Monday, 22 March 2010
Bartlett Lecture: Mark West - 25.03.2010
Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1
Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series
Entrance to the Darwin Building is now via Malet Place. Please allow yourself extra time to access the building.
Mark West - University of Manitoba
Heavy Light - fabric-formed concrete and the search for new forms of construction
Mark West is the Founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg Manitoba. C.A.S.T. is as a unique laboratory/studio/atelier, focused on the invention of new construction methods and new architectural forms by combining the disciplines of architecture, engineering, sculpture, and drawing. He is an Associate Professor in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture as well as in the Faculty of Engineering, and the inventor of numerous fabric-formed concrete techniques for architectural, sculptural, and structural applications. He has worked as an architectural educator for nearly thirty years in Canada and the U.S. His first education was as a builder, followed by a B.Arch. from the Cooper Union in New York, NY, and a post-professional M.Arch. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His work has received wide recognition through publications, awards, lectures and exhibitions in The Americas, Asia, and Europe.
LINK to MARK WEST