Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Architecture of Design Process and Practice
Frank Grauman joined Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1976, and his personal career has advanced in parallel with the practice. The firm enjoys a national reputation for making exceptionally humane environments that respond to the challenges of each project's location, landscape, program, spirit of place, environmental situation, and the technologies that make effective buildings. Since 1965, the firm has received more than 340 international, national and regional design awards including the American Institute of Architect's Architecture Firm Award.
From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Grauman was Managing Principal for the firm’s original office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Now based in Philadelphia, he leads projects across the practice’s multiple offices, functioning interchangeably as Design Principal and as Principal-in-Charge.
His work focuses on higher education, cultural institutions, public projects, master planning, and preservation. Current assignments include the Peace Arch Port of Entry at Blaine, Washington, a new quadrangle and library for Williams College, a master plan for Trinity College, a contemporary art gallery for Corning Museum of Glass, the restoration and adaptive reuse of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Post Office Building, a new Life Sciences research building at UCLA, and a new campus for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Grauman started his career in that institution's campus planning office. His professional activities include regional planning and preservation, lectures and design juries for a variety of local and regional organizations. He is a past president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the AIA.
More information about Mr. Grauman's work is available at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
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