Emerging Voices: arquitectura911sc; Atelier TAG


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Emerging Voices
arquitectura911sc; Atelier TAG

Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall; Katsuhiro Yamazaki
Introduced by Dan Wood
Friday, March 30, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The fourth and final evening of the 30th annual Emerging Voices lecture series, featuring arquitectura911sc and Atelier TAG.  Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.  For more information on the competition and annual awards, click here.

Confronted with the complexity and political uncertainty of Mexico City, Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall of arquitectura911sc strive for a “dual commitment to an architecture that connects the physical with the social, and architecture that is grounded and informed by the city.”  Their performing Arts Center in Guadalajara is under construction.  Recently completed projects include a low-income housing development, bookstores, offices, and commercial spaces in Mexico City, as well as urban planning and infrastructure projects throughout Mexico.

Atelier TAG “seeks to reinterpret the civic function of architecture through the careful study of sociocultural context…in order to create evocative spaces where society as a collective can express itself.”  Building primarily in the public realm, the firm has completed projects, including the Bibliothéque Raymond-Levésque  in 2011, as well as the Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, and the Bibliothéque Municipale de Chateauguay.  Based in Montreal, Atelier TAG is led by Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki.

Dan Wood is a founding partner of WORKac.  He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org. 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 online here, beginning one week before each program until six hours before the program start. Purchased tickets are available for pick-up at the venue check-in desk and are non-refundable.

AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

Emerging Voices is generously supported by Maharam. The Emerging Voices program is also supported by the Next Generation Fund of the Architectural League.

Architectural League programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.