Anton García-Abril

0:24 Introduction by Richard Sommer
6:00 Anton García-Abril presentation
1:17:33 Q & A

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design welcomed Architect Anton García-Abril on October 23, 2012 for the inaugural Kohn Shnier Architects Lecture.

García-Abril is founder of the acclaimed firm ENSAMBLE STUDIO, and a recently appointed Professor of Architecture at the M.I.T School of Architecture + Planning. Known for its groundbreaking projects such as the Hemeroscopium House in Madrid and the SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela, ENSAMBLE STUDIO‘s work is conceptually and structurally experimental. García-Abril received the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Prize in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded the Rice Design Alliance Prize, which is given to exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their professional career. ENSAMBLE STUDIO‘s approach to design has also been recognized by influential peers: in 2010, it was selected by SANAA to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

The goal of the Kohn Shnier Architects Lecture is to feature early-to-mid-career architects who have made significant contributions to the combined professional, educational, experimental, and community-based arenas in which they practice. The first architect to be featured as part of the inaugural Kohn Shnier Architects Lecture, García-Abril exemplifies the emphasis on engagement and creative excellence that Associate Professor John Shnier has brought to the Daniels Faculty.

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