Yale School of Architecture Public Lecture Series Gregg Pasquarelli, a principal and founder of SHoP Architects, discusses the intersection of design and economics and financial reward and risk in the practice of contemporary architecture.
Memorial Lecture November 13, 2014
This lecture was originally scheduled on October 25th.
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Lecture date: 2011-11-15
SHoP Architects will present a look at the office’s current projects, with a focus on how the firm seeks to reinvent the business model of architectural practice. As both practitioners and educators, SHoP’s commitment to challenging the process of building seeks to prove that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive. They look at an entire project and consider the site, the cultural and economic environment, a client’s physical needs and budget constraints, as well as construction techniques, branding, marketing, and post-occupancy issues. Great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together – SHoP is combining these forces in innovative ways to create a new model for the profession.
Gregg Pasquarelli co-founded the architectural firm SHoP Architects in 1997. He has lectured, exhibited and published work internationally. Pasquarelli was the Saarinen Professor of Architecture at Yale University in 2006, served as the Shure Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia in 2003 and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from 1996 to 2003. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Architectural League of New York and is a Young Leader’s Fellow of the National Committee on United States–China Relations.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Avery Hall, Columbia University
Registration, breakfast, and Book Fair sponsored by Van Alen Institute
10:00 - 11:15a.m.
Welcome and Introduction by Mark Wigley, GSAPP Dean
Keynote Lecture by Michael Kimmelman, Chief Architecture Critic, The New York Times
11:15 - 11:30a.m.
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Housing and Density
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Holliday Professor, Real Estate Development Program, GSAPP + Partner, SHoP
Keith Krumwiede, Assistant Dean, Yale School of Architecture
Reinhold Martin, Associate Professor, GSAPP + Partner, Martin/Baxi Architects
Alan Organschi, Principal, Gray Organschi Architecture + Coordinator of the Yale Vlock First Year Building Project Studio + Lecturer in Building Technology, Yale School of Architecture
June Williamson, Associate Professor, The City College of the City of New York + co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
1:00 - 2:15p.m.
Grab lunch and talk to classmates, faculty and colleagues; explore Avery Hall and see the new classroom designed by SHoP Architects
1:30 - 2:00p.m.
Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) Faculty and Student Presentation
Scott Marble, M.ARCH '86, Director of the Columbia Building Intelligence Project Integrated Design Studios
Phillip Anzalone, M.ARCH '97, Director of Laboratory for Applied Building Science
with C-BIP Studio students: Jason Roberts, M.ARCH '12 candidate, and Garth Priber, M.ARCH '12 candidate
2:15 - 3:45p.m.
Education and Economic Development
Roger Duffy, Partner, SOM
Colin Koop, Associate Director, SOM
Tracy Massel, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Planning, NYCEDC
Clare Newman MSUP '07, Vice President, Real Estate Transaction Services, NYCEDC
Moderator: Jonathan Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of Columbia University + Provost and Dean of the Faculties, Emeritus; author of The Great American University
3:45 - 4:00p.m.
4:00 - 5:30p.m.
Human Well-Being and the Built Environment
Skye Duncan MSAUD '07, Adjunct Professor, GSAPP + Associate Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning
Bob Frasca, Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Kate Orff, Assistant Professor, GSAPP + Partner, SCAPE
Hilary Sample, Associate Professor, GSAPP + Principal, MOS
Moderator: Dr. Karen Lee, Director of the Built Environment Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Closing Reception in Brownie's Café
Individual Class Dinners
Individual Class Reunions: If you are interested in planning a reunion for your class during GSAPP Alumni Forum, please contact Liz Vazquez at 212.854.0302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Gluck, Mimi Hoang, Nicole Robertson, Alex Terzich
Moderated by Rosalie Genevro
Recorded: May 9, 2013
On May 9, 2013, the League, with Architectural Record, presented a panel of architects to discuss the latest innovations in the design of modular multi-unit housing. The method of construction allows components of a building to be prefabricated off site, in a controlled environment, before being assembled and finished on site. While it is a technique that has been used in the production of detached single-family homes across America for more than 40 years, modular construction is now increasingly applied to multi-family and multi-story architecture. As Rosalie Genevro, the executive director of the League, stated in her introduction to the program, it seems like this is currently the “moment of modular” in New York City. The video above presents excerpts from that panel discussion, in which Thomas Gluck (GLUCK+), Mimi Hoang (nARCHITECTS), Nicole Robertson (GRO Architects), and Alex Terzich (SHoP) discuss their experiences working on some of the many high-profile modular projects recently completed or currently underway in New York and New Jersey.
The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land
Session Two: Density
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Albert Pope, Emily Talen, and Charles Waldheim
Recorded September 26, 2014
The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land was a symposium on rethinking land and its value in light of climate change organized by The Architectural League and co-sponsored by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design in September 2014.
Participants in the Density panel drew on their backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, geography, city planning, and urban theory to discuss the value of density and the forms that it takes — or should take — to mitigate ecological impact.
