Michael Maltzan: No More Play and Other Urban Speculations
Department of Architecture Fall 2010 Lecture Series
Michael Maltzan is design principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture. Maltzan has created a practice, which engages the increasingly complex reality of urbanization and information‐driven culture. His work endeavors to synthesize the ambiguity of the contemporary world through an architecture that is both a catalyst for new experiences and infused with optimism for its role as an agent for change. Maltzan's work has been recognized with numerous accolades including five Progressive Architecture awards, 19 citations from the American Institute of Architects, and the Rudy Bruner Foundation's Gold Medal for Urban Excellence; he was a finalist for the Smithsonian / Cooper‐Hewitt Museum's National Design Award in 2009. His designs have been featured in over 100 national and international publications and have been exhibited in some of architecture's most prestigious venues including the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper‐Hewitt National Design Museum, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Maltzan holds both a bachelor of fine arts and a bachelor of architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. He received a master of architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.