Laumeier Park design finalists launch series

Presentations begin with 'ECOTONES' Sept. 10

Monday night lineup

Oct. 1
James Wines
Founder, Sculpture in the Environment (SITE), New York
Oct. 8
Paul Lukez
Principal, Paul Lukez Architecture, Somerville, Mass.

Oct. 15
Jay Bargmann
AIA Senior vice president,
Rafael Viñoly Architects,
New York
Presented in partnership with Health Education Research Associates

Oct. 22
Caroline Maniaque
Professor of architectural history
École D’architecture et de Paysage de Lille, France
Tim Benton
Professor of art history, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Oct. 29
Christof Jantzen, AIA, LEED
Partner, Benisch, Benisch & Partners, Venice, Calif.
Part of the Masterclasses in Environmental Design Series

Nov. 12
Max Risselada
Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands

Nov. 26
Barry Bergdoll
The Abend Family Visiting Critic in the Sam Fox School
Professor of architectural history at Columbia University, New York
Philip Johnson
Chief curator of architecture and design, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Dec. 3
Steve Badanes
Howard Wright Chair, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Washington
Co-sponsored by the AIA St. Louis Chapter scholarship fund

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Laumeier Sculpture Park will launch the school’s fall Architecture Lecture Series with talks by three prominent architects — David Lewis, Lawrence Scarpa and Charles Rose.

All three architects are design finalists for Laumeier’s proposed Fine Arts & Education Center. Their presentations, collectively titled “ECOTONES: The Area Where Overlapping Systems and Communities Converge,” begin Monday, Sept. 10, with Lewis, principal of Lewis. Tsurumaki. Lewis. in New York.

Scarpa, principal of Pugh Scarpa Architecture in Santa Monica, Calif., will speak Sept. 17, followed by Rose, principal of Charles Rose Architects Inc. in Boston, Sept. 25. Each will discuss their work, philosophy and present examples of recent projects.

Lewis, who also serves as director of the Master’s of Architecture program at the Parsons New School for Design, co-founded Lewis. Tsurumaki. Lewis. in 1997.

The firm pursues a wide range of projects, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to retail and residential projects to a collection of wall covering designs for Knoll Textiles. Major projects include Glenmore Gardens (2007), a housing development for New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Bornhuetter Hall for the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio (2003).

Pugh Scarpa Architects, founded in 1991, has received 27 major design awards in the last five years, including seven consecutive National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as the 2003 AIA/COTE top 10 green building award. In 1996, the Academy of Architecture Arts and Sciences named Scarpa as one of the top 39 architects worldwide under age of 39. In addition, he is a co-founder of Livable Places Inc., a non-profit development and public policy organization.

Rose, since establishing his firm 19 years ago, has developed a significant body of work whose hallmarks are a careful response to the surround-ing context; consideration for natural light and exterior space; innovative, sculptural forms; and rigorous senses of craft using durable building materials.

Recent projects include the 65,000-square-foot campus center at Brandeis University and the acclaimed Camp Paint Rock in Wyoming, both of which won American Architecture Awards.

All talks are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Steinberg Auditorium. A reception will precede each at 6 p.m. in Givens Hall. For more information call 935-9300 or visit

Following the “ECOTONES”presentations, the Architecture Lecture Series will continue Monday evenings throughout the fall.