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Spring 2017 Student Lecture Series: Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia

Constructions

View of the LM Guest House. Photo by Paul Warchol
  • 02/15/2017

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall
    Boston Architectural College
    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for a public lecture by Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia, principals at Desai/Chia Architecture, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


Desai/Chia architecture celebrates conceptually bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity in order to better our collective experiences of space and place-making. The studio is known for two things: our preference for social and humane architecture, and iconic projects that benefit from our sustainable technical strategies and extensive knowledge of materials.

Rooted in our multidisciplinary background, we seek to blur the boundaries between building and nature through our hallmark approach of integrating light as a unifying theme. Each design opportunity is informed by previous projects and expertise, which allows us the latitude to conduct new research, challenge traditional expectations, and ask bigger questions in order to build inspired and spirited architecture.

The lecture will focus on a few projects that highlight the way we have engaged with craft + construction, design + detail, and collaborative environments for a range of unique clients.

Top photo: View of the LM Guest House. Photo by Paul Warchol

LM Guest House living area facade detail. Photo by Paul Warchol

LM Guest House, living area facade detail. Photo by Paul Warchol

Custom screen detail at reception area, Arup NJ office. Photo by Mark Craemer

Arup NJ Office, custom screen detail at reception area. Photo by Mark Craemer

View through the living room and vista terrace at dusk, Michigan Lake House. Photo by Paul Warchol

Michigan Lake House, view through the living room and vista terrace at dusk. Photo by Paul Warchol

Quartz Media, detail of coffee bar with newsroom beyond. Photo by Mark Craemer

Quartz Media, detail of coffee bar with newsroom beyond. Photo by Mark Craemer

Quartz Media, detail of wall system. Photo by Mark Craemer

Quartz Media, detail of wall system. Photo by Mark Craemer