Out of Practice
6:30 PM | 230 College Street, Room 103
This lecture is presented as part of the bulthaup 2011-2012 Public Lectures
The John H. Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to welcome Gregg Pasquarelli as the first speaker in its 2011/2012 Public Lecture Series. Pasquarelli will discuss SHoP Architects' current projects, with a focus on how the firm seeks to reinvent the business model of architectural practice.
Comprised of practitioners and educators committed to challenging the process of building, SHoP is working to prove that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive. SHoP looks at an entire project and considers each site, including the cultural and economic environment, a client’s physical needs and budget constraints, as well as construction techniques, branding, marketing, and post-occupancy issues. Great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together, and SHoP is combining these forces in innovative ways to create a new model for the profession.
Gregg received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Business at Villanova University in 1987 and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1994 where he graduated with Honors for Excellence in Design. In 1996, he co-founded the New York firm SHoP Architects with Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and William Sharples. The firm's current work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront; the Innovation Hub Government Complex in Botswana, Africa; the South Street Seaport Redevelopment in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, CA.
Gregg was named the Davenport Professor of Architecture at Yale University in 2009, the Saarinen Professor of Architecture at Yale in 2006, the Louis Kahn Professor of Architecture at Yale in 2004. He served as the Shure Professor of Architecture at The University of Virginia in 2003 and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation from 1996 through 2003. Gregg serves on the Board of Directors for The Architectural League of New York and is a Young Leader’s Fellow of the National Committee on United States - China Relations.