Architect Brigitte Shim to Give Last Lecture in this Year's SoADA Lecture & Exhibition Series
(Elgin, Ill. April 4, 2011) Judson University's School of Art, Design & Architecture is pleased to welcome Brigitte Shim as the final lecturer in the 2010-11 SoADA Lecture & Exhibition Series. Shim's lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 8, in the Herrick Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Brigitte Shim is an architect, partner in the firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, and a professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, trained at the University of Waterloo with degrees in environmental studies and architecture, and resides and works primarily in Toronto. Among her many recognized appointments, she has served as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Chair at Yale University, a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and an invited visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe's design practice was formed in 1994 and reflects their shared interest in and passion for the integration of architecture, landscape, and furniture. With her partner Howard Sutcliffe, she has been honored with eight Governor General's Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for public and private projects such as Ledbury Park, Laneway House, Moorelands Camp Dining Hall, Weathering Steel House, and Muskoka Boathouse, along with design recognition from the American Institute of Architects. Buildings, landscapes, and furniture designed by Shim-Sutcliffe have represented Canadian design in international exhibitions, and their built work has been published widely in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Brigitte has also served as a juror on many notable award and competition panels, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.