Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Steven Rainville March 21

“High Performance Craft: The Work of Olson Kundig Architects”

Rainville Lecture Poster (PDF)

Steven Rainville AIA, LEED AP, will present Olson Kundig’s design practice, rooted in traditions of detail, craft and making. With both a high-tech and low-tech approach, they bring a builder’s sensibility to their design work, striving to achieve long-lasting, well-crafted buildings that are as inspirational as they are functional.

SDC Gallery Opening Reception 4:30pm, Carpenter Hall Main Floor
Meet Steven Rainville. Refreshments served.

SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture 5:00-6:00pm, Cleveland Hall 30E
Presentation and discussion with audience.

Steven Rainville AIA, LEED AP will present Olson Kundig’s design practice, rooted in traditions of detail, craft and making. With both a high-tech and low-tech approach, they bring a builder’s sensibility to their design work, striving to achieve long-lasting, well-crafted buildings that are as inspirational as they are functional. Now in their fifth decade, their work ranges in both scale and typology, from residences in the Pacific Northwest, high-end resorts in Mexico and Europe, and midrise buildings in South Korea.

Central to all of their designs is their commitment to high-performance craft. In an ever increasing world of constraints (economic, environmental and social), design must do many things and perform on multiple levels. Working closely with a range of partners — from craftspeople, artisans and fine artists to university researchers and cloud-based computer modeling experts — they create one-of-a-kind spaces that rethink the notion of static building design.

Through r+D initiatives, Olson Kundig has endeavored to expand its work beyond aesthetics to solving issues of the built environment. This presentation will focus on specific project case studies illustrating the firm’s take on the notion of High Performance Craft, a look to future directions, and a discussion with the audience on what that might include.

We hope you can join us for these special events!

 

 

 

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