Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Moderated by Kevin Bone
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This program is co-organized by the Architectural League of New York, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union as its 2013 Eleanore Pettersen Lecture.
Reception to follow the lecture. The exhibition, Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-1970, will be open for extended hours during the reception.
Since founding her London-based practice in 1994, Sarah Wigglesworth has developed a reputation for bringing great design to ecological buildings with innovative materials. At the heart of her firm’s interest in sustainability is a professed desire to help things run more efficiently, improve people’s well being, and make life more enjoyable.
Working primarily for public organizations and their communities, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects hopes to research and explore issues surrounding sustainable futures in its many aspects. Since 2006, the work of the office has grown in scope and has begun to encompass neighborhoods and master plans, such as the plans for Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and New Cross, Lewisham. Wigglesworth explains that the scale is of interest “because of the greater opportunities it offers to help build truly sustainable communities (socially, financially and environmentally).”
Published and award winning projects include 9/10 Stock Orchard Street, the Sandal Magna Community Primary School, and the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, among others (see images of all of these projects in the slideshow above). Together with her partner, Jeremy Till, Wigglesworth was the first architect to be awarded the Fulbright Arts Fellowship. In 2004, she was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Wigglesworth currently teaches at Sheffield University.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street