Space.City invites you to an intimate happy hour lecture and discussion
with Architect Gilles Saucier of Saucier Perrotte.
Friday, November 5th, 4 – 6 pm
BOKA Studio 1000 lounge*
1010 First Avenue
Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets**
*Happy hour food and beverages will be available for purchase.
**Due to the venue size, a limited number of tickets are available.
Space.City works in collaboration with Suyama Space. We thank Peter Miller Books, Greg Bishop, Fryer Noble Co., Naramore Foundation, and The Miller Hull Partnership for their support. This lecture is presented in collaboration with AIA Seattle and with the sponsorship of Perkins+Will and BOKA Kitchen + Bar.
Gilles Saucier is both a photographer and an architect. His work in photography has helped fine tune his approach to architecture and evolve his perspective on his work in the world. Saucier Perrotte, his architectural firm, places as much emphasis on using their hands as it does employing evolving virtual 3d technology. Their recent project, Les Bains Vieux Montréal, has won both a 2010 International Architecture Award and a Governor’s Award. They won an International Architecture Award for the Private Residence and Guest House in the Laurentian Mountains. Saucier Perrotte was honored as the best architectural firm in Canada in 2009 by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, saying, “They have pursued and achieved poetics of space in architecture.”
Since 1990, Saucier has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several Canadian and American universities, including University of Montréal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Seattle University. He has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA San Francisco and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2008 and the New Voices lecture series organized in 2001 by the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the power-plant series in Toronto and in “architecture rampant” at the royal Ontario museum in Toronto. Saucier was one of three Canadian architects invited to join a governor general team to promote Canadian culture through a series of state visits to Finland and Iceland.