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Aleksandr Mergold, “Spolia!”
February 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aleksandr Mergold, Cornell University professor, will present a Coleman Partners Architects sponsored lecture titled “Spolia!” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
After a prolific tenure as senior architect with Pentagram, Mergold cofounded Austin and Mergold LLC, an architecture, landscape, and design practice. Austin and Mergold is also a testing ground for Mergold’s research agenda, focusing on a “design-and-adapt” modus operandi — the contemporary interpretation of spolia, the repurposing of all that is mundane, common, available, and disposable in today’s construction, including infrastructure, technology, and resources.
Educated at Cornell (BArch ’00) and Princeton (M.Arch. ’03), Mergold has also taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Listaháskóli Íslands in Reykjavik, and in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis in the College of Human Ecology. At Cornell Architecture Art Planning, he teaches a series of design studios that focus on user-centered design and a wide range of technical and representation courses.
Mergold’s work has been published in a variety of media, including Architectural Record, Thresholds, Domus, The Architect’s Newspaper, The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Residential Architect Magazine, and the Cornell Journal of Architecture.
Aleksandr Mergold is a registered architect in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey; a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Graphic Arts; and is a LEED Accredited Professional.