Apr
11

Austin – Society of Architectural Historians

The 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians was held in Austin, TX from April 9 – 11, 2014. The Hyatt Regency (fig. 1) located on the southern edge of the Colorado River overlooking downtown was the conference venue. In addition to attending the SAH Board Meeting and as many sessions as possible, I […]

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Mar
29

Washington D.C.

The Second Annual Frascari Symposium entitled Confabulations – Storytelling in Architecture was held at Washington-Alexandria Center of Virginia Tech on March 28th and 29th, 2014. Architects and historians from all over the world converged onto the historic Lyceum and WAAC building, a wonderfully quirky space for learning in the heart of Alexandria. Although I do […]

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Mar
22

Ottawa

In late March 2014 I visited a snow-covered Ottawa to deliver a lecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture at Carleton University. The Azrieli School of Architecture is located in an award-winning building (fig. 1) inaugurated in 1971 and purpose-designed by Carmen and Elin Corneil with Jeffrey Stinson. Somewhere in-between the look of a factory and-or warehouse, this […]

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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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