Stuckeman Series Lecture: Pablo Castro
Pablo Castro is the co-founder of Obra Architects, which he formed in 2000 with Jennifer Lee in New York City. In 2018, he was named an AIA Fellow. The title of his talk is “Obra’s Journal of Indulgences, or, How Everything We Might Possibly Attempt This Year Seems Trivial Compared To What Is Happening To Those Less Fortunate Than Us And How Might Architecture Be Understood As Not Only Useful But Absolutely Essential To Our Collective Survival.”
Obra’s recent and ongoing work includes a community pavilion atop a rooftop in the Seohyun commercial district of Seoul, private residences in Chevy Chase and Potomac, Maryland, a special commission for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C, and a multi-unit affordable housing project for seniors in the Bronx, New York.
Winner of the 2006 PS1 MoMA Young Architects Program, Obra also participated in the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy in 2014 and 2016, and received the 2014 Kim Swoo Geun Preview Prize as well as its sixth AIA New York Design Award. The firm’s most recent book, Obra Architects Logic, was published in Copenhagen in 2016.
Hosted by the Department of Architecture. Free and open to the public; registration required. Link TBD.