Impacting the silhouette of cities, as well as interior spaces around the world, no other architectural element can claim as wide a range of expression and use as concrete. As “batter for the architect,” the plasticity, strength, and sensual qualities of this element are virtually endless. The panelists will explore uses of concrete as structure, cladding, pavement, interior surface, and an all-around shape-shifter that has given way to economic and cultural transformations at varying scales.
Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee
Philippe Block, Associate Professor, Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich; Director, Block Research Group
Eran Chen, AIA, Founding and Executive Director, ODA Architecture
Matthew D. Melrose, PE, Associate Partner, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Preston Scott Cohen, Principal, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.; Professor of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Guy Tremblay, PEng, Vice President, Business Development and Pre-construction, BPDL
Lucile Walgenwitz, Associate, Guy Nordenson and Associates