10 Sep Architect Jennifer Bonner to Present ‘Before and After Haus…
Haus Gables is a 2,200-square-foot single-family residence located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of a handful of residences in the United States made of cross-laminated timber, an exceptionally strong wood material produced by gluing together layers of lumber that alternate in direction.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jennifer Bonner will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design lecture series.
Bonner, Associate AIA, is the founding director of MALL, a creative art and architecture practice in Boston. She is also an associate professor of architecture and director of the Master in Architecture II program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
In addition, Bonner will present the same lecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Windgate Center of Art and Design, on the U of A Little Rock campus, 2801 S. University Ave., in Little Rock. That lecture is part of the Architecture and Design Network‘s 2019-2020 June Freeman Lecture Series, of which the Fay Jones School is a sponsor.
In her lecture, “Before and After Haus Gables,” Bonner will discuss MALL’s recent works, including a single-family residence made of cross-laminated timber, a mid-rise tower that resembles a sandwich, an urban development for a small lot located in Atlanta, and a temporary installation for the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. The firm’s work, which has been described as pictorially graphic and out of place, challenges the production of architecture through representation materiality and color.
In 2009, Bonner founded MALL, which stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability — an acronym with built-in flexibility.
Bonner has been a recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, was selected to the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program, and received a Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award.
Additionally, her creative work has been published in many architectural trade journals, including Architect, Metropolis, Architectural Review, Architectural Record and Wallpaper, as well as a+t, DAMN, PLAT, Offramp and MAS Context.
She is founder and author of A Guide to the Dirty South: Atlanta, editor of Platform: Still Life, and a guest editor for the ART PAPERS special issue on the architecture and design of Los Angeles.
This is the June Biber Freeman Lecture in Architecture.
The public is invited to attend. Admission is free, with limited seating.
For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or fayjones.uark.edu.