Reception and ticket sales begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Atrium.
General admission is $20, DMA Member $15, and Student $5.
Join founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA) Sheila Kennedy as she speaks about her career and how she has established an internationally recognized new model for an interdisciplinary design practice that explores architecture, digital technology, and emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading, and innovating.” In 2000 Kennedy established MATx, a pioneering materials research unit at KVA, which engages applied creative production across the fields of design, electronics, and architecture and material science. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions, and public agencies to create designs, building components, and architecture that advance the widespread implementation of sustainable digital materials. The MATx Portable Light Project, a nonprofit global initiative that enables people in the developing world to create and own portable energy-harvesting solar textile kits, has been recognized with a US Congressional Award, an Energy Globe Award, and a Tech Museum Laureate Award for technology that benefits humanity.
She founded Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA MATx) in partnership with Juan Frano Violich. As an Associate Professor at Harvard’s GSD, Kennedy was the Director of the M Arch II Program and is now Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT.
This lecture is presented in partnership with The Forum.