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David Erdman and Marcelyn Gow

Free Flow lecture

April 12, 2006, 6:00 pm   » 

David Erdman and Marcelyn Gow of servo will discuss recent projects and
Research, including the currently showing “Dark Places Exhibition” at the
Santa Monica Museum of Art.

David Erdman
B.S. in Architecture, The Ohio State University
MArch Columbia University

David Erdman is one of four founding members of the research design collaborative servo. With studios in Los Angeles and Stockholm, servo’s recent exhibitions include Glamour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metamorph at the 2004 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Hot Spots at the First International Architecture Biennial in Beijing, and The FRAC Collection exhibition at the Mori Museum in Tokyo. Recently built projects include the exhibition Dark Places at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the exhibition The Genealogy of Speed for Nike in Venice, California, and a private residence in upstate New York. servo was a finalist in MoMA’s competition, and the projects currently in development include two lobby installations for the company Vonage and a conference center/auditorium for UCLA’s School of Engineering. servo‘s work is in the permanent collections of San Francisco’s MoMA and the FRAC Centre.

Erdman has lectured internationally and has been a full-time faculty member at UCLA’s Department of Architecture for six years, teaching design studios in both the core and advanced topics curriculum as well as conducting technology seminars that focus on the development of new modeling and representational and production techniques in Architectural Design. Erdman has coordinated the participation of his students’ work in exhibitions internationally, including the Florence Festival for Architecture in Video and the Gray, Green and Brown competition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Recently, Erdman was awarded the Charles Moore Travelling Fellowship where, (with 14 students) through a design studio, they studied minimal surface geometries in several mosques in Istanbul, Turkey which will be exhibited in March. Erdman has taught at the KTH Stockholm, RPI and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, conducted workshops at Art Center and The Ohio State University and been a reviewer at Harvard, Rice, Tulane and Berkeley.

Marcelyn Gow
Lecturer, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design: MsAAD (Columbia); AADipl and RIBA II (Architectural Association School of Architecture, London)

Marcelyn Gow is a partner and founding member of the architectural design collaborative servo.
servo was a finalist in PS1/MoMA’s 2004 Young Architects Program and recent exhibitions include Architectures Non-Standard at the Centre Pompidou, Metamorph at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale, and Glamour: Fashion, Industrial Design, Architecture at San Francisco’s MoMA. Servo‘s recent projects include Dark Places at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Geneaology of Speed for Nike in Los Angeles. servo‘s work is in the permanent collections of the SFMoMA and the FRAC Centre. Gow has lectured internationally and currently teaches design studios, as well as research and technology seminars, at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. She has also taught at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the ETH in Zurich. Gow is currently a doctoral candidate at the ETH. Her forthcoming dissertation, Informational Materialities: Architecture and a Systems Aesthetic 1960-1970, explores the relationship between aesthetic research and technological innovation.

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