Oct. 25, 2010: Sheila Kennedy “SOFT, SMART & STEALTHY: New Paradigms for Design Practice”

Sheila Kennedy will present recent research and work. Sheila Kennedy is a Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), an interdisciplinary design practice that explores the relationships between architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Recent projects at KVA include the IBA-Hamburg SOFT HOUSE in Germany, the Law School at University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University’s Department of Film and Video, and the East River Public Ferry Terminal at 34th Street in Manhattan. The work of KVA has been recognized by National Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architecture, Progressive Architecture Awards, Industrial Design Excellence Awards, the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, the Green Council’s National Building Innovation Award and the Public Work Award of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Professor of the Practice, Architectural Design at MIT.

Take the MBTA red line to the Kendall/MIT stop. Follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, and walk one block. Ames Street has limited on-street parking. Visitors may park in MIT campus lots after 5PM. (The Hayward Lot is on Hayward Street, off of Amherst Street.)

 

Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT

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