Occasioned by the Yale School of Architecture Gallery exhibition, "Ceci n'est pas une reverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman" (curated by Professor Petit) and the gift of the Tigerman archive to Yale University, Professor Petit reviews the work, influence and legacy of Mr. Tigerman ('60, Arch '61).
Mr. Tigerman's lecture is occasioned by the opening of the exhibition "Ceci n'est pas une reverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman", which opened at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery on 23 August 2011. Stanley Tigerman's buildings writings and drawings are indispensable reference points for our understanding of Modern architecture. They have helped move architecture towards a broader range of ideas associated with memory, irony, humor and wit.
Lecture date: 1988-07-01
Chicago-based architect Stanley Tigerman gives a brief overview of buildings and projects from the first twenty-five years of his office before moving on to a more sustained focus on current work. After receiving both his architectural degrees from Yale University in 1960 and 1961, Tigerman set up a practice in his hometown of Chicago in 1962. In the 1970s he was one of the founders of the Chicago Seven, a group of young architects that helped change the prevailing Miesian vocabulary in Chicago. Tigerman was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1973. A prolific lecturer, he has been a visiting chaired professor at numerous universities, including Yale and Harvard, and he was the resident architect at the American Academy in Rome in 1980. He has co-curated various landmark exhibitions and is the author of several books, including Versus: An American Architect's Alternative; and The Architecture of Exile. He has designed numerous award-winning buildings and installations worldwide.
Eric Owen Moss introduces Stanley Tigerman, pointing out his accomplishments and the significance of his teaching in Chicago. Tigerman reviews his history with SCI-Arc, and with Moss. He maintains that his approach is based on change within ethical traditions.
Tigerman talks about several of his public projects, including several schools and museums. He describes his design concepts and how he deals with the specific programmatic needs of children, families and the disabled. While talking about the design for a Holocaust exhibition, he discusses how the programs influence the space.
Tigerman outlines the specific needs and goals of a homeless center he designed. He describes the programmatic layout, circulation, and lighting. He talks about his involvement in the Archeworks studio.
The video ends abruptly, apparently before the end of Tigerman’s talk.