Architectural Objects, Patterns, Meditations
Yolande Daniels is a founding principal, along with Sunil Bald, of the design firm studioSUMO. Since 1995, the work of the practice has revealed common themes and repeating motifs that unite the varied interests of the two partners. For the presentation at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Yolande will focus on how her work within their practice has been a platform to explore architectural objects and patterns at multiple scales. This has ranged from the societal patterns that inform the design of objects, to the form of the object, to the patterning of surfaces of objects. From the beginning in the field, the question of the architectural object has occupied her thoughts and led to a unique body of work. As architectural meditations on the relationship between subjects and space, she has sought through the practice of teaching and analyzing, and constructing to question the boundaries of architectural study and practice.
Yolande Daniels is a co-founding design principal of studioSUMO in New York. studioSUMO is the recipient of various awards including the: the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, Emerging Voices Award, and Design Vanguard Award. Awards to projects include: International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum; Iconic Architecture Award, German National Design Council; Architecture Award, New York Chapter AIA, New York State AIA; Architecture Merit Award, New York Chapter AIA; and Educational Facility Design Building Type Merit Award, New York Chapter AIA. studioSUMO has received grants from NYSCA/New York State Council on the Arts and NYFA/New York Foundation for the Arts, and was selected for the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence Program for small contracts.
Yolande Daniels is a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught architecture at the graduate level at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, Pratt Institute, City College; she held the Silcott Chair at Howard University, and was interim director of the master of architecture program at Parsons School of Constructed Environments. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, fellowships from the Mac Dowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art in studio practice and cultural studies, and a travel grant from American Institute of Architects NY Chapter. She received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College, CUNY.
This lecture has been approved for 1 LU/HSW by AIA Chicago