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430 - SECOND KEYNOTE SESSION: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Speaker(s):
• Mack Scogin, AIA | Principal | Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
• Merrill Elam, AIA | Principal | Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Date: 11/10/2017 | Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Ballroom ABC
LUHs: 1.5 | HSW: No | ADA: No | GBCI: No | SD: No
Capacity: Unlimited
Through October 02: $0.00
Through November 03: $0.00
Onsite November 03: $0.00

Description
The enduring question of thresholds, bridges, and boundaries is as complex a question as can be asked of architecture and of the economic, political, and social forces that drive their disposition. Our recent work for the United States Pavilion for the Biennale Architettura 2016 provoked an unanticipated but highly rewarding investigation into this elusive and often controversial realm.

"Mexicantown: A Liminal Blur," our proposal, is no less or more a building than Mexicantown is or is not a place. Through the discipline of architecture, the proposal attempts to embody the poetics of Mexicantown.

“A rhythmical composition expressing facts, ideas, or emotions in a style more concentrated, imaginative and powerful than that of ordinary speech.” Webster’s New Universal Dictionary, 2nd ed., s.v. “poem.”

The proposal, a poem that asks a question.

About Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam Architects
Mack Scogin, AIA, and Merrill Elam, AIA, have worked together throughout their careers, spanning four decades. They have and continue to pursue a self-referential architecture distinguished by situational differences. Each of their projects — diverse in type, size, and location — embodies a personal search for an architecture of expansive specificity.

Projects by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects have received numerous design awards. Notable works include: the United States Courthouse in Austin; Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in Columbus; the High Museum at Georgia Pacific Center in Atlanta; the Nomentana Residence in Lovell, Maine; Clayton County Headquarters Library in Clayton County, Georgia; House Chmar in Atlanta; the Mountain Tree House in Dillard, Georgia; and the Buckhead Branch Library in Atlanta.

Current projects include: a Boathouse and Lodge at A Gathering Place for Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Harvard University Science Center and Cabot Library Transformation; One Museum Place in Atlanta; and projects for Tishman Speyer, including the Queens Plaza in Queens, New York, and Three Alliance Center in Atlanta.

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