Media Availability Thursday, October 11, 2007 Opening Address at AIGA Design Conference 2007 TIME: 5:00PM LOCATION: The Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver, CO 80202 Site Contact: Lisa Herling/ Michelle Stanek (917) 912-4273/(410) 215-7721 Email Contact /firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT: Studio Daniel Libeskind: Jessica Scaperotti/Lynn Krogh (212) 497-9114/(917) 378-9302 Email Contact / Email Contact Linden Alschuler & Kaplan: Mollie Fullington/Jennifer Gilbert (212) 575-4545 Email Contact / Email Contact
Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA is an international figure in architectural practice and urban design. He is well known for introducing a new critical discourse into architecture and for his multidisciplinary approach. His practice extends from building major cultural and public institutions - including museums, concert halls and universities, to commercial work-- hotels, conference centers, shopping centers and residential work.
Daniel Libeskind established his architectural office in Berlin, Germany in 1989. Upon winning the design study for the World Trade Center Site in February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters to New York City and the office is now headquartered two blocks south of the original World Trade Center Site. SDL also has two European partner offices based in Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy; as well as a number of site offices located around the world: San Francisco, Denver, Bern, Toronto, and Hong Kong.
Since 1990, the Studio has been fortunate to be involved in a diverse array of urban, architectural and cultural projects. SDL has won commissions for major cultural buildings and significant urban projects in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Canada, the United States, Japan, Spain, Israel, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Most recently, Mr. Libeskind's extension to the Denver Art Museum and its new residences opened in October 2006; the Extension to the Royal Ontario Museum-The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal opened in Toronto, Canada in June 2007; and the Glass Courtyard-the Addition to the Jewish Museum Berlin opened last week in Germany. Next year, the Ascent, a high-rise residential tower in Covington, KY and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California will open.
Daniel Libeskind's architecture continues to reflect his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, music, literature, theater and film, as well as a continuing commitment to expanding the horizons of architecture and urbanism. It is fundamental to Daniel Libeskind's thinking and motivation that buildings and urban projects are crafted with perceptible human energy and that they speak to the larger cultural community in which they are built.