Lecture - Luis Longhi
- Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
- Gaines Hall - view map
Montana State University, School of Architecture, is proud to present Luis Longhi who will present his lecture "An Intuitive Journey Guided by Natural Intelligence and Direct Knowing" on Friday at 5:30 p.m., in Gaines Hall, Room 101. Luis Longhi studied architecture at Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru under the guidance of Juvenal Baracco. He earned his Masters in Architectural Design and Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1991 he studied computer animation as it applied to architecture, arts and landscape architecture at Harvard University. Luis has worked with recognized architects such as B.V. Doshi, Adele Santos, as well as some of Louis Kahn's disciples including Marshall Meyers and David Slovic. Luis Longhi was born in Puno, Peru, next to Lake Titicaca, the sacred lake of the Inca, and feels very close to the altiplano landscape of his youth. From Italian descent, he was raised among Quechua and Aymara people, connecting him emotionally with their ancestors and traditions. His architectural designs are also influenced by the hegemonic Western culture being imposed over the Andean world. After studying and living in the United States and India for fifteen years, Luis felt the calling of his ancestors and returned to his homeland with hopes of fulfilling a personal mission - to recover the essence of a Peruvian Architecture - conceiving what could be a contemporary Inca architecture; retying his production to the broken threads that connect him with the land of his youth. Founded in 1996, Longhi Architects is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative solutions. With founder, Luis Longhi, serving as principal and design director, the firm consists of a small group of, never-more-than, ten professionals, committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. The firm specializes in the artistic side of the profession, having designed and executed world recognized theater stages, public installations and small-sized architectural projects where the integration with nature remains fundamental. In 2010 Luis Longhi won the Gold Medal for Architecture awarded by the Peruvian Institute of Architecture.
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