Spring 2019 Student Lecture Series: Nalina Moses

"Single-handedly" Book Panel Discussion

Alexander Fernández: Piazza Ducale, Vigevano, Italy

  • 04/24/2019

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Lectures, Special Events

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for Single-handedly, a public lecture and panel discussion by Nalina Moses, author of the upcoming book Single-handedly, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.

This panel discussion explores the persistence and vitality of hand drawing in architecture. It's an idea at the heart of the new book Single-handedly, that collects and considers hand drawings from forty-three contemporary architects from around the world.

In a culture seduced by the believability of digital imagery, and at a time when sophisticated imaging software and hardware are readily available, architects continue to undertake substantial design projects by hand. They turn away from the computer because working by hand can be more quick, direct, physical, intimate, expressive, and audacious. This event will begin with brief presentations by the book's author, Nalina Moses, and three of its Boston-area contributors: Alexander Fernández, David Barrett McTyre, Preston Scott Cohen, and the BAC's Richard Griswold. It will continue with a group discussion, and conclude with a book signing.

About the Panelists

Nalina Moses is an architect and writer in New York City. She has completed retail, residential and commercial design projects throughout the world and has written about design, architecture and aesthetics for numerous online and print publications, including Vogue India, Harvard Design Magazine and her blog Drown Me in Beauty. Single-handedly, her first book, will be released by Princeton Architectural Press this May.

Alexander Fernández is a design principal at Gensler in Boston. He has taught at Syracuse University in Syracuse and Florence, Italy, Northeastern University in Boston, and Polytechnic University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

David Barrett McTyre is an architect with his own practice in Beverly, Massachusetts. He learned to draw and render as an apprentice drafter at his father's architecture office over forty years ago.

Richard Griswold works at the Boston Architectural College as the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. He teaches a first-semester foundation seminar for incoming undergraduates and a capstone studio for graduating students.

Preston Scott Cohen leads the office Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries and Other Predicaments in Architecture.

Single-handedly Book Cover

Single-handedly Book Cover

Richard Griswold: HIV AIDS Memorial Competition Entry

Richard Griswold: HIV AIDS Memorial Competition Entry

David Barrett McTyre House Project Gloucester MA

David Barrett McTyre: House Project, Gloucester, MA

Alexander Fernández Piazza Ducale Vigevano Italy

Alexander Fernández: Piazza Ducale, Vigevano, Italy