Byron Dean Kuth, FAIA and Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA Present “Curious Scales” For The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

April 17, 2015

KuthRanieriFriday, April 17th at 7 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall
Since co-founding Kuth Ranieri Architects, Byron & Elizabeth have been committed to balancing a building practice with research projects to stretch and experiment with design across many scales. They will present works that vary from custom fabrications to visionary infrastructure.

Byron-248x300Over two decades their firm has produced a broad spectrum of work, from small-scaled objects and installations to buildings and urban design proposals. They have earned a regional and national reputation for innovative works that integrate current cultural discourse with contemporary issues of design, technology and the environment. Their projects include an installation for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Soundhenge, and the Harvey Milk Memorial Streetcar.

A Fine Arts and Architecture graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Kuth has taught at California College of the Arts, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and as a Friedman Professors at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He launched the Deep Green Design Alliance (DGDA), a multidisciplinary think tank for sustainable strategies in architecture and urban design.

Liz-248x300Ranieri holds degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the California College of the Arts, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and as a Friedman Professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. She has earned a national reputation for innovative expressions of sustainable systems at a building and planning scale. She has led the firm’s research and development on infrastructural approaches to water conservation, water treatment, and adaptive strategies to rising seas.