Hernan Diaz Alonso / Xefirotarch
Hernan Diaz Alonso will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30PM on Wednesday, January 15. The lecture is free and open to the public. Diaz Alonso is the Spring 2014 Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, and is principal and founder of the Los Angeles-based design practice Xefirotarch.
Considered one of the most influential voices of his generation, Diaz Alonso has served for the past several years as Distinguish Professor of Architecture and the Graduate Thesis Coordinator at SCI-Arc, before being appointed Graduate Programs Chair in 2010. Previously, he was a design studio professor at Columbia University GSAPP, and head studio professor in the "Excessive" post-graduate program at the Universitat fur angewandte Kunst in Wien, Austria. He was recently honored by Yale University with the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectural Design for fall 2010.
Diaz Alonso has lectured extensively at major institutions around the world. His architecture designs have received numerous awards and have been displayed in both architecture and art museum exhibitions. His work has been widely published in magazines and periodicals worldwide and multiple books, including the "Excessive" monograph.
In 2005, Diaz Alonso was the winner of PS1 MoMa's Young Architects Program (YAP) competition. His work has since been the subject of solo shows at the San Francisco MoMa in 2006, and the Art Institute of Chicago and the MAK Centre, Wien in 2007.
His work is part of the permanent collections of the FRAC Center, the San Francisco MoMa, and the Art Institute of Chicago.