Wallace & Kreilich to kick off first Hyde Lecture of the season

Wallace & Kreilich to kick off first Hyde Lecture of the season

By Kerry McCulloug...

October 31, 2022

Hyde Speakers

The College of Architecture is excited to announce a dual, Hyde lecture featuring the work and design practices of renown architects Matt Wallace of Lake|Flato Architects and Matthew Kreilich of Snow Kreilich Architects.

The pair will present their individual presentations, November 4, in the Union Swanson Auditorium at 4pm.

Wallace will present his lecture entitled “Nature|Place|Craft|Restraint” which are the ideals and design principles that have driven Lake|Flato’s work for nearly 40 years. In this presentation, Wallace delves into current work that defines these principles including two AIA Institute Honor Award winning projects: Confluence Park, a pavilion designed of concrete petals that collect and funnel rainwater to promote water conservation and the ecologically sensitive Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Wallace is co-leader of the Lake|Flato’s Eco-Conservation studio, which fulfills his passion for championing projects that encourage environmental stewardship. He studied under Pritzker Prize Laureate Glenn Murcutt, who taught him the importance of sustainable practices. Since acquiring this philosophy, Wallace has implemented it in a number of projects ranging in scale and locale, from the northern landscapes of Montana and Illinois to the arid deserts of Arizona and Texas, all while respecting each region’s climate and context. Wallace, an outdoor recreation enthusiast, is passionate about water resource conservation. He can be found along the San Antonio River every day engaging in promoting environmental education, stewardship and sustainability.

Wallace’s recent, notable projects include the Ryerson Woods Education Center in Riverwoods, Illinois, and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center in Gibbon, Nebraska.

Kreilich will present his lecture entitled “Snow Kreilich Architects - Recent Work + Design Culture” which explores his firm’s culture and focus on equity and inclusion, wellness and design.

With the aim of inspiring the next generation of designers on different ways to reconnect, refocus and reinvent, Kreilich will share his work practices around adaptive reuse, energy reduction and equitable design and their constant desire to reinvent and innovate within their clients projects.

At Snow Kreilich Architects in Minneapolis, Kreilich works as a design principal. The studio received AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award, an honor that recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. He is the heart of the firm's collaborative working model with an active participation in both strategic and detail design resolution. Kreilich provides his design leadership on all the firm's projects. Additionally, he has taught at the University of Minnesota College of Design and Syracuse University as well as participated in visiting critiques at GSD and Washington University. Kreilich was recently a juror for the Progressive Architecture Award and continues to participate on AIA juries throughout the country as well as lectures in both academic and professional settings.

This presentation is part of the College of Architecture’s 2022-2023 Hyde Lecture Series featuring speakers from across disciplines that are united under the common theme of “Information Stimulus -New Paradigms in Planning and Design.” Now, more so than ever, the evolution in information technology is being driven by novel means of uncovering, transferring and disseminating information. Advanced paradigms have emerged through the information drawn from other disciplines and the generation of innovative methods and tools and how they impact the professions of planning and design now and in the future. The college’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed, public program. Each year the college hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.