Arch 262 Guest Lecture | Stanley Saitowitz
On October 28, Stanley Saitowitz will be lecturing to the Arch 262, Architecture in Detail, on some of his housing.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the American designer received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and a Master's from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Saitowitz went on to teach at the CED for many years and is now an Emeritus Professor of Architecture. Currently, Saitowitz is a Design Principal with Natoma Architects Inc. where he is interested in space the architecture of movement and flux, of time and event, rather than object and monument, in the emptiness that material constructs and the invisible.
He has taught at numerous schools: the Elliot Noyes Professor, at Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor at the University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and he has designed houses, housing schemes, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades.
His work has been praised for its economy of means, responsiveness to context, its poetry, and geometric clarity. Because of this, Saitowitz has been the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally; Saitowitz's Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, his New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work of his firm, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers.
The lecture is free and open to the whole Wurster community.