Monthly Archives: December 2012

Video Tour of Chadsworth Cottage

Enjoy a video tour of Chadsworth Cottage, located on Figure Eight Island, North Carolina. Designed by Christine G. H. Franck, Inc. for Jeffrey L. Davis. Construction by Murray Construction. Landscape by Landscapes Unique.

New Video: Palladio as Paradigm for Education and Practice Today

Learn more about architectural education in this lecture delivered at the University of Notre Dame’s conference: From Vernacular to Classical: The Perpetual Modernity of Palladio, June 10-12, 2011.

Franck presents ICAA’s 2012 Stanford White Award for Patronage to Lloyd Zuckerberg

stanford-white2 This past Friday at New York’s Racquet and Tennis Club, I was honored to present the ICAA’s inaugural Stanford White Awards Patron Award to my long-time client and friend, Lloyd Zuckerberg. My comments follow here below:

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Closing Remarks, Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture (2005)

I am charged with offering concluding remarks and answering the questions of what the future holds and what challenges we face to meet that future. Before I do, I would like to thank our hosts and offer a special thanks to Michael Lykoudis for his vision for this conference. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank those people who have been so critical to the path of my own career – Bill Westfall, Thomas Gordon Smith, Rodney Cook, Richard John and my dear friends at the Institute.

Now, what challenges do we face and how do we meet them? Well, to consider this, I am first going to take my gloves off for a moment and succumb to what I would call realism, or what Michael Lykoudis has called pessimism, and then I will put my gloves back on and, hopefully, conclude on a polite, optimistic note.

Three Generations of Classical Architects conference speakers, panelists, and attendees, University of Notre Dame (2005)

Three Generations of Classical Architects conference speakers, panelists, and attendees, University of Notre Dame (2005)

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Windsor Forum on Design Education: The Classical Model

From April 12-14, 2002 architects, urbanists, and educators gathered at the town of Windsor in Florida to discuss an ideal curriculum for architectural education which would address the crisis in architecture and urbanism. Among many distinguished speakers, I was invited to present the programs and philosophy of the Institute of Classical Architecture (today’s ICAA). Here below are my remarks as published in the Windsor Forum on Design Education: Toward an Ideal Curriculum to Reform Architectural Education, edited by Peter Hetzel and Dhiru Thadani (Miami: New Urban Press, 2004).

Christine G. H. Franck demonstrating rendering techniques during ICAA Summer Program

Christine G. H. Franck demonstrating rendering techniques during ICAA Summer Program

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