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LECTURE: O’Neill McVoy Architects

Monday, November 1, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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O’Neill McVoy Architects present “OMWORK”
Architecture can elevate the everyday through shaping contours of space and material, in light, for heightened awareness of time and nature. O’Neill McVoy’s practice initiates projects by asking questions to illuminate the latent potential and special qualities of a project site and aspiration. This lecture will present the studio’s award-winning built work, ongoing construction projects, and theoretical proposals including residential, commercial, and institutional buildings and spaces realized in collaboration with private and public clients.

About O’Neill McVoy Architects

Beth O’Neill and Chris McVoy co-founded O’Neill McVoy Architects in 2012 on the belief that architecture can elevate the everyday through shaping contours of space and material, in light, for heightened awareness of time and nature. The Brooklyn-based multi-scale practice initiates projects by asking questions to illuminate the latent potential and special qualities of a project site and aspiration. The studio’s award-winning built work, ongoing construction projects, and theoretical proposals include residential, commercial, and institutional buildings and spaces realized in collaboration with private and public clients. OM completed the Kitchens at Reynold’s community hybrid building in Church Hill, Richmond, VA, in 2020; the Bronx Children’s Museum will open in 2022.

Prior to starting OM, O’Neill was a project architect completing ambitious residential and commercial projects with New York-based offices WORKac, PM Wheelwright Associates, and Rogers Marvel Architects, where she was an associate for eight years. O’Neill, a graduate of Smith College, Parsons School of Design, and Columbia University, is a registered architect and professor of undergraduate architecture at Pratt Institute.

In addition to co-piloting OM, McVoy is the Senior Partner of Steven Holl Architects where he has led with Steven Holl several internationally recognized, award-winning cultural and university projects including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Campus Expansion, The REACH Expansion of the Kennedy Center, VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building, Kansas City, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, and the Glasgow School of Art New Building. McVoy holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.