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Brad Cloepfil, Eliel Saarinen Lecture
April 15, 2009 05:00 PM
University of Michigan Museum of Art Auditorium
Brad Cloepfil founded Allied Works Architecture in 1994 in his native Portland, Oregon, after more than a decade of work with firms in Los Angeles, Lugano, and New York City. Allied Works quickly established a strong reputation among art and design professionals, beginning with the Sitings Project (conceptual designs for five distinct sites across the Pacific Northwest) and with the Wieden+Kennedy Agency World Headquarters, an adaptive re-use of an historic warehouse in Portland, completed in 2000. With the completion of their first major free-standing public building, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2003), Allied Works began to gain attention from the wider press and public.
Allied Works has grown into a firm of 40 architects and support staff with offices in Portland and New York City. In recent years Allied Works has earned significant recognition for its designs of cultural buildings, creative workplaces, and private residences. Current projects include the Seattle Art Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Book T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. Allies Works was recently selected to design the new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado. The approximately 30,000 sf museum will house the legendary artist's 2,400 works, many of which have never been publicly exhibited.