Patricia Patkau: William H. Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects


The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.

Patricia Patkau is a partner in the firm of Patkau Architects in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more than 30 years her firm has insisted on a practice that integrates architectural, urban, social, environmental, and cultural concerns. Her work focuses on the intricacies of local cultures, the specificities of places, and the material imaginations of construction—implemented on a variety of scales. In 2009, in conjunction with her partner, John Patkau, she received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, and, among other honors, represented Canada at the 1996 Venice Biennale international art exhibition.