Lecture date: 1992-06-11
John Dennys Memorial Lecture: John Dennys was involved with the AA over a period of 27 years - as a student, lecturer, member of Council, and President. On his death in 1973, a visiting lectureship was established to mark his interest in education.
Mack Scogin is a principal in the award-winning firm of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their work has been widely featured in popular and academic publications on architecture and has been exhibited internationally at many museums and galleries. Scogin was appointed chairman of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1990.
An enlightened, and light-hearted, exchange among Preston Scott Cohen, Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture, Mack Scogin, Kajima Professor in Practice of Architecture, and surprise guest Thom Mayne. Scogin kicks off the conversation with a short clip featuring a popular comedian from the 1980’s tap-dancing, relating it back to pedagogy at the GSD. A revealing conversation on the relevancy of design education and the true nature of its value follows.
• Preston Scott Cohen MArch '85
• Thom Mayne MArch '78
• Mack Scogin AM '09
• Master of Ceremonies: Grace La AB '92, MArch '95
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Mack Scogin, Kajima Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta. Scogin is known for unconventional use of materials, and for subtle, unexpected narrative associations to place and program.
Scogin presents several projects including the House Chmar, House Above the Bug Line, Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, the Bank for International Settlements, the High Museum of Art at Georgia-Pacific Center, One Midtown Plaza, the Gates Center for Computer Science, the Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, the Yale University Health Services Building, and the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage at Wellesley College.