School of Architecture Lecture Series: Laurie Hawkinson, Portman Visiting Critic

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Laurie Hawkinson, the 2014 Portman Visiting Critic, will present "Moving Space" at 6:00pm on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

Laurie Hawkinson received her Masters in Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkeley, attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study program in New York and received her professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union. Significant completed projects include the Corning Museum of Glass, the Wall Street Ferry Terminal and “Strategic Open Space” Public Realm Improvement Strategy for Lower Manhattan, the new Land Port of Entry at Massena, New York. She recently lead the design of a new Emergency Medical Services Station for the City of New York. Collaborative projects include the North Carolina Museum of Art Amphitheater and Site Master Plan, the Museum of Women’s History and the NYC2012 Olympic Village for Hunters Point, New York.

SMH+ PROFILE:  Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP is a New York City-based architecture and design studio established in 1983. The firm has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the NYC AIA Chapter Medal of Honor, and a Special Recognition for Excellence in Design from the New York City Art Commission. 

PORTMAN VISITING CRITIC:  The purpose of the Portman Prize and the Portman Visiting Critic Program is to foster design excellence and student creativity in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Recognizing student accomplishment and excellence in the integration of technical considerations as a key constituent of the design process the Portman Prize is awarded through competition by a distinguished jury chaired by the Portman Visiting Critic who also participates over the semester as a roving design studio critic and public lecturer. The competition jury awards ranked prizes, each carrying monetary awards. The top prize winner is also offered a summer internship in the office of John Portman & Associates. 


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