Tadao Ando Architect and Associates
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 features the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Tadao Ando will present his firm’s work in a public lecture.
Tadao Ando is the founding principal of Tadao Ando Architect and Associates. He is a self-educated architect who spent time in Kyoto and Nara studying firsthand the great monuments of traditional Japanese architecture, and then melded these with his knowledge of architecture gleaned on travels to Europe, Africa, and the United States. In 1969, Ando established his practice in Osaka.
Ando’s notable works include the Church of the Light in Osaka, the Armani Teatro in Milan, and the Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In the United States, he designed The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and the expansion of Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of Ando’s current projects includes 152 Elizabeth Street, a residential building in New York City.
He has been a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, and Harvard Universities, and in 1997, became professor of architecture at Tokyo University. Ando has received numerous architecture awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995 and the 2002 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, among others.
Prior to the lecture, ticket holders may join us for a book signing outside The Great Hall. Tadao Ando will sign copies of his book, Ando (Taschen, 2014), which will be available, in limited quantities, for purchase at 10% off the retail price.
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
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This program is additionally 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.