Jefferson University's Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Aug 20, 2018

With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name and client work in over 40 countries, Karim Rashid will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series on Aug. 27. His ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Rashid’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi and Veuve Clicquot; democratic products for Umbra, bobble and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept and Vondom; lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; iconic graphics for Citibank and Sony Ericsson; and award-winning packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Eos. Rashid’s influence expands beyond product to interiors, including restaurants like Amoje Food Capital in South Korea; hospitality design for nhow Hotel Berlin and budget hotels for Prizeotels in Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover; public environments like Universita Metro Station in Naples; and retail design for Fun Factory in Berlin and Munich. Additionally, he has collaborated on concept exhibitions for clients such as Dupont Corian, Deutsche Bank, PepsiCo and Audi. In 2017, Rashid launched KURV Architecture with partner Alex Hughes, bringing a unique multidisciplinary approach to architecture, investment and development. The lectures are free and open to the University community and the public. The speakers and events for the series include: KARIM RASHIDAug. 27 / 6 p.m.HAMILTON BUILDING: CONNELLY AUDITORIUM / 1001 LOCUST ST.CO-SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE AND ENGAGEMENT CONTROLSept. 5 / 5 p.m. / EXHIBITION OPENINGSEE GALLERY / ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER MAJORA CARTER GROUPMajora CarterSept. 17 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVALExhibition Gallery at BokOct. 4-13 / BOK HISTORICAL SCHOOL / 1901 S. 9TH ST. SIXTH ANNUAL GEODESIGN FORUMLiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and CinemaOct. 12 / 1-5 p.m. / DEC FORUM / RECEPTION TO FOLLOW RUR ARCHITECTUREJesse Reiser and Nanako UmemotoOct. 15 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM OMAR KHANSchool of Architecture and Planning / University at BuffaloOct. 22 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM ANNE FADULLONDirector of Planning and Development / PhiladelphiaOct. 29 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM 3XN USJens HolmNov. 5 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM