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Modernism and the Absence of Community Featuring Rob Quigley

Event Start DateThursday, November 4, 2010 – Sunday, November 21, 2010
Visual Arts Center, Sacred Heart Hall
CostCost: free

Rob Quigley is the principal of a full-service architecture and planning firm with offices in San Diego and Palo Alto, California. The firm’s design portfolio includes civic, academic, cultural, residential, and mixed-use buildings, as well as community planning and urban design projects.

Over the years, Rob Wellington Quigley studio has specialized in designing zero-energy footprint buildings, which uses forms and materials that reflect California’s natural and cultural landscape. Quigley’s design for the Leslie Shao-ming Sun Field Station located within Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was named one of the Top Ten Green Projects in the United States by the AIA in 2005. Quigley is also the architect of the New Children’s Museum, a 50,000-square-foot-building in downtown San Diego and the adjacent interactive children’s park. The winner of countless awards in 2008 and 2009, the Children’s Museum has set a new standard for green urban architecture.

An internationally renowned architect, Rob Quigley has been dedicated to an inclusive, participatory design process. His design workshops have included as many as 300 members of the community. We are very much looking forward to the completion of his San Diego New Central Library, (a joint venture with Tucker Sadler Architects), which is scheduled to open in 2013.

The opening reception and lecture is scheduled for November 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture starting at 7 p.m., located in the Visual Arts Center in Sacred Heart Hall.

The Quigley exhibition will run November 4-21 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and is open and free to the public. For directions please call (619) 260-2280 or e-mail

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