Keynote Speakers

March 21-24, 2013, San Francisco
Host School: California College of the Arts
Co-chairs: Ila Berman, California College of the Arts; Ed Mitchell, Yale University

Opening Keynote

François Roche is the principal of New-Territories (R&Sie(n) / [eIf/bʌt/c]). He is based mainly in BKK, [eIf/bʌt/c], sometimes in Paris, R&Sie(n), and at fall time in NY, Gsapp. Through these different structures, his architectural works and protocols seek to articulate the real and/or fictional, the geographic situations and narrative structures that can transform them. 

François Roche architectural designs and processes have been show at, among other places, Columbia University, UCLA, ICA, Mori Art Museum, Centre Pompidou, MAM / Musée d'Art Moderne, the Tate Modern, and Orléans/ArchiLab. Work by R&Sie(n), New-Territories were selected for exhibition at the French pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennales. Among the teaching positions held by François Roche over the last decade is guest professor at the Bartlett School in London in 2000, the Vienna TU in 2001, the Barcelona ESARQ in 2003-04, the Paris ESA in 2005, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2006, the Angewangde in Vienna in 2008, the USC-Los Angeles in 2009-10-11 and currently Columbia, GSAPP every fall time since 2006.

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Gregg Pasquarelli is an American architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York. This design think tank has pushed the architect’s realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, emergent construction research, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies. SHoP’s recent work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront; the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana, Africa; the South Street Seaport redevelopment; a new Major League Soccer stadium in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, CA.  Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and has taught at Yale, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He has lectured globally and his work has been reviewed and published in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Wired, FastCompany, Surface, Dwell, A+U, and The New York Times, among others.  SHoP's work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.  As both a practitioner and educator, Pasquarelli’s commitment to challenging the entire process of building has made a convincing argument to a generation of architects that beauty and technological proficiency are not mutually exclusive.

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