Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects Lecture

Victor C. Mahler ’54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series

Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming Architect Phu Hoang of MODU Architecture for the sixth annual Victor C. Mahler ’54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series.

His lecture "Work/Not Work" starts at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in the Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Led by Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU is an interdisciplinary design studio creating architecture, urban spaces, and interiors. Based in New York City, MODU also directs a think tank with diverse experts linking culture and industry. They collaborate with a community of leaders that includes climate scientists, sociologists, technologists, and interactive artists.

Fifth Annual Victor C. Mahler '54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series

Kathy Velikov is an Architect and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is a founding partner of the research-based practice RVTR, which serves as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments, and emerging socio-politics. The work ranges in scale from regional territories and urbanities to full-scale installation-based prototypes that explore responsive envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere, and interaction. She is a recipient of the Architectural League's Young Architects Award and the Canadian Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited widely; most recently “Infundibuliforms” received a 2016 R+D Awards honorable mention from Architect Magazine.

2016 Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects Lecture

William O' Brien Jr, "Room for Artifacts"

Principal, WOJR Organization for Architecture
Associate Professor, MIT Architecture
Co-Founder, Collective–LOK

Lecture: Tuesday April 26, 2016, 4:30pm, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Address: 22 Lebanon street, 03755, Hanover, NH

William O’Brien Jr., principal of WOJR: Organization for Architecture, is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Architecture and one of the founding members of Collective–LOK.

New Lecture Series Brings Renowned Architects to Dartmouth

When Hancock Place was constructed in the 1970s, there was a serious design flaw: in high winds many of the windows in Boston’s tallest building fell and crashed onto the street. That’s when Victor Mahler ’54 was brought in.

“It was Victor who solved the problem,” says Jerome Goldstein ’54.

A distinguished architect, Mahler, who died in 2011, was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and specialized in designing building exterior coverings with materials such as steel, glass, and aluminum.

In his friend’s memory, Goldstein led fundraising efforts to establish the Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects Lecture, which will begin February 13. The inaugural speaker is J. Meejin Yoon, an award-winning architect and designer who is an associate professor at MIT.

The annual event, free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, with a reception to follow in the Nearburg Arts Forum. President Carol L. Folt and Studio Art Chair Colleen Randall will make remarks.