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Virtual Car Classic: The Parallel Lines of Architecture and Automotive Design

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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The Parallel Lines of Architecture and Automotive Design

ArtCenter's Virtual Car Classic series continues as two internationally recognized architects, David C. Martin and Carl Magnusson, discuss the similarities between architectural design and automotive design, talk about famous architects who also designed cars, and then discuss the impact of cars on city planning and the impact of city planning on the design of cars. They will be joined by students from our Transportation Design Department to talk about designing vehicles for the cities of tomorrow. Join us on Zoom!

David C. Martin is design principal at AC Martin Partners, co-founder of MADWORKSHOP and serves on the Board of Trustees for ArtCenter College of Design. Through his award-winning work he has transformed neighborhoods, academic institutions and cities around the world. Martin's latest project is the 80-story high-rise hotel and office complex in the heart of downtown—the new Wilshire Grand Center.

Carl Gustav Magnusson is recognized as one of the profession’s most acclaimed industrial designers and minds. Swedish born and educated in architecture, he worked with Ray and Charles Eames before opening his namesake design studio in Rudolf Schindler’s House in North Hollywood. With Knoll, as global director of design for three decades he commissioned designers such as the Vignellis, Ferdinand Porsche, Gae Aulenti, Richard Sapper, Emilio Ambasz, Mia Linn, Ross Lovegrove and Don Chadwick. Carl has designed a wide range of products for Knoll, Teknion, Momentum, City of St.Moritz and MOMA. His New York based firm, CGM Design has garnered 40 plus design awards in the past decade.