NewSchool of Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Fernando Romero “You Are the Context”

PJHM Architects is all about lecture series. We have our Monday CO-LAB’s, our TED Talk Tuesdays, and our ping-pong Fridays. [If you are wondering, many of the guys here get lectured on their pong skills.]

Outside of the office, we are always looking for the opportunity to hear from, and be inspired by, other designers and architects. If there is a speaking event near our offices in Orange County or San Diego, we want to know about it…and then support it by spreading the word!

Tonight, Mexican architect Fernando Romero is scheduled to speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design on the topic of “You are the Context” as part of the San Diego school’s lecture series that brings inspiring and innovative designers and architects from around the world. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Mexican architect Fernando Romero has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. He has been named to Fast Company’s Co.Design “Designers Shaping the Future” 2012, and has been awarded the Five Stars for Public Services Development through the International Property Awards – Americas 2012. Other awards include the Spark Awards 2012, Red Dot Award: Best of the Best 2006 and the Young Architects Award (Mexican Society of Architects) in 2009. One recent example of his work is the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City that is described by CNN’s Great Buildings series as “jaw-dropping.”

LECTURE TOPIC: As the global reach of projects increases through digital communication, we must reconsider the definition of context as it pertains to architecture. This lecture topic coincides with the full release in 2013 of a book by the same name by Fernando Romero.

WHEN: Jan. 16 (Wednesday), 2013, 7-8 p.m. Q & A follows lecture.

WHERE: NewSchool of Architecture and Design Auditorium. 1249 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

**Priority seating given to NSAD students, staff and alumni. Members of the public are requested to RSVP to PR Manager Anna Cearley for directions and to ensure sufficient seating: or 619-684-8791**

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT: Fernando Romero works between his studio, FR-EE in New York and his native Mexico City. Over the last ten years he has designed and built more than one million square feet, collaborating with over 500 architects on more than 100 projects. As the founder of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Romero aims to enrich the awareness of design and architecture in Mexico.

ABOUT NSAD’S LECTURE SERIES: NSAD’s lecture series brings inspiring and innovative designers and architects from around the United States and the world to campus as part of the school’s mission to enhance global design education opportunities for its students and the community. NSAD’s degree programs include digital media arts, construction management and architecture. A new interior design program is being offered in 2013-2014.

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