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Brad Cloepfil: Archtober Festival Lecture at Pratt

October 17, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt Institute is proud to participate in Archtober, the eighth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October by presenting a lecture by architect Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works. Allied Works was selected to design the Institute’s new building for the School Of Art. Pratt faculty member William Menking will interview Mr. Cloepfil after his presentation.



Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works, Brad Cloepfil has realized diverse projects across the U.S. and internationally. Over the past two decades Brad has received widespread acclaim for his work on creative workplaces, academic and cultural institutions, and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction.

A native of Oregon, Brad’s body of work is as informed by the landscape and history of place as it is by his formal training. His architecture pairs an intensive focus on the specific character of each project with an understanding of the transformative possibilities of space, light, form and material.

Brad works closely with Allied Works’ clients to develop a shared vision and strategies for implementation, and leads all aspects of creative development from concept to completion to ensure that every project achieves its fullest potential. 

Brad holds degrees from the University of Oregon and Columbia University, is the recipient of numerous design awards, and has lectured and taught widely throughout Europe, Asia and North America. 

Founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, William Menking is an architectural historian, writer, critic, and curator of architecture and urbanism. He is professor of architecture, urbanism, and city planning at Pratt Institute and has lectured and taught at schools in the United States and Europe. He has been published in numerous architectural publications, anthologies, and museum catalogues. He has curated and organized international exhibitions on the visionary British architects Archigram, the Italian radical architects Superstudio, and contemporary English design, and he served as Commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. He has participated in various juries including the 2006 and 2008 New York City AIA New Practices, 2007 and 2008 San Francisco AIA Honor Awards, and the 2007 Lumen awards for lighting.