Todd Schliemann is a design partner in Ennead Architects. His work is recognized internationally for design excellence and has received numerous awards, including national AIA Honor Awards, New York State and New York City AIA Awards, and American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum. His careful analyses of specific physical, environmental, historical and societal conditions have resulted in designs that expand the vocabulary of contemporary architecture and elevate public awareness of architecture’s expressive power. Among his projects are: Natural History Museum of Utah, The Standard, New York and Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.
Schliemann will discuss the meaning of context and the making of architecture as it relates to what he calls the “parallax view.” That is: no two people stand in the same place as they view the same object. Using examples of his recent work, he will explore the way an architect can bring multiple viewpoints into convergence. This becomes most apparent when architecture is made in the public realm.
This lecture is sponsored by the UW Department of Architecture. It is free and open to the public.