“Catalytic Structures” with Nader Tehrani



0:12 introduction by Richard Sommer
11:05 Nade Tehrani presentation
1:22:07 Q & A

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design welcomed award-winning architect Nader Tehrani, co-founder and principal of NADAAA — the firm selected to design the new home of the Daniels Faculty at historic One Spadina Crescent — to present a bulthaup lecture titled “Catalytic Structures: Transformed Types” at the University of Toronto on November 5, 2013. A leading figure in architecture today, Tehrani is also the Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT.

Tehrani’s work with NADAAA — and from 1986 to 2011 with Office dA — has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including fourteen Progressive Architecture Awards, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002), and the Cooper Hewitt Award for Architecture (2007). NADAAA was also recently ranked the number-one design firm in Architecture Magazine’s 2013 peer-reviewed list of the 100 top architectural firms in the United States.

In addition to the revitalization of One Spadina, recent commissions include the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne and the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Tehrani has also designed award-winning projects such as Tongxian Art Gatehouse in Beijing, Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Multi-faith Spiritual Center at Northeastern University, and the LEED-Gold certified Macallen Building in Boston.

Tehrani’s lecture explores how experimenting with structure can influence the emergence of new and innovative ways to design common building types, from educational institutions to private dwellings. Tehrani’s lecture coincided with the exhibition: ONE FUTURE: The Daniels Faculty @ One Spadina at the Eric Arthur Gallery, an exhibition of student work in The Larry Wayne Richards Gallery, and the Daniels Faculty’s Graduate Admissions Open House for prospective students.

The Daniels Faculty would like to thank bulthaup Toronto for its generous sponsorship of this lecture: www.toronto.bulthaup.com

For more information about the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, visit us at http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca

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