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Jimenez Lai / KSA - LeFevre Fellow

May 14, 2008 - 5:30pm
Jimenez Lai, 2007/08 recipient of the LeFevre Fellowship at the Knowlton School of Architecture of the Ohio State University will lecture as part of the KSA Lecture Series.
 
The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 5:30 PM in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium.
 
Jimenez Lai received his Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Lai was awarded the Howarth-Wright Fellowship to live and work in the desert shelters of Taliesin. Later, he resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Over this period, Lai was mentioned in various competitions in Japan, Europe and USA. His competition entry for the Landmark Competition was included in Japan Architect Volume 60. Professionally, Lai was an apprentice to a Chinese artist and illustrated for an animation company as a teenager. As an architect, he worked for Michael Meredith, OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam and for REX/Joshua Prince-Ramus in New York. In February 2006, his spaceship comic book was featured on archinect.com. It was later written about in coolhunting.com. Since receiving the LeFevre Fellowship in 2007, Lai had been working and teaching at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University. His installation Phalanstery Module recently opened in Los Angeles at Materials & Applications.