Steve Christer, of the Icelandic architecture firm Studio Granda, will present recent work and talk about design in the context of the natural landscape and culture of Iceland. Working in a harsh, primeval landscape of rock, sea and sky, his work is a gutsy and sensuous synthesis of spatial interplay and tactile materiality.
Studio Granda, established in 1987, is directed by partners Steve
Christer and Margret Hardardottir. Their firm has established a growing
and notable international reputation because of its unprecedented
success in designing landmark public buildings awarded in national
competitions. Prominent works include the Reykjavik City Hall (1992), the Supreme
Court of Iceland (1996) and the Reykjavik Art Museum (2001). Christer
was educated at Newcastle University and London's prestigious
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday February 23, 2006
Where: Portland State University, Room 212 Shattuck Hall (1914 SW Park Ave.)
Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture is jointly
sponsored by the Departments of Architecture of Portland State
University and the University of Oregon.