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Sean Lally / WEATHERS

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
February 17, 2016 - 5:30pm

Sean Lally will present a lecture titled "Let's Touch" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The talk is free and open to the public.

Lally is founder of WEATHERS/Sean Lally LLC, a Chicago-based office that explores new opportunities for how we design and build the environments that we live in. In their projects, which combine teams of architects, landscape architects, engineers and researchers, they test the social, organizational, economic and aesthetic implications of new architectures and fundamentally rethink its connection to energy. Recent projects include proposals for the Gdansk Museum of WWII, an extension to the Stockholm City Library and a proposal for the urban redevelopment of Reykjavik, Iceland.

An associate professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lally’s writings have appeared in a wide range of journals and publications, including 306090, Harvard Design Magazine, Landscape World, Azure and Surface. The author of The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come (2014), he is the recipient of the 2012 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture and the winner of the 2012 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers Award. He has been an invited speaker at numerous universities and symposiums, including The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Harvard, Syracuse, Cornell and the Nantes Symposium of Copenhagen entitled "Architecture and Climate."

Lally received his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.