Rick Joy Architects
Moderated by Billie Tsien
“Taking the Time”
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Rick Joy of Rick Joy Architects will present his work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with Billie Tsien.
Rick Joy Architects is a design-build practice that emphasizes the integrity of material, the process of making, and form. As Joy writes, his vision is to “create architecture that is regionally sympathetic and well grounded in the context and community of its place.”
Joy founded his Tucson-based firm in 1993. Current projects include a mixed use/boutique hotel, Austin, Texas; One&Only Resort, Nayarit, Mexico; Le Cabanon Family Retreat, Turks and Caicos Islands; Princeton University – Arts & Transit Plaza, Station, Store, Existing Station Restaurant and Café; and Speedway & Campbell Gateway Project, Tucson; and an apartment building in Mexico City. Recently completed projects include Sun Valley House, Idaho; Lone Mountain Ranch House, Golden, New Mexico; Amangiri Resort Hotel and Spa in Canyon Point, Utah; Woodstock Farm Estate, Woodstock, Vermont; Adobe Canyon House, Patagonia, Arizona; Tubac House, Tubac, Arizona; Rubio Avenue Office Complex, Tucson; as well as Convent Avenue Live/Work Studios, Tucson.
His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2010; the Venice Biennale in 2012; and in “Welcome Home,” a film for the exhibition House & Home commissioned by the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. in 2012. Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Rick Joy: Desert Works in 2002.
Rick Joy Architects has won five Record Houses Awards; a Local Genius Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson in 2012; the National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum in 2004; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture in 2002; as well as AIA Arizona Honor Awards for Tubac House and 400 Rubio Avenue Studio in 2001. Recently named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Joy is also an Architectural League 2000 Emerging Voice and 1996 League Prize winner.
Billie Tsien is co-founder and principal of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. She is president of The Architectural League of New York.