Home and Away Lecture Series: Mauricio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen, Concepción and Robert Levit, Toronto
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Spadina Crescent
Robert Levit joined Daniels in January of 2002. He was director of the Master of Urban Design program from 2003-2010, and director of the Master of Architecture program from 2013-2017. He is a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong and has won several international architecture and urban design competitions. He is currently designing the research district for a new satellite city in Tai Yuan, Shanxi province, China. His work links the urban and architectural scales. He has led research funded by the Province of Ontario examining the relationship between density and urban form and providing models for urban intensification. His work on housing types has received academic and professional awards. His design work and writing on architecture have appeared in numerous domestic and foreign publications. Levit teaches in both the Urban Design and Architecture programs of the Faculty. Levit holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University. Prior to beginning his own practice he worked for the architect Alvaro Siza in Portugal.
Mauricio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen
Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion. They share the position of Associate Professor of the Practice at AAP Cornell University and have taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and the Universidad Catolica in Santiago de Chile. Among other venues, they have lectured at the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alvar Aalto Symposium and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Their work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as part of the Permanent Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and the MoMA in New York, and at the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, where they also were the curators for the Chilean Pavilion in 2008.