UW Department of Architecture Lecture Series
Friday 24 February
Astrid Lipka and Lyn Rice / RICE+LIPKA ARCHITECTS
5:30 PM – Reception
Architecture Hall Lobby
6:30 PM – Lecture
Architecture Hall 147
As co-principals of Lyn Rice Architects, Lyn Rice and Astrid Lipka have developed an iterative design approach that takes pleasure in teasing out the unexpected performative/aesthetic potential of projects by inventively embracing their practical constraints. Rice was previously a partner at OpenOffice where he was a design principal-in-charge and architect-of-record for one of the world’s large contemporary art museums, Dia:Beacon. He was selected as one of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices in 2002 and named part of the 2003 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record. Rice holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia’s GSAPP, Barnard College, and The Cooper Union. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Architectural League of New York and teaches at the School of Architecture at Princeton University.
Prior to moving to the US in 1999, Lipka worked at Bothe Richter Teherani Architects in Hamburg, Germany. In New York, she became an Associate at OpenOffice, where she worked extensively with Rice on a range of museum, exhibition and cultural projects, including CoreCut (a collaboration with Diller+Scofidio) until the founding of LRA. Lipka holds a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and is currently serving as Coordinator and Primary Advisor and for the Master of Architecture Thesis program at Parsons The New School for Design.
Since its founding in 2004, Lyn Rice Architects has been recognized with eight American Institute of Architects Design Awards, an International Architecture Award (by the European Centre for Architecture Art & Design/Chicago Athenaeum) (2009), and the New York Municipal Art Society Masterwork Award (2008) among others.
This lecture and reception are sponsored by the UW Department of Architecture. They are free and open to the public.