Forum Lecture — ART | ARCHITECTURE | CRAFT: a museum for the future

Forum Lecture — ART | ARCHITECTURE | CRAFT: a museum for the future

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Monday, September 26, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge

Contact Information

Maria Cook, 613-520-2600,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
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Jennifer Luce, a California-based architect and Carleton University architecture alumna, will discuss recent projects, including the transformation of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA. The museum is a public institution that collects, conserves, and exhibits folk art, craft, and design.

The lecture will be followed by an opening reception for an exhibition of the work of Luce’s firm, LUCE et studio. The exhibition is at Art Engine in Arts Court, within the Ottawa Art Gallery.

LUCE et studio is a collaborative architecture/design group that follows the legacy of the workshop/atelier model. The firm’s cross-disciplinary approach supports and advances creative exploration with an array of practitioners, including designers, artists, craftspeople, and thinkers. The studio prides itself on exploring each programmatic element with the rigor of a scientist and the poetry of an artist.

Projects include cultural and arts facilities, workspaces, residences, urban design, and custom furniture projects. The studio also designs and commissions site-specific artworks for clients around the world. The recent renovation of the Mingei International Museum was featured in an article in the New York Times.

Jennifer Luce is a licensed architect practicing in California and New York State. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University in 1984, where she is a member of the Azrieli Advisory Council and recipient of the A. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction.

In 1994, Luce received her Master of Design Studies from Harvard University, where she serves on the Alumni Council and Alumni Association Board. In 2016, she was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Luce has served on a variety of advisory boards for cultural institutions and currently co-chairs the AIA California Monterey Design Conference. In her personal life, Luce is a voracious art collector and passionate supporter of artists working in all media.

The Ottawa Regional Society of Architects is a sponsor of this lecture.