Dialogue and Translation: Grafton Architects

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Grafton Architects have long been known for their attunement to questions of site and culture in their buildings, and their recent institutional projects show the firm's remarkable sensitivities and talents. But Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara—winners of the Silver Lion at the 2012 Venice Biennale and the 2008 World Building of the Year by the World Architecture Festival—are equally drawn to words and ideas. This collection of lectures delivered at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (including the Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture) highlights their intellectual and literary interests, and includes a dossier of their recent work as well as critical commentary from Kenneth Frampton.