The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, NC, Offers Lecture by Arne Emerson – Oct. 23, 2015

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, located at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville, NC, invites the community to join us on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, from noon-1:30pm, for “IDEAS WITHOUT WALLS / IN-BETWEEN THE SPACES”, an annual presentation by a leading figure in the world of design co-sponsored by Western Carolina University Design Development Foundation.

Free for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID / $7 non-members.

This year’s speaker will be award-winning architect Arne Emerson of Morphosis Architects. Emerson will present recent work at Morphosis, spanning from large-scale urban planning projects to built work at multiple scales. Focusing on the interaction between design, technology, and fabrication, Emerson will outline how ‘process’ emerges as the central driver and catalyst for bringing theory and contextual research into realized form.

Emerson is a Principal at Morphosis Architects with more than 20 years of experience. He joined Morphosis in 2009 and has been involved in the design and construction of several key projects for the office. Throughout his career, he has played an integral role in designing and realizing several award-winning projects including Cultural, Civic, Commercial, Residential, and Master Plans, spanning four continents and fifteen countries.  He recently completed the design and construction of the first museum for Morphosis Architects, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX, and is currently working on several competitions, a new US Embassy in Lebanon, the world’s tallest hotel in Switzerland, and a world headquarters in Milan. Prior to joining Morphosis, Emerson was a Design Principal with Studio Daniel Libeskind for almost a decade, playing an integral role in the design and construction of many significant projects including the extension to the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the 18.36.54 House. Emerson lectures extensively on the design and construction process and is active in academics as a guest critic and teaching graduate studio courses.

For further information contact Alice Sebrell, Program Director, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center by calling 828/350-8484 or visit (


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