The National Building Museum & Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation present
Leers Weinzapfel Associates: Connecting Forward
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, 6:30PM-8:00PM
POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
In collaboration with the National Building Museum, BWAF presents the 2013 Women in Architecture lecture, Leers Weinzapfel: Connecting Forward. Principals and founders Andrea Leers, FAIA, and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, of Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates, recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Architects Firm Award, will explore significant urban design and landscape strategies that promote an architecture of physical and cultural connections in this annual lecture series. Robert Ivy, CEO, American Institute of Architects, will provide opening remarks.
A book signing of the firm’s monograph, Made to Measure: The Work of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, will follow the program.
1.5 LU HSW (AIA)
$12 National Building Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.
The Museum’s award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.
Date: March 6, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
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Andrea Leers, FAIA
Andrea Leers is principal and co-founder with Jane Weinzapfel, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, a Boston based practice and 2007 AIA Firm Award winner. Andrea is a recognized design leader in campus planning, site development and academic design. Her current projects include the new Carolina North campus development and a new interdisciplinary research building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as projects in Taiwan and France. She has led the design of numerous award-winning facilities for higher education clients including three recent projects at Harvard University. She is also an international leader in courthouse design including many award-winning federal courthouses and state district courts.
Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in art history from Wellesley College, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. She is former Director of the Master in Urban Design Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she was Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design from 2001 to 2011. Previously she taught at Yale University’s School of Architecture, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, the University of Virginia School of Architecture, and Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2007 Andrea was invited to be Chaire des Amériques at the Sorbonne (Université de Paris). In 1997, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, and her several national grants include a NEA/Japan U.S. Friendship Commission Design Arts Fellowship in 1982. Andrea’s work has earned her the lifetime achievement recognition of the Boston Society of Architects Award of Honor. She lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad. Andrea was co-organizer of “The Architecture of the Courthouse: A Franco-American Perspective 1991-2006”, a conference held in Paris in 2009, sponsored by Harvard and the Sorbonne.
Andrea is a member of the Mayor’s Boston Civic Design Commission, the President’s Visiting Committee for MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, and the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service National Register of Peer Professionals.
Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
Jane Weinzapfel is Principal and Co-Founder with Andrea Leers, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, a nationally acclaimed Boston-based practice.
Jane has special expertise in award-winning infrastructure and transportation design, including chilled water plants, and operation control centers for transit and roadway systems, commuter rail, trolley, and rapid transit stations, bus stations, parking structures, and pedestrian bridges. She is also a design leader in campus academic facilities including the nationally awarded MIT School of Architecture and Planning, the World Media Culture Center at The Ohio State University, and the recently completed and award-winning University of Connecticut two-building classroom and administration complex. Currently, Jane is working on the East Regional Chiller Plant for The Ohio State University.
Jane holds Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning, and taught as a visiting faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, where she was on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. In 2002, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Jane’s work and achievements have been recognized with the Boston Society of Architects Award of Honor. She lectures widely throughout the United States and the Middle East.
Jane is a Board of Overseers member and former Trustee of The Boston Architectural College. She was a board member and past president of the Boston Society of Architects. She is a Trustee and Former Board Chair of Boston by Foot. She frequently lectures and serves as juror for the American Institute of Architects Design Awards programs. She has served on the Mayor’s Boston Transportation Advisory Committee and the Mayor’s Government Center Plaza Task Force in Boston, MA. Ms. Weinzapfel also served on the Massachusetts Executive Office of Community Development Designer Selection Board.