Jacques Herzog speaks at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Award-winning architect Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron will present a lecture at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver—a complement to the current exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Material Future: The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The audience will learn about the firm’s vision of how architecture can shape cities and cultural life. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A with the public.

The architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron has been commissioned as the design architects for the future Vancouver Art Gallery, in collaboration with Perkins+Will as the local executive architects. In association with Jacques Herzog’s lecture, the Gallery will offer free access to the exhibition Material Future on Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

Jacques Herzog established Herzog & de Meuron with Pierre de Meuron in Basel in 1978. He studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) from 1970 to 1975 with Aldo Rossi and Dolf Schnebli. He was a visiting tutor at Cornell University in 1983. With Pierre de Meuron, he is visiting professor at Harvard University (1989 and since 1994), professor at EYH Zürich since 1999, and co-founder of ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute since 2002. In 2001, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize together with Pierre de Meuron.

Doors open at 6:30pm; the lecture begins at 7:30pm.The Orpheum Theatre is located at 601 Smithe Street in Vancouver. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7 for Vancouver Art Gallery members and students with valid ID. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/835653.