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Florian Idenburg / SO-IL

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
March 2, 2016 - 5:30pm

Florian Idenburg will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The talk is free and open to the public.

Idenburg is a Dutch architect and co-founder of the award-winning architectural design firm SO – IL in New York City. From 2000 to 2007, he served as an Associate at SANAA, where he was in charge of the design and realization of two internationally acclaimed museums, the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

In 2008 he established SO – IL with Jing Liu in New York and two years later the firm won the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with Pole Dance, a highly experimental and interactive structure installation. They went on to design a residence for designer Ivan Chermayeff in upstate New York, a wedding chapel in Nanjing, China, the Flockr outdoor exhibition space in Beijing and the AIA New York award-winning Kukje Gallery in Seoul. In 2012 and 2013, SO – IL was commissioned to design the inaugural presence for the Frieze fair in New York City and won a competition to design the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California at Davis.

SO – IL has been widely featured in international publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper* and Surface Magazine. Their work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Center for Architecture in New York and Studio-X Beijing in China.

An associate professor of practice at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Idenburg has also taught studios at Columbia, held the Brown-Forman Chair in Urban Design at the University of Kentucky and has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. He received his Masters in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.