UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Lecture Series 2012-2013
Principal, Michael Maltzan Architects
Monday, November 19
Perloff Hall, UCLA Campus
Since founding MMA in 1995, Michael Maltzan, FAIA, has created a practice which engages the increasingly complex reality of urbanization and information driven culture, charting a new trajectory for architecture and the public realm. Building on his background in the arts, his work synthesizes the ambiguity of our contemporary world through an architecture that is a catalyst for new experience and an agent for change. Through a shared belief in architecture’s role in our cities, this work, from MOMA to Skid Row, creates new connections across a range of scales and programs. Mr. Maltzan’s work has been recognized with numerous accolades including five Progressive Architecture awards, 22 citations from the American Institute of Architects, the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, and as a finalist for the Smithsonian/Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Award. His designs have been featured in over 100 national and international publications.