About this Event
The lecture is jointly hosted by the American Institute of Architects UK (AIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The AIA and RIBA have a long history of collaboration that dates from the founding of their institutes in 1857 and 1834 respectively.
This event is being held in person with drinks and canapes to be served after the lecture.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
Image credit: Nicholas Venezia, courtesy of Selldorf Architects
About the Speaker
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, a 70-person architectural design practise that she founded in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Selldorf Architects has worked on public and private projects that range from museums and libraries to a recycling facility, and at scales from the construction of new buildings to the renovation of historic structures, as well exhibition design.
The Mwabwindo School, Mwabwindo, Zambia
Image credit: Chosa Mweemba, courtesy of Selldorf Architects
Selldorf Architects is leading the team reimagining The National Gallery to improve its welcome experience, remodelling parts of the Sainsbury Wing, and the public realm, along with a new Research Centre. Other cultural clients include The Frick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luma Arles, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Thaddaeus Ropac, among others, and designed exhibitions for the Frick Madison, Whitney Museum in New York, Frieze Masters, Gagosian Gallery, and the Venice Art Biennale. The firm designed the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront, the largest of its kind in the United States.
Born and raised in Germany, Ms Selldorf received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Additionally, Ms Selldorf is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 2014 was the recipient of their prestigious Award in Architecture, and in 2016 received the AIA New York Medal of Honor. A frequent lecturer and juror, Ms Selldorf has taught at Harvard and Syracuse University.
The National Gallery, London
Image credit: Courtesy of Selldorf Architects
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom
GBP 4.00 to GBP 12.00