Architect Merrill Elam / On Imagining

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On Imagining--Conversations with Architects
Merrill Elam will present vignettes of conversations with architects whose imaginations sustain their work in the most innovative and extraordinary ways. Conversations include:
Jennifer Bonner
Alan Balfour
Henry Cobb
Preston Scott Cohen
Peter Eisenman
Frank Gehry
Steven Holl
Rem Koolhaas
Diane Lewis
Thom Mayne
Michael Meredith
William Morgan
Monica Ponce de Leon
Hilary Sample
Martha Schwartz
Mack Scogin
Michael Sorkin
Nader Tehrani
Elías Torres
Billie Tsien
Michael Van Valkenburgh
Tod Williams

In a career spanning more than 40 years Merrill Elam and her partner, Mack Scogin, have won international acclaim for work that ranges from the sleek, low-slung utility of a 330,000-square-foot factory in Canton, Georgia for furniture maker Herman Miller to the asymmetrical exuberance of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center for Wellesley College. Their Atlanta based firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, has won numerous design awards, including six national American Institute of Architects Awards for Excellence. Recent projects include the United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas; the Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University; the Yale University Health Services Center; the Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University; the Knowlton School of Architecture for The Ohio State University; the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library for the University of California at Berkeley; and the Zhongkai Sheshan Villas in Shanghai, China, The firm's work has been widely published in magazines and books, including the 1992 Rizzoli publication, Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture / Architectural Criticism; the 1999 University of Michigan book Mack & Merrill and the 2005 Princeton Architectural Press publication Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall. Their projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain; the Deutches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Global Architecture Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Teri Nagel
  • Created: 08/03/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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