TRANS ARCHITECTURE: Andrew King lectures at Ryerson University

Andrew King of cannondesign lectures at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, as an accompaniment to King’s current exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery.

King is Design Principal for Canada with CannonDesign, and has practiced and taught across Canada and in London, Berlin, Budapest, Rome, Seville and Copenhagen. His work has been published in international art and architecture journals and recognized with international design awards, and he was selected one of Canada’s “design leaders” by The Globe and Mail in 2003. He was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in 2003 and two Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, followed by two American Institute of Architecture Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards in 2012. King has worked with internationally recognized architects such as Zaha Hadid in London, Tim Hiede in Berlin and Brian MacKay-Lyons in Halifax.

At present, he is Design Principal for Canada at CannonDesign, currently leading teams in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal and overseeing projects across Canada and in Asia. Additionally, he has led his own design and research initiative AK A for over 20 years, creating architecture, urban design, installations and publications, most of which have been recognized through awards and publications, including a 2012 AIA P/A Award of Excellence for the Hawk House.

King held the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship (2012) at McGill University’s School of Architecture and the Azrieli Visiting Chair (2009-10) at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. In 2004, he was Visiting Professor at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Art, and he has held visiting, adjunct, and special faculty appointments in architecture and at the University of Calgary, McGill, and Dalhousie, and led a five year research initiative with the Banff Centre for the Arts.

His critical art practice (with Angela Silver) has made in-situ and gallery based installations across Canada and abroad, including artcity, the Stride, YYZ, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Dalhousie University School of Architecture, arch3 gallery and the Pratt Institutes gallery space in Rome. Commissions include lens for the Banff Centre for the Arts for inclusion in the 2005 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, and ex-urbus for Black Dog Press’s Informal Architecture by Anthony Keindl.

Lectures include the Tate Gallery in London, the Spertus Institute in Chicago, the University of Lethbridge, Carleton University, La Sapienza University in Rome, New York University in Florence, the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, the Design Exchange in Toronto, the Confederation Arts Centre in Charlottetown, the Stride Gallery in Calgary and the Walter Philips Gallery in Banff.