Feb 13th 2020

Gregg Pasquerelli: Out of Practice

February 26
6 p.m.
S. R. Crown Hall

On February 26 the College of Architecture will host Gregg Pasquarelli, co-founder of New York City’s SHoP Architects, for the Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean’s Lecture Series.

As a founding principal of the firm, Pasquarelli has been at the center of SHoP’s collaborative practice for more than 20 years, leading teams in design, master planning, and real estate development. He has served as lead partner on many of the firm’s most prominent projects in New York City, including The Porter House, the Barclays Center, Pier 17 and the East River Waterfront esplanade, 111 West 57th Street, and the American Copper Buildings. Beyond the studio, Pasquarelli has earned a reputation as a thoughtful leader of his generation of innovative architects and a powerful advocate for design quality and community values in contemporary city building.

In his talk, "Out of Practice," Pasquarelli will highlight certain projects that illustrate SHoP’s approach to prototyping and real-world R&D, discuss the marriage of traditional material systems with innovative technologies, and emphasize the importance of architects preserving a productive focus on the public realm.