ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

DANIEL LIBESKIND

Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, orignal, and sustainable. Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

Daneil Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daneil Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner Nina Libeskind. In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has a European partner office based Zurich, Switzerland.

JOHN STUART

He is also an architectural historian and visual artist developing collaborative research projects on complexity, community, identity, technology, the environment and public space with funding from the Van Alen Institute, The National Endowment for the Arts, The National Science Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

John Stuart Architecture is an experimental research environment for the exploration of architecture through design, writing, fabrication, teaching, exhibition, drawing, and video production.  The design of infrastructure (relating to the environment, transportation, institutions, communication, etc.) is a special focus of research and community involvement. 

An award-winning designer, author, video artist, and a tenured full professor in the department of Architecture within the College of Architecture + Arts at Florida International University in Miami. In addition to teaching, he is on a two-year assignment as the Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Provost at FIU, where he serves as a liaison between the faculty and the university administration. 

MORE TALKS
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Daniel Libeskind & John Stuart

Join Daniel Libeskind and John Stuart in conversation, exploring the worlds of advanced architecture in theory and in practice.

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NAEEM KHAN & JAMES AGUIAR

World-renowned fashion design, Naeem Khan and James Aguiar, of Modern Luxury Miami Magazine explore the worlds of fashion and design.

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COMMON

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, Common discuss philanthropy, activism and entrepreneurship.