Published: Feb. 1, 2017
Knitted textile structures at the scale of a small pavilion

PolyThread project by Jenny Sabin Studio | Photo courtesy of

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., CU's Visiting Artist Program will feature a lecture by architect Jenny Sabin, whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice, investigating the intersections of architecture and science and applying insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.

If you go
Who: Jenny Sabin
What: Visiting Artist Program
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Complex (VAC), room 1B20
Cost: Free and open to the public

Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger assistant professor of design and emerging technologies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. She is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio LLC, an experimental architectural design studio based in Philadelphia, and director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization and digital fabrication.

Sabin was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2010 and was named a United States Artists (USA) Knight Fellow in Architecture—one of 50 artists and designers awarded nationally. She also recently was awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by The Architectural League of New York.

The Visiting Artist Program has been a vital component of the Department of Art and Art History since 1972 and is one of the oldest programs of its kind. Each year, a diverse group of nationally- and internationally-recognized artists are invited to CU to present their work and ideas to a large audience of students, faculty and community members.

During their stay, artists present a public lecture, join the faculty-led Visiting Artist Seminar to work closely with graduate and advanced undergraduate students, meet with students for individual critiques and contribute to the program’s long-running, professionally-produced artist interview series.

For more information on Sabin's talk, please call 303-492-2539.