Fall Lecture featuring Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA
November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA with MERGE architects in Boston joins AIA Central Pennsylvania for the Fall 2021 Lecture.
WHEN: Thursday November 4th at 6:00 pm
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Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA is the Founder and Principal at MERGE architects. She has lectured extensively in the US and abroad, and the work of MERGE has been widely published both nationally and internationally, including Architectural Record’s 2014 Design Vanguard issue, naming MERGE one of the top ten emerging practices in the world. In 2017 Elizabeth was awarded the sole recipient of Architectural Record’s “Next Generation Leader” – an honor that is awarded annually to one female architect in the US. In addition, she is also the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award, the Architectural League of New York’s “2015 Emerging Voices” award, and in 2020 nominated for the National AIA College of Fellows, the AIA’s highest honor for exceptional work and contributions to the profession and society.Elizabeth’s presentation is titled “Material Logic(s)”.
Reset, Re-frame, Reboot is undeniably the calling of the day. Rightly so. Both culturally and materially design has been charged to rapidly readjust to an urgent need to re-evaluate terms of space, place, and meaning of form. MERGE as a practice is taking stock of the work to date and their continued explorations on how materials, methods of construction/assembly, and typological twists show up as drivers to rethink contexts, identity, and the politics of placemaking. This talk will focus on how new work and past projects have engaged with this continuum of thought, and how might their future architectures reimagine the weight of our current state.