The Snow Cap

Posted by: Florica
  • When

  • 03/14/2011

  • Cost

  • FREE

  • Where

  • Timken Lecture Hall, CCA. 455 Irwin Street

The name Snøhetta might have first come across your radar a couple of years ago when this architecture firm won the wining design bid for the 9-11 memorial. But, most recently, the firm was also selected to helm the redesign efforts for New York’s Times Square and here in the Bay Area the important expansion of SFMOMA (now with its vast new collection bestowed by the Fisher family).

Founded by Craig Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen in 1989, Snøhetta is headquartered both in Oslo, Norway and in New York City. Notable international cultural projects the firm has designed include the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo and the Petter Dass Museum in Alstahaug, Norway.

While we might have to wait a bit before we can see the first Snøhetta design on US soil, on Monday, March 14th we have the opportunity to hear first-hand from Craig Dykers the plans and thought processes of this coveted architecture firm. Do not miss this free and sure-to-be-popular opportunity at CCA’s Timken Lecture Hall.