Hurtado de Mendoza Presents ‘fuzzy bounded’ at UT April 11

Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, associate professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and principal of estudio.entresitio, will lecture at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11.

Maria Hurtado de Mendoza_estudio.entresitio will lecture at UT’s College of Architecture and Design Monday, April 11.

Maria Hurtado de Mendoza of estudio.entresitio will lecture at UT’s College of Architecture and Design Monday, April 11.

The lecture will be held in the Art and Architecture Building’s McCarty Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Hurtado de Mendoza’s lecture, “fuzzy bounded,” describes estudio.entresitio’s recent work with an emphasis on conceptual strategies and transposition into architectural space. The lecture is presented as a fuzzy-bounded idea in itself, the vehicle to rethink recent work and see if the original intentions are indeed present and how much a certain body of work provokes related answers or establishes connections beyond the expected.

Prior to NJIT, Hurtado de Mendoza was a faculty member at the Polytechnic University of Madrid for fifteen years and a visiting critic at Cornell University. She is an International Associate AIA and AIANY housing committee member. In 1996, she was awarded the Rome Prize.

An architectural practice based in Madrid and New York, estudio.entresitio is invested in the material actualization of the architectural concept. The practice has extensive building experience with an emphasis on public work that utilizes novel solutions to the functional and necessary without sacrificing the creative or exploratory.

Its built work has received more than thirty awards, including the ArchDaily “Building of the Year 2012” (healthcare) for the trilogy San Blas+Usera+Villaverde, Madrid. In 2007, Architectural Record selected the firm as Design Vanguard, and in 2015, working in joint venture with MGP from Bogota, the firm won the International Award for the National Museum of Memory of Colombia.

A recent design, #house#1.130, has been awarded Premio Coam 2014, Wan House of the Year 2014, Azure Top 10 Houses, Boston Society of Architects’ 2014 Housing Design Awards, and ACSA 2014–2015 Design Faculty Award.

The lecture offers continuing education credits and will be streamed live.

CONTACT:

Amanda F. Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)