Mar
15

DOCOMOMO US National Symposium – Modernism in Texas

Houston hosted this year’s DOCOMOMO US National Symposium and as you can imagine the theme was Modernism in Texas. A lively group of preservationist-architects, archivists, and historians descended upon Houston to share their knowledge with various participants who represent the academic and professional constituencies of Houston. Houston Mod, the local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting […]

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Mar
10

Texas (Dallas and Marfa)

Texas is an incredibly diverse state in terms of its climate, culture, and geography. I was reminded of this diversity when I took an architectural historian colleague from Italy to visit Marfa via Dallas. In Dallas, we visited the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza designed by Philip Johnson (1970) and several other sites including I. […]

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Mar
02

Israel (Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv)

I travelled to Israel for my first time in order to attend a business meeting for the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). Although my time there was very brief, I was able to visit Haifa, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. In between meetings, a symposia, and organized tours, I squeezed in as much self-directed architectural tourism […]

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Feb
24

London and Coventry

I travelled to London to take part in a couple of intense days of debate and exchange. A conference entitled “Critical Juncture” hosted by the Victoria & Albert Museum in honor of Joseph Rykwert’s RIBA Gold Medal brought a number of his former students and admirers to speak about the impact of his books on […]

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Jan
08

Arthur Erickson’s Bank of Canada in danger

Read The Cultural Landscape Foundation post below to find out more about threats to the integrity of Arthur Erickson’s Bank of Canada in Ottawa (1979): http://tclf.org/landslides/destruction-looms-for-bank-of-canada-atrium

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Nov
22

Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, Vancouver

On the occasion of the publication of Arthur Erickson – Layered Landscapes (Dalhousie Architectural Press) I took a lightning multi-city trip across Canada that started in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba and ended in Vancouver. At the University of Calgary, I participated in a round table discussion that was part of the programming surrounding the Erickson exhibition currently on view […]

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