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Global Practices in Architecture: Ziad Jamaleddine of L.E.FT

Date: 10/22/2012

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 100 Rapson Hall

Cost: Free


Ziad Jamaleddine
Principal, L.E.FT, New York
“Recent and Not So Recent Works”
Monday, October 22, 6:00 PM
100 Rapson Hall

The 2012 Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series invites expert educators and practitioners from around the world to the Twin Cities to share unique perspectives and insights about the Architecture profession.

L.E.FT is a New York-based architecture collective dedicated to examining the intersections of cultural and political production as they relate to the built environment. Established by architects Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine in 2001, the firm has been recognized internationally with numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design. The partners combine their architectural practice with research projects conducted in studios at several universities in the U.S., including Yale, MIT, UPenn, Cornell, and Columbia.

About the speaker: Ziad Jamaleddine received his B.Arch from the American University of Beirut in 1995, where he won the Areen Award for excellence in design. He received his M.Arch from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard in 1999. The same year, Jamaleddine joined Steven Holl Architects, where he was the assistant to the project designer for Simmons Hall dormitory at M.I.T., winner of the National AIA Design award in 2003, and the New York AIA award in 2002. He teaches Third-Year Graduate Advanced Architectural Design Studio at PennDesign.

Their firm, L.E.FT, was selected as the 2010 Design Vanguard by the Architectural Record Magazine. L.E.FT is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 Young Architects Award, 2010 Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York, and was a finalist for MoMA's 2009 Young Architects Program.

Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture


  • Name: Ozayr Saloojee
  • E-mail: saloojee@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-0690
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Amanda Underwood, Alumni Relations, aunderwo@umn.edu, 612-626-6385.

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