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.