Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Patrick Tighe Inside the Helms Design Center

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Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Patrick Tighe Inside the Helms Design Center

February 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 – 8:30pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, exhibition, and book signing with Patrick Tighe of Patrick Tighe Architecture, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. The evening will be introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo).

The event is FREE and Open to the Public. Please RSVP to calpolylametro@gmail.comFree Parking is available at the Valet located on the corner of Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.

Tuesday, March 14th: Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture
Tuesday, April 4th: B+U Architects
Thursday, April 20th: Heather Roberge of Murmur

About the Architect
Patrick Tighe FAIA, FAAR, is a Los Angeles architect and educator. The highly acclaimed namesake firm, Patrick Tighe Architecture, is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary architecture informed by technology, sustainability, and building innovation. Since its inception, the firm has produced a strong and diverse body of work. The firm has gained international recognition for their award winning projects and for their work in the affordable housing sector. 

The firm has received over 50 design awards, has been published extensively and exhibited globally. Tighe was recently awarded the Pacific Design Center’s 2017 Star of Design. A monograph of the firms work, entitled “Buiding Dichotomy” was just released. Available on Amazon.
Patrick Tighe Architecture: Building Dichotomy
With Essays by Thom Mayne and Stephen Philips
From the publisher: This beautifully designed and illustrated monograph sets out Patrick Tighe’s innovative, diverse, and wide-ranging collection of contemporary work towards the post-digital, showing the reader a hyper- detailed analytical investigation of digital forms and their practices.
It sets out how his architecture has brought a return to the real in an attempt to rethink the language and practice of architecture. The book’s many inspiring and intricate drawings render clear the ideas that show the palpable energy and momentum that exists in this practice. In every instance, this firm embraces dichotomy, mining its potential to produce a more vital and consequential architecture.
The book’s stunning imagery and nuanced narratives tell the story of Tighe’s architecture across 35 projects spanning across the globe, to help establish how his work draws from and builds upon existing polarities to find resolution, and how tensions yield a more dynamic architecture. The work is multiple and varied: from the small-scale residential to the urban scale, from the United States to Europe to China to North Africa, from high-end villas for royalty to art installations to social housing projects.
This compelling collection of work follows the following five key themes: CRAFT (from the manufactured to the technological); MATERIAL (from the natural to the synthetic); EXPERIENCE (from the actual to the perceptual); GEOMETRY (from the simple to the complex); and METHOD (from the analog to the digital). This distinguished monograph also includes an incisive introduction by Patrick Tighe and is augmented by two essays by Thom Mayne and Stephen Phillips, who also provide clarity and insightful discourse on how Tighe’s work is continuously in transition and evolving, and how he’s rethinking and engaging in a discourse to defamiliarize the familiar.


February 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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