Architect Craig Dykers, of renowned Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta, speaks this evening at UofT's Daniels Faculty of Architecture about his interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being.

Dykers will present some of the firm's recent projects including the new Rail Station in Houston, Texas; the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto; and, the Queen's University Bader Centre for the Arts.

Ryerson University, Snøhetta, TorontoRyerson Student Learning Centre; rendering courtesy of Snøhetta

As one of the founding partners of Snøhetta, Dykers has led many of the office’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway. He currently heads up the New York office and is overseeing two major projects now in construction: the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center as well as the new Times Square Reconstruction.

Times Square, New York City, SnøhettaThe reconstruction of Times Square; rendering courtesy of Snøhetta

Oslo, SnøhettaThe Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo; image courtesy of Snøhetta

Published internationally for over 25 years, Dykers has most recently been the subject of an exposé in the January 2013 issue of New Yorker magazine, while the practice has also been nominated in 2013 by Fast Company Magazine as one of the ten most innovative architecture companies in the world. He is a visiting professor, serves on various jury panels, and has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It takes place on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 PM until 8 PM in Room 103 at 230 College Street. For more information, see John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.