09 06 2015 Francine Houben to give at AIA in Washington

Francine Houben to give lecture at AIA in Washington

19.06.2015 - Events

Wednesday June 24th, Francine Houben will give a lecture for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the District Architecture Center in Washington DC, US. The lecture called “People, Place, Purpose” will coincide with the opening of a photo exhibition of works by Mecanoo at the AIA Headquarters.

Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo architects and the team behind the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library modernisation, combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to produce unorthodox design solutions born from a strong sensitivity to context and a highly interdisciplinary design process.

She has led the firm in 30 years to success in the Netherlands and abroad, amassing a portfolio of work that is wide-ranging, inspired by global challenges and with a sustainable view on society. Her work has received international critical acclaim, each project illustrating the three fundamental elements of her architectural vision: people, place, purpose.

During the lecture, Houben will present her creative expression, based on these three elements taking you along her design for Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston (2015), The Library of Birmingham, integrated with the REP Theatre in the UK (2013) and Wei Wu Ying Centre for the Arts, Kaohsiung in Taiwan (2016).

Wednesday 24 June 2015
6:00PM - 7:30PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Price: Students and Assoc. AIA Members: $10
AIA and DAC Members: $15
Non-members: $35
Registration required

Photo exhibition
Wednesday 24 June – Friday 20 November, 2015
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 AM-5.00 PM

The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006


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