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Thomas Christoffersen / BIG

Hedonistic Sustainability
March 27, 2012 - 5:30pm

The Thomas Christoffersen lecture has been CANCELLED.

Thomas Christoffersen of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will present the lecture "Hedonistic Sustainability" at 5:30PM on Wednesday, March 27 in the Gui Auditorium in Knowlton hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Christoffersen began his collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in 2001 and is currently the Managing Partner of BIG’s New York City office. Christoffersen has worked on every notable BIG project, from the VM Houses, to one of the firm’s most global developments, Astana National Library. He is currently overseeing the detail design and construction of the 75,000 square meter mixed-used West 57 building in Manhattan. Other accomplishments include the design for Iceland’s National Bank, and Stavanger Concert house in Norway. In addition to his long standing participation in all things BIG, Christoffersen took a sabbatical year to work in New York City with WORK Architects and has also worked with Stan Allen, David Ling in New York  and Henning Larsen Architects. He received his education at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

BIG is a Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In their architectural production, the firm demonstrates a high sensitivity to the particular demands of site context and program.