Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30pm
Decafe, Perloff Hall
Introduction and conversation with Thom Mayne
“Moving all Over the Place”
“Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Greg Lynn is the founder of Greg Lynn FORM. For 30 years he has been located at the intersection of the digital and physical in architecture. He has taught continuously at UCLA A.UD since 1998. He is Chief Creative Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward, the lightweight urban mobility company that he co-founded. As the Design Advisor of the Palo Alto on-line/in-store retailer Curbside he is responsible for the company’s physical identity. He was awarded the Golden Lion at the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture and returns in 2016 where he will represent the United States in the American Pavilion for the second time. He has received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award and a fellowship from United States Artists. He is the author of nine books.
50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture
During its 50-year history, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has been an innovator in identifying what architects are taught. From the invention of 3D computer programs; to the integration of sustainability in a design curriculum; to the incorporation of large scale CNC robotics in a school of architecture in the world; the Department has critically defined the topics, curriculum, and knowledge necessary to keep its graduates relevant in a changing world. During 2015-16 we will celebrate our 50th year by honoring the Department’s faculty and their many innovations and accomplishments with a series of presentations and conversations.