2:00PM — Hancock 100
After the lecture, Juhani Pallasmaa will engage in an informal conversation in Cowgill 300.
Juhani Pallasmaa is the author and/or editor of more than 45 books on topics ranging from architecture and the visual arts to environmental psychology and cultural philosophy. His writings have been translated into more than 30 languages. His book The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (1996) is a classic of architectural theory and is widely read by students of architecture around the world. He has designed works ranging from furniture to buildings, including the Institut Finlandais in Paris, the Kamppi Centre in Helsinki, and the Arrival Plaza at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served as dean of the School of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) from 1991 to 1998. From 2008 through 2014, he served on the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the discipline of architecture’s highest honor. He is an honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, and the 2009 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.