The annual Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture by PRODUCTORA partner Wonne Ickx with a response by Hilary Sample, IDC Professor of Housing Design and Sequence Director of the Core Architecture Studios at Columbia GSAPP.
Wonne Ickx studied civil engineering and architecture at the University of Ghent, Belgium and the ETSAM in Madrid, Spain. He continued his studies with a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEMET) at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2006, he founded PRODUCTORA in Mexico City, together with Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, and Victor Jaime. PRODUCTORA has received many awards for their work, including the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architects and the Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American Architecture. Amongst the many publications of the office, their first monograph by Arquine (2010) and the 2G monograph (2014) stand out. They recently published Being The Mountain, a book on the relation between modern architecture and topography with ACTAR and IIT.
Wonne Ickx has taught architecture and urbanism at several universities in Mexico, as well as Harvard-GSD, IIT, UCLA, Rice and Princeton. He is founding director of LIGA, Space for Architecture, an independent platform that, since 2011, stimulates an interchange of ideas and investigation on contemporary Latin American architecture in Mexico City. He has been part of Arquine‘s editorial board since 2010, is an AIA International Associate, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Architectural League of NY.
The Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture Series is a premier annual lecture given at Columbia GSAPP by a distinguished architect scholar honoring Ware Professor Emeritus Kenneth Frampton for his lifetime of teaching and research. Speakers deliver public lectures addressing some of the key issues central to Professor Frampton’s thinking about the field of architecture. The Kenneth Frampton Lecture was established in 2010 by a generous group of Columbia GSAPP alumni and friends.