Arfaa Lecture: Tod Williams & Billie Tsien
Tod Williams and BIllie Tsien will be the speakers in this winter's Arfaa Lecture at Drexel University. Their lecture, titled "The Philadelphia Story," will consider their recently completed and enthusiastically received Barnes Foundation.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien formed their partnership in 1986 and quickly earned an international reputation that ranks them among the most creative and accomplished architects working today. Their 28-person office primarily works for institutions that value issues of meaning, timelessness and beauty, designing buildings that are exquisitely made, efficient and physically compelling. Their body of work includes the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong, and Skirkanich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.