BEGIN:VCALENDAR METHOD:PUBLISH VERSION:2.0 X-WR-CALNAME:Frist Center For The Visual Arts BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Nashville Urban Design Forum: Innovation in Wood DESCRIPTION;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:\nThursday, October 12, noon\nLocation: Frist Center Auditorium\nFree; register in advance at civicdesigncenter.org\n\nPurchase lunch at the Frist Center café (or bring your own) to enjoy during the presentation.\n\nThe Nashville Urban Design Forum welcomes world-renowned architect and sculptor Yugon Kim to the Frist Center, where he will speak about his creative process and the development of materials. Last month, in Columbus, Indiana, he completed the first hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in the United States. CLT technology has the potential to revolutionize the way wood is used as a building material. With his business partner, Tomomi Itakura, Kim curated the National Building Museum’s Timber City exhibition, and their firm, IKD, received a $250,000 US Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant for further work on CLT—the only architectural design firm selected from more than one hundred applicants.\n\nKim’s impressive portfolio includes the recently completed extension of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; as a member of Carlos Zapata Studio, he worked on Chicago’s Soldier Field, Ho Chi Minh City’s Bitexco Financial Tower, New York’s Cooper Square Hotel, and a number of private residences. In addition to his practice at IKD, Kim serves as the Boston director of TSKP Studio, chair of the Boston Society of Architects Museum and Exhibition Design Committee, and co-chair of the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance’s Boston chapter. He is on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked not only as an architect and a fine artist but also as a custom furniture fabricator.\n\nThis talk is presented in partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center, LP Building Products, and UT College of Architecture.\n\n#UrbanDesignForum\n\n \n DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20171012T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20171012T130000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR