Nourishing the Senses: Restaurant Architecture of Bentel & Bentel
Date(s) - 04/12/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clipper Lounge, American Club
48/F Two Exchange Square,
Nourishing the Senses
Carol Bentel, FAIA, is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, FAAR ’94. She has taught at Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Architectural Association in London.In her talk to AIA International and AIA Hong Kong, Carol will share her experience in restaurant design and the collective research that her firm, Bentel & Bentel, has been doing for the last 30 years. She will discuss many of the issues surrounding hospitality design, including the use of natural materials and art, and the firm’s stated goal of making spaces that become community institutions that endure, rather than relying on design conventions. Her talk will also touch on how the firm seeks inspiration from local history, regional styles, prevailing building methods, environmental conditions and the landscape or urban context in which they are working.This lecture is a double event with AIA International and AIA Shanghai. Carol will first present her talk in Beijing at the Yale Center, on November 29th, and then in Hong Kong at the American Club on December 4th, when we will have an opportunity to hear her speak.
Since its founding in 1957, Bentel & Bentel, Architects/Planners, has acquired a reputation for superior contemporary design. Their work is consistently bold, modern, creative and beautifully resolved. It spans a wide range of building types and scales, from urban environments to refined interiors and furnishings. They consistently demonstrate their belief that great design manifests its virtues in both practical and aesthetic ways.
Dr. Carol R. Bentel, FAIA, ASID, IIDA
Partner of Bentel & Bentel
Carol R. Bentel received her undergraduate degree in architecture at Washington University and her graduate degree in architecture at North Carolina State University. Prior to receiving her PhD in the history and theory of modern architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice. She has delivered lectures at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the Architectural Association in London, and at the Centro Palladio in Vicenza . Carol has published numerous articles on Italian Modernism and has also been the national chair of the AIA Committee on Design.
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