Walter Wisznia Memorial Lecture
A small reception will be held in the lobby of Richardson Memorial Hall prior to the lecture from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. The lecture, "History, Context, Process," will begin at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Morris Adjmi Architects draws inspiration from context and the passage of time, leading the movement to revitalize old industrial buildings and restore meaning and purpose to historic neighborhoods by creating an architectural vocabulary that encompasses and reveals old and new. The firm has won recognition with the recent completion of the Wythe Hotel in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, named Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotel of 2013 (under 100 rooms), and the LEED Platinum-certified Wilf Hall for New York University’s School of Law. Two dozen architects and designers are presently working from the firm’s Flatiron office in New York City on numerous commercial and residential developments across the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
Morris Adjmi established the firm in 1997 following a ten year partnership with renowned Italian architect Aldo Rossi. Together they completed high-profile projects around the world that include Il Palazzo, a boutique hotel in Japan; the Scholastic, Inc. world headquarters in Manhattan; and the 480,000-square foot Celebration Place office campus in Florida, headquarters of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Raised in New Orleans, Morris holds a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University and is a registered architect in New York and Louisiana. Morris has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University GSAPP and sits on the board of Open House New York.