Nader Tehrani: Schools of thought

Nader Tehrani considers the role of the campus in the digital age.

May 24, 2018

Recorded on April 5, 2017. Video courtesy of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Nader Tehrani is the principal of NADAAA, a practice he founded in 2011 with Katherine Faulkner and Daniel Gallagher. (The firm grew out of Office dA, a practice he formed in 1986 with Rodolphe El Khoury, which later expanded to include Monica Ponce de Leon.)

Tehrani organizes his lecture around three projects for schools of design: the Hinman Research Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology; the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne; and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. He discusses the relationship of these buildings to scholarship and making.

The lecture is followed by a discussion with Florian Idenburg, a founding partner of SO–IL and an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Ursula von Rydingsvard lecture

Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard's hands-on, physical working methods and intuitive approach to monumental form-making are illustrated through a series of recent projects.

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