Title: Words and Works of Kahn
Speaker: Len Zegarski
Details: Architecture department chair, Len Zegarski, will explore the influence acclaimed architect Louis Kahn had on the “Philadelphia School” and the field of architecture.
Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn’s works are considered as monumental beyond modernism. Famous for his meticulously built works, his provocative proposals that remained unbuilt, and his teaching, Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century.
The lecture will discuss Kahn’s design methodologies and consider Kahn’s most influential buildings before ending with an open discussion of Kahn’s relevance with the audience.