Santa Monica architect, Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects, is all about architectural innovation – and his recently completed, award-winning projects illustrate this beautifully. His tendency toward molded and sculptural forms defines his approach. This is evidenced from the triangular shapes of the award-winning Conga Room, to the relationship of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum to its adjacent park which envelopes the structure. Join Belzberg as he discusses his design strategies for creating architecturally innovative projects in his lecture, Desert Installations, Salsa Dancing and the Architecture of Tragedy at Palm Springs Modernism Week. Design is a collaborative process between client and architect, and Belzberg will illustrate his lecture with recent projects of his Santa Monica firm.
Following his graduation with distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Belzberg began his career by focusing on the potential of spatial poetics through explorations of non-standardized design and construction methodology. In 2008, he was designated an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York and an “Emerging Talent” from the American Institute of Architects, California Council. Exhibitions that featured his work include, Material Skills: The Future of Intelligent Materials, in Toronto, Canada, and New American Architecture, Winning Buildings and Urban Planning Projects from the 2009 American Architecture Awards, in Athens, Greece. His projects have received significant award and publication recognition from notable periodicals and institutions. He has served as a graduate level design instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles, The Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the University of Southern California.
Reserve your spot now! Tickets to the lecture cost $10.
Lecture: Desert Installations, Salsa Dancing and the Architecture of Tragedy
Event Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Start Time: 1:30 p.m.
End Time/Duration: 2:30 p.m.
Event Price: $10
Check-In Location: Horizon Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262