Dean's Lecture Series 2013: Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli, American Architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York, will join the internationally renowned speakers of the Dean's Lecture Series on 14 May this year, as he presents his lecture, Out of Practice.

Gregg, with his firm SHoP, has pushed the Architect's realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, emergent construction research and the co-development of new sustainable technologies. SHoP's recent work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront, the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana, Africa, the South Street Seaport redevelopment, a new Major League Soccer stadium in New York and projects for google in Mountain View, CA.

Gregg will present Out of Practice, a look at the office's current projects, with a focus on how the firm seeks to reinvent the business model of architectural practice. As both practitioners and educators, SHoP's commitment to challenging the process of building seeks to prove that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive. Great architecture demands that design, finance and technology work together - SHoP is combining these forces in innovative ways to create a new model for the profession.