Bennett Neiman Lecture
- Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Cheever Hall, 215 - view map
The work that will be presented is an ongoing design investigation inspired by jazz improvisation. The project is a series of architectural speculations that spontaneously transpose, manipulate and articulate various links, connections, joints and transitions present in this type of music. The process of improvisation involves an expanding series of analog and digital design techniques developed over many years. Later experiments build on the knowledge of earlier ones. The production is for the pure effect of production.
Professor Bennett Neiman holds a Master of Architecture from Yale and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Since 1983, Professor Neiman has received several honors for a series of self-generated architectural design projects, competitions, and teaching involving improvisation, order, and variation on a theme. His studios and design workshops exploit the strengths of both traditional and digital media. His students have won the form•Z joint studies award of distinction program several times. He earned the American Institute of Architects Education Honors Award in 1994 and 1998. He received the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Faculty Design Award, in 1990 for Surrealistic Landscapes and in 2006 for bebop SPACES, and an ACSA Faculty Design Honorable Mention in 2010 for Constructed Improvisations.
- School of Architecture