Figures in blue lit room

Eugene Ray, Installation image of Synergetic Environs, Eugene Ray’s MFA Thesis at Tulane University, 1969; courtesy of SDSU Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Radiant Architecture: The Visionary Work of Eugene Ray – Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00p.m.

Join us to celebrate the
exhibition, Radiant Architecture: The
Visionary Work of Eugene Ray
. Mix and mingle with architect and professor
emeritus, Eugene Ray throughout the evening. The exhibition commemorates Ray’s
50th anniversary of starting at SDSU, where he taught Environmental
Design from 1969 – 1996.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please
contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at

About the exhibition

Radiant Architecture: The Visionary Work of Eugene Ray celebrates the work and philosophy of architect and SDSU emeritus professor of Environmental Design from 1969-1996, Eugene Ray who is well known for his former La Jolla home and studio called the Silver Ship. Through an approach blending together theory, practice, and spirituality to arrive at architectural solutions and design, Ray’s methodology and pedagogy is truly unique. Ray invited many of his contemporaries such as Buckminster Fuller, Paolo Soleri, Archigram, Ant Farm, Reyner Banham, and Bruce Goff, among others, to lecture at SDSU during his tenure. Ray sees architecture as a conduit for creating community and for considering possibilities that are sustainable and ecologically friendly. This combination of concept and making produced a one-of-a-kind practitioner whose structures became an invitation into another realm of perception.

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