Max Wasserman Forum The University as Patron of Cutting-Edge Architecture

May 8, 2004

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Max Wasserman Forum 2004

The University as Patron of Cutting-Edge Architecture.

Moderator: William J. Mitchell

Paticipants:

·       James Ackerman

·       Kimberly Alexander

·       Charles M. Vest

·       Frank Gehry

·       Steven Holl 

·       Robert Venturi

·       John R. Curry

·       Kyong Park

Context: Many universities, including Massachusettes Institute of Technology, are commissioning renowned architects to create extraordinary new buildings. The Wasserman Forum at MIT will explore this phenomenon, and investigate how architecture can make a difference within the university culture.

  • Frank Gehry’s Stata Center at MIT, built in 2004.