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WHAT:

"Selected Works," a lecture by Bridgette Shim, principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto

WHEN: 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 15

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:

In her lecture, Shim will discuss selected works created by herself and Howard Sutcliffe. They have built a firm around their shared passion for architecture, landscape and furniture. Their interest in the construction and fabrication of buildings, sites and their intersections has forced them to question fundamental relationships between object and ground, building and landscape, man and nature, they say. Though their backgrounds and sensibilities are very different, their similar education and architectural journeys together offer a rich starting point for their work.

Toronto is a city whose diversity and ethnicity make it a vital metropolis reflective of both global and North American sensibilities. The firm's work references both the city and its landscape within the urban core of Toronto and the many particular landscapes around it.
This lecture is the third in the Summer 2009 Architecture Lecture Series "Sensing Space: Immateriality in Architecture." Speakers in the lecture series will investigate the immaterial - light, sound, air, smell, etc. - in architecture as a means of identifying various phenomenal and experiential potentials that contribute to the way in which one conceives of space.

This lecture is the final lecture of the Summer 2009 Architecture Lecture Series "Sensing Space: Immateriality in Architecture." Speakers in the lecture series will investigate the immaterial - light, sound, air, smell, etc. - in architecture as a means of identifying various phenomenal and experiential potentials that contribute to the way in which one conceives of space.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Luis Boza, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-6861 or boza@cua.edu.

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To cover the event contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in CUA's Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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