Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu to deliver ACSA Gold Medal Keynote as part of Spring Lecture Series on Sat 30 Mar



Architectural Education Experiment Pointing to the Real Social Reality
Sa 30 Mar | 5:00pm | Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Reception immediately follows
ACSA Gold Medal Keynote
cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art

Join us during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh for a conversation with Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu of Amateur Architecture Studio. Part of the 2019 Spring Lecture Series, the event takes place on Saturday 30 March at 5:00pm at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

WANG SHU is Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, which he established with his partner, LU WENYU, in 1997. Amateur Architecture Studio references the approach an amateur builder takes, incorporating spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions. The firm utilizes knowledge of everyday techniques to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. This unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics, and intensive research defines the basis for the studio’s architectural projects. Wang Shu is the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.