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A lecture and live Q+A discussion with Nader Tehrani and Arthur Chang
May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 27th 4:00 to 5:30 PDT for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Nader Tehrani and Arthur Chang
“What Would Wood Do?”
In collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
For his contributions to architecture as an art, Nader Tehrani is the recipient of the 2020 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which he was also elected as a Member in 2021, the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in The United States. Nader Tehrani is the founding principal of NADAAA and Dean of The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. His research focuses on the transformation of the building industry, innovative material applications, and the development of new means and methods of construction, especially through digital fabrication. Tehrani’s work has received many prestigious awards, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and eighteen Progressive Architecture Awards. Prior to becoming Dean at the Cooper Union, he taught at RISD, Harvard GSD, Georgia Institute of Technology, and MIT. His office, NADAAA, for the past seven years in a row, has ranked among the top design firms in Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms in the United States, ranking as First three years in a row.
Arthur Chang, AIA is a Principal of NADAAA. He has been a key part of NADAAA and a collaborator of Nader Tehrani’s since 2004. Chang’s experience in planning and managing all aspects of design projects has led to his work receiving some of the most prestigious national and international awards. Chang has led a variety of institutional and public projects including the Melbourne School of Design, RISD’s Fleet Library, Helios House, the Research + Design Center at Beaver Country Day School, a new MBTA Headhouse in Boston’s Seaport, and North Hall, a new hybrid CLT/Steel residence hall for the Rhode Island School of Design. Chang holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has served as visiting design critic for Harvard University, Graduate School of Design; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning; Northeastern University, Art & Architecture Department; Rhode Island School of Design; the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning; and Boston Architectural College.
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)
Photos (Left to Right): Image of Nader Tehrani; Image of NADAAA Section; Image of Arthur Chang.