Toguchi Lecture

When:  Oct 9, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Akron-Canton
AIA and CSI members and guests are invited to Kent State University's campus on Tuesday, October 9th to attend a this year's Toguchi Lecture, presented by Billie Tsien. Titled "Practicing", Tsien's lecture will focus on built projects. Dinner following the presentation will be hosted by AIA Akron, AIA Eastern Ohio, and Akron-Canton CSI.
Further information regarding the lecture & AIA LU's, and reception
following the presentation coming soon.


Located in New York City, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects|Partners (TWBTA) focuses on work for institutions including schools, museums, and not-for-profits. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and most of all experience, are at the heart of their architecture. Recent notable projects include The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong. TWBTA is currently designing The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. Over the past three decades, the firm has received numerous national and international citations, including the 2013 Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama.
 
Billie Tsien, was born in Ithaca, NY and received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and her Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. In 1986, she co-founded TWBTA with Tod Williams. Billie is deeply involved in prominent cultural communities and maintains long-standing associations with many organizations devoted to the arts. She is currently President of the Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and has been inducted into the National Academy of Design, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society among others. In parallel with her practice Billie also maintains an active academic career and lectures worldwide. As both an educator and practitioner, she is committed to making a better world through architecture.

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