Sarah Wigglesworth lecture

Sarah Wigglesworth of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (SWA) discusses her recent projects.

February 28, 2013
7:00 p.m.

SWA | Siobhan Davies Dance Studios. Credit: Richard Bryant/Arcaid

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

Reception to follow the lecture. The exhibition, Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-1970, will be open for extended hours during the reception.

Since founding her London-based practice in 1994, Sarah Wigglesworth has developed a reputation for bringing great design to ecological buildings with innovative materials.  At the heart of her firm’s interest in sustainability is a professed desire to help things run more efficiently, improve people’s well being, and make life more enjoyable.

Working primarily for public organizations and their communities, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects hopes to research and explore issues surrounding sustainable futures in its many aspects. Since 2006, the work of the office has grown in scope and has begun to encompass neighborhoods and master plans, such as the plans for Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, and New Cross, Lewisham. Wigglesworth explains that the scale is of interest “because of the greater opportunities it offers to help build truly sustainable communities (socially, financially, and environmentally).”

Published and award-winning projects include 9/10 Stock Orchard Street, the Sandal Magna Community Primary School, and the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, among others. Together with her partner, Jeremy Till, Wigglesworth was the first architect to be awarded the Fulbright Arts Fellowship. In 2004, she was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Wigglesworth currently teaches at Sheffield University.

Moderated by Kevin Bone. Bone is a Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union and is the Director of The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. He is a principal of the practice Bone/Levine Architects.


This program is co-organized by the Architectural League of New York, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union as its 2013 Eleanore Pettersen Lecture.

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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