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Jan 23 2020 Lecture /

DAS Lecture Series: Michael Maltzan

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ARC-202 (The Pit), 325 Church St.


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Social Transparency

In his lecture, Social Transparency, Michael Maltzan will discuss his firm’s residential projects ranging from permanent supportive housing to market rate housing developments. Through projects like Star Apartments, Crest Apartments, and One Santa Fe, Michael will present strategies that have maximized design ambitions while pushing forward the conversation about the vital role of new housing to foster health, wellness, and a deep sense of community in our rapidly changing cities.

Michael Maltzan’s Los Angeles-based practice is dedicated to the design and construction of projects which engage their context and community through a concentrated exploration of movement and perception. The practice’s collaborative studio culture is focused on developing partnerships across disciplines to integrate sustainability and architectural form.

The practice has been recognized with five Progressive Architecture awards, 42 citations from the American Institute of Architects, and the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence. They have been featured in a number of international publications including Architecture, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Artforum, A+U, Domus, Blueprint, GA Houses, Lotus, Newsweek, Mark, Metropolis, and The New York Times. The projects have also been exhibited in museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Vitra Design Museum. Monographic exhibitions have been featured at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Carnegie Museum’s Heinz Architectural Center with an accompanying monograph entitled Alternate Ground.

About Michael Maltzan

Michael Maltzan founded Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. in 1995. His projects cross a wide range of typologies, from cultural institutions to city infrastructure.  His multi-family residential projects completed over the past decade, including Star Apartments, New Carver Apartments, Crest Apartments, and One Santa Fe, have gained international acclaim for their innovation in both design and construction. These projects have been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide and are the focus of Michael’s most recent book, “Social Transparency: Projects on Housing” published by the Columbia University Press in 2016.

Michael received an M.Arch from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and BFA and B.Arch degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design. His projects have been published and exhibited internationally. Michael is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and the 2016 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal Honoree.