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Franck featured in 5280 Home

Late this summer, I was pleased to spend an afternoon with Spencer Campbell of 5280 Magazine, touring him around the city and looking at examples of new residential designs, discussing their positive or negative impact on the public realm.

His article is now out, and I am so pleased that 5280 Home is taking on the issue of design quality in Denver. To read the article, click here.

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Christine G.H. Franck Awarded the 2016 Clem Labine Award

Christine G.H. Franck has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Clem Labine Award. The Award is given annually to the person who, in the judgment of the Award Selection Committee, has done the most to “foster beauty and humane values in the built environment.”

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The Architecture of Urbanism: Windows

I enjoyed presenting this brief lecture at the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) on the panel discussion “Architecture of Urbanism,” along with panelists Vinayak Bharne, Gary Brewer, Ellen Dunham-Jones, John Massengale, Steve Mouzon, Stefanos Polyzoides, Dan Solomon, Paddy Steinschneider, Galina Tachieva, and Samir Younés.

The panelists examined the specific means by which architecture, one building at a time, forms the urbanism of a place. The issue of the role of architecture and architectural style and character has been a long-running debate in the CNU.

The Congress for the New Urbanism is an international nonprofit organization working to build vibrant communities where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, and get around. For more information see www.cnu.org.

 

The ICAA: Its History, Mission, Vision, and Values

Recorded in Savannah, Georgia, this brief lecture, delivered to trustees of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, presents the history of the development of the ICAA over the years and its place in the larger context of architecture, urban design, landscape, decoration, construction, and the arts today.

N.B., as history is only as good as the historian, corrections and additions to this story are welcome by the author.

Place Matters: Tradition and the American West

“If you don’t know where you are, you can’t know who you are.” Wendell Berry

MadridChristine G. H. Franck’s Lecture “Place Matters: Tradition and the American West” is now available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYhi3afgwG0.

Franck delivered this invited lecture in Madrid at the International Architecture and Humanism Seminar organized by the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize and the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio and supported by INTBAU Spain and the Centro de Investigación de la Arquitectura Tradicional ( CIAT ) and held at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid in October 2015.

 

Listen in now to my podcast for the Art of Construction!

I enjoyed visiting with the team at Mountain View Windows and Doors to tape a podcast for their Art of Construction show! Click the image below to listen, or here: http://www.mtnview.us/#!show-25-with-christine-franck/c2432 -Thanks for the fun show, guys!
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Christine G. H. Franck featured on The Art of Construction podcast.

Christine G. H. Franck featured on The Art of Construction podcast.

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Christine G. H. Franck, a designer, author and educator. She is also the director of the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture (CARTA) at the College of Architecture and Planning CU Denver. Her architectural focus provides a full range of services that are essential to holistic practice dedicated to improving the built environment. Join us and learn how Classical Architecture can help grow your business.

Christine G. H. Franck Presents on craft in building arts

Christine G. H. Franck, Director of Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives in the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning, last month delivered a lecture in Nashville, Tenn., entitled “The Art of Craft Today.”

 10357260_10152461489262135_6838694622414314626_nSpeaking to the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Tennessee Chapter, Franck examined the role and nature of craft in the building arts with a particular focus on those related to contemporary classical and traditional architecture.

 Franck’s lecture looked at various aspects of the building crafts today, including the important role of craft traditions in enhancing the character of a place, contributing to robust local economies, and preserving and advancing knowledge of best practices. She also discussed the need for a greater focus on building crafts in architectural education, an issue the Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives includes in its mission.

The lecture, organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Tennessee Chapter, concluded a year-long focus by the chapter on traditional building crafts. Following the lecture, attendees discussed ways to advance the understanding and practice of the art of craft today, including taking lessons from successful cultural shifts, such as the increased acceptance of the importance of local foods to community health and the rise of the ‘maker movement,’ or do-it-yourself, culture.

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FROM: CU Newsroom: About our Colleagues

For images from Nashville, see my flickr collection.

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