Thursday, February 5, 2009

HBS Club of South Florida Special Event with SANTIAGO CALATRAVA

The Harvard Business School Club of South Florida
is pleased to invite you to a special event

with world renown and award winning architect, artist and engineer


Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI

Valencia City of Arts
Valencia, Spain

Residential Tower
Malmo, Sweden

6:15 PM Registration & Networking
7:30 PM Presentation

3390 Mary Street
Coconut Grove, FL
(305) 859-2070

Cost for this Event (non-refundable):
HBS Club of S. FL Members: $25.00 (per person)
Non-Members and Guests: $45.00 (per person)

SPACE IS LIMITED and is on a first come first served basis. Your non-refundable payment must be made no later than Monday, February 9, 2009 via our website at If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Sanchez, Club Administrator at (786) 866-9765.

Parking entrance is on back side of building off of Florida St. For complete directions, visit


Architect, artist, and engineer Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951, in the town of Benimamet, near Valencia, Spain. He studied at the Institute of Architecture, Valencia (grad. 1974), and at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (Ph.D., 1981). He opened his own architectural and engineering practice in Zürich in 1981 and later expanded to Valencia and Paris. Influenced by the work of Eero Saarinen, Calatrava has become known for the arching sculptural forms of his large public buildings. These structures—railway stations, bridges, airports, and museums—are built of concrete, metal, and glass and are rarely completely enclosed. The unusual spaces and swooping shapes of these works, which often seem poised for flight, reflect a refined aesthetic sensibility informed by engineering skill. Among his most notable commissions are the Stadelhofen Railway Station, Zürich (1984); Lyons Airport Terminal, France (1994); Campo Volantin Footbridge, Bilbao, Spain (1998); Science City, Valencia, Spain (2000); and the opera house, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (2003). Motion is often important in his work, as in his first American building, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion (2001), which includes louvered sunscreens that rise from the building like giant wings, opening and closing to control light. Calatrava is also known for his drawings and sculpture, which have been exhibited in numerous galleries since 1985.

Among the honors and awards given to Santiago Calatrava are the Gold Medal of the Institute of Structural Engineers, London; Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Institute of British Architects; honorary membership in the Union of German Architects; membership in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Valencia; the City of Toronto Urban Design Award; designation as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos; the Creu Sant Jordi, Barcelona; the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture, Granada; membership in Les Arts et Lettres, Paris; the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts (Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University); and the Principe de Asturias Prize in Spain. He has received 11 doctoral honors throughout his career. For more information on Santiago Calatrava and his work, please visit

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