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Banham in Buffalo

P. Reyner Banham Fellowship of the University at Buffalo Deptartment of Architecture

Mehrdad Hadighi et al.

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In Banham in Buffalo, the projections of the past five Banham Fellows are documented: Jonathan Solomon (2005-2006), Sergio Lopez-Pineiro (2006-2007), Eva Franch-Gilabert (2007-2008), Michael Kubo (2008-2009), Brian Tabolt (2009-2010). This document is a testament to the reach of Banham's visions and to the visionary work of the Fellows at Buffalo.

Specifications

SKU:
90214
Size: 
6 x 10"
Pages: 
120
Publication date: 
November 29, 2011
ISBN: 
978-0-9826226-7-4
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

Peter Reyner Banham, the renowned architectural historian and cultural critic, taught in the newly founded architecture program at the State University of New York at Buffalo between 1976 and 1980. During his tenure at Buffalo, inspired by the daylight factories and the grain silos of the region, he conducted research that led to his seminal book, A CONCRETE ATLANTIS, illuminating the relationship between American industrial buildings and European Modern Architecture.

The Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship program at Buffalo was established in 2000 to celebrate Banham's legacy at Buffalo, and, most importantly, to project new work that is inspired by Banham's foundational body of scholarship on material and visual culture. Each year, the Banham Fellow engages the students and the faculty of the department through research, creative activity, and teaching, and presents that body of work through an exhibition and a lecture. 

About the author: 

Peter Reyner Banham, the renowned architectural historian and cultural critic, taught in the newly founded architecture program at the State University of New York at Buffalo between 1976 and 1980. During his tenure at Buffalo, inspired by the daylight factories and the grain silos of the region, he conducted research that led to his seminal book, A Concrete Atlantis, illuminating the relationship between American industrial buildings and European Modern Architecture. The Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship program at Buffalo was established in 2000 to celebrate Banham's legacy at Buffalo and, most importantly, to project new work that is inspired by Banham's foundational body of scholarship on material and visual culture. 

Jonathan D. Solomon is an American architect based in Hong Kong; his work explores future forms of urbanism through multidisciplinary collaborations. Solomon is a founding editor of 306090 Books, a publication series featuring novel developments in architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism that published its 14th volume, Making a Case, in 2011. In 2010, he co-curated Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice, at the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2009, his design for Ooi Botos Gallery, an adaptive reuse project in a Hong Kong street market, won two AIA awards. He is the author of several essays on the contemporary Asian city in the journal Log, and his proposals for converting a Bronx highway into a public park were published as the 26th volume of the acclaimed Pamphlet Architecture series from Princeton Architectural Press. Solomon has taught design at the City College of New York and, as a Banham Fellow, at the University at Buffalo, as well as the University of Hong Kong. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Sergio López-Piñeiro is the founder of Holes of Matter. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, he has previously worked at NoMad (Madrid, 1998-2000) and at Foreign Office Architects (London, 2000-2002). López-Piñeiro graduated from ETS Arquitectura Madrid in 1998 and received his M. Arch. degree from Princeton University in 2004, where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize.

Eva Franch-Gilabert is a Catalan architect, researcher, teacher, and founder of the Barcelona based OOAA (office of architectural affairs).  In addition to being the Banham Fellow at Buffalo, she was later awarded the Wortham Fellowship at Rice University and since 2010 has served as the Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. She studied architecture at TU Delft, ETS Arquitectura Barcelona, and at Princeton University.  Franch's work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York, Korean Institute of Architects in Daegu, FAD Barcelona, NAI Rotterdam, Shenzen Biennale of Architecture, among others. She lives and works in New York.

Michael Kubo is pursuing a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture at MIT. His current work focuses on late modernist economies of production and the bureaucratic complex in which globalized, corporate architectural practices took shape in the decades after World War II. He has taught at Pratt Institute in New York, the University of Texas at Austin, and SUNY Buffalo.

Brian Tabolt lives in Brooklyn. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University where he was a founding editor and co-designer of Pidgin Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with High Honors from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of the Z Society Edgar J Shannon Award for Design Excellence. In addition to teaching at the University at Buffalo, Tabolt has worked in the offices of SHoP Architects, Agrest & Gandelsonas, and Formwork Design and is currently a designer at Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York. 

Mehrdad Hadighi is an architect and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at Buffalo. He served as Chair of Architecture between 2005 and 2010, when the five Banham fellows represented in this book were at Buffalo. Hadighi has been selected by the Architectural League of New York in their Young Architects Forum series; as one of 25 most intriguing, innovative and intrepid architects, from all over the world by Wallpaper* magazine; and as one of 10 Young Firms Reshaping the Globe by the Architectural Record magazine in their Design Vanguard issue. His work is the subject of a monograph by Sharestan, and his most recent work has been featured in Conversions; Small Structures; Xs Green; Extensions and Renovations; House Plus; and Architecture In Detail.