Every project that an architect takes on is conditioned by the values that imbue it. In their talk, Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug share the extensive iterative process they undertake to uncover and reveal the values at the heart of a design project.
Principals at Boston-based BUTZ + KLUG Architecture, the continuing aspiration of their office is to create buildings of extraordinary beauty. They are guided by the beliefs that utility and beauty often have the same ends, that these ends are unrelated to economics and style, and that beauty grows exponentially in the details and fabric of the building. The style of their work varies from project to project depending on client, budget and site (context and locale).
Principal at Butz + Klug for 25 years, Pamela Butz has designed private residences, commercial and academic buildings, and academic campus expansions. Her designs and written work have been published in magazines such as Interior Design Magazine, House Beautiful, Design New England, Boston Home, Design Bureau, The Boston Globe Magazine, Dwell, and the Cornell Journal of Architecture. She has taught architectural design at Syracuse University, Cornell University in Rome, and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Butz holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Urban Design from Cornell University.
Jeffrey Klug has been a practicing architect in the US and Switzerland for the last 30 years. He has designed private residences, commercial and academic buildings, retail spaces, and office buildings. His designs, drawings, and written work have been published in magazines such as Architectural Record, Design New England, The Boston Globe Magazine, Dwell, the AIA New York Magazine, Zone, and the Cornell Journal of Architecture. He has taught at numerous universities including Yale, MIT, and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. He was the Director of Design Discovery at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1999 to 2021. Klug is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. He holds a masters degree in Architecture from Harvard University and a bachelors degree from Auburn University. He also attended Cornell University where he studied Urban Design.