Speaking

Christine G. H. Franck is a popular and engaging speaker for both professional and general audiences. She has been a keynote and featured speaker on topics ranging from contemporary classical architecture, American domestic architectural design and traditional styles, classical and traditional design, architectural education and more. Ms. Franck is available to speak on the topics below or to develop a lecture specifically targeted to your audience.

Christine G. H. Franck delivers summary comments at the Institute of Classical Architecture's 10th Anniversary celebrations.

Selected Lectures and Panels:

“The ICAA: Its History, Mission, Vision, and Values,” Institute of Classical Architecture & Art National Board Retreat; Savannah, GA (click here to watch a video of this lecture).

“The Architecture of Urbanism: Windows,” Congress for New Urbanism 24; Detroit, MI (click here to watch a video of this lecture)

“Place Matters: Tradition and the American West,” Seminario Internacional Arquitectura y Humanismo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y la Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Espana (click here to watch a video of this lecture)

“Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms – Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork,” Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL

“Design, Service, Leadership: The Work of Christine G. H. Franck,” University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, South Bend, IN

“Palladio as Paradigm for Education and Practice Today,” From Vernacular to Classical: The Perpetual Modernity of Palladio, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture; South Bend, IN (click here to watch a video of this lecture).

“Report on the Current State of Architectural Practice in America,” After the Crisis: Is This a New Era for Traditional Design, Traditional Architecture Group and International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism Seminar; London, England

“Principles of Classical Architecture Applied to New Design,” Pella Pro Expo; Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Calgary, Canada; Detroit, MI; Washington, DC; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, Canada.

“Marketing Tactics for Architects in the Age of Social Media,” Pella Pro Expo; Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Calgary, Canada; Detroit, MI; Washington, DC; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, Canada.

“The École des Beaux Arts: Past, Present, and Future,” (Speaker and panelist with Francis Morrone and David Van Zanten), National Arts Club; New York, NY

“Palladio in America: Palladian Influence in the Domestic Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic Region” Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference; Boston, MA

“Drawn from Architecture,” (lecturer, panelist with Michael Graves), National Arts Club; New York, NY

“Designing New Old Houses for the Gulf Coast,” Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference; New Orleans, LA

“The Tradition Reborn: Contemporary Classical Architecture,” Harrison Design Associates Visiting Scholar Lecture, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture; Atlanta, GA

“How to Create a New Old house Through Traditional Design,” Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Boston, MA

“Greek Revival Style,” Philadelphia Historic Home Show; King of Prussia, PA

“The Tradition Today: Classical Architecture in America,” Traditional Architecture: Building and Teaching in the 21st Century, RIBA Traditional Architecture Group; London, England

“Design, Service, Leadership: A Broad View of Practice Today,” Annual Lecture Series, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture; South Bend, IN

“Georgian and Federal Style,” Philadelphia Historic Home Show; King of Prussia, PA

“Domestic Architecture of the MidAtlantic Region, Old and New,” Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference, Washington, DC

“The Colonial Revival: America’s Architecture,” Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference; Chicago, IL

“Update on Recovery from Katrina,” (panelist) Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference; Chicago, IL

“An Industry Expert’s View: Contemporary Classicism,” Arc-US Leading Architects Forum; Miami, FL

“Swedish Grace: The Forgotten Modern Movement in Architecture and Town Planning,” (panelist) Axon Johnson Foundation; Stockholm, Sweden

“Aspirations for the Third Generation,” Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture; South Bend, IN

“Concluding Remarks,” Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture; South Bend, IN

“Colonial Styles of Architecture in America,” Philadelphia Historic Home Show; King of Prussia, PA

“Principles of Classical Architecture,” Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference; Philadelphia, PA

“Traditional Interior Residential Style,” D&D Lecture Series; New York, NY

“Classical Architecture in Education,” (Lecturer and panelist) Education and Preservation Council, Council for Architecture & Urbanism; Charleston, SC

“The Making of Chadsworth Cottage: New Traditional Construction,” Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference; Boston, MA

“The Classical Tradition in Today’s Residential Market,” Keynote, NAHB Builders Twenty Annual Meeting; Omaha, NE

“The Classical Tradition Today,” AIA Florida Annual Convention; Ponte Vedra, FL

“History and Characteristics of Selected American House Styles,” Traditional Building Exhibition & Conference; Boston, MA

“Classical Architecture Today,” Philadelphia Historic Home Show; King of Prussia, PA

“Residential Design,” (Lecturer and panelist) American Institute of Building Design Educational Symposium, Collins Center for Public Policy; Tallahassee, FL

“The New Renaissance,” Keynote, AIBD Annual National Convention; Seattle, WA

“Contemporary Classicism – A Survey of Projects,” Atlanta Classicists; Atlanta, GA

“Annual McKim Society Lecture,” The McKim Society of the University Club; New York, NY

“Jose M. Allegue: A Builder’s Legacy,” Hewlett Woodmere Public Library; Hewlett, NY

“Classicism Now – What and Why,” Keynote, Joint Annual Meeting of the North Carolina and South Carolina Societies, American Institute of Building Design; Myrtle Beach, NC

“The Classical As Educational Paradigm,” Windsor Forum on Design Education; Windsor, FL

“Programs of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America,” University of Miami School of Architecture; Coral Gables, FL

“Annual McKim Society Lecture,” The McKim Society of the University Club; New York, NY

“A View of Contemporary Classicism,” Classical Visions Conference, Seaside Institute; Seaside, FL

“Architecture and Urbanism Today,” Society of the Colonial Dames; New York, NY

“Innocents Abroad: Being a Discussion of the Classical Education of the Architect,” Contemporary Issues in Architecture: A Symposium for the Dedication of Bond Hall, University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN

“Rowhouse Design in Washington, DC,” Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture; London

Christine G. H. Franck discusses design work with students.

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