BHDP Architecture Brings Internationally Renowned Architect/Interior Designer

BHDP Architecture brings renowned architect Gerard “Guy” F.X. Geier, senior partner at FXFOWLE Architects, to the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) on Wednesday, October 6.

Cincinnati, OH, September 23, 2010 --( Internationally renowned architect Gerard “Guy” F.X. Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, senior partner at FXFOWLE Architects, will share the case study of an innovative new integrated design process on Wednesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater of the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

Geier, an architect and interior designer with more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of corporate and institutional projects, leads the FXFOWLE Interiors practice. A strong proponent of the value design plays in creating a healthy and productive workplace, he focuses on developing spaces that reflect a client’s mission and current program, while anticipating future needs. Current projects include the conversion of a landmarked Armory in New York City into a 55,000 square foot office for Disney, targeted for LEED Silver. He is also leading the design team of The Center for Integrated Design Technology Learning at SUNY Purchase College, a new facility that will house the Conservatory of Theater, Art, and Film. Before joining FXFOWLE, Geier served as CEO of Vitra, principal of NBBJ, and president and chief marketing officer of Hillier. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and his Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia.

Geier will present the case study of the integrated design process behind the recently completed SAP Americas’ headquarters expansion in Newtown Square, Pa. Certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC, the project incorporates numerous energy-reducing strategies and includes a calibrated Building Management System that monitors performance. The project is a prime example of how a collaborative design process can yield an interactive, environmentally-sensitive workplace.

This lecture is one in a series sponsored by BHDP in cooperation with UC SAID, Miami University Department of Architecture and Design and AIA Cincinnati, which regularly brings internationally recognized architects and engineers to the region. The series is designed to encourage students, teachers, public and professionals in the Cincinnati architecture community to join in a critical dialogue about the practice, design and technology involved in the field. BHDP has been sponsoring the public lectures since 2007.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513-271-1634.

Founded more than 30 years ago, FXFOWLE Architects is an architectural, interior design, planning, and urban design firm committed to design excellence, social responsibility, and sustainability. With offices in New York, Washington D.C., Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, its projects have been recognized throughout the world with numerous design awards and press coverage each year. The diverse portfolio of projects includes work of all types and scales across the globe, and is based on a core commitment to enriching the built environment by creating projects with social, environmental, and aesthetic integrity.

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