David Chipperfield, architect of the new Des Moines Central Library, will discuss his recent projects when he delivers the Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at Drake. The talk, titled "An Evening with David Chipperfield," is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Drake Knapp Center.
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 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.