Oct 27th 2021

​Lecture: Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, Founders of SO-IL

On Wednesday, November 3, the College of Architecture will host architects Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg for the next installment of the Crown Hall Lecture Series.

Liu and Idenburg are the co-founders of New York-based architecture firm SO-IL. Hailing from two separate corners of the globe—Liu from Nanjing, China, and Idenburg from the Netherlands—the two maintain a diverse, global perspective that shows in their work. As such, the studio’s portfolio is far-reaching, with a number of projects—particularly museums and galleries—in cities such as Milan, Hong Kong, Seoul, South Korea, and Lisbon, Portugal under its belt, as well as many projects in New York.

Some of SO-IL’s most notable projects include the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art for the University of California,Davis and the K11 Art and Cultural Center in Hong Kong. The firm has also found acclaim with the creation of art exhibitions including a 2010 installation called “Pole Dance,” which won the duo first place at the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.

The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. CDT and will be accessible via Zoom (passcode: 107925).