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The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture: Wang Shu

March 28, 2013
Rubloff Auditorium
$5 students, $10 A&D Society members, $15 general public

The Architecture & Design Society presents

The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture
Wang Shu
Recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate and co-founder of Amateur Architecture Studio

Wang Shu and his wife, Lu Wenyu, founded Amateur Architecture Studio, in 1997 in Hangzhou, China. To date, their work has been built exclusively in China. They are known for a keen dedication to handicraft, a penchant for sustainable building methods, and thoughtful projects that are contextualized within Chinese culture and history. The firm’s work has been described by the Pritzker Prize jury as “timeless, deeply rooted in its context, and yet universal.” Notable projects completed by the firm include the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, Ningbo History Museum, and the plan for the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy. Honors for their work include the 2004 Architecture Arts Award of China, the German Schelling Architecture Prize in 2010, inclusion in the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, and the 2011 French Gold Medal from the Academy of Architecture in 2011. Wang Shu is the first Chinese citizen to be awarded the Pritzker Prize.

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For more information, call Jennifer Breckner at (312) 443-3631.

This lecture is generously supported by the Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture endowment. The Architecture & Design Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Park Hyatt Chicago.

Amateur Architecture Studio. Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008. Ningbo, China. Photo by Lv Hengzhong.