LECTURES + JURIES

Exploring Themes that derive from my Research, Writing, or Professional Practice manifested in invitations to numerous venues.

Related events are grouped together, and Juries were interesting, as we 'danced within' local Social & Professional Values.

These are some of the occasions. I was fortunate to often find myself in Series of "Good Company", academic as well as practitioner peers.

 My research on the Life and Career of Eero Saarinen provided opportunities to lecture at various venues, and  in the context of  

others from both Professional and Academic communities; I was in "Good Company" during  all those invited places and people. 

Lectures on EERO SAARINEN
MODERISM IN AMERICA 1986
MODERISM IN AMERICA 1986

A Symposium at the College of William & Mary, discussing the College Competitions which brought a Modernist sensibility to the USA. Included were several survivors from the period.

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College of William and Mary 1986
College of William and Mary 1986

Events of the Symposium "Modernism in America"

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University of Houston 1986
University of Houston 1986

"Eero Saarinen Search for Form"

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GRAHAM FOUNDATION 1991
GRAHAM FOUNDATION 1991

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, based in Chicago, was the first to sponsor my Research. I began the long trek to get behind the Man and his Life. I was asked to speak at the headquarters.

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University of New Mexico 1996
University of New Mexico 1996

"Eero Saarinen and the Search for an American Architecture"

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TWA symposium 1999
TWA symposium 1999

Dialogue with Martin Filler at the Architectural League of New York; discussing the Saarinen Terminal 5 having been Landmarked.

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Washington University Poster
Washington University Poster

Based in St. Louis, where Eero Saarinen won the Jefferson National Memorial Competition in 1948, with his design of the "Gateway (AKA 'The St. Louis') Arch". Saarinen is seen on a full-size partial maquette of the stairs descending down to the Mississippi River.

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Washington University St.Louis 2000
Washington University St.Louis 2000

"Eero Saarinen and the Search for an American Architecture"

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Washington U Lecture Series 2000
Washington U Lecture Series 2000

Among Colleagues such as Gwen Wright [a Houston native] and Sandy Wilson [whose crit my Junior year at Princeton opened my eyes to "Concept". [see Project 3 in My Work Portfolio 13] "CLICK" to Link

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IIT 2001
IIT 2001

"Coming of Age: Eero Saarinen and American Modern Architecture"

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IIT Poster
IIT Poster

Special Guest sponsored lecture [The Myron Goldsmith Memorial Lecture] at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Drexel University BILLBOARD
Drexel University BILLBOARD

Invited lecture at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. October 2002

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Drexel Lecture Series Annoncement
Drexel Lecture Series Annoncement

"Coming of Age: Eero Saarinen and American Modern Architecture"

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Finland lecture poster - 2002
Finland lecture poster - 2002

An invited lecture ["Eero Saarinen and the Search for an American Modern Architecture"] sponsored by the Alvar Aalto Academy. I was priviledged to stay in Aalto's own house (in his bedroom) which was an interesting experience as it was another "work-live" design, which had his personal Studio. As you can see by the date, it was Winter, and there were about 3 hours of 'daylight'. See PUBLISHED WRITINGS 8 (ptah) for an essay published by the Academy.

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DRAKE-POSTER
DRAKE-POSTER

Exhibit and Symposium in which I was Keynote Speaker 2008

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LECTURES on the Theme of REGIONALISM

"Saarinen vs Saarinen and The Search for a Modern American Architecture"

                               [long Lecture -  if so inclined]

My interest in the evolving American City as represented by Houston, Texas as well as     the broader notion of 'Regionalism' resulted in invited lectures.in a range of venues.     

Miscellaneous Lectures under the auspices of Columbia University                 and IAUS [Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies          

Modern Architecture an introduction
Modern Architecture an introduction

1975: organizing the first public lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and giving the final in the Series."Houston and Our New City Form"

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OLD BUILDINGS Symposium  1975
OLD BUILDINGS Symposium 1975

"On the Track of an Elusive Past" - raising awareness for Conservation/Preservation/Adaptive Re-Use

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PALLADIO TOUR Fort Worth 1977
PALLADIO TOUR Fort Worth 1977

Leading an architectural tour of Fort Worth, Texas

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New Civic Art - 1979
New Civic Art - 1979

"Houston: A Tale of Two Cities" put a historical context contrasting pre-1950 to post-1970s urban form. Re: poster image in Published Writings 7/HOUSTON an architectural guide

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New Civic Art review
New Civic Art review

Review by Arts Editor of the Houston Chronicle

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University  of California 1977
University of California 1977

"The American City is Alive and Well and Living in Texas" poster featured a pearl-handle pistol and wooden dowel extended as a "bang" banner [design by Marc Treib]

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Cal Poly/Pomona - 1977
Cal Poly/Pomona - 1977

"The American City is Alive and Well and Living in Texas"

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CAL POLY Lecture - REVIEW-NOTED
CAL POLY Lecture - REVIEW-NOTED

Review in the campus newspaper extends the debate.

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Texas A&M -1980
Texas A&M -1980

"Houston: A Tale of Two Cities"

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The Architectural League - 1982
The Architectural League - 1982

"O'Neil Ford and His Search for an Indigenous Architecture", the Regionalist Movement searching for 'authenticity'

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Review in SKYLINE/IAUS
Review in SKYLINE/IAUS

Analysis by Stephen Fox, in the journal of New York's Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies

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Perspectives on Architecture - 1984
Perspectives on Architecture - 1984

Banf, Calgary Canada "Houston: A Tale of Two Cities"

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UC/San Luis Obispo - 1984
UC/San Luis Obispo - 1984

"Regionalism: The Search for Elusive/Illusive/Allusive Sensibilities, Texas 1900-1940" compared the Davis House to The Alamo ['click' for Link]

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Carnegie-Mellon University - 1984
Carnegie-Mellon University - 1984

"Texas Regionalism"

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ARCHITECTURAL JURIES as Juror
Student Exhibitions - 1976
Student Exhibitions - 1976

An early opportunity to "bring Texas to The East": invited exhibition of student work.

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Architectural Publishing - 1986
Architectural Publishing - 1986

Symposium "Architectural Publishing in America" with the New York Architectural League and Temple Hoyne Buell Center. My topic: "Revision and Reformation: Post-War Magazines and Journals"

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Lecture Series - 1974
Lecture Series - 1974

An early invitation by Dean James Stewart Polshek, my topic was a bit of a shocker to those New York students, "Houston: Love It or Leave It"

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Lecture Series - Architecture 5
Lecture Series - Architecture 5

IAUS [The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies] 1976. "Aspects of te American 'Fifties: Architecture, Consumerism and the Emergence of Populism", moderated by Diana Agrest

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Lecture Series: Architecture 5
Lecture Series: Architecