Daniels Faculty Evening Lecture with Architect Craig Dykers
Supported by the Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: 230 College Street, Room 103
Craig Edward Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1961 and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. Dykers received a Bachelor degree in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin after initial studies in medicine and art.
Dykers has worked in Texas and California and later co-founded the architecture, landscape and interior design company Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway in 1989 and in New York City in 2004. He has led the design of many prominent cultural projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in NYC. Other projects have included the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Art Museum and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. His work has received numerous awards including various categories of the World Architecture Awards and recently the Mies van der Rohe Prize.
Current projects being led by Craig Dykers include the new Golden State Warriors Arena and the Expansion of the SFMoMA, both in San Francisco, California; the Redesign of Times Square in New York City; the Guadalajara Museum of Natural Sciences in Mexico; and the Far Rockaway Library in Queens. Several of Snøhetta’s cultural projects are currently under construction, among them, the James B. Hunt Library and performing arts centers at Queen’s University in Ontario and Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg. Recently, the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green University was completed.
Active professionally and academically, Dykers has been a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association (NAL), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) as well as the Royal Society of British Architects (RIBA) in England. He has been the Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a Distinguished Professor at City College in New York City and Syracuse University. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition, Dykers has been commissioned to complete various installation art projects in public spaces, many of these focused on the notion of context, nature and human nature. In 2011, Snøhetta and Mr. Dykers collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum on immersive installations
for their series called “Stillspotting.”