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Juhani Pallasmaa, A Leading Figure In Finnish Architecture, Will Speak At U.Va.

January 24, 2002--

WHO: Finnish Architect Juhani Pallasmaa

WHAT: Lecture: "Twelve Themes in My Work"


WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m.

WHERE: School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Room 153

Recognized internationally for his architectural design practice and theoretical writing on architecture and the senses, Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa will speak about his work on Friday, Feb. 1 at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. His talk, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153 is titled: "Twelve Themes in My Work."

Pallasmaa, a leading figure in Finnish architecture, served as dean of the Department of Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology from 1992 to 1997. He has served as the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture and held the position of State Artist Professor in Finland for the past two decades. An honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, in 1999 he received the Union of International Architects' UIA Medal in architectural criticism.

His many notable projects include renovations of the Finnish Institute in Paris and the Rovaniemi Art Museum in Finland. His firm's collaboration in the design of the International Moscow Bank was awarded the Russian State Prize, that country's most prestigious architectural award.

The author of numerous books and exhibition catalogues, his current book, "The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema," was published in 2001.

As the U.Va. School of Architecture’s 2002 Thomas Jefferson Professor, Pallasmaa is leading a design studio in architecture this semester.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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