Jürgen Mayer H. Lecture: Patterns of Speculation

Department of Architecture Spring 2010 Lecture Series

Jürgen Mayer H. is the founder and principal of the cross-disciplinary studio, J. MAYER H. (JMH). Founded in 1996, in Berlin, JMH focuses on work at the intersection of architecture, communication, and new technology. From urban-planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, JMH uses the relationship between the human body, technology, and nature to form the background for a new production of space. Recent projects include the town hall in Ostfildern, Germany; a student center at Karlsruhe University; and the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Sevilla, Spain. Mayer’s work has been published and exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous collections including MoMA in New York and San Francisco. National and international awards include the Mies van der Rohe Award Emerging Architect Special Mention (2003) and Winner Holcim Award Bronze (2005). Mayer has taught at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, Architectural Association, Columbia University, and University of Toronto.