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Lecture: Preston Scott Cohen, "Nearly Complete: A New Building for Taubman College"

March 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Lecture: Preston Scott Cohen, “Nearly Complete: A New Building for Taubman College”

Preston Scott Cohen, Design Architect of the A. Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art & Architecture Building (opening September 2017), lectures on the expansion. 

The architecture of Preston Scott Cohen, founder and principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, encompasses diverse scales and types of buildings including houses, educational facilities, cultural institutions and urban designs for private owners, institutions, government agencies and corporations.

Recent projects include Datong City Library; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building, Tel Aviv, Israel; Taiyuan Museum of Art, Taiyuan, China; Nanjing Performing Arts Center, Nanjing, China; The Goldman Sachs Canopy, with Pei Cobb Freed Associates, New York, NY; Robbins Elementary School, Trenton, New Jersey; Goodman House, Pine Plains, New York.

Cohen is the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture and former Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and numerous theoretical and historical essays on architecture.  His work has been widely published and exhibited and is in numerous collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard.

Student Tours

Preston Scott Cohen will be leading tours of the building renovation progress for students on Monday, March 27 from 4pm – 5pm. Tours are very limited and not all students will be able to participate. Click here to sign up for the lottery to join on the tours no later than Wednesday, March 23 at 11:59pm. Selected students will be notified by Friday, March 24, and a waitlist will also be identified. If you have already had the opportunity to view the building addition with your studio or otherwise, please do not sign up, as to give other students an opportunity to view the space. Email kateej@umich.edu with any questions or concerns. 


March 27, 2017
6:00 pm