A. Predock_headshotANTOINE PREDOCK, FAIA
Antoine Predock Architect Studio  |  Albuquerque, NM
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Friday September 9 @ 8:00am – 9:30am

1.5 HSW



Using examples of my constructed and conceptual architecture, I will illustrate how the work poetically explores the deep time and culture of place ….while prioritizing the power and physicality of specific sites: the earth, the sky, the climatic and environmental concerns.


  1. Honoring “Capital A” Architecture. No rules, just intense, poetic exploration.
  2. Respecting the landscape.
  3. Bring the client into a Mutual Adventure.
  4. Materiality and Environmental responsibility.

“Architecture is a poetic encounter with place and client…. and deep, and present and future time.” Antoine Predock


Antoine Predock was honored with the AIA Gold Metal in 2006. At that time, Thomas S. Howorth, FAIA, chairman of the appointments committee of the Gold Medal of the AIA said: “Arguably, more than any American architect of any time, Antoine Predock has asserted a personal and place-inspired vision of architecture with such passion and conviction that his buildings have been universally embraced……Antoine Predock designs buildings that grow out of their unique landscapes, creating, at the same time, symbols that are fearlessly expressive and sincere, simultaneously complex and guileless”.

Antoine Predock Architect was established in 1967 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, he has maintained studios in Los Angeles and Taipei; and he and his team have planned more than 100 buildings and projects, including: The Turtle Creek House in Texas; San Diego Padres Petco Park; Stanford University Center for Integrative Studies; The Ohio State University Student Recreation and Physical Activities Center; The Canadian Museum for Human Rights; and currently: Luxe Lake New Town Gateway in Chengdu, China, and Northwestern University School of Communication in Doha, Qatar.

Predock has given more than 250 lectures in universities such as: UCLA, Clemson University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Tongji University Shanghai and many other venues such as; The Bienal de Arquitectura in Buenos Aires, the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has been a visiting professor at: Harvard, UCLA, Clemson, University of Maryland and Arizona State University.  The work in his firm has been featured in more than 60 exhibitions, over 250 books, many online publications and over 1000 journals and newspaper articles.

Predock has been honored with more than 100 national and regional design awards in addition to  the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal; which was given in the past to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn.   In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He was a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and is a Fellow of the AIA, RIBA, and RAIC, and was a William Kline Fellow at Columbia University.

Predock also holds the following Honorary Doctorates: Doctorate of Fine Arts from University of New Mexico; Doctorate of Humane Letters from University of Minnesota, and Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri.