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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.

 

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Robert Adam speaks: On the Nature of Tradition and Innovation

Dean Mark Gelernter, architect Robert Adam and Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives director Christine G. H. Franck.

Dean Mark Gelernter, architect Robert Adam and Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives director Christine G. H. Franck.

I was so pleased to have the great British architect Robert Adam come to Denver to deliver a lecture for the Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning this past spring. Many thanks to the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter for their generous support!

Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/92758695

Léon Krier on The Architecture of Community

ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter President Don Ruggles, Irene Stillman, Leon Krier, Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives director Christine Franck, ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter secretary Tom Matthews on Leon Krier's visit to Denver.

ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter President Don Ruggles, Irene Stillman, Leon Krier, Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives director Christine Franck, ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter secretary Tom Matthews on Leon Krier’s visit to Denver.

This spring, the Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives at the University of Colorado Denver hosted Léon Krier for our inaugural lecture at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning, Many thanks to the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter for their generous support in making this lecture possible. A standing room only crowd attended the lecture!

Watch the video here: 

Lecture and Booksigning, ICAA Interiors Seminar, Atlanta February 5-6, 2010

Christine G. H. Franck and Brent Hull lecture on The Winterthur Style Sourcebook, Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork. 

Friday, February 5

Lecture & Book-signing for Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms – Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork.

The book has been called “an extremely useful design guide and tutorial on the creation of classic interior architecture,” by Period Homes, and the authors’ lecture will present fascinating information about stylistic origins that will be of great interest to architects, design professionals, and the general public.

6:30 P.M. Reception; 7:00 P.M. Lecture

Location: Rhodes Hall – Headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309 

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