In conversation with Vishaan Chakrabarti, a principal at SHoP Architects and author of A Country of Cities, Talen, Pope, and Waldheim debate the varied forms that density does or should take. Waldheim refers to a significant shift in the perception of closely shared living space, with dense environments now considered a status symbol, which Talen builds on by noting that this increasing demand for density exacerbates social segregation and separation. Pope suggests that the suburbs can break free from their horizontal form and build vertically, creating walkable environments. The panel debates the designer’s role and responsibility in class separation and gentrification, as well as imperatives to look at morphologies beyond the grid when considering urban form.
Emily Talen is a senior sustainability scientist and a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University.
Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University. He is the author of Ladders (1997) and numerous articles concerning the broad implications of post-war urban development.
Charles Waldheim is a Canadian-American architect, urban theorist, and John E. Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Vishaan Chakrabarti is a Principal at SHoP Architects, author of A Country of Cities, and Holliday Professor and Director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University.
The Five Thousand Pound Life (5KL) is an initiative of The Architectural League on new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future.
Recorded: January 26, 2011
Gregg Pasquarelli, founding partner with Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and William Sharples of the New York firm SHoP Architects, presents the office’s current projects with a focus on how the firm seeks to reinvent the business model of architectural practice. Projects presented in this excerpt include the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gabarone, Botswana, and the Barclay’s Center, Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn.
As both practitioners and educators, SHoP’s commitment to challenging the process of building seeks to prove that “beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive.” They state: “We look at an entire project and consider the site, the cultural and economic environment, a client’s physical needs and budget constraints, as well as construction techniques, branding, marketing, and post-occupancy issues…Great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together – we’re combining these forces in innovative ways to create a new model for the profession.”
SHoP’s current work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park for The City of New York along the East River Waterfront; projects for the Fashion Institute of Technology; and the new Botswana Innovation Hub in Gabarone, Botswana. Other projects include The Porter House, 290 Mulberry Street, and designs for the development of the South Street Seaport, all in New York, and Hangil Book House – Heyri Art Complex in Seoul. In addition to the partners, the office is currently comprised of 60 staff members and is located near City Hall in Lower Manhattan. SHoP recently received the 2009 National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, as well as a 2008 SBIC Beyond Green High Performance Building Award.
The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment.
Gregg Pasquarelli is an American architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York. This design think tank has pushed the architect’s realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, emergent construction research, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies. SHoP’s recent work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront; the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana, Africa; the South Street Seaport redevelopment; a new Major League Soccer stadium in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, CA. Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and has taught at Yale, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He has lectured globally and his work has been reviewed and published in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Wired, FastCompany, Surface, Dwell, A+U, and The New York Times, among others. SHoP's work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. As both a practitioner and educator, Pasquarelli’s commitment to challenging the entire process of building has made a convincing argument to a generation of architects that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive.
After being introducted by Terry Surjan, Gregg Pasquarelli and Christopher Sharples of SHoP Architects, New York, describe the development of systems that can be configured as a thickened membrane that addresses and responds to variable environmental influences. They discuss how this kind of responsive methodology can absorb different kinds of influences but maintain integrity. They present their projects for Mitchell Park in Greenport, New York; V-Mall for Queens; and The Museum of Sex.
0:14 Introduction by Richard Sommer
18:15 Vishaan Chakrabarti presentation
48:25 Robert Bruegmann presentation
1:10:45 Moderated discussion
On October 17, 2013, featured speakers Vishaan Chakrabarti and Robert Bruegmann presented alternate perspectives on where the sustainable future may lie for North American cities. Part of the Daniels Faculty's Fora series, "Sustainability and its Discontents" examined the deep-seated conflicts and assumptions that underlie the discourses and policies surrounding sustainable urbanism.
Richard Sommer, Dean, and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design moderated the discussion, which proved to be both provocative, and timely.
Vishaan Chakrabarti is the author of the book A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for Urban America, which argues that dense, urban environments are key to overcoming challenges of environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, and decreased social mobility.
Chakrabarti is the Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and the Director of CURE, the Center for Urban Real Estate, at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. An experienced architect, planner, and developer, Chakrabarti has transformed the Masters of Science in Real Estate Development into a curriculum dedicated to smart growth policies locally, nationally, and globally. Professor Chakrabarti is also a Partner at SHoP Architects where he advances large-scale projects worldwide. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning and was Executive Vice President at Related Companies.
Robert Bruegmann is the author of the best-selling book Sprawl: A Compact History, which challenges the prevailing negative conceptions surrounding suburban growth. He argues that in planning the future of our cities, we must embrace the broad spectrum of suburban geographies that continue to be the mainstay of development today.
Bruegmann is a historian, critic and oft-cited commentator of the built environment. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and since 1979 has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning. His main areas of research are in the history of architecture, urban planning, landscape and historic preservation. Other books by Bruegmann include The Architects and the City: Holabird & Roche of Chicago 1880-1918, and The Architecture of Harry Weese.
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