SOURCE: Arquitectonica


July 18, 2012 10:00 ET

Arquitectonica Principal Laurinda Spear to Speak at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Laurinda Spear, co-founder of the major architecture, interior design, and planning firm, Arquitectonica (, has been internationally known for her innovative, playful and bold designs; her firm's work addresses scales ranging from urban planning to landscape architecture, interior design, product design and even graphic design. As Laurinda continues to expand her firm in new directions, she, along with her daughter, designer Marisa Fort, will be giving a talk titled MULTI-TASKING: Architecture Against The Gauntlet at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in partnership with Chicago Women in Architecture today, July 18, 2012 at 6pm. The event will be streaming live at and on Arquitectonica's website at

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of the nation's largest facilities devoted to contemporary art. It ties exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs together, stimulating and challenging visitors by providing insight into the creative process. Each year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago partners with Chicago Women in Architecture to create an exhibition that showcases contemporary art to not only engage a broad and diverse audience, but to also create a sense of community. This year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be hosting "Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity," an exhibition which examines contemporary works of art that later transcend into an iconic building structure.

"Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity" will be taking place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. For more information on the event, please visit

In 1977, Laurinda Spear and her husband, Bernardo Fort-Brescia founded Arquitectonica, which over the past 35 years has established itself as Miami's leading architecture firm. The company has designed some of the most iconic, colorful, and recognizable buildings around the world. Laurinda's accomplishments, artistic ability, and forward-thinking approach to design have made her one of the most recognized architects of her generation.

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