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Mariposa1038. © Paul Vu, courtesy of LOHA.

Abend Family Lecture: Lorcan O'Herlihy

November 15, 2017
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Lorcan O'Herlihy, FAIA, founder and principal of Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA), will deliver the annual Abend Family Lecture, titled Amplified Urbanism.

Since LOHA's 1994 inception, O'Herlihy has sought opportunities to engage the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape, embracing the role of architecture as a catalyst of change. His social concerns and fascination with the structure of cities has inspired an exploration of the creative interaction between public and private spaces and an emphasis on social and civic connectivity. His firm has established an international reputation for design excellence based on a commitment to research, innovative design, and collaboration, and has built over 85 projects on three continents. LOHA has earned over 100 national and international design awards, including the American Institute of Architects  Los Angeles Firm of the Year, as well as nominations for the United States Artists Fellows and the 2016 Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum in London. The Architectural League of New York selected O'Herlihy as one of the eight "emerging voices" in the United States, and he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He earned an MA in History and Critical Thinking from London's Architectural Association.

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Givens Hall Exhibition

In conjunction with the lecture, an exhibition highlighting LOHA's work will be on view in Givens Hall through December 1. For the last 23 years, LOHA has been engaged in changing complexities of the urban landscape and has embraced architecture's role as a catalyst for change. This year, LOHA published Amplified Urbanism, a publication that highlights their design philosophy and offers ideas about complex and evolving urban conditions. As a methodology, Amplified Urbanism seeks to reimage the creative interaction between public and private spaces, emphasize social and civic connectivity, and work within existing ecological and infrastructural patterns to cultivate vibrant communities.

Abend Family Lecture

The Abend Family Visiting Critic was established with a gift from Stephen Abend in honor of Professor Emeritus Leslie J. Laskey. Visiting critics supported by this endowment are expected to present a lecture to students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the School, as well as to spend time with students and faculty in studios, seminars, and other activities that offer small-group engagement and interactive dialogue and critique opportunities.

 

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