5:00PM — Hancock 100
Stan Allen has been a central figure in both the practice and discipline of architecture in the last two decades. After working in Europe for Rafael Moneo, he began his practice by founding Field Operations with James Corner, leading the way in repositioning landscape, infrastructure and urbanism as critical issues in the architectural discipline. His voice as a critical writer while running the Advanced Architectural Design (AAD) program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York served to re-orient avant-garde debates to take seriously the intelligence and expertise of practice itself. Allen was the Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture between 2002 and 2012, where he continues to teach graduate studio and direct Princeton’s Center for Urbanism, Architecture and Infrastructure. He is currently in practice as Stan Allen Architect, a New York City-based office that has realized buildings and urban projects in the United States, South America, and Asia.