Heterogeneous Constructions Lecture Series | Lecture 2 

Please join us for the second event in the Heterogeneous Constructions lecture series. This event will feature a conversation between architect Roger Boltshauser and structural engineer John Ochsendorf, moderated by RISD Architecture faculty Aaron Forrest and Brett Schneider and Harvard GSD faculty Yasmin Vobis. The Heterogeneous Constructions series explores ideas and practices that challenge contemporary conventions around architectural materials, bringing together leading thinkers and makers from a range of disciplines. The series is funded by the RISD Architecture Design Research Seed Fund. 

Roger Boltshauser, certified architect ETH BSA SIA, founded ‘Boltshauser Architekten AG’ in 1996 in Zurich. In addition to his work for his office, he taught at ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, the University of Applied Sciences Chur (HTW) and the Chur Institute of Architecture (CIA) between 1996 and 2009. He was a guest professor at EPFL Lausanne and TU Munich and is currently a guest professor at ETH Zurich. He is the author of the recently published Pisé-Rammed Earth: Tradition and Potential (Triest Verlag, 2019).

John Ochsendorf is the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, where he directs research on preindustrial construction traditions. He is the designer of numerous award-winning structures and is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). His work has been funded by grants and fellowships from the J. William Fulbright Program, the MacArthur Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, and others. Ochsendorf is a partner in the firm ODB Engineering and he served as Director of the American Academy in Rome from 2017-2020.

Dial-In Information

Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/HETCON2

Monday, May 3 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

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