Building Pulitzer Colloquium

February 8, 2013 - February 9, 2013
Sam Fox School

BUILDING PULITZER: A Colloquium on Realizing The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts will bring together key participants in the design and construction of this iconic building. This colloquium will provide unique insight into the extraordinary collaboration and dedication required to realize this project. Topics will include the working structure between Tadao Ando's office and the St. Louis-based team, the realization of Ando's design intent through the translation of American methods of construction, and the creation of a work environment that fostered construction excellence.

The two-day colloquium will begin February 8 with a tour of The Pulitzer Foundation and a keynote lecture by Masataka Yano of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, project architect for The Pulitzer Foundation. A full day of sessions led by Liane Hancock, assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University, and Eric Hoffman, Professor of Practice at Washington University, will take place February 9. A full schedule is listed below.


4-5:30p Tour of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Led by Masataka Yano, Peter Clarkson, Steve Morby, Emily Rauh Pulitzer
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Boulevard

6:30-7:30p Keynote Lecture: Masataka Yano
Collaboration and Innovation Outside of Japan
Steinberg Auditorium, Sam Fox School
WUSTL Danforth Campus


All sessions will take place in Steinberg Auditorium, Sam Fox School, WUSTL Danforth Campus

9-9:45a Introduction & Opening Comments
Emily Rauh Pulitzer

9:45-11:15 Session 1
Working with Osaka: Development of the Working Structure between Tadao Ando's Office and the St. Louis-based Designers and Construction Team
Participants: Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Peter Clarkson, Bill Wischmeyer, Jim Cartwright, Ted Pruess, Mark Wellen, Steve Morby

11:15-11:45a Break

11:45a-12:45p Session 2
Personal Best: Creating a Receptive Environment for Construction Excellence
Participants: Steve Morby, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Peter Clarkson

12:45-2p Lunch

2-3:30p Session 3
Translating Design Intent: Developing Means and Methods
Participants: Steve Morby, John Plieman, Clay Henry, Glenn Hoffman, Tim Chettle, Calvin Allen

The program is free an open to the public. RSVP to Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, manager of programs, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, at 314.754.1847 or

The colloquium is co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University.