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A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi

Featuring Moshe Safdie joined by Nader Ardalan and President Mahesh Daas


Balkrishna Doshi Portrait. Photo Credit: Vinay Panjwani.
Balkrishna Doshi Portrait. Photo Credit: Vinay Panjwani.

Date

March 13, 2023

Time

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

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Events   Exhibit  

We invite you to join us for this special occasion to pay tribute to the life and accomplishments of Pritzker Prize winning Indian architect and our college’s Honorary Alumnus Balkrishna Doshi, who passed away at the age of 95 on January 24, 2023.

This tribute to Balkrishna Doshi will feature renowned architect and BAC Honorary Alumnus, Moshe Safdie, accompanied by his friend and colleague, distinguished architect, and scholar Nader Ardalan.

Moshe Safdie and President Mahesh Daas.
Moshe Safdie and President Mahesh Daas.

In 1975-1976, Safdie, Ardalan, and Doshi, along with other leaders, played crucial roles in shaping the Habitat Bill of Rights, a document that aimed to tackle the pressing housing needs of the world's expanding population. The evening will be particularly significant as all three have had a personal connection to the BAC—underscoring our global institution's commitment to addressing the challenges of housing and urban development.

The evening commences at 6:00 PM in the BAC’s McCormick Gallery at 320 Newbury Street, Boston, which is showcasing an original exhibit,Architecture is Within Us: The Selected Works of Balkrishna Doshi, followed at 6:30 PM in Cascieri Hall for personal reflections and tributes to Balkrishna Doshi.  

Please join us in paying tribute to the life and accomplishments of an iconic architect, pioneer, educator, and our friend, Balkrishna Doshi.

Date

March 13, 2023

Time

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events   Exhibit  

Watch the Tribute Now

President Mahesh Daas and Moshe Safdie in the McCormick Gallery for A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi event.
Ian F. Taberner, Director of Masters' Thesis for the BAC School of Architecture, speaks during A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi event.
Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd, BAC Board of Trustees Vice President, and Kishore Varanasi, BAC Board of Trustees Member, interact in the McCormick Gallery at A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi event.
Students walk through the Doshi Exhibit at the McCormick Gallery during A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi.
The audience listens intently to a speaker during A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi event.
Moshe Safdie speaks during A Tribute to Balkrishna Doshi event.

About the Exhibit

This original exhibit holds nine significant projects from the work of Pritzker-prize winning architect, Balkrishna Doshi. These projects draw inspiration from natural systems and from Doshi’s dreams. Doshi’s work aims to amend disparities between people. Steel sections with scale figures in this exhibit show daily life captured in a moment that makes connections to and through one another.

Amdavad Ni Gufa Interior. PC: Vinay Panjwani.
Architecture is Within Us: The Selected Works of Balkrishna Doshi
Amdavad Ni Gufa Interior. PC: Vinay Panjwani.
Amdavad Ni Gufa Exterior. PC: Vinay Panjwani.
Architecture is Within Us: The Selected Works of Balkrishna Doshi
Amdavad Ni Gufa Exterior. PC: Vinay Panjwani.

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