Professor Billy Lee Speaks with IARc Grad Students

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

Billy Lee, a sculpture professor with UNC Greensboro’s Art Department, came to speak with IARc’s graduate students about his perspective on abstraction within Pritzker Architecture Price Laureates’ work. Professor Lee began by discussing Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa’s concepts of transparency, clarity, and creating a landscape for people within their work. He spoke of other Laureates, including Peter Zumthor and his use of color and focus on material and space, and ended with the particularly notable Rem Koolhaas.

Professor Lee opened up discussion after his talk to the students, and answered questions about his teaching (his work informs his teaching process), his own creative process, and its impact on his work and life. Students gathered and discussed the importance of having a sculptor speak on architecture after the presentation. Professor Billy Lee‘s ideas will help students took route with their own designs after hearing a different perspective on architecture from someone with a prolific career in art and form.

Contributed by Lyndsey Blackmon – [1st] year Grad

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