Please join us for a talk with internationally renowned and accomplished architect César Pelli. Mr. Pelli was born in Argentina where he earned a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Tucuman. He first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen serving as Project Designer for several buildings, including the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York and Morse and Stiles Colleges at Yale University. After this apprenticeship, he was Director of Design at DMJM and later Partner for Design at Gruen Associates, both in Los Angeles. Throughout these years, he designed several award-winning projects, including the San Bernardino City Hall in San Bernardino, California; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California; and the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
César Pelli has been interested for some 50 years in the development of places where people can gather, in particular large air-conditioned halls. He sees them as the contemporary, cold climate version of the Mediterranean plazas.
In 1977, Mr. Pelli became Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture and also founded César Pelli & Associates. He resigned his post as Dean in 1984 but continues to lecture on architecture.
No RSVP required. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The National Arts Club is located in beautiful and historic Gramercy Park in New York City at 15 Gramercy Park South