Louise Braverman Lecture – AIA Iowa Convention
The ISU Department of Architecture is sponsoring this lecture as part of the AIA Iowa Convention Sept. 28-29 in Des Moines.
A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, Louise Braverman, FAIA, established her namesake practice in New York City in 1991. Her work has been widely published and recognized by her peers, resulting in her early selection as an Architectural League of New York Emerging Voice and elevation to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She was invited to present her firm’s work at the 2012, 2014 and 2016 Venice Architecture Biennales. She expressed how Venice amplifies her artistic impulse in her essay for JoAnn Locktov’s 2016 book, Dream of Venice Architecture.
Braverman has lectured about her architectural perspective both nationally and internationally at a variety of prestigious institutions including The Plan Magazine Perspective USA Lectures, the Yale School of Architecture, the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, the Yale Club, CUNY, the Montclair Art Museum, the Cosmopolitan Club, the AIA New York Chapter, the Chicago Archeworks Lecture Series, the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, Ryerson School of Architecture in Toronto and the International UIA Istanbul Congress in Turkey.
Braverman’s firm seeks “elemental solutions to complex architectural problems, using common means to achieve what we hope are uncommon results.” It explores the fusion of aesthetics, sustainability and civic engagement in a broad range of diverse projects, from an art museum in Boticas, Portugal, that encourages public participation with art, to an off-the-grid dormitory in the village of Kigutu, Burundi, that is rebuilding subsequent to horrific civil strife, to an art museum in Riverdale, New York, that facilitates multi-generational engagement. The goal of each project is to create captivating places that inspire the building of communities.