April 17, 2013
Abstract: The lecture offers how geometry, with its marks, etchings and impressions on a surface may inform our understanding of space. Geometry, as a means of registering what we have discovered, reveals and provides us with instructions - and within the instruction a promise for built form.
Ian Frederick Taberner AIA is a practicing Architect, a Professor of Architecture and Director of Masters Thesis at the Boston Architectural College. Ian studied at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and holds a Bachelors degree from Pratt Institute (1981) and a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1994). Ian was the 1985 William E. Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan and was awarded a Fellowship for Architecture and Environmental Structures from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1998 -2001). In 1986 he won a national competition for the May 4th Kent State Memorial but was subsequently disqualified because he was not a citizen of the United States. In 1998 awarded the AIAS President's Award for a pro-bono project, ArtPark Gift Shop and Gallery with his students at SUNY Buffalo, NY. In 2003 received the Design for Excellence Award from the American Institute of Architects, Rochester, New York for the Greater Rochester 9-11 Memorial. The design of memorials is central to his work and teaching and a forum for exploration between ideas concerning architecture, interior design and landscape; and how we may be able to diminish the differences between these three professional disciplines.