Emerging Voices: Oyler Wu Collaborative; SsD

The third evening of the 30th annual Emerging Voices lecture series, featuring Oyler Wu Collaborative and SsD.  Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.  For more information on the competition and annual awards, click here.

Most of Oyler Wu Collaborative’s projects are self-built, providing the opportunity for “the design process to continually respond to the feedback provided by the fabrication process.”  In addition to speculative façade designs, over the past year the office has built Anemone, a pavilion in Taipei; a traveling installation “reALIze” (in collaboration with Michael Kalish); and “Netscape,” a large steel-framed and knitted rope canopy at SCI-Arc, which was designed and constructed with students.  Based in Los Angeles, the firm is led by Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu.

Jinhee Park and John Hong of SsD approach design as an interdisciplinary venture, simultaneously exploring aspects of architecture, landscape, history, and social systems.  Among their recently completed projects are the White Block Gallery and “Cloud,” an interactive light and sound sculpture, both in Heyri, Korea; and the Braver house in Newton, Massachusetts.  The firm, based in Cambridge, New York, and Seoul, also curated and designed the exhibition New Trajectories: Convergent Flux, Korea, first displayed at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Paul Lewis is a founding partner of LTL Architects and is  the current Vice President for Architecture of the Architectural League of New York.  He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org. Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase ticketshere, beginning one week before each program until six hours before the program start. Purchased tickets are available for pick-up at the venue check-in desk and are non-refundable.

AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.



Event Details:

  • When: 

    Friday, March 23, 2012
    7:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Cooper Union
    41 Cooper Square
    The Rose Auditorium
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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