Thomas Heatherwick

October

Heatherwick Studio, Garden Bridge, London | Rendering by Arup

Click for more images | Heatherwick Studio, Garden Bridge, London | Rendering by Arup

Heatherwick Studio, Learning Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, Learning Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, UK Pavilion, Shanghai | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, UK Pavilion, Shanghai | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, New Bus for London | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, New Bus for London | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, East Beach Café, Sussex, England | Photo by Andy Stagg

Heatherwick Studio, East Beach Café, Sussex, England | Photo by Andy Stagg

Heatherwick Studio, Rolling Bridge, London | Photo by Steve Speller

Heatherwick Studio, Rolling Bridge, London | Photo by Steve Speller

Heatherwick Studio, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke, England | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke, England | Photo by Iwan Baan

Heatherwick Studio, Al Fayah Park, Abu Dhabi | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, Al Fayah Park, Abu Dhabi | Rendering by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio, Extrusions | Photo by Peter Mallet

Heatherwick Studio, Extrusions | Photo by Peter Mallet

Installation view of "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio." | Photo by Matt Flynn © 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Installation view of “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.” | Photo by Matt Flynn © 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Current Work
Thomas Heatherwick
Heatherwick Studio
“Journey to Unexpected Solutions”
Moderated by Paul Goldberger

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

Unable to attend? Watch this event live streamed online here.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Each year the Architectural League’s Current Work series features the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio will present his studio’s work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with Paul Goldberger.

With an emphasis on collaborative problem-solving and experimentation, Heatherwick Studio’s integrative approach to practice addresses the relationship between form, context, and making, frequently incorporating new materials and innovative technology in its designs. The firm works in a broad range of scales, from product design and temporary structures to infrastructure and large-scale architectural projects. Thomas Heatherwick founded his London-based interdisciplinary studio in 1994.

Recently completed projects include the Learning Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke, England; UK Pavilion, Shanghai; East Beach Café, Sussex, England; the New Bus for London, a redesign of London’s Routemaster double-decker bus; and the Spun chair. Current projects include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town; Al Fayah Park, Abu Dhabi; Garden Bridge, London; Pier55, New York City; Google Headquarters (in collaboration with BIG), Mountain View, CA; and Maggie’s Centre, Yorkshire.

A major retrospective of the firm’s work, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, curated by Brooke Hodge, is on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through January 3, 2016.

Heatherwick has received the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the UK Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, popularly known as the “Seed Cathedral”; RIBA national and regional awards; and the London Design Medal. Heatherwick is a senior research fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum, an honorary fellow of the RIBA, and has been awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize, a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), and appointed a Royal Designer for Industry.

Paul Goldberger is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.

Time & Place
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York
Tickets
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Support
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.

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