Álvaro Siza Vieira


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Current Work
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Introduced by Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll
Discussion moderated by Pedro Gadanho
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

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.

This program is rescheduled from both the 2011-2012 Current Work season and from an originally publicized date of March 15, 2013.

SOLD OUT — This event is sold out. No additional tickets are available. A wait list for tickets is also closed (those on the wait list will be emailed if tickets become available). Those with tickets have been emailed with reconfirmations. If you have not received an email and believe you hold a ticket or have any questions, email rsvp@archleague.org.

DON’T HAVE A TICKET? — watch this lecture livestreamed! Scroll below to watch the night of June 18.

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. Pedro Gadanho is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture at The Museum of Modern Art.

A livestream will be available here during Tuesday’s lecture, click the play button to start a video feed:

Live from MoMA’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theater. If you are having trouble viewing the livestream, click here to watch directly from MoMA’s website.

Time & Place
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 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)
SOLD OUT Tickets are free and available to League members only (no non-member guests). Please look for announcements in our newsletter if additional tickets become available. Please contact rsvp@archleague.org with questions.
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.  This program also received corporate support from Trespa as part of the original 2011-2012 Current Work lecture series.