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Julie Snow, Minneapolis architect and visiting critic, to lecture at Syracuse Architecture

November 03, 2011

Elaine Wackerow
(315) 443-6004

Julie Snow, FAIA, Minneapolis architect and Syracuse Architecture fall 2011 visiting critic, will lecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium.  Her lecture, “Social Space,” is free and open to the public.  A gallery reception will follow in Slocum Gallery where six of Snow’s projects are currently on display.

SnowUpon recently being awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, Snow’s work was characterized as “invention within convention . . . elegance balanced by pragmatism.”  The diverse scale and type of work designed by Snow’s design firm, Julie Snow Architects, is joined by a common exploration of material and detail. The studio's interest in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection results in innovative designs that expand understanding of architectural performance.

The practice has been recognized with numerous awards including an AIA Honor Award, Progressive Architecture Design Award, the Chicago Athenaeum’s American and International Architecture Award, Architect Magazine Annual Design Review, the Design Distinction Award from I.D. magazine, and recognition from Business Week and Architectural Record. The studio’s work has appeared in many professional journals, nationally and internationally, and was exhibited at the Chicago Architectural Foundation. In 2005, Princeton Architectural Press published the first monograph on the studio’s work in its series on emerging designers from around the world.

Snow has held several visiting professor positions including the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland and Washington University, St. Louis. After teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, she received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching.

To learn more about the work of Julie Snow Architects, visit

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