Preston Scott Cohen is founder and principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. His work expands many scales and types, including housing, education facilities, cultural institution and urban design. Recent projects include the Taubman College Architecture & Urban Planning building expansion at the University of Michigan; the Dotong City Library, Dotong, China; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Cohen is currently the Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he focuses on parametric design and representation techniques. Cohen has been the recipient of various awards including the Progressive Architecture Award for Taiyuan Museum of Art in 2010, the First Prize Competition for the Robins Elementary School in Trenton, New Jersey in 2005, the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and letters in 2004, to name a few.
Cohen is the author of Contested Symmetries, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2001 and many other theoretical and historical essays on architecture and design. His work has been exhibited around the world in places such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard.
Friday, February 23rd
Students, faculty, staff and guest are encouraged to attend the lecture. See you all this afternoon!