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Mon 01.10.2011

Oculus Book Talk: Greening Modernism by Carl Stein

CES credits: 1.5 LU/HSW/SD

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 10

Where: At The Center   

Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement
by Carl Stein, FAIA
Principal, Elemental Architecture

In his new book, Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability and the Modern Movement, Carl Stein connects the impact of design decisions for individual building to the global environmental crises. He sets out the argument for sustainability inherent in Modern design, identifying tenets that are intrinsic to contemporary ecological thinking. Utilizing well-researched data, Greening Modernism illustrates the environmen¬tal benefits that can result from the thoughtful renovation of the vast inventory of modern buildings, including reduced energy demand and waste processing need. The book explores the relation¬ships between design and technology in the pre-petroleum, early-petroleum, and late-petroleum eras and suggests opportunities for architecture in a post-petroleum world.

Carl Stein, FAIA, is a principal with Elemental Architecture, a New York–based firm, and has prac-ticed architecture in tandem with research throughout his career, focusing on energy-efficient design and his¬toric reconstruction and their relationship to establish a contemporary architectural vocabulary. In addition to numerous award-winning historic preservation and sustainable projects, Carl is the author of several pioneering works on “green” architec¬ture, including Energy Conscious Architecture, the initial monograph in the NCARB continuing education series, and he has chaired the National AIA Energy Professional Development Task Force. He lectures worldwide, has taught at the City College of New York School of Architecture, and has served as consultant for the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Mr. Stein is the recipient of numerous awards, including the New York Society for Architects Lifetime Architectural Achievement Award, the national AIA Earth Day Top Ten Award, and the Presidential Award for Design Excellence.

Free for members; $10 for non-members

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Sponsored by: Green Mountain Energy Company


About Oculus Book Talks:

Each month, the AIA NY's Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment--presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.



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