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Lecture: Mark Foster Gage, Yale School of Architecture, Gage/Clemenceau Architects

  • Monday, September 24, 2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104), University of Michigan Art + Architecture Building

Mark Foster Gage is at the forefront of a new generation of architects working to combine design practice with the use of today's most advanced technologies. His work ranges from architectural projects and products to interdisciplinary collaborations, most recently with fashion designer Nicola Formichetti on costume pieces for Lady Gaga and a series of concept stores that recently opened in New York City, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Gage's designs have been exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin. His firm, Gage / Clemenceau Architects was selected as one of the architecture firms to represent the United States in the 2010 Beijing International Biennale. He has won numerous awards including recently receiving an American Institute of Architects Design Award, and being named an "Avant Guardian" of architecture, by Surface Magazine. Gage was nominated as one of thirteen architects, internationally, for the inaugural Ordos Prize in Architecture - a select group that Rem Koolhaas referred to as "the next generation of great architects.” Gage's work has been featured in media and press venues including the New York Times, MTV, Vogue, USA Today, Wired, Fast Company, PBS, as well as in numerous publications internationally.

In addition to his work as an architect and designer, Gage has taught at Yale since 2001 and offered courses at Columbia University and the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture. In 2007 Mr. Gage led the “Think Tank on Computational Aesthetics” at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Mr. Gage has written on architecture and design in such journals as Log, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Design, and Perspecta. He was the guest editor, along with Florencia Pita, of Log #17, which focused on the relationship between material, media, and affect. Gage recently completed two new books, the first with Greg Lynn, entitled "Composites, Software and Surfaces: Towards a High Performance Architecture," and a second with the title "Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts for Architecture and Design." Gage currently lives and practices in New York City.

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