Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam

Feb 23, 2015

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Merrill Elam and Mack Scogin

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam are principals at Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta, Georgia. Scogin currently is the Kajima Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture from 1990 to 1995. In addition to her practice, Elam lectures and teaches frequently, having served as a visiting critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). She also has served as the Louis Henri Sullivan Research Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University and the Harry S. Shure Visiting Professor in Architecture at the University of Virginia.

Together, they received the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the 2011 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 1995 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 1996 Chrysler Design Award. They also have received the 2006 Boston Society of Architects Harleston Parker Medal and a 2008 Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Projects by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects have received numerous design awards, including seven National American Institute of Architects Honor Awards. Their work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain; Deutches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Global Architecture Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Their work has been widely featured in popular and academic publications on architecture, including the 1992 Rizzoli publication, Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture/Architectural Criticism, Mack & Merrill (1999, University of Michigan) and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall (2005, Princeton Architectural Press).

Some of their recent projects include the new United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas; the Common Spaces Feasibility Study for Harvard University Cambridge Campus; Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University; the Yale Health Center at Yale University; the Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University; master planning services for the Lower Don Lands for Waterfront Toronto in Toronto, Canada; the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center at Clemson University; the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage for Wellesley College; the Knowlton School of Architecture for The Ohio State University; the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library for the University of California at Berkeley; the Herman Miller Cherokee Operations Facility in Canton, Georgia; the Zhongkai Sheshan Villas in Shanghai, China; and various projects for Tishman Speyer Properties in Hyderabad, India; New York, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Scogin and Elam will present a lecture at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series.

This is the William F. Pendergrass Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates.