Abedian School of Architecture lecture series 2015

Start Date: 13 Aug 2015 - 06:30PM

End Date: 13 Aug 2015 - 08:30PM

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Image above: Waterscape outdoor pool in Hong Kong by David Erdman.

Winner of the prestigious 2009 Rome Prize, architect David Erdman of Hong Kong based practice davidclovers, will headline this week’s Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2015 at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

David Erdman has designed multiple residential and commercial projects across Asia, America and Europe. At next week’s event, David will be speaking about his recent projects and architectural experience, as well as his firm’s approach to massing in design.

David’s lecture will focus on aspects of massing as it relates to the 'pressurizing, thickening and mediating' of architectural space. The lecture will relate this to David’s own built projects, showing how his practice is responding to the growing pressures of designing architecture within and outside Asia.

David is currently the Master of Architecture Thesis Chair for the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Architecture and an Assistant Professor of Design. He has lectured extensively and has published articles in numerous architectural journals, print media and books throughout Asia, Europe and the USA.

Having graduated from Columbia University in 1998, he previously taught at the University of California, Rice University, UC Berkeley, and The University of Michigan.

Together with partner Clover Lee, David founded davidclovers in 2007 in Los Angeles, and was awarded the Rome Prize 2008/2009 by the American Academy in Rome.

The firm then relocated to Hong Kong in 2009, and has completed numerous international projects including the Butterfly House in Pennsylvania USA, De Ricou Tower in Hong Kong and a proposal for the Taipei Pop Music Centre in Taiwan.

The firm’s current projects include an interactive permanent installation at a train station in Hong Kong, the facade renovation of two towers on the south side of Hong Kong, and a series of pavilions in Zhuhai, China.

Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University Assistant Professor Chris Knapp said that David Erdman's lecture would provide students, academics and the public an opportunity to hear from a world-renowned architect operating at the leading edge of design.

Launched in 2013, the lecture series has included a list of highly respected speakers, including the designers of the Abedian School of Architecture, Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham. This year, the line up includes local architects Kerstin Thompson and Rachel Neeson from Neeson Murcutt, as well as international architects Li Hu from Open Architecture, and Takeshi Katagiri from Takenaka Corporation.

The lecture series commences on Thursday 13 August at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University. The lectures are free to attend but registrations are recommended.

To see the full line up of speakers, click here.