February 1, 2011 — Mario Gooden will give a Dean's Forum lecture at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153. The lecture, "Untitled," will examine the links between the teaching of art and architecture and the potential significance that relationship has for architecture.
Gooden is an architect and partner in the firm of Huff + Gooden Architects of New York. The firm is currently working on the design for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles and has recently been selected to participate in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Design and Construction Excellence Program.
Gooden's work, writings and lectures frequently examine architecture and the translation of cultural landscapes defined by the parameters of technology, race, class, gender and sexual identity. His recent article "_ORM is a Four-Letter Word (That Starts With "F")" was published in Perspecta No. 43 (December 2010), and his forthcoming book, "Global Topologies," will be published by Columbia University, where he teaches advanced architectural design studios focused on global topics and cultural theory.
His work has been recognized with numerous design awards and has been featured in multiple journals and publications, including Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Metropolis, The New York Times and ARTFORUM.