Zenghelis’ presentation, “The Private and the Collective: Ideas, Principles and Projects,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. He will share insights into his body of work at OMA—the international partnership he cofounded in 1975 with Rem Koolhaas, Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis—and at GZA, as well as his decades teaching at renowned institutions including the Architectural Association, London.
Zenghelis is a tenured professor of architecture at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts and will be a guest professor for the fall 2015 semester at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. He previously taught at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam, and the Architectural Association for 20 years, and at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2007. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Thessaly in Greece, which recently awarded him an honorary doctorate. He has been a visiting faculty member at numerous universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay.
Zenghelis has served as an external examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London; the Architectural Association; and the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; and seven times as juror on the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. As an architect, he won the Mies van Der Rohe Award for his work on Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin, 1989), the first project Gigantes Zinghelis Architects produced as an office, and the Eternit Architecture Award for the same building. He has served the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Environment in numerous appointments, including as commissioner for the Greek Architecture Pavilion at the 2000 Venice Biennale.
In 2000, Zenghelis received the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectual Education from the Royal Institute of British Architects, and in 2002 he was awarded the UIA Jean Tschumi Prize from the International Union of Architects for his international impact on architectural education.
The Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture was established in 2003 in memory of 1969 Iowa State architecture alumnus Curt F. Dale, who died in a skiing accident that year. Dale’s family and his firm, Anderson Mason Dale Architects, Denver, Colo., created the endowed fund for the ISU architecture department to bring distinguished practitioners to campus as guest lecturers.