Presented by the Committee on Design. Part of the [Re]Visiting the House series.
The lecture, titled “What do You See?”, explores both the customization and conversely the commoditization of the house and how these two contradicting trends are simultaneously shaping their current body of work. Residential clients, which include both private homeowners & multi-family developers, are often seeking ambitious proposals on highly constrained urban infill sites located within economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods. These sites, and the municipal and community organizations that oversee them, often serve as a point of departure for the firm to explore the latent potential within each project. Thus, their process renders unexpected results driven by a variety of unseen socioeconomic forces, regardless of whether the client’s demands are highly personal or market-driven.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest
Speakers: Michael Horton and Westleigh Harper of Horton Harper Architects.
Horton Harper Architects is a contemporary American architecture studio led by Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton. Founded in 2011, the firm’s efforts are focused on the creation of novel, yet contextual and program centered buildings. Their work has been recognized & exhibited for design excellence, most recently in Washington DC as part of the American Institute of Architect’s Emerging Professionals Exhibit. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of custom residential, multifamily and mixed-use projects.
Michael Horton is principal and co-founder of Horton Harper Architects and a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. He has previously served as Adjunct Professor at Kent State University where he taught undergraduate design studios. Mr. Horton has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as a guest speaker for the American Institute of Architect’s Cleveland Chapter. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Westleigh Harper, principal and co-founder, has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as guest design critic at KSU’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, while also acting as Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College’s Department of Historic Preservation. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.