The annual Gil Oberfield Memorial Lecture was founded in honor of Gil Oberfield, AIA, former member and chair of the AIANY Interiors Committee. The lecture brings to the podium speakers whose work excels in the field of interior architecture. This year’s lecture will feature LTL Architects.

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) is a New York-based, design-intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research. Based on a belief that architecture is a critical site for human social interaction, the firm carefully choreographs spatial and programmatic relationships to enhance exchanges between people. The work of LTL Architects has been recognized for its ability to combine the imaginative and the pragmatic, realizing inventive solutions by exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, resources, and materials. The firm was the 2019 recipient of the AIA New York State Firm of the Year, the 2007 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design, and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2019. Recent work includes Poster House, the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, and a new residence hall at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, the firm’s designs and drawings have been exhibited around the world and are part of the permanent collections of MoMA, SFMoMA, and Carnegie Museum of Art. LTL’s principals are co-authors of the best-selling book Manual of Section (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) and three monographs: Intensities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal… (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998). They are currently completing Manual of Biogenic House Sections (ORO editions), which focuses on the intersection of carbon sequestering materials and sectional innovation.