To open the 2017-2018 academic year, Lorcan O'Herlihy, FAIA, of Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA) will present the School of Architecture Convocation Lecture, "Amplified Urbanism." The lecture, at the Storrs Lecture Hall on the main campus, is free and open to the public.
Also the title of a book of essays published this year by LOHA, Amplified Urbanism relates to LOHA’s design methodology, which is rooted in creating fluid interaction between public and private spaces, emphasizing social and civic connections, and harnessing existing ecological and infrastructural patterns.
LOHA was founded in 1994 in Los Angeles. The firm's diverse work ranges from large, mixed-use developments and university residential complexes to art galleries and bus shelters. (Pictured: Formosa 1140, multi-family housing and public park, Los Angeles, 2010. Photo by Lawrence Anderson.) LOHA has been published in more than 20 countries and recognized with more than 100 awards, including the AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year.
In 2004 the Architectural League of New York selected JOHA founder Lorcan O’Herlihy as one of the eight “emerging voices” in the United States. In 2009, he was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. He is a licensed architect in California and Michigan and is a GSA Design Excellence Program Peer. He has taught and lectured extensively over the last decade, including at the Architectural Association in London, Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc], Cranbrook Academy of Art, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute, and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
For more information, please visit the LOHA website.