As part of the Art and Architecture series, ASU Art Museum presents an evening with internationally acclaimed architect Will Bruder. Bruder will discuss his past and present projects along with his personal design ideology. This free lecture is open to the public.
About the speaker:
For 40 years Bruder has explored inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to a site’s opportunity and the user needs. His work celebrates the craft of building in a manner not typical of contemporary architecture. Through his creative use of materials and light, Bruder is renowned for his ability to raise the ordinary to the extraordinary. Bruder opened his first Arizona studio in 1974 and continues to lead and mentor students of design from his firm in downtown Phoenix today. He has led work for over 500 commissions, received prestigious national awards and has lectured and been published all over the world. He has held numerous visiting chairs, most recently at the University of Southern California, Illinois Institute of Technology, Yale University, MIT, University of Toronto, University of Virginia, Portland State University and University of Oregon. Bruder is actively engaged in his community in civic conversations regarding downtown Phoenix and the role of design in place-making within its fragile, young and optimistic urban desert environment.