Two Ships Passing with Professor David Heymann from the School of Architecture at UT

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:30pm8:00pm

Art Building, Room 1.110

Free and Open to the Public

Two Ships Passing

The VAC, in collaboration with the art publication Pastelegram, introduces Two Ships Passing. Often said of two people who meet for a brief but intense moment, this conversation series explores pertinent topics within the creative community. The past fifty years have seen an increase in responses to the idea of context, whether it be a room, institution, built environment, or landscape. The second Two Ships Passing event presents a conversation about ways of thinking about and reacting to landscapes, whether through architecture, performance, photography, or art history (among other possibilities.) Invited as our special guest by Heymann is Austin-based architect, Murray Legge.


About the Artists

David Heymann is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in the School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union, and a Master's Degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Heymann worked for Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and I.M Pei and Partners, prior to founding his own firm. The focus of Heymann’s design practice, writing and research is the complex relationship of buildings and landscapes, particularly natural landscapes. His architectural work has been variously published and recognized with design honors, including selection for Emerging Voices by the Architecture League of New York. Heymann serves as a contributing editor for PLACES.

Murray Legge, a licensed architect, is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City. A principal architect with LZT Architects in Austin, Texas and a founding member of the interdisciplinary group Legge Lewis Legge, Legge was the recipient of the 2006 AIA Austin Young Architectural Professional Award. His work ranges from architecture and landscape design to public art. Legge has won many competitions and design awards including local, and national AIA (American Institute of Architects) awards for his design work including two national AIA awards, one for sustainable design. Winner of the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship he was also finalist (twice) in Van Alen Institute competitions including the Paris Prize.

Miss this program? Check out the VAC's LOOK+LISTEN channel for video snippets of past performances, as well as our audio archive of lectures, artist talks, and panel conversations