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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular
February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, February 27th, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly L.A. Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular.
Jimenez Lai Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, architecture, culture, and education. Early in his career, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including MOS and OMA. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA- collected White Elephant. His first book, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale, and the 2017 Designer of the Future Award at Art Basel / Design Miami. In 2014, Lai represented Taiwan at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale. In 2015, Lai organized the Treatise exhibition and publication series at the Graham Foundation. Alongside MoMA, Lai’s work has been collected by SFMOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and LACMA.
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)
Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.
Photos (Left to Right): Image of Jimenez Lai, Image of Tower of Twelve Stories, and Image of The Pool House.