Distinguished Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Director, Now Institute; Design Director, Morphosis, Los Angeles and New York

A.UD Lectures


Monday, October 26, 2016
Decafe, Perloff Hall

Richard Weinstein Lecture

Thom Mayne 
Distinguished Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Director, Now Institute; Design Director, Morphosis, Los Angeles and New York

Introduction by Richard Weinstein and conversation with Kevin Daly

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Mr. Mayne will discuss Morphosis’ evolution and development over 40+ years of practice. 

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design.  As Design Director and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm. With permanent offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the firm currently employs over 50 architects and designers.

Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013).  He was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and was honored with the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000.  With Morphosis, Thom Mayne has been the recipient of 25 Progressive Architecture Awards, over 100 American Institute of Architecture Awards and numerous other design recognitions.  Under Mayne’s direction, the firm has been the subject of various group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including a large solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2006. Morphosis buildings and projects have been published extensively; the firm has been the subject of 25 monographs.

Throughout his career, Mayne has remained active in the academic world. In 1972, he helped to found the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since then, he has held teaching positions at Columbia, Yale (the Eliel Saarinen Chair in 1991), the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Eliot Noyes Chair in 1998), the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and many other institutions around the world. There has always been a symbiotic relationship between Mayne’s teaching and practice, evidenced in his concurrent position as Executive Director of the Now Institute at UCLA, a research and design initiative focusing on applying strategic urban thinking to real world issues. He is a tenured Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design since 1993.

Morphosis, Emerson College, Los Angeles, 2014. Photo: Jasmine Park

The Weinstein Lecture will bring, from a variety of fields, those who have mad significant creative contributions that are relevant to the study of architecture and urban design.

The Richard Weinstein Lecture Series is made possible through the generous donations of our supporters. Thank you to the following donors:
Major Donors
Jennifer and William H. Fain
Frank Gehry and Berta Gehry
Thom Mayne and Blythe Alison-Mayne
Harriet F. Gold and Richard E. Gold
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Fredrick Fisher & Partners Architects
Eric Owen Moss Architects
Harold A. Davidson
Craig Hodgetts
Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
Johnson Fain Partners
William A. Feathers
Robert G. Hale

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.

Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Info: 310.267.4704

Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)
Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.

Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations  

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