Date: September 23, 2015 | Time: 6:00PM
Please join us at the Detroit Institute of Art’s Detroit Film Theatre for a lecture by Michael Maltzan, FAIA, along with an exhibition of the firm’s work during a reception in the Crystal Gallery.
This event is Co-Sponsored by the Detroit Design Festival and University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
In his lecture titled Anticipatory Urbanisms, Michael Maltzan, FAIA of Michael Maltzan Architecture will present a series of buildings, landscapes, and infrastructures that navigate the idea of what architecture is and will be in the context of the future city. Through these projects he will identify broad issues challenging contemporary cities like Detroit including density, experience, polity, infrastructure, housing, commerce, and community and the ways that new understandings of these elements are transforming traditional urban models.
Founded in 1995, Michael Maltzan Architecture is an architecture and urban design practice committed to the creation of progressive, transformative experiences that chart new trajectories for architecture, urbanism, and the public realm. The practice has been recognized with five Progressive Architecture awards, 31 citations from the American Institute of Architects, the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, and as a finalist for the Smithsonian/Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Award. This body of work has been featured in a number of international publications including Architecture, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Artforum, A+U, Domus, Blueprint, GA Houses, Lotus, Newsweek, Mark, Metropolis, and The New York Times. The projects have also been exhibited in museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Monographic exhibitions have been featured at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Carnegie Museum’s Heinz Architectural Center with an accompanying monograph entitled Alternate Ground.
Michael received a Master of Architecture degree with a Letter of Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, where he received the Henry Adams AIA Scholastic Gold Medal. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
He lectures internationally and often serves as a design instructor, lecturer, and critic at prestigious architectural schools including Princeton University, Rice University, Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of Waterloo, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.