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Klai Juba Wald Spring Lecture: Antoine Predock

By skennedy on February 26, 2019 9:07 AM | Permalink

The UNLV School of Architecture and Klai Juba Wald will host Antoine Predock, Principal of Antoine Predock Architect PC, for the Spring 2019 Klai Juba Wald Lecture Series on Monday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Architecture Studies Library at the Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building. 

Predock is an award-winning American architect based in Albuquerque, New Mexico who established his studio in 1967. Predock attended the University of New Mexico and later received his Bachelor of Architecture from Columbia University. Predock first gained national attention with the La Luz community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Nelson Fine Arts Center at Arizona State University was his first nationally won design competition.

In 1990, he designed the Las Vegas Central Library + Children’s Museum. Predock's work includes the Turtle Creek House, built in 1993 for bird enthusiasts along a prehistoric trail in Texas, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, and a new ballpark for the San Diego Padres. He has also worked on international sites such as the National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Southern Taiwan and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1985, Antoine Predock was awarded the Rome Prize. In 1989, he won a New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2006, he won the AIA Gold Medal. In 2007, Predock was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, Predock was named a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Antoine Predock's design has been highly influenced by his connection to New Mexico and his deep understanding of the hot and arid desert climate. In addition, Antoine is famous for his passion of sketching and interest in motor bikes.

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