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The annual Gil Oberfield Memorial Lecture was founded in honor of Gil Oberfield, AIA, former member and chair of the AIANY Interiors Committee. The lecture brings to the podium speakers whose work excels in the field of interior architecture. This year’s lecture will feature LTL Architects.

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) is a New York-based, design-intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research. Based on a belief that architecture is a critical site for human social interaction, the firm carefully choreographs spatial and programmatic relationships to enhance exchanges between people. The work of LTL Architects has been recognized for its ability to combine the imaginative and the pragmatic, realizing inventive solutions by exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, resources, and materials. The firm was the 2019 recipient of the AIA New York State Firm of the Year, the 2007 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design, and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2019. Recent work includes Poster House, the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, and a new residence hall at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, the firm’s designs and drawings have been exhibited around the world and are part of the permanent collections of MoMA, SFMoMA, and Carnegie Museum of Art. LTL’s principals are co-authors of the best-selling book Manual of Section (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) and three monographs: Intensities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal… (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998). They are currently completing Manual of Biogenic House Sections (ORO editions), which focuses on the intersection of carbon sequestering materials and sectional innovation.

Paul Lewis, FAIA, Founding Principal, LTL Architects; Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture
Marc Tsurumaki, AIA, Founding Principal, LTL Architects; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
David J. Lewis, AIA, Founding Principal, LTL Architects; Dean and Professor, Parsons School of Constructed Environments

About the Speakers:

Paul Lewis is a founding Principal of LTL Architects. He is Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. Paul is the President of the Architectural League of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

Marc Tsurumaki is a founding Principal of LTL Architects. He is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP and has taught at multiple institutions, most recently as the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. Marc is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Storefront for Art and Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

David J. Lewis is a founding Principal of LTL Architects. He is Dean and Professor of Architecture at the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School of Design, where he has taught since 2002, and holds the honorary position of Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland. David received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton College, a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture & Urbanism from Cornell University, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

This event is offered in person; proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (for attendees ages 5 and up) with photo ID for adults is required to attend in person. Food and beverages will be served. Face masks are required for visitors ages 2-5, and optional for those vaccinated. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
AIANY Interiors Committee
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