David Lewis: Opportunism and Play

Department of Architecture Fall 2008 Lecture Series

David J. Lewis is a founding partner and principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL). Started in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis, LTL is an innovative, award-winning architecture partnership that pursues a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interior architecture to competitions. The firm's work has been published and exhibited internationally. LTL Architects received the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are co-authors of two books, the monograph Opportunistic Architecture (2008) and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21 (1998). Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in 1988, a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University in 1992, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University’s School of Architecture in 1995. He is currently an associate professor of architecture at Parsons The New School for Design, where he directs The Design Workshop.