LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Where the science of research and creativity of design meet is where you will find Michael Szivos. Founder of SOFTlab in New York, Szivos will present his lecture, “Looks Good on Paper,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington.
Szivos’ SOFTlab design studio has designed and produced projects across almost every medium, from digitally fabricated large-scale sculpture to interactive design to immersive digital video installations.
“Michael Szivos is a world-renowned architect who explores design across a multitude of mediums,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Director of the School of Architecture at the College of Design. “His practice is at the intersection of art and architecture, making him a pioneer in his work with digital fabrication.”
In 2012, SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and previously in 2010 the studio was selected for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York along with seven other young studios.
UK students and the community at large will get the chance to experience Szivos’ work firsthand, as his piece Spectralline, was specifically commissioned for 21c’s Lexington location. The permanent installation greets visitors as they walk into the front entrance. His lecture will take place in the 2nd floor auditorium of 21c, which was a partner in bringing Szivos to Lexington.
This exhibit is another example of Dean Vernon’s vision of stewardship with the Bluegrass Region, bridging the conversational divide between design and its impact on our community.