Thom Mayne and Neil M. Denari on Lebbeus Woods

Related Exhibition Lebbeus Woods, Architect

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Lebbeus Woods — architect, artist, and cofounder of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture — was known for innovative designs that challenge notions of space, place, materials, and buildability. His work often incorporates social, political, and geographic crisis, such as his provocative designs for cities after war and San Francisco after the Loma Prieta earthquake. Thom Mayne, principal architect at Morphosis, a firm known for sculptural design qualities and pushing the boundaries of traditional architecture, will join architect Neil M. Denari to discuss Woods's immeasurable influence and wide-ranging legacy.


Thom Mayne, architect
Neil M. Denari, architect

Image: Lebbeus Woods, Concentric Field, from the series Centricity, 1987; graphite on paper; Collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of the Members of the Architecture + Design Forum, SFMOMA Architecture and Design Accessions Committee, and the architecture and design community in honor of Aaron Betsky, Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects, 1995-2001; © Lebbeus Woods