From Haifa to NY, Technion to Maintain Cutting Edge - on Architectural Front as Well

Architect Thom Mayne talks about his vision for the Haifa Technion's new joint campus with Cornell University in New York's Roosevelt Island.

Thom Mayne, the founder and principal architect of the Los Angeles firm Morphosis, has an odd memory from the last lecture he gave in Israel, a decade ago. The 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, who has designed dozens of famous and unconventional buildings, was surprised to find that his imaginative visions did not sweep the Isaeli public off its feet.