School of Architecture Lecture Series: Brad Cloepfil

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday January 19, 2011
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium
  • Phone: (404) 894-4885
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Casey Hall, 404-894-1095


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Full Summary: Cloepfil will discuss acclaimed and controversial new buildings including the Seattle Art Museum and University of Michigan Museum of Art, among others.

  • Brad Cloepfil Brad Cloepfil

Cloepfil's Allied Works Architecture is a Portland, Oregon architectural firm with projects throughout the United States. He will discuss his acclaimed and controversial new buildings or unique expansions of arts institutions including The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Seattle Art Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Art and Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Co-sponsored by Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center.

Brad Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in his native Portland, Ore. in 1994 upon receiving the commission to design a new building for Seattle Brewing Company. Following the completion of the design, Allied Works received a Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award. The critical reputation of Allied Works was further established with the design of the Maryhill Overlook Interpretive Site located on the Columbia River Gorge and the headquarters for global advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy -- an adaptive reuse of a historic warehouse in Portland, Ore., which also houses the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. In 2002, he led the firm in winning the competition to re-design 2 Columbus Circle for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. In 2009, he received his first international commission to design the National Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, Alberta. Over the years Cloepfil has led design teams for 100+ proposals, including the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Musée national des beauxarts du Québec, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, University of Virginia School of Architecture, Disney Animation Studios and the University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Technology Building. As principal and lead designer, Cloepfil divides his time equally between the Portland and New York offices. Alongside practicing architecture, Cloepfil has held guest professorships at Rice University, University of California Berkeley, Syracuse University, University of Oregon and Columbia University. He is also a frequent lecturer at leading universities, arts organizations and creative companies, including the Architectural Association, Apple Inc., New Mexico Museum of Art, Aspen Art Museum and Princeton University. Cloepfil graduated from Columbia University in New York where he served as a teaching assistant to Kenneth Frampton.

About the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Founded in 1973 as a grassroots artist cooperative, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is now a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. ACAC creates a diverse cultural landscape for artists, arts professionals and the art-interested public through its exhibitions, educational programming, and studio artist program. For more information,

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