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Award-Winning New York Architect Laurie Hawkinson To Speak At UVA April 10

April 3, 2001--

  • WHO: Architect Laurie Hawkinson, principal in the New York firm Smith-Miller + Hawkinson
  • WHAT: "The Museum and the Experimental Site"
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
  • ALSO: The talk is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available behind the Bayly Art Musem, located on Rugby Road.

Laurie Hawkinson is one of two principals in a firm whose projects range from small to very large and complex interiors, from additions to freestanding single or multi-use buildings. The Bayly Art Museum and the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia are sponsoring her April 10 talk, "The Museum and the Experimental Site."

Smith-Miller + Hawkinson is one of six American architecture firms invited to exhibit at the 1996 Venice Biennale for Architecture and one of four firms that participated in the exhibition, "Fabrications," at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, 1998; and in 1999 their exhibit "Home" was displayed in Glasgow, Scotland.

The work of the firm focuses on how the architectural program ‹ the location and accommodation of functions, activities, and services ‹ can be developed through innovative interpretations that are sensitive to and transformative of contemporary cultural needs and ideas.

Recent works, including the Corning Glass Center 2000, the Wall Street Ferry Pier and the North Carolina Museum of Art site plan and design for it's outdoor cinema and amphitheater, have received numerous awards.

Hawkinson, an associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University and Core Studios Director for the Masters of Architecture Degree program, received her B.F.A. as well as her M.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

She received her professional degree in architecture from The Cooper Union and has taught in design programs at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Yale University, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Columbia University, and at the Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies in Venice, Italy.

The Bayly Art Museum is open without charge Tuesday­Sunday, 1­5 p.m. Limited parking is available behind the museum, located on Rugby Road. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the Bayly, visit the museum Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly/

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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