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Architect Of New Library To Speak At Drake April 6

March 30, 2006
David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, (515) 271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu


David Chipperfield, architect of the new Des Moines Central Library, will offer a preview of the building and his other recent projects when he delivers the Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at Drake University. The talk, titled “An Evening with David Chipperfield,” will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Drake Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave.


Chipperfield, of David Chipperfield Architects of London, England, partnered with Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunk, an award-winning design firm in Des Moines, to shape Des Moines' new Central Library building at 1000 Grand Ave. The building is set to open to the public on Saturday, April 8.


Chipperfield Architects has won more than 20 national and international competitions and awards for design excellence. Chipperfield is an experienced lecturer who has taught architecture in Europe and the United States. In 2004, he was appointed to the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture.


The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Melva and the late Martin Bucksbaum, former chairman and president of General Growth Corp. and longtime member of Drake's governing board.


For more information about the Bucksbaum Lecture Series, call Susan Breakenridge at (515) 271-3994 or send an e-mail message to susan.breakenridge@drake.edu.