Brian Johnsen + Sebastian Schmaling | Johnsen Schmaling Architects – UC Berkeley Architecture Spring Lecture Series
Johnsen Schmaling is a Milwaukee-based design studio widely recognized as an important voice in contemporary American architecture. Johnsen Schmaling’s work has garnered critical acclaim for its conceptual rigor, serene simplicity, and formal restraint. Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling will discuss recent projects to illustrate their studio’s elaborate design process in which the close reading of physical context and cultural memory translates into an abstract architectural narrative that informs the entire evolution of their work, from initial conceptual ideas to the development of intricate construction details.
ABOUT BRIAN JOHNSEN + SEBASTIAN SCHMALING
Brian Johnsen, AIA, and Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP, are the Fitzhugh Scott Distinguished Professors in Practice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and founding partners of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, an eight-person design and research studio dedicated to architectural innovations and environmental sustainability. Johnsen Schmaling received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York and was featured in Architectural Record’s Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” The work of Johnsen Schmaling has garnered over 100 professional design awards and has been featured in countless books and design publications around the globe.
Johnsen grew up in Chicago and received his Bachelor in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Schmaling grew up in Berlin, Germany and received an Architecture Diploma from the Technical University Berlin, a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard, where he graduated with distinction.
THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED AND SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AS PART OF THE SPRING 2021 BERKELEY ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES AND COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN LECTURE SERIES. OPEN TO ALL!
A video recording of this lecture will be available on the CED Vimeo Channel within 5 days of the lecture date.