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Integrating Art and Architecture Into our Practice (1.5 LU | HSW)

This session will focus on ways we as architects can inject the more poetic and creative aspects of our craft into our daily practice, bringing that intrinsic value architects can add to the mix of physical building components to help add an extra metaphorical layer to the projects we work on.

We will discuss the many ways that we as architects can help elevate our projects from the physical to an artful, metaphorical and even spiritual level for our clients, for the consultants and contractors who work on our projects and for ourselves, adding more meaning to the work that we call our life’s craft.

About Alex:

Alex Bergtraun is the Owner/Principal of Studio Bergtraun Architects in Emeryville, established in 1988.

SBA’s portfolio includes a varied typology of projects each informing the other, smaller projects with larger intentions and bigger projects with personal attention to detail.

Extensive work experience and study in Italy and Denmark along with travels through Asia and Europe have provided a rich design background that informs the studio’s design and desire to integrate an artful journey throughout all of it’s projects.

It is the Studio’s belief that Architecture can be a beautiful framework for enhancing the lives of those who live and work within and around it
and Alex will discuss this studio process at this next Small Firm Session

Learning objectives:

  • How the inclusion of Art in the every day lived experience of architectural projects increases the well-being of those who interact with the spaces designed.
  • Ways to re-use and give new life to materials by integrating them into building projects elevating spaces metaphorically and spiritually through this practice.
  • Methods for adding new layers of meaning to building projects elevating and deepening the journey for clients for the spaces they’re creating.
  • Examining possibilities for collaborative efforts between artists, architects & landscape designers that can create projects that are greater than the sum of their parts.


Apr 08 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 08 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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