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Tue 07.07.2009

Architects Retreat at the Philip Johnson Glass House: Modern Preservation, Innovation, Leadership

6.5 AIA LUís/5.5 HSW


Where:The Philip Johnson Glass House 199 Elm Street New Canaan, CT 05840

Architects Retreat at the Philip Johnson Glass House: Modern Preservation, Innovation, Leadership will engage a select group of leaders from architecture, preservation, and culture in dialogues about modernism and design leadership in the 21st Century.

Architects Retreat will begin on the evening of Tuesday, July 7th with a private reception at The Four Seasons Restaurant. We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this New York City landmark, designed by Philip Johnson, as well as the premier of a short documentary about the Glass House Oral History Project. On Wednesday, July 8th, participants will spend the full day at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT.

Architects Retreat will feature leading voices, on-site preservation studies, and critical conversations about new materials and technologies that will continue modernism’s progressive canon into the 21st Century. The dialogue, Citizen Designers, will examine expanding opportunities in architecture education and design leadership reflecting the growing public-interest design movement. Leaders from universities, foundations, and corporations will discuss the cultural imperative for design to become integral to social, economic, and political forces shaping our world. Architects Retreat will also allow participants the rare opportunity to experience the 47-acre Glass House site through strolling, sketching, and photography.

The program will conclude with a preview of the new documentary film, Visual Acoustics, about the life and work of photographer Julius Shulman, followed by a sunset reception on the Glass House promontory. Hear from and engage with the following featured presenters:

Michelle Addington, Yale University
Amale Andraos, WORK Architecture Co. Michael Bell, Columbia University
Claudine Brown, Nathan Cummings
Barbara Campagna, NTHP
Maurice Cox, National Endowment for the
Arts (invited)
John Cary, Public Architecture
Anna Dyson, MATERIALAB, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute SOM
Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota
Raymond Pepi, Building Conservation Assoc. Inc.
Susan Szenasy, Metropolis
Chris Luebkeman, Arup (invited)

To insure an intimate experience and meaningful exchanges, we are strictly limiting the number of registrants to 40. Registration will be confirmed with full payment. Please see the registration form on the website for fee and information.

If you have any questions, please call 203.594.9884 x5.

Event website:

Cost per member: $1300.00


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