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Thom Mayne to Speak at UCLA Next Week:

Santa Monica-based architect Thom Mayne, the 2005 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the most prestigious architecture award in the world, will speak in Royce Hall at UCLA on Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Presented by the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Mayne’s lecture was originally scheduled to be held in 100 Moore Hall, but has been moved to Royce Hall to accommodate public demand.

Mayne is co-founder and principal of the firm Morphosis in Santa Monica and a professor in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Among his previous awards are the Rome Prize (1987), the award in architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992), and the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Gold Medal (2000). He was inducted into the American Academy of Design in 1992.

Under Mayne’s leadership, the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design won Architecture magazine’s 2005 Progressive Architecture Award for “L.A. Now: Volume 3,” a massive research and urban design project that examines problems now facing Los Angeles overpopulation, housing and infrastructure. This award was unprecedented in that it was granted to only one recipient rather than to several, and was the first time the award was given to a university.Among his current projects are the 2012 Olympic Village for New York City, San Francisco Federal Building, CALTRANS District Headquarters in Los Angeles and the University of Cincinnati Student Recreation Center.

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