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Reality Distortion Field
February 19, 2014 - 5:30pm


Neil Denari will present the lecture "Reality Distortion Field" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. The lecture is free and open to the public. Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. and professor of architecture at UCLA. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal in 2011 and, in 2010, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, which honored him for his contribution to the growth and prominence of the interior design field. In 2009, Denari was given the California Community Foundation Fellowship from the United States Artists and in 2008 he received an architecture award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.  

In addition to these personal awards, NMDA has been awarded the 2005 and 2007 National American Institute of Architecture Awards, 2005 Progressive Architecture citation, and eight American Institute of Architecture/Los Angeles Honor Awards, among others.  

Denari’s work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo shows “Fast Forward” in 2008 at the Museum of the City of New York, “Architects’ Work: HL23” in 2009 at Syracuse University, and “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery Los Angeles, a solo exhibition of his analogue drawings from 1982-1996.  He lectures worldwide and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley among other schools and was the director of SCI-Arc from 1997-2002.  Denari is the author of Interrupted Projections (TOTO), Gyroscopic Horizons (Princeton), and Facticity (AADCU; forthcoming). He received his BArch from the University of Houston in 1980 and his MArch from Harvard in 1982.


Image courtesy Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc.