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Architect Zvi Hecker To Speak At U.Va.

October 16, 2001-- WHO: Zvi Hecker, Zvi Hecker Architects, Berlin

WHAT: Dean's Forum Lecture: "House of the Book"

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Room 153

Architect Zvi Hecker will talk about his award-winning Jewish Community School in Berlin at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, Oct.19. His lecture, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153, is titled "House of the Book."

Hecker, born in Poland, moved to Israel in 1950. He studied architecture and engineering in Krakow and Israel and studied painting at the Avni Academy of Art in Tel Aviv. His work has been exhibited in New York, Tel Aviv, Florence, Jerusalem, Vienna, Kiev and Berlin and he represented Israel in the Venice Biennale in 1966, 1999 and 2000.

His recent architecture projects include the Spiral Apartment House in Ramat Gan, Israel and the Army Museum in Jerusalem, the City Center in Bucharest, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and the Ansaldo Museum in Milan.

He is the recipient of numerous honors including the 1999 Rechter Prize for Architecture in Tel Aviv.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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