Henry Smith-Miller / Smith Miller + Hawkinson Architects

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
January 26, 2011 - 12:30pm


Henry Smith-Miller is a founding partner of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP, a New York City-based design studio in architecture, urban design, installations and exhibitions, objects and products. Across the United States and abroad, SMH+ has designed public and private projects including museums, parks, transportation terminals, performing arts spaces, privates residences, government facilities, a series of museum exhibitions and installations, as well as furniture and objects.

The studio's work derives inspiration from an ongoing investigation into contemporary culture, its history, and its complex changing relationship to society and contemporary ideas. The work process is transformative in the way it reinterprets basic programs and negotiates traditional craft with vanguard techniques. The office is a laboratory for speculation and making, for investigation and practice: two strands that are woven together in all of the projects from the initial concept to their final realization.

Exhibitions include shows at New York's Storefront for Architecture, Princeton and Cornell University's Schools of Architecture, the Van Allen Institute, the Biennale de Venezia and LE FRAC in Orleans France. Recent awards include the PA (Progressive Architecture), the GSA (General Services Administration), the Chicago Athenaeum, and New York City Design Commission Design Awards in Architecture. Also received are the New York Chapter AIA Medal of Honor, The National Academy of Design Canon Prize, and The Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for Excellence in Art and Architecture.

All lectures are free and open to the public.
Unless noted, all lectures will be held in the Gui Auditorium (KN 250) at 5:30 PM.

This event was cancelled. Weather conditions disrupted travel for our speaker. Plans to reschedule have not yet been announced.