Lecture: Kelly Bair

Join Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego for a lecture by Kelly Bair, co-founder of BairBalliet and principal of Central Standard Office of Design. A former faculty member at Woodbury, Bair is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. She is a graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Lecture by Kelly Bair
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 6:30pm
2212 Main St, San Diego, CA 92113

The Central Standard Office of Design philosophy hinges on a belief that the dynamic forces that shape the physical environment are central influences to the design of the built environment. As designers, they give tactile form to the latent qualities of the matter that surrounds them. Their work employs physical forces {gravity, weight, pressure, temperature, weather patterns} and urban dynamics {crowds, human interaction, context/histories} in an effort to elicit experiences that are as strange as they are familiar. Whether this process results in projects that take on forms and features reminiscent of architectural standards or adopt more elusive atmospheric qualities that are difficult to define yet utterly visceral in their effects, they design architectural spaces that provoke human interaction and pique the curiosity of the collective mass.

Kelly Bair’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently in the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015) and the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2016) in collaboration with Kristy Balliet of Balliet Studio. Bair and Balliet have a joint venture called BairBalliet.

Bair is also co-founder of Possible Mediums, a collaborative of four Midwestern architects and educators interested in shaking up the context and format in which architecture is taught, produced, and engaged.

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