Arch 262 Guest Lecture | Jim Jennings
Jim Jennings received his B.Arch from UC Berkeley in 1966 and was licensed in 1971.
In 2008, the American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Jim Jennings’s four decades of practice with its Academy Award for Architecture, citing his unwavering modernist sensibility and a portfolio defined by a coolly sensuous rigor. The projects of San Francisco-based Jim Jennings Architecture—institutional and commercial, with residential forming the nucleus of the practice—have garnered numerous design awards and have been featured in over 150 publications worldwide.
Among the exhibitions in which the firm’s work has been displayed is the internationally traveled US Design: 1975-2000. Jennings has lectured extensively, including the Masters of Architecture lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has taught design studios at UC Berkeley, his alma mater, and held visiting professorships at various architecture schools, including the Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebraska.
A panel assembled by the Wall Street Journal named Jennings’s Visiting Artists House, recipient of the AIA 2006 Institute Honor Award for Architecture, one of “the five most influential and inspiring houses of the past decade." He is known for his exquisite sensibility and delicate attention to detail.
This lecture is free and open to the public.