Thomas Phifer lecture

For his Current Work lecture, Phifer discusses his designs for two houses, museums, and a university student center.

November 12, 2013

Recorded on November 12, 2013.

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

Thomas Phifer founded his New York City-based firm Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. He describes his approach as “from a humanistic standpoint, connecting the built environment to the natural world with a heightened sense of openness and community spirit that is based on a collaborative, interdisciplinary process.”

In the video above, Phifer discusses some of these influences on several projects, including a residence in Salt Point, NY; the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University; expansions of the Corning Museum of Glass and Glenstone; and a house in Madison, WI.


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