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Experts in Studio Lecture: Roger Sherman, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design cityLAB/UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104), University of Michigan Art + Architecture Building

Roger Sherman is Director of Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, whose work has been featured in multiple media outlets including Newsweek, Fast Company, CNN, the History Channel and the BBC. His projects have been exhibited at the 2010 Venice Biennale and the 2009 Rotterdam Biennale ("TargetWorld: Thinking Outside the Big Box", and Victoria and Albert Museum, London and MAXXI in Rome, amongst other venues. Additionally, Sherman is Co-Director of citylab, a think tank on contemporary urban issues at UCLA, where he is an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is the author of "Re American Dream: Six Housing Prototypes for Los Angeles" (Princeton Architectural Press, 1995); "L.A. Under the Influence: The Hidden Logic of Urban Property" (University of Minnesota Press, 2010); and most recently, with Dana Cuff, "Fast Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture's Engagement with the City" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). His work and writing has appeared in numerous other publications, most recently On Farming (Actar, 2010), and The Infrastructural City(Actar, 2010).

Sherman has received numerous design awards for his work, which includes Thinking Out of the Big Box: Targeting Urban Public Life; the 3-in-1 House in Santa Monica; Railyard Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Gateway Park in Toledo, Ohio; and RePark (Freshkills Landfill End Use Plan) on Staten Island in New York. A graduate with Distinction from the Harvard Design School, Sherman was a recipient of the SOM and Wheelwright traveling fellowships. He has lectured widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Zocalo Public Square, Harvard and Princeton universities.

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