POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Architect Roger Duffy, a partner in the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York City, will discuss recent work and projects in a lecture on Monday, April 26, at 5:30 pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203. Sponsored by the Art Department with the support of the Margaret McCurry Lecture Fund, this event is free and open to the public.
Duffy is considered to be one of the most original (and unconventional) voices in American architecture. His work may be surprising to those who expect only the dull and corporate from a partner in a big architectural firm. He does not work in any particular style, but his designs are frequently novel, distinctive, and challenging.
He has often collaborated with artists such as James Turrell and Robert Whitman. Among Duffy’s best-known buildings are the Skyscraper Museum, New York; Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT; Koch Center for Science, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA; Marriott Hall, St. Alban’s School, Washington, DC; and airport terminals in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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