Greg Lynn has been at the cutting edge of design in both architecture and design culture in general when it comes to the use of the computer. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced technology for design and fabrication. In addition to receiving professional awards from the AIA and Progressive Architecture, his Korean Presbyterian Church of New York was officially listed by the NYC Landmarks Commission as one of the thirty most important buildings built in the city in the last 30 years. It was also named by the National Building Museum in Washington as one of four civic buildings that “shaped the public realm” in America. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award in 2003. In 2001, Time Magazine named Greg Lynn one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named him one of the ten most influential living architects. His architectural designs have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion and again in 2008, when he was awarded the Golden Lion at the La Biennale di Venezia 11th International Architecture Exhibition. His work is in the permanent collections of the most important design and architecture museums in the world including the CCA, SFMoMA, ICA Chicago and MoMA and has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Cooper Hewitt, MAK, MoCA, NAI, CCA, Carnegie, ICA, Secession museums among others as well as at various international art and design fairs including Art Basel, Miami Art Basel, ICFF, NeoCon and DDL. In addition to his architectural work, he has numerous industrial design objects in production. Both his Alessi “Supple” Mocha Cups and his Vitra “Ravioli” Chair have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection.
Greg Lynn has taught throughout the United States and Europe. Because of his early combination of degrees in philosophy and architecture he has been involved in combining the realities of design and construction with the speculative, theoretical and experimental potentials of writing and teaching. In 2002, he left his position as the Professor of Spatial Conception and Exploration at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and became an University Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is a Studio Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. In addition, he was the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University from 2000 to 2016.
Greg Lynn will speak on 5 May 2021 at 4:30 pm CET.