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New York Architect Toshiko Mori To Give Lecture At U.Va. School Of Architecture Nov. 5

October 22, 2004 --

WHO:         Architect Toshiko Mori
WHAT:       Dean’s Forum Lecture — “Material Evidence”
WHEN:       Friday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
WHERE:    Campbell Hall, Room 153

Toshiko Mori, founder and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect in New York City, will give the Dean’s Forum Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.

Mori’s talk, “Material Evidence,” will explore construction materials and their methods of fabrication in her firm’s work, which is widely recognized for the exploration and use of traditional and new materials and techniques for integration of light and landscape in architecture.

Toshiko Mori Architect has worked on a number of diverse projects in exhibition design, and in residential, institutional, and museum and gallery areas. Projects include the Farnsworth Museum and Library in Rockland, Maine; the Darwin D. Martin House Visitors’ Center in Buffalo, N.Y.; and the Porterdale Art Foundation in Porterdale, Ga. Most recently, the firm was a finalist in the competition to design the new Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design in New York City.

Mori is the chairwoman of the Department of Architectural Design at Harvard University’s Design School where she has taught since 1995. She has also taught at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Yale University.

Since establishing her own practice in 1981, her small-scale furniture projects, graphic design and drawings have won numerous awards and have been published and exhibited extensively at venues such as Cooper Union, Hudson River Museum, Gallery 91, Montreal

Museum of Decorative Art, Willoughby Sharpe Gallery, Urban Center for Architectural League of New York, Stephan Stux Gallery and Artist Space in 1999 showing the most recent material and fabrication research project titled “Woven Inhabitation.”

Mori studied painting and sculpture at Cooper Union, where she received a bachelor of architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in 1976.

For details and additional information, contact Derry Wade at (434) 982-2921 or derry@virginia.edu.

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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