Lecture: ChiDM Loves Paul Prejza
Wednesday December 17th 2014, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Please join ChiDM in welcoming Paul Prejza for a lecture on the life and work of Deborah Sussman, his wife and partner at the firm Sussman/Prejza. Prejza and Sussman, both originally from the East Coast, were drawn to California’s expansive landscape as well as its regional design and architectural character. They met in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, and established their firm in 1968.
Sussman/Prejza works among the fields of architecture, urban planning, and graphic and landscape design. The creation of distinct identities through physical manifestation and visual communication has made the firm’s work highly sought-after and celebrated. Together with a dedicated staff Sussman and Prejza successfully took on civic, cultural, corporate, sports, institutional, entertainment and retail projects in and outside of the United States. However, much of their best-known work was done in the state they together called home. Among their most recognized projects are the “look” of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, a city-wide image program for Santa Monica, and graphics programs for the Walt Disney Company theme parks.
A reception will follow the lecture.