An Evening with Mauricio Rocha
AIA East Bay and UC Berkeley Joint Lecture Series
Please join us for dinner and then a talk with Mauricio Rocha, one of the leaders of the contemporary generation of architects who have been instrumental in re-making Mexico City
Reception / Dinner 5-6:30 Bancroft Hotel
Student Reception 6:30-7 Wurster Hall Lobby
Lecture 7-8:30 Wurster Auditorium –112 Wurster Hall
Please join us on March 2nd at 5:00pm for a reception and dinner with our guest speaker Maurico Rocha at the Bancroft Hotel, followed at 6:30pm by a reception with CED students at Wurster Hall. The lecture starts in Wurster Hall Auditorium at 7:00 pm.
Proceeds from this event help support Architecture and Design education in the San Francisco East Bay region.
About the speaker:
Mauricio Rocha is one of the leaders of the contemporary generation of architects who have been instrumental in re-making Mexico City. Rocha is known for a wide range of buildings, installations and architecture-based interventions, including the San Pablo Oztotepec Market, the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the House for Abandoned Children. Through the work of his Taller de Arquitectura and his teaching at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and throughout Latin America and North America, Rocha’s concepts of form, composition and material have deeply influenced a generation of architects and urbanists. Rocha’s work establishes a deep commitment to sustainability — he explores local materials and traditional labor practices — and that his work has a profound connection to context.