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Aug 27 2014

NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival

Aug 26 2014

PA Grads Attain High Pass Rate on National Exam

Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

Aug 18 2014

NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees

Aug 08 2014

Student-Doctors Begin NYIT Osteopathic Medical Education

Sep 02 2014

New MFA Graduate Student Orientation

Sep 02 2014

Presidential and Academic Welcome Day

Sep 04 2014

Women’s Soccer vs. New Haven

Sep 05 2014

Career Services Welcome Back Breakfast

Sep 05 2014

Career Services Welcome Breakfast


School of Architecture & Design News
Mar 27 2014

Odile Decq, Award Winning French Architect / Academic Will Lecture At NYIT

Odile Decq, principal of Studio Odile DECQ architects urbanistes will join Dean Judith DiMaio and the School of Architecture and Design for a presentation, book signing and reception on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Steelcase in Columbus Circle.
 
Odile Decq graduated from l’Ecole de la Villette and established her practice while studying at Sciences Po in Paris, later receiving a post-graduate diploma in Town Planning in 1979.
 
International renown came quickly. In 1990, she won her first major commission: the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. The numerous prizes and publications that distinguished the building highlighted the emergence of a new hope which turned old conventions upside down. From then on, Odile Decq was considered a designer for the future; her projects generating significant interest. By questioning the commission, the use, the matter, the body, the technique, and taste, Odile Decq’s architecture offers a paradoxical look, both tender and severe, on today’s world. This viewpoint can be seen in works like the A14 viaduct in Nanterre and the buildings for the Economic Sciences University Department and University of Law Library in Nantes. In 1996, her work was awarded a Golden Lion at the 6th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.
 
Since then, Odile Decq has been faithful to her principles while diversifying and radicalizing her research. Rather than designing in isolation and leaving them to be achieved by squads of engineers, she prefers collaborating with technicians early in the conceptual process. With her demanding sense
of detail, she likes to integrate design with invaluable technical knowledge and understanding of the production process. By questioning a line, a material, an assembly, and by analyzing the economic or sensual profits in these mutations, visitors are drawn into the work. The interest and difficulty become sources of pleasure and of pride.
 
Homo Erectus Fosil Museun, Nanjing, China
 
Each project, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the restaurant of Opéra Garnier in Paris, or the FRAC Bretagne in Rennes, is meant to be a jubilant explosion for the senses.
 
Studio Odile Decq is more than a style, an attitude or a process of production. The studio’s work expands to encompass urban planning, architecture, design products, and art.  Recently, Odile Decq was named the 2013 Maison&Objet Designer of the year and awarded the Women in Architecture prize by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.  by Lionel Lemire

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