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Summer Lecture Series with Brennan Buck and Michael Pickoff

July 22, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us for a discussion with Brennan Buck and Michael Pickoff on Thursday, July 22 at 1 PM PT.

Brennan Buck is a licensed architect and academic based in New York. Prior to co-founding FreelandBuck, he was assistant professor in Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He has worked in the offices of Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles and Walker Macy in Portland, Oregon. He is currently a senior critic at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, CT, and he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, and the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. His writing on technology and representation within the discipline of architecture has been published in numerous academic and professional journals. Brennan is a graduate of Cornell University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Michael Pickoff is a designer and general contractor based in Echo Park, Los Angeles. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA’s school of Architecture and Urban Design in 2019. He is currently a designer and project manager at Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen Architecture in Downtown LA and recently became a state-licensed general contractor.

Buck and Pickoff are both alumni of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design!

Our Summer Lecture Series invites speakers whose creative, professional, or scholarly practice serves as an inspiring model for participants of UCLA AUD's Teen ArchStudio and JumpStart Summer Programs. In these discussions, we'll learn what motivates their work, what research or design methods they use, and how their practice relates to the work of others and to your cultural perspective or values.

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