Amanda Levete, one of Britain’s most exciting architects, will discuss her work in a lecture at LACMA on Monday December 3rd at 7.30pm. The British profession is as male-dominated as it is in the U.S. but, as founder and principal of AL_A, Levete has risen to the top and won several major awards. Best-known for MAAT, a museum that enlivens the Lisbon waterfront, and her radical intervention at London’s V&A Museum, she has since won commissions to transform the flagship Galeries Lafayette in Paris, renovate the Paisley Museum in Scotland, design the latest Maggie’s Centre, and build a subway station in Naples.
This is the latest in the Distinguished Architects Lecture Series, organized by Francesca Garcia-Marques, and sponsored by Bulthaup. For tickets visit http://www.lacma.org/event/architecture-lecture-amanda-levete. (LACMA & AIA members $12, general public $18, students with ID & seniors over 65 $5)
Author: Michael Webb
Michael Webb Hon. AIA/LA has authored more than twenty books on architecture and design, most recently Moving Around: A Lifetime of Wandering, Architects’ Houses, and Building Community: New Apartment Architecture, while contributing essays to many more. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London, he was an editor at The Times and Country Life, before moving to the US, where he directed film programs for the AFI and curated a Smithsonian exhibition on Hollywood.