Walker Art Center Drawn Here series

Two upcoming lecture events in the Walker Art Center's Drawn Here series may be of interest to the College of Design community.

David Adjaye (Adjaye/Associates) will speak on November 8 at 7 p.m. in the Walker's Cinema. Admission is $8 ($5 for Walker members). London-based Adjaye is known for designs that explore the "dualities of private retreat and public engagement." His projects -- including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo (2005), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (2007), and planned five-star hotel and residences in Saint Paul -- "address the challenges of designing multipurpose spaces for diverse communities."

Vince James and Jennifer Yoos (VJAA) will speak on November 29 at 7 p.m. in the Walker's McGuire Theater. Admission is free and tickets are available at the Walker's Hennepin lobby desk from 6 p.m. Minneapolis-based James and Yoos will discuss their "polyvalent approach to design in which architectural forms respond to a specific impetus: a client's procliviies, prevailing climatic conditions, or the desire to reframe social interactions." The pair's acclaimed projects include Dayton House (1997), the Minneapolis Rowing Club Boathouse (2001), the Hostler Student Center at the American University of Beirut (2007), Tulane University Center, New Orleans (2007), residential loft projects in New York and Chicago, and an upcoming University of Cincinnati gatehouse.