Stefan Behnisch, one of the world’s leading advocates of sustainable building design, will give a public lecture at Portland State University’s School of Architecture at 7pm, Wednesday, April 16. Behnisch’s lecture will lead in to the School of Architecture’s Sustainable Structures Symposium, being held April 17–18. Behnisch’s lecture is free and open to the public.
Behnisch, in association with Portland architecture firm SRG Partnership, was recently selected to design the Portland State University School of Business Administration, a 150,000-square-foot renovation and expansion (see recent article here). The project is expected to be completed in 2017.
The founding partner of Behnisch Architekten, Stefan Behnisch is a world-renowned educator and proponent on the subject of sustainable building design. Behnisch’s goal—to connect the forces of human life and the natural environment—fuels his design work. Since founding Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner in 1989 (now Behnisch Architekten, based in Stuttgart, Germany, with branches in Munich, Germany, and Boston, MA), Stefan Behnisch has directed the design of dynamic, award-winning buildings that promote sustainability within the built environment. With a portfolio that includes master planning, public buildings, healthcare clinics, sports facilities, redevelopment, offices, schools, and museums, Behnisch creates inclusive buildings designed to provide maximum benefit to all users. His innovative approach to sustainable architecture is widely respected in Europe, North America, and all over the world, and his buildings have been honored by prestigious institutions and industry organizations alike.
Behnisch’s honors include a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the Award Trophée Sommet de la Terre et Bâtiment for Sustainable Architecture in France, and others. His firm’s commissions include the new administrative building for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; the Allston Science Complex at Harvard University; the Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore (read more in a recent article in the Architect’s Newspaper), the award-winning Genzyme Center in Cambridge, MA; and many other high-profile buildings.
Where: Shattuck Hall, Room 212, SW Broadway, between College and Hall Streets, Portland State University