In-Class Lecture | Studio Talks — Brigitte Shim

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 4 - 6pm

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Studio Talks — Brigitte Shim

This conversation will be conducted in-person and through Zoom. Public attendance is limited to Zoom, please register in advance here.

The lecture is part of Nima Javidi, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Julian Palacio and Ryan Brooke Thomas ARCH 121A Design II Studio Course. A free-flowing conversation with a presentation by architect Brigitte Shim about her studio practice and the manner in which it shapes her work. The conversation will be moderated by the Design II Studio faculty. 

Brigitte Shim is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto and a principal at Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Shim, along with her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe, formed the architectural design practice Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in 1994. Their critical design practice reflects their shared interest in and passion for the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape, and interior and industrial design. To date, Shim and Sutcliffe have received fourteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for architecture as well as an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award, among many other professional accolades.

In-person attendance to the lecture is open to Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff in room 315F. Members of the public may attend through Zoom only.

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