Learning from Kahn
Wednesday 17 February, Arch 147
Galen Minah ·Anthony Pellechia| UW, Seattle
All lectures are held at 6 pm and free and open to the public.
Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.
Galen Minah ·Anthony Pellechia
Galen Minah is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. He teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios, freehand drawing and watercolor classes, and ‘Color & Light’, a course exploring the role of color in design. He also teaches in the Architecture in Rome program.
Professor Minah received his B.A. in English from Duke University and his B.Arch. and M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania with Louis Kahn. He worked in the offices of Robert Venturi and Louis Kahn in Philadelphia. He is a registered architect in the State of Washington, and was the founder of ARC Architectural Resources Collaborative, in Seattle, 1975. With this partnership his work included schools, sheltered workshops, training centers, community centers, housing and specialized facilities for special users, disadvantaged children and adults. His present practice includes residential design and development.
Professor Minah’s research in the role of color in architectural and urban form has been presented at several international conferences. This work is published in Aspects in Color, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, and the AD, Architectural Design special issue on color and architecture. "Figural Colors in the Seattle Landscape" was presented in Kyoto, Japan and Rome, Italy, and received an award from the University of Washington. "Color and Significance," was presented in Oslo, Norway, and published in Colour between Art and Science, Oslo National College of Art and Design. “Color Constellations” was presented in Rochester, New York, and was the keynote address at a color symposium in Stockholm, Sweden. “Urban Fabric: Color Patterns in Aerial Views of Cities” was presented in Maribor, Slovenia and published in Fargnotiser, Stockholm, Sweden. “Urban Color and Place Legibility”, presented in Granada, Spain, and “Color as Idea” presented in Johannesburg, South Africa, were published in Colour, Design, and Creativity’, 2008. “Methodology for Teaching Color in Architecture” was a keynote address at the 11th Congress of the International Colour Association 2009, Sydney, Australia. Recent work: “Camouflage, Mimicry, and Display”, and, “Superfigure, High Visibility in the Modern City” have been presented in Bangkok, Thailand, Albuquerque, and Salt Lake City.
Anthony Pellecchia is an architect, architectural theorist and painter. Pellecchia studied at the University of Illinois School of Architecture from 1959-1964. He worked for the firms of Louis I. Kahn, Venturi and Rauch and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. He was a founder of Pellecchia and Meyers in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed the Yale Center for British Art after the death of Louis Kahn. After the completion of the Tabor Center, he founded Pellecchia Olson Architects in Denver in 1984. In 1994 he established WPA Architecture and Graphic Design in Seattle. Pellecchia has taught design and architecture since 1972 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Drexel University in Philadelphia, the University of Colorado at Denver and Boulder and the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a guest lecturer and visiting critic at several universities. His work is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Art Museum's Design and Architecture collection. Pellecchia's work has been widely published in national and international publications and he has received several American Institute of Architecture awards.