21c Museum Hotel Louisville and University of Kentucky College of Design invite you to join us for a talk by Dan Wood of WORK Architecture Company (WORKac). Please join us for this free, public event.
What is architecture in the age of the anthropocene, uncertainty, and polarization? What agency do we have to address big issues through design? As WORKac enters the fourth of its five-year plans, Dan Wood will discuss the merits of pop, whimsey and optimism as the firm gets serious in the scale and ambition of its work.
ABOUT DAN WOOD
Dan Wood, FAIA, LEED AP is a founding partner, together with Amale Andraos, of WORK Architecture Company (WORKac). WORKac was named the #1 design firm in the US by Architect Magazine in 2017 and was the 2015 AIA NYS Firm of the Year. In the U.S., WORKac has achieved acclaim for projects such as the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn, the Public Library for Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, and the Stealth Building in Manhattan. International work includes a campus design and main library for Weifang Technical University in China, a conference center in Libreville, Gabon for the African Union, and a cultural center masterplan on New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia, all the results of international design competitions.
Wood received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University. He has taught at Princeton, the Cooper Union, Columbia University, Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky and the Berkeley School of Environmental Design, as the Friedman Distinguished Chair. He has also taught at the Yale School of Architecture as the Louis Kahn Chair, and at the University of Toronto as the Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design.
Wood is originally from Rhode Island and has lived in Paris and for many years in the Netherlands before moving to New York in 2002. He is a licensed architect in the State of New York.
Image: WORKac, Stealth Building. Photo by Bruce Damonte.