José Oubrerie Returns to UK College of Design

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photo of work from "The Chapel of the Mosquitoes" by Jose Oubrerie
photo of Miller House by Jose Oubrerie

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2017) After departing the University of Kentucky College of Architecture (now College of Design) in 1991, José R. Oubrerie returns this fall to serve as a visiting professor in the School of Architecture to teach fourth-year studio. From 1989-1991, Oubrerie served as the dean of the college, as well as a professor of architecture from 1984-86.

In conjunction with his homecoming, Oubrerie will be holding a lecture to introduce his exhibit “The Chapel of the Mosquitoes,” opening Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington. There will be a cash bar and cheese station for attendees to enjoy as they peruse the exhibit. Both the lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Starting at 7 p.m. in the hotel’s Main Gallery, guests are invited to hear Oubrerie discuss his collection of original paintings and architectural projects. One of his most significant works is the Miller House, located in Lexington. Erected in 1991 as a single-family residence for lawyer Robert Miller and his wife, Penny Miller, former faculty member of the UK Department of Political Science, the house is considered a masterpiece of residential architecture.

Oubrerie is the last living protégé of Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture. After an early career in painting, Oubrerie studied architecture in Paris and went on to work in Le Corbusier’s office from 1957-1965. In 1970, Oubrerie became a registered architect and started his own office in Paris.

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