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Peter Eisenman / Eisenman Architects

Big Stairs / Knowlton Hall
October 17, 2014 - 2:00pm

Peter Eisenman will present the lecture "The Discipline of Architecture" on Knowlton Hall’s Big Stairs at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. The lecture is free and open to the public. Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator. The principal of Eisenman Architects, he has designed large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and a series of inventive private houses. His current projects include the six-building City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and a large condominium housing block in Milan, Italy. The first major public building designed by Eisenman was Ohio State's Wexner Center for the Arts.

Eisenman is the Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at the Yale University School of Architecture, and has taught at Cambridge University, Harvard University, Princeton University, The Ohio State University and The Cooper Union. His many books include Eisenman: Inside Out, Selected Writings 1963–1988; Written into the Void, Selected Writings 1990–2004; Tracing Eisenman; and Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques. From 1967 to 1982 he was the director of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, which he founded. Eisenman received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cornell, a Master of Architecture Degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge. He received an honorary degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture in 2007.