Theater of Architecture
Hugh Hardy, Jim Houghton, Charles Renfro, Michael Sorkin
Introduced by Joe Melillo
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
A discussion on the occasion of the publication of Hugh Hardy’s book Theater of Architecture, which uses a variety of his projects to explore his thesis that the profession of architecture’s “true strength lies in the building of communities…by enhancing experience.” Built forms, according to Hardy, “are the language of architecture, but without a connection with public use they lose meaning.” This panel will use the experiential aspects of theater design—façades and public spaces as well as the auditoria—as a starting point for a discussion of architecture in the broadest sense, particularly the use of public space.
Hugh Hardy is the author of Theater of Architecture and founder of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.
Jim Houghton is the founding artistic director of Signature Theatre Company in New York.
Joe Melillo is the executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Charles Renfro is a principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Michael Sorkin is a critic, author, and founder of Michael Sorkin Studio. Sorkin is also the Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the City College of New York.
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