New York.  Currently under construction are offices in Rio de Janeiro; a hotel complex is Jesolo, Italy; a residential tower in Tel Aviv; a resort in South Korea; two residential towers in Tokyo; and the first phase of a master plan for downtown Newark.

Among the many individual international honors Richard Meier has been awarded are the Pritzker Prize, AIA Gold Medal, RIBA Gold Medal, the Praemium Imperiale from the Japanese government and a Commander of Arts and Letters by the French government.

Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon are partners at Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Time & Place
Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street

Tickets are free for League members; $15 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here, beginning November 25.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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UPDATE: The event date has changed from December 5th to January 23rd, 2014.


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