The Beauty of Utility

Gordon Gill
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Chicago

Gordon Gill, FAIA (Fellowship American Institute of Architects), a founding partner of award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, will present “The Beauty of Utility”. His lecture will explore the designs and platforms that expand the concept of beauty beyond the aesthetic to include purposeful performance based solutions at all scales of the built environment.

Gordon Gill’s work ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance.

Recent AS+GG projects that Gordon will discuss include the Astana Expo City 2017 (Kazakhstan), Chengdu Great City (China), Federation of Korean Industries Tower, Beijing Waldorf-Astoria (China), Kingdom Tower (Saudi Arabia), and Masdar Headquarters (Abu Dhabi).

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