Monday, 16 October, 2017
Paul Lewis, FAIA, principal at Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) Architects in New York City, and professor and associate dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, will lecture on Monday, Oct. 16. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Art + Architecture Building’s McCarty Auditorium, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lewis’s lecture, Manual of Section, will address the varieties of section in architecture and examine the effects they have on form, space and social organization. Using examples of work from LTL Architects, he will analyze a typology of section and show how section can operate to produce spatial and community relationships.
Lewis has taught at Princeton for 17 years. During this time, his firm has completed academic, institutional, residential and hospitality projects throughout the United States. Their recent built work includes The ContemporAry Austin, an art center in Austin, Texas; Steeplechase Pier at Coney Island; a new administrative campus for the Claremont University Consortium; and projects at Vassar College, Cornell University, New York University and Columbia University. In 2017, LTL Architects won an invited design competition for an arts center in Telluride, Colorado, and PosterHouse, a museum dedicated to posters, located in New York City.
The firm’s designs and drawings have been exhibited around the world, including the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and are part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Carnegie Museum of Art. In 2007, LTL received a National Design Award and has received multiple AIA design awards.
LTL Architects has authored numerous books, including Intensities (2013), Opportunistic Architecture (2008) and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21 (1998). The firm’s newest book, Manual of Section, is an analysis of the history and typology of section in architecture.
Lewis received a bachelor of art from Wesleyan University and a master of architecture from Princeton University. He is a board member of the Architectural League of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
This lecture is endowed by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Endowment. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures in the college's lecture series begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Art + Architecture Building's McCarty Auditorium, Rm. 109.