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Public Architecture

The Art Inside

Curtis Fentress

$85.00

Curtis Fentress is an internationally known architect who passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic public architecture. His studio focuses on inspired design for people, incorporating context and culture to create one-of-a-kind buildings for clients and users. This monograph spans the 30-year history of this innovative studio, both examining the creative working process and tracing artistic influences from fashion, music, dance, sculpture, fine jewelry and other disciplines. 

Fentress’ portfolio of award-winning designs includes world-class airports, museums, convention centers, courthouses, civic buildings, laboratories, higher education facilities, and office towers. He was born in North Carolina and graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After leaving a position with I.M. Pei, Fentress joined the newly formed firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, where an office high-rise project brought him to Denver. In 1980, he founded his own firm there, and since then has designed memorable buildings around the world.

Specifications

SKU:
90196
Size: 
10 x 12 3/4"
Pages: 
360pp
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ISBN: 
978-0-9826226-0-5
Rights world: 
Available

Mary Voelz Chandler

Overview: 

Public Architecture: The Art Inside spans the 30 year history of Denver, Colorado-based Fentress Architects, an international design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic public architecture. This monograph examines the creative working process, tracing artistic influences and references fashion, poetry, music, dance and related disciplines. Fentress is internationally known for an innovative, award-winning design portfolio of international airports, national museums, world-class convention centers, courthouses and government buildings, high-rise office and mixed use towers, laboratories, higher education facilities, and luxury multi-family residences.

About the author: 

Curtis Fentress was born in North Carolina, and graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  After leaving a position with I.M. Pei, Fentress joined the newly formed firm Kohn Pedersen Fox to continue his pursuit of large-scale public projects while striving to bring humanism to civic buildings. In the late 1970s, KPF sent him to Denver as project designer for a 36-story tower in Denver.  In 1980, Fentress founded his own firm and later was awarded the opportunity to design Denver International Airport, which propelled him into the international realm. DIA, Incheon International Airport and numerous museums, convention centers and other civic buildings have earned Fentress Architects more than 300 awards for innovation and design excellence. Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, is the 2010 winner of the American Institute of Architects’ Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor in public architecture worldwide.