Architect Santiago Calatrava was the Keynote Speaker at the 43rd Annual Bruno Memorial Lecture at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Mr. Calatrava is a world-renowned architect, engineer and sculptor whose works take concrete, glass and steel beyond the normal bounds. Already well-known in Europe for his unique design aesthetic, he has also designed a number of public buildings and bridges in the United States, including the expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York, and three bridges over the Trinity River in Dallas, TX.
He was named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Danos, Switzerland, and one of the “Time 100” most influential people by Time Magazine. He was also awarded the Eugene McDermott Award, among the most esteemed arts awards in the United States, by the Council for the Arts of MIT.
For more than four decades, leading authors, statesmen, and medical luminaries have presented their opinions on contemporary medical, political and social issues at the Hospital’s annual Bruno lecture series established by Dr. Michael Bruno in memory of his parents. Previous speakers include: Nobel Laureate Rosalyn S. Yalow; Drs. Jerome Kassirer, Sherwin Nuland, Howard Rusk, C. Everett Koop, Lawrence Altman, Arthur Relman, Saul Farber; Senator Daniel Moynihan, Secretary of Education William Bennett, and Congressman John Brademas.