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Lecture for David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania, 31.03.2022

08 March 2022

Lecture for David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania, 31.03.2022

The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania has invited John Tuomey to give the Cunningham Lecture “Light, Site and the Lasting Presence of Architecture" on Thursday, March 31st.

This lecture is part of a celebration honouring the career and achievements of Professor of Architecture Emeritus David Leatherbarrow. In 2020, Dr. Leatherbarrow was awarded the Topaz Medallion, the highest award given by the AIA and ASCA for excellence in architectural education.

Beginning at 5pm, a series of talks will be given by Architecture faculty followed by a reception after which, a lecture by John Tuomey, founding director of O’Donnell+Tuomey, and close friend of David will be given at 6:30pm.

Dr. Leatherbarrow has taught theory and design at Penn since 1984, and before that at Cambridge University and the University of Westminster (formerly PCL) in England. He lectures throughout the world and has held honorary professorships in Denmark, Brazil, and China. In prior years, he was also the recipient of the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Canadian Center of Architecture (1997-98) and two Fulbright Fellowships. Books include: Building time: architecture, event, and experience, 20th Century Architecture, Three Cultural Ecologies (with R. Wesley), Architecture Oriented Otherwise, Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, and On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. His research focuses on history and theory of architecture, gardens, and the city.

In memory of Barney Cunningham, this lecture will honour his high standards and commitment to building construction, technology, professional practice and ethics.

Venue: Kleinman Forum
220 South 34th Street
Fisher Fine Arts Library 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Date: 31.03.2022

Time: 17:00 (Lecture at 18:30)

Watch a recording of the lecture here

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