Michael Bongiorno Gives Next Hyde Lecture

Michael Bongiorno Gives Next Hyde Lecture

By Kerry McCulloug...

September 22, 2016

Michael Bongiorno

The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Michael Bongiorno, AIA, DesignGroup director and design principal, will be the next Hyde speaker giving a lecture entitled "Mission-Driven Architecture."

For this lecture Bongiorno will explore his approach to working with his clients, his elemental inspirations and what he does to elevate design in his local community (beyond bricks and mortar). Much of the Columbus, Ohio firm's work is performed in collaboration with civic and cultural clients whose community-impact work is driven by a mission. DesignGroup provides these clients with “mission-driven architecture.”

This approach brings a unique perspective to any institution that is considering reimagining its community role and for those who are willing to think differently about how a building can reflect one’s personality and aspirations. Bongiorno will detail why he believes great design is the essential building block to vibrant, healthy communities.

Bongiorno is a noted design leader in the Columbus area who has garnered national recognition. He was most recently named The Wall Street Journal's "Best Architecture of 2015" for the design of

Columbus Museum of Art's Margret M. Walter Wing. His current projects include the Franklin Park Conservatory Master Plan Implementation, the City of Columbus' Coleman Government Center and the Ohio State University Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute.

Recently, completed award-winning projects include the Columbus Museum of Art Expansion, Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center, the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and the John R. Maloney Health and Wellness Center.

He serves on the board of trustees of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and established Columbus' "Design Weeks," while serving on the board of trustees for the Columbus Center for Architecture and Design, where he led the award-winning "CBUS Ideabook" and "CBUS:FOTO" projects. Bongiorno has presented and written extensively on design and creative placemaking. Bongiorno's 2012 TEDx Columbus talk, entitled "Looking Over the Overlooked," took the audience on a journey to discover new ways to re-imagine cities. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he is a cum laude graduate of the prestigious Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York City and has lived and traveled extensively abroad.

His lecture will be held in the Architecture Hall Gallery this Thursday, September 29th at 4pm.

For questions, email Kerry McCullough-Vondrak at kerry.vondrak@unl.edu.

Event Sponsored by AIA-Nebraska!