A Lecture by Dan Rockhill Design and Construction: Hand and Mind the work of Rockhill and Associates and Studio 804

10 Jun

Pohlenz Cucine Moderne and Valcucine present a lecture by Dan Rockhill Design and Construction: Hand and Mind the work of Rockhill & Associates and Studio 804. Rockhill, a distinquished professor of architecture  at the University of Kansas, will present a lecture at 5:00 pm on June 17th at the Schusterman Learning Center located at OU- Tulsa.  A reception will follow at Pohlenz Cucine Moderne starting at 7:00 pm.  The reception will allow guests to speak with Rockhill, enjoy appetizers with fresh ingredients from local Oklahoma farms and Girouard Vines wine, plus view Invitrum, the first 100% recyclable all glass kitchen from Valcucine.  We are pleased to host Professor Rockhill and look forward to the Tulsa community learning more about the sustainable architectural ideals Rockhill puts forth in his design and studio 804.

This lecture will be the first in an ongoing series to promote discussion about sustainability, ethics, and modern design.

To attend this event, please RSVP as seating is limited.

Dan Rockhill is the J L Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas and Executive Director of Studio 804. He and his students have recently completed two LEED Platinum buildings in Kansas; a sustainable prototype for tornado ravaged Greensburg, KS, and a LEED for Homes in Kansas City, KS. Both are first time Platinum’s in Kansas. They will have completed their third LEED Platinum this summer and their first Passive House Certification as well. Their other awards include three American Institute of Architect’s Honor Awards, two Wood Design Awards, along with Steel Design, Global Housing, Sustainable Design, National Affordable Housing, two time winner of the NCARB Prize,  two time winner of Architecture Magazine’s  “Home of the Year”  and multiple awards from Residential Architect for their modular houses in Kansas City. Their recent Greensburg project appeared in the Venice Architecture Biennale, commissioned by the U.S. State Department for inclusion in the 2008 installation.

The work of the firm, Rockhill and Associates, is tightly bound to the natural milieu and culture of the Kansas region. In the spirit of regionalism, the areas archetypal forms, Spartan aesthetics, frugal methods, and relationship to nature permeate the results. They are the recipients of numerous awards, most recently; Residential Architect magazine’s Firm of the Year, one of Natural Home magazine’s Top Ten Green Architecture Firms, and Architecture magazine’s “Home of the Year.”  In all, the work has appeared in nearly two hundred international books and journals and was recognized for the 2006 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

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