Merrill Elam / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

On Imagination: Conversations with Architects
January 30, 2013 - 5:45pm


Merrill Elam will introduce a screening of On Imagination: Conversations with Architects in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:45PM on Wednesday, January 30. A reception following the screening will take place in the Knowlton Hall Jury Space. Both events are free and open to the public.

On Imagination looks at imagination through the musings of 25 of today’s most creative architects and landscape architects David Adjaye, Alan Balfour, Jennifer Bonner, Henry Cobb, Preston Scott Cohen, Lise Anne Couture, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Diane Lewis, Thom Mayne, Michael Meredith, Rafael Moneo, William Morgan, Monica Ponce de Leon, Hani Rashid, Hilary Sample, Martha Schwartz, Michael Sorkin, Nader Tehrani, Elías Torres, Billie Tsien, Michael Van Valkenburgh, and Tod Williams.

In a career spanning more than 40 years Merrill Elam and her partner, Mack Scogin, have won international acclaim for work that ranges from the sleek, low-slung utility of a 330,000-square-foot factory in Canton, Georgia for furniture maker Herman Miller to the asymmetrical exuberance of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center for Wellesley College. Their Atlanta based firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, was the design firm for Knowlton Hall, home of the Knowlton School of Architecture. Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects has won numerous design awards, including six national American Institute of Architects Awards for Excellence. Recent projects include the United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas; the Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University; the Yale University Health Services Center; the Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University; the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library for the University of California at Berkeley; and the Zhongkai Sheshan Villas in Shanghai, China,

The firm's work has been widely published in magazines and books, including the 1992 Rizzoli publication, Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture / Architectural Criticism; the 1999 University of Michigan book Mack & Merrill and the 2005 Princeton Architectural Press publication Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall. Their projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain; the Deutches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Global Architecture Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.


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