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Architecture visiting professors to lecture, exhibit

January 24, 2012

Elaine Wackerow
(315) 443-6004

James and Hayes Slade, co-founders of NYC’s Slade Architecture, and spring 2012 visiting critics in the Syracuse University School of Architecture, will speak at the School of Architecture on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. Their lecture, “CONtext, CONcept, CONstruct,” is free and open to the public. An opening reception for “FOR_PLAY," an exhibition of projects by Slade Architecture designed for or include an element of play, will immediately follow in Slocum Gallery. The exhibition will run through March 23 and be open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

sladeJames Slade has a bachelor of arts from Cornell University and a masters of architecture from Columbia University, where he received an Honor Award for Excellence in Design upon graduation. Hayes Slade has bachelor of science and master of engineering degrees in civil/structural engineering from Cornell University, as well as an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. They co-founded Slade Architecture in 2002, seeking to focus on architecture and design across different scales and program types. As architects and designers, they operate with intrinsic architectural interests: the relationship between the body and space, movement, scale, time, perception, materiality and its intersection with form. Layered on this foundation is an inventive investigation of the specific project context.

They have completed a diverse range of international and domestic projects. Their work has been recognized internationally with more than 200 publications, exhibits and awards. In 2010, they were recognized with an Award for Design Excellence in Public Architecture by the New York City Public Design Commission, a national AIA Small Project Award, a Best of the Year Awards from Interior Design Magazine and multiple Store-of-the-Year awards. Slade Architecture was also one of the Architectural League of New York’s “2010 Emerging Voices.” Their work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, the National Building Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the German Architecture Museum and many other galleries and institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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