Architect and illustrator Steve Oles (LF ’82), whose “long reign as the world’s most influential perspectivist” (in the words of Robert Campbell) has lasted over 50 years, will be celebrated with an exhibition entitled “Truth in Architecture.” The opening reception will be held October 15 from 5-7 pm at 217 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, during the annual Western Mountain Region American Institute of Architects conference. The show, sponsored by the Friends of Architecture Santa Fe, will run through October 31.
Oles has received numerous honors and has taught at Harvard, Yale and MIT. His career began in Santa Fe and includes major projects by some of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century, including Walter Gropius, Cesar Pelli, Moshe Safdie, Richard Meier, Isamu Noguchi, Maya Lin, Norman Foster and I.M. Pei.
I.M. Pei wrote, “Steve Oles is an architect/artist who perceives the intellectual stubstance in the design intent and skillfully, rigorously, and with fidelity investigates design implications through drwaings. He is a valued collaborator in the search for truth in architecture.”