Adam Yarinsky of New York’s Architecture Research Office to lecture at the U of T Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

On Thursday, September 30 at 7:00pm, one of the judges for this year’s Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence will give a lecture entitled “Wall not Wall” at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Yarinsky co-founded Architecture Research Office with Stephen Cassell in 1993. ARO is an architectural practice in which individual projects are a vehicle for research into program, form, material and construction. The firm’s work in New York includes the US Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square, a flagship store for Shiseido, and the Prada Store designed in conjunction with Rem Koolhaas. Current projects include the Motown Center Museum in Detroit, an addition to Colorado College’s Art and Music Building in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the renovation and addition to the Princeton School of Architecture, and residences in Massachussetts and New York.

ARO was one of three finalists in the architecture category of the Smithsonian’s Institution’s 2003 National Design Awards. ARO’s work has been widely published and has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, and the I.D. Annual Design Review, among others. Architecture Research Office, a monograph of the firm’s work, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in March 2003.

Adam Yarinsky received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and his Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He served as the 1992-93 Sanders teaching fellow at the University of Michigan and he and Cassell held the Harry S. Shure Professorship at the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2001. He has also taught at Yale University, the Harvard Design School and Princeton University, and has lectured throughout the United States and Europe. Together with Stephen Cassell, he was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Architecture in 2000.