Jimenez Lai & Joanna Grant
- Thursday, February 07, 2018
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101
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Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, design, architecture and education. Prior to founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked few international offices, including OMA. Lai teaches at UCLA, and is a visiting faculty at Columbia GSAPP. After publishing Citizens of No Place (2012), Lai went on to represent Taiwan at the 2014 Venice Biennale, as well as organizing the publication series Treatise (Graham Foundation). Lai is in the permanent collection of MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago, SFMOMA, and LACMA. Joanna Grant received her M.Arch from Princeton University. She has worked for architecture offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Guangzhou and Shenzhen for a diverse range of internationally renowned firms, including the L.A.-based firm Johnston Marklee & Associates. She has previously worked with Beatriz Colomina on a research project of couples in architecture. In 2013, she became a member of Bureau Spectacular and played a critical role in the winning proposal for the Taiwan pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale.