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Black Rock Design Institute presents Joseph Tanney of Resolution 4: Architecture



Reno, NV. (March 18, 2010) – Architect Joseph Tanney, designer of Dwell Magazine’s original Dwell Home and principal of Resolution: 4 Architecture, gives an in-depth talk at the Nevada Museum of Art on Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6 pm. Presented by Black Rock Design Institute (BRDI) and the Museum, Tanney will focus on affordable modern architecture and his firm’s design directives for modular typology. The talk takes place in the Prim Theater preceded by an hour of networking from 5 – 6 pm with cold beer provided by Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery.

Tanney and his firm Resolution: 4 Architecture received The 2006 National AIA Housing Award for Concepts in Innovative Housing, the 2005 American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Boston Society of Architects’ Honor Award for Design Excellence, and the 2004 Dwell Home Design Invitational for modern prefabricated homes.

Tanney attended Ohio State University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. Prior to starting his own firm with partner Robert Luntz, Tanney worked in the offices of Eisenman Robertson and Gwathmey Siegel. He has taught at City College in New York (2001-04), as well as the University of Kentucky (2005-06), and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University for their summer professional development program (2002-03). Tanney lectures at campuses nationwide including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Penn State University, University of North Carolina, and Pratt Institute.

For more on Joseph Tanney and his firm: www.re4a.com or www.dwell.com/organizations/resolution-4-architecture.html

The presentation begins at 6 p.m., preceded by an hour of networking and cold beer provided by Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery. Admission is $10/$8 for Museum members and students. Tickets for all BRDI presentations may be purchased at the Nevada Museum of Art admissions desk or online at www.nevadaart.org/tickets.

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