Can contemporary urban housing coexist with sustainable landscapes?
Celebrated architect Tatiana Bilbao, in her masterplan for On Olive, the 3.5-acre residential development in midtown St. Louis, answers that question by combining lush gardens and wandering footpaths with dramatic designs, rooted in local history, by a series of internationally recognized collaborators.
On Feb. 22, Bilbao — founder of the acclaimed Mexico City-based firm Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO — will discuss her architectural practice for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Presented as part of the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series, the talk is among 17 events featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists, architects, designers and scholars.
The series will begin Feb. 3 with a lecture by H ARQUITECTES, the collaborative studio based in Sabadell, Barcelona, followed by architect Yasmin Vobis (Feb. 4), who will launch the school’s annual Laskey Charrette. Next up will be artists Lisa Lapinski (Feb. 9) and Brian Richter (Feb. 17).
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will co-sponsor talks by artists Chitra Ganesh (March 7) and Nicole Miller (March 26), as well as by scholar Anne Anlin Cheng (March 31). Ganesh and Miller are both featured in exhibitions at the museum this spring. For more information, including visitor protocols, visit kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.
Meanwhile, architects Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, founders of the Oyler Wu Collaborative, will kick off the school’s annual Fitzgibbon Charrette Feb. 25. Oliver Schulze, founding partner of Copenhagen-based Schulze+Grassov, will launch The Lively City Workshop March 2. Artist Dario Robleto, whose work is featured this spring at St. Louis’ Laumeier Sculpture Park, will screen and discuss his recently completed first film March 4.
Other highlights will include talks by artists Maya Muchawsky Parnas (March 23) and Hope Ginsburg (April 1) and architects Wiel Arets (March 28), Fuensanta Nieto (April 7), Marina Tabassum (April 11) and Thomas Phifer (April 18).
Events are free and open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please visit the Sam Fox School website for the most up-to-date information about individual events.
For more information, call 314-935-9300 or visit samfoxschool.wustl.edu.
Spring 2022 speakers
All events begin at 6 p.m. Central unless otherwise noted.
Noon, Feb. 3
Architecture studio H ARQUITECTES
The Historic Preservation Lecture
Architect Yasmin Vobis
Laskey Charrette Kickoff Lecture
Artist Lisa Lapinski
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture
Artist and designer Brian Richter
In collaboration with Fox Fridays
Architect Tatiana Bilbao
Anna Schewe & Caroline Schewe Visiting Lecture
Architects Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu
Fitzgibbon Charrette Kickoff Lecture
Noon, March 2
Architect Oliver Schulze
The Lively City Workshop Lecture
Artist Dario Robleto
Film screening and artist talk
In collaboration with Laumeier Sculpture Park
Artist Chitra Ganesh
Co-sponsored by the MFA in Visual Art and the
MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture programs
5:30 p.m. March 23
Artist Maya Muchawsky Parnas
Israel Institute Visiting Artist Lecture
Wallace Herndon Smith Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
11 a.m. March 26
Artist Nicole Miller
Architect Wiel Arets
Harris Armstrong Fund Lecture
Scholar Anne Anlin Cheng
Women and the Kemper Lecture
Noon, April 1
Artist Hope Ginsburg
In collaboration with Fox Fridays and Laumeier Sculpture Park
Architect Fuensanta Nieto
Coral Courts Lecture
Architect Marina Tabassum
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Trust Lecture
Architect Thomas Phifer
CannonDesign Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering