Public lecture “Between Light and White“

21 March 2013 - 21 March 2013

U.S. Embassy in Georgia in cooperation with Lena Kiladze - Studio L and Georgian National Museum Invites you to a public lecture of by Bernhard Karpf, of Richard Meier & Partners "Between Light and White".

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 17:00.

Address: Georgian National Museum's Auditorium,Purtseladze St. #1

Simultaneous translation into Georgian will be provided


Richard Meier started his own practice in New York in 1963.  His commission of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, catapulted his popularity into the mainstream. Richard Meier & Partners Architects has offices in New York and Los Angeles, with current projects ranging from U.S., China and Tel Aviv to Paris and Hamburg.  Meier has received numerous awards, including one of the biggest architectural prizes - the Pritzker Prize.  In 2008, he won the gold medal in architecture from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and his work Jesolo Lido Village was awarded the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building.  Meier is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Bernhard Karpf was named an Associate Partner in 2001, having been with Richard Meier & Partners since 1988.  As a highly valued member of senior management, he is called upon to lead many of the firm's efforts both in Europe and the United States.  He was the Design Partner for the Burda Collection Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany, which opened to critical acclaim in October 2004.  Mr. Karpf is currently overseeing the design and construction of the International Coffee Plaza, a high-end office complex in Hamburg, a private residence in Luxembourg, and the Jesolo Lido Hotel and Condominium complex in Italy.  Mr. Karpf has lent his design and management expertise to numerous other projects such as the165 Charles Street apartments in New York City; two department stores for Peek & Cloppenberg in Germany; the Hans Arp Museum in Rolandseck, Germany; the Rickmers Headquarters and subsequently the Rickmers Residence, both in Hamburg, Germany, and the Euregio Basel Office Building in Switzerland.  He also collaborated on the design and development of several other projects, including the Canal+ Headquarters in Paris, France, and the Siemens Corporate Headquarters in Munich, Germany.