Carl D'Apolito-Dworkin and Yushiro Okamoto

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Building 7, 429
77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT Department of Architecture | Fall 2019 Lecture Series

Practice in Rationalization : Discretization in Practice
Case Studies from DS+R and Preston Scott Cohen Architects

Long Lounge/7-429, 2 - 4pm

Carl D'Apolito-Dworkin is an architect and Associate Partner at Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. He received his M. Arch from Harvard Graduate School Design where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University where he received the Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts. Carl’s work is clustered around several themes: the parametrization of geometries to achieve high levels of standardization and affordable construction of complex forms; an implicated relationship between buildings and civic space; typological narratives that allow multiple histories to be woven into a building while using humor and analogy to make these histories legible; models of work that increase the transparency of practice; the building as a durable infrastructure (or site) for re-territorialization by its users.

Yushiro Okamoto joined Diller Scofiodio + Renfro in 2012 and has worked predominantly on academic and cultural projects, including the Museum of Modern Art Expansion, NY (2019), Tianjin Juilliard School, Tianjin, China (2019) and the University of Sydney Susan Wakil Health Building, Sydney, Australia (2020). He is currently leading the design, facade development and DS+R construction administration efforts for the US Olympic Museum, Colorado Springs, CO (2020). Originally from Japan, Okamoto received his M.Arch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with The Arthur Rotch Prize and B.A. from Keio University with The Shigeru Ito Award. Okamoto is also a co-founder of OBJ, and have recently been selected by NYC HPD and AIA NY for their affordable housing proposal and to be developed across multiple sites in the city.

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