On Thursday, August 16th, SOM and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture hosted a panel discussion titled "Art + Engineering + Architecture." Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture," the event took place in the courtyard of the MAK Center's Schindler House.
Mark Sarkisian, SOM Partner, and José Luis Palacios, SOM Design Director, spoke on the panel together with: Sharon Johnston, founder and partner of Johnston Marklee; Marc Pally, curator, Art in the Public Realm; and Heather Roberge, chair of UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Brett Steele, dean of UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture, moderated the panel. Panelists discussed historical and contemporary positions regarding the interconnected qualities of architecture, engineering, and the visual arts.