Jerry van Eyck of !melk presented by Space.City
Thursday, April 5, 2012
5:00 pm – Complimentary Happy Hour
6:00 pm – Lecture by Jerry Van Eyck
ARCADE has a special offer for those who attend next week’s space.city lecture by Jerry van Eyck. All attendees will receive a complimentary one year subscription to ARCADE at the event.
Tickets: $10 Advance, $12 at the door, $5 for students (student id required at the door)
Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98164
(map) Use 4th Ave Entrance
Jerry Van Eyck has been an influential force in landscape architecture and has worked on award-winning projects around the globe, including Master Plans, Public Spaces, and Urban Waterfronts. A founding principal of !melk in New York City, formerly of West 8, Mr. Van Eyck will present examples of his work against the backdrop of a critical view of his home country, the Netherlands. In this dynamic lecture, you’ll connect to Mr. Van Eyck’s passion for urbanity, understand his holistic approach to design and detailing, and reveal his sheer joy in the unexpected interplay of people and their environment.
Trained as a landscape architect and industrial designer, Jerry Van Eyck possesses an unusual breadth and depth of skills that he applies to every project under his purview. He approaches each commission balancing both the macro-scale—how open and public space fit into the larger context of a city’s fabric and the urban experience—with the micro-, expressing materiality, ornamentation, and pattern through custom furniture, lighting, paving, and other details that give each project a singular identity.
Dutch born Van Eyck graduated Cum Laude from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1992, after which he joined Rotterdam-based West 8 in 1992 (he became a full partner in 2000), and he managed and designed numerous projects on an international level. One of his earliest collaborations with West 8, Schouwburgplein (‘Theatre Square’) in Rotterdam, continues to be a model for contemporary urban square design, with custom furniture, iconic crane-like lights, and a trademark hardscape pattern that has remarkably withstood the test of time and heavy use.
Van Eyck has collaborated with and led international teams on award-winning projects and competitions, including London’s Jubilee Gardens, the 100-acre park for the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, One North Park in Singapore, and Soundscape Park in Miami Beach. While he was a partner at West 8, he was the project director of the team winning the international design competition for the Governors Island Park and Public Space Design in New York.
In February of 2010 Jerry Van Eyck founded !melk landscape architecture/urban design in New York City.
Jerry Van Eyck is an adjunct professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and is a board member of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Van Eyck’s lecture is brought to you by Space.City
The Miller Hull Partnership
The Naramore Foundation
Peter Miller Books
and all our other donors for their continued support.