New York Lecture Francine Houben
Francine Houben will give a lecture at The Center for Architecture in New York on May 5, 2016. The event is hosted by the American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter and organised by the Women in Architecture Committee.
In the lecture “People, Place, Purpose” Francine will present some of Mecanoo’s high-profile international designs. The practice’s wide-ranging portfolio is inspired by global challenges and a sustainable view on society. Each project illustrates the three fundamental elements of Francine’s architectural vision: people, place, purpose.
As Mecanoo’s Creative Director, Francine currently leads the renovation of the Midtown Campus of the New York Public Library and the revitalization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. The acclaimed Bruce C. Bolling Building in Boston, a municipal office of great significance for the district of Roxbury, was opened in March 2015.
In November 2015, Queen Máxima of The Netherlands presented the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize to Francine Houben for her oeuvre. A new monograph, entitled “People, Place, Purpose”, was released the same day.
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