Kevin Daly: Fitness
Department of Architecture Fall 2010 Lecture Series
Kevin Daly cofounded Daly Genik in 1990 with Chris Genik. Daly leads each design effort in the office and Genik guides material research endeavors and academic collaborations. The firm focuses on craft, construction systems, and material research in work that highlights the interrelationship of research and fabrication; material and form; and sustainability and livability. The firm delves into the paradoxes of urban conditions: the conflict between increased density and privacy; design with a low environmental impact for a return on investment; and reconsidering sprawling context buildings as environmental assets. It is a practice focused on interventions in systems, rather than the application of sustainable design features, to create performative architecture. Current projects include the Art Center for Harvard University Art Museums, three residences, a preschool, offices for BMW/DesignworksUSA, and a master plan and concept design for the University of California–Los Angeles Music Department. Noted for their commitment to architectural design in the public realm, the firm has received national and international awards for their ongoing work with the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, a nonprofit charter school in the heart of Los Angeles. Daly received his bachelor of architecture from the University of California and a master of architecture from Rice University.