Sarah Whiting possesses an indefatigable curiosity about how individuals constitute a public and, more specifically, through what forms (architecture and urbanism) that public manifests itself and is, in turn, formed. In her writing, her teaching, and her practice, Whiting focuses on architecture’s public audience and how architecture can engage that collective subject.
Whiting has been Dean of the School of Architecture at Rice University since January 2010. Prior to Rice, Whiting taught modern urban history, contemporary architectural theory, and studio at Princeton, Harvard, IIT, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Florida.
Whiting’s writing and editing has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, from ANY to Wired. She is currently completing a manuscript on scale and urbanism, called Superblock City and she also edits a book series with Princeton University Press, called POINT.
Whiting co-founded WW with her partner, Ron Witte, in 1999. She has served as a Design Partner for numerous projects, including the Golden House in Princeton, NJ; Drama Division Renovations for the Juilliard School, New York; and WW’s winning design for the San Jose State University Art Museum. Prior to WW, Whiting worked with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in The Netherlands, where she was a designer for the Euralille master plan. Whiting has also worked with Peter Eisenman in New York.
Whiting obtained her B.A. from Yale University, her M.Arch. from Princeton, and her Ph.D. from MIT.
CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.
This lecture is open to the general public.
The Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.