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February 19, 2018

Shelia Kennedy Architect News

Address: 10 Farnham St, Roxbury, MA 02119, United States of America

Award-Winning Architect, Innovator and MIT Professor Shelia Kennedy

presented by The Dallas Architecture Forum, TX, USA:

The Annual Rose Family Lecture

Honoring Deedie and the late Rusty Rose

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

At the Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Architecture Forum continues its 2017-2018 lecture season with Shelia Kennedy, FAIA, founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA) in Boston, Massachusetts, and Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT.

University of Rochester Wegmans Hall Southwest Elevation, Rochester, NY, USA, by KVA:
University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
photograph by John Horner

As a Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), Sheila Kennedy has established an internationally recognized design practice that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”. Kennedy’s creative problem definiteion and concept creation strategy for clients, directs MATx, the materials research unit at KVA. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions and public agencies to apply creative production across the fields of design, electronics, architecture, and material science.

US architect Sheila Kennedy:
Sheila Kennedy Architect USA
photo courtesy KVA

MATx has developed designs and technology applications for Dupont, Siemens, Osram, Herman Miller, Saint-Gobain, The North Face, The City of Porto in Portugal, the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States Department of Energy. The MATx Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative that enables people in the developing world to create and own portable energy harvesting solar textile kits has been recognized with a 2012 Energy Globe Award, 2009 US Congressional Award, a 2009 Energy Globe Award and a 2008 Tech Museum Laureate Award for technology that benefits humanity.

Soft House, IBA Hamburg, Germany:
Soft House IBA Hamburg, Germany by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Soft House IBA Hamburg, Germany design by Kennedy & Violich Architecture Boston

Soft House IBA Hamburg, Germany design by KVA Boston

Soft House IBA Hamburg, Germany design by KVA, Boston
photos by Michael Moser

Kennedy’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), and the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Design & the Elastic Mind” exhibition on breakthrough designs for new technologies. Kennedy has served as an advisor to the United States Department of Energy, the National Academy of Sciences’ Government-Industry Partnerships, and the Vision 2020 National Technology Roadmap. She is the author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture, building materials and textiles. Kennedy’s research and work in architecture have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Sciences.

East 34th Street Ferry Terminal building, NY, USA, by KVA:
East 34th Street Ferry Terminal building design by Kennedy & Violich Architecture USA

East 34th Street Ferry Terminal
photos by John Horner

Sheila Kennedy studied architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and received the Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she has also been an Associate Professor and Director of the M Arch II Program. She is currently Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT. Kennedy lectures widely and her work has been featured in journals of architecture, design culture, anthropology and optoelectronics, as well as National Public Radio, CBS News, CNN Principal Voices, BBC World News, Wired, Science News, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times.

Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology Building, Cambridge, MA, USA, by KVA:
Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology Building design by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, MA

Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology Building Cambridge
photos by John Horner

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Kennedy will speak on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium.

“Sheila Kennedy is on the cutting edge in the research and development of sustainable materials that can be adapted by local communities, especially in the developing world,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “In focusing her work on the intersection of electronics, architecture, design and material science, she has created innovative projects and materials that meet the needs of developing people groups around the world. We believe Ms. Kennedy’s presentation will be of great interest to residents and innovative leaders throughout North Texas.”

KVA_MIT Bose Kennedy and Strano Research Project, Cambridge, MA, USA:
MIT Bose Kennedy and Strano Research Project Cambridge design by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
photo Courtesy of MIT Strano Group

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are bodron+fruit, CORGAN, Scott+Cooner, SMINK and DLR Group|STAFFELBACH. Lecture Benefactor is BOKA Powell and Reception Underwriter is TKO Associates. The Forum extends thanks to the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation for its support of the Rose Family Lecture.

MIT Soft Rocker, Cambridge, MA, USA:
MIT Soft Rocker, Cambridge, MA, USA
photo courtesy KVA

SHEILA KENNEDY
PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE, MIT
PRINCIPAL, KENNEDY & VIOLICH ARCHITECTURE (KVA MATX)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

28 February 2018
Wedesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

The Rose Family Lecture
Presented with Underwriting Support from
Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation

Portable Light Brazil, Cambridge, MA, USA:
Portable Light Brazil, Cambridge, MA, USA
photo courtesy KVA

As a founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA), Sheila Kennedy has established an internationally recognized new model for an interdisciplinary design practice that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”.

In 2000, Kennedy established MATx, a pioneering materials research unit at KVA which engages applied creative production across the fields of design, electronics, and architecture and material science. MATx works collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, cultural institutions and public agencies to create designs, building components and architecture that advance the widespread implementation of sustainable digital materials. The MATx Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative that enables people in the developing world to create and own portable energy harvesting solar textile kits has been recognized with a U.S. Congressional Award, an Energy Globe Award and a Tech Museum Laureate Award for technology that benefits humanity.

River First Wood Cladding, Minneapolis, MN, USA:
River First Wood Cladding, Minneapolis, MN, USA, design by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
photo courtesy KVA

Kennedy’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), and the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Design & the Elastic Mind” exhibition on breakthrough designs for new technologies. She is the author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture, building materials and textiles. Kennedy’s research and work in architecture have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Sciences.

University of Rochester Wegmans Hall Southwest Elevation.Rochester, NY, USA, by KVA:
University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by KVA
photos by John Horner

Kennedy lectures widely and her work has been featured in journals of architecture, design culture, anthropology and optoelectronics, as well as National Public Radio, CBS News, CNN Principal Voices, BBC World News, Wired, Science News, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times.

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