All lectures will be held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. All lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Joseph Tanney

    September 19, 2013

    Joseph Tanney founded Resolution: 4 Architecture with Robert Luntz in New York in 1990. Since its inception, his ten-person office has been internationally published and highly acclaimed, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public realms. Tanney was a student and an employee of both Charles Gwathmey and Peter Eisenman, prior to starting his own practice. Resolution: 4 Architecture’s most recent and ongoing preoccupation is THE MODERN MODULAR, a systematic methodology of design that leverages existing methods of prefabrication for residential construction. These efforts offer an option of 'Mass Customization' to the single-family housing market, thereby potentially transforming the sub-urban fabric of the American domestic landscape. In 2003, RES4 won an International Competition for a modern prefabricated home, The Dwell Home. It has been noted by the Washington Post as the “highest profile modern prefabricated home in America”, and is considered the “Holy Grail” for modern prefab enthusiasts by the Wall Street Journal. In addition to having been profiled in newspapers nation-wide, Tanney’s work has been featured in popular magazines, such as Food and Wine,WIRED, Time, and Newsweek; shelter magazines such as House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, Azure, and Dwell; architectural publications such as, Domus, L'aRCA, Interni, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architectural Review, and Architectural Record; and media such as CNN, HGTV, DIY, The Travel Channel, Nightline, and the CBS Morning News. Tanney has lectured throughout the US, and his work has been exhibited in museums including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and MoMA in New York. Tanney's work has also received critical recognition within the profession. The Modern Modular has received a 2005 American Architecture Award and most recently received the 2012 Connecticut AIA Merit Award, a 2006 National AIA Housing Award for Concepts in Innovative Housing, and a 2006 Honor Award for Housing Design Research from the Boston Society of Architects and the AIA New York Chapter. Joseph Tanney will be teaching as a distinguished Visiting Professor in the fall of 2013 semester at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture.

  • Audrey Matlock

    September 26, 2013

    Audrey Matlock leads Audrey Matlock Architect, a NYC studio that is committed to fusing architecture, technology and contemporary culture. Her project base is international, currently working in Kazakhstan and Turkey, with a range of building types that includes cultural, commercial, residential, exhibition and multi-use. Her tools are analysis, research, multidisciplinary strategies and innovative thinking. She is especially focused on the visual and performance possibilities of combining inventive engineering with architecture in the design of buildings. An active member of the design community, she participates on design juries and panels, and lectures and teaches regularly. She recently served the AIA as Co-VP for Design Excellence and Chair of the Design Awards Committee for the AIA and a peer for the GSA. Her firm has won over forty design awards, including fifteen from the AIA in addition to frequent recognition in international publications.

  • John Hong

    October 3, 2013

    John Hong leads the architecture firm SsD along with co-principal Jinhee Park. Their work approaches design as a convergent, interdisciplinary venture that aspires to bridge the utopian and the pragmatic. Instead of separating aspects of architecture, urbanism, landscape, history, social systems, and codes into their constituent disciplines, these essential design ingredients are simultaneously explored so that minimum form gains maximum effect. In this way sustainability emerges as an integrated rather than additive result. John Hong received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.Sc. in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia. Along with being published in major international media such as Metropolis Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, and PBS, his firm has garnered many prestigious awards including twelve AIA awards, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard, the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League NY, a Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Award, and the Metropolis Next Generation Prize to name a few. Since 2012, he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the City College of New York and from 2007-2013 he served as Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard GSD. Award winning and published works include ‘Braver House,’ a minimum-footprint residence that breaks down polarities between inside and outside, ‘White Block Gallery,’ a contemporary art gallery in Korea’s Heyri Art Valley, ’Cloud,’ an interactive light and sound sculpture, and the ‘Big Dig House,’ a prototype building constructed out of refuse from Boston’s Big Dig. Current projects include a micro-housing and gallery complex in Seoul and a science building for the campus of an international fortune 500 company. John Hong will be teaching as a distinguished Visiting Professor in the fall of 2013 semester at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. More info on SsD can be found at his firm’s website:

  • Yolande Daniels

    October 10, 2013

    Yolande Daniels received architecture degrees from Columbia University (M.ARCH 90) and City College, CUNY (BS.ARCH 87). She is a co-founding design principal of studioSUMO an architecture office that is located in New York with projects in the United States, Japan and Brazil. studioSUMO has been the recipient of various awards including: Emerging Voices, Design Vanguard and Young Architects Forum, and the recipient of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. Daniels was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art where she was a Helena Rubinstein fellow in Critical Studies. She has taught architecture at various universities including the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and, Columbia University.

  • Charles Waldheim

    October 17, 2013

    Charles Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Waldheim's research focuses on landscape in relation to contemporary urbanism. He coined the term "landscape urbanism" to describe emerging landscape design practices in the context of North American urbanism. He is author of Constructed Ground, and editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader and CASE: Lafayette Park Detroit. With Jason Young and Georgia Daskalakis, he is co-editor of Stalking Detroit, and with KaterinaRuedi Ray, co-editor of Chicago Architecture and Urbanism: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives. Waldheim is currently writing a book-length history of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, entitled Chicago O'Hare: A Natural and Cultural History. He is an honorary member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and a recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.

  • Julia Czerniak

    November 21, 2013

    JULIA CZERNIAK is a Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, formerly the inaugural Director of UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate. She is a registered landscape architect and founder of CLEAR, an interdisciplinary design practice that focuses on urban landscapes in Rust-Belt cities. Her work as designer is complemented by a body of writing includingthree books, Large Parks (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) and Case: Downsview Park Toronto (Prestel and Harvard Design School, 2001), that focus on contemporary design approaches to public parks and the relationship between landscape and cities. Her edited volume, Formerly Urban: Projecting Rust Belt Futures(Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) which examines potential futures for shrinking cities,was released in January of 2013.