Monday, October 22, 2007

Drawn Here Design Talks
The Walker Art Center is sponsoring two talks with architects next month. Called Drawn Here, the talks will feature David Adjaye of Adjaye/Associates in London on Thursday, November 8 and Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos of VJAA in Minneapolis on Thursday, November 29. Adjaye has created the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (above) and has plans for a five-star hotel and residences in downtown St. Paul. (Who would have thought you could use the words "five-star" and "St. Paul" in the same sentence?) James and Yoos are featured in a current Building Minnesota podcast and post. VJAA designed the Dayton House (1997) in Minneapolis, Minneapolis Rowing Club Boathouse (2001), Tulane University Center (2007) in New Orleans and is working on "residential loft projects in New York and Chicago ... and an upcoming gatehouse for the University of Cincinnati."

Adjaye's new Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver aims to be the first museum in LEED certified museum in the U.S. LEED is a measure of a building's energy efficiency.

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