Álvaro Siza Vieira


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Current Work
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Introduced by Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll
Friday, June 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, entrance at The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building (with curvilinear awning)
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

We have just learned that Álvaro Siza has suffered an unexpected injury in Portugal and is unable to travel to New York at this time.  As a result, this lecture is CANCELLED.
We hope to reschedule this program in the near future.  When and if we are able to do so, all current reservations to attend will be honored at the rescheduled event.

This event is co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, The Architectural League of New York, and Aicep Portugal Global, with the kind support of Tap-Air Portugal and the St. Regis Hotel.

Álvaro Siza Vieira is the most important and influential Portuguese architect. His work has been internationally recognized for more than five decades for its coherent and thoughtful response to both site and history in context. His architecture, spread across the globe, is lauded for its intuitive creative drive and innovative spatial experimentation.

A 1992 Pritzker Prize winner, Siza has also received the honorary title of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in 1998 the Praemium Imperiale from the Emperor of Japan. More recently, Siza was awarded the 2009 RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal and the 2011 International Union of Architects Gold Medal. He was a Visiting Professor at the École Polytechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes in Bogotá, and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Barry Bergdoll is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art.

Tickets are free and available to League members only (no non-member guests).   To join the League and attend this (and all other League programs) for free, click here.  Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org, beginning 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 16. Limited tickets available, first-come, first-served.

The Architectural League is pleased to acknowledge the support of TRESPA for the Current Work series. This program is additionally 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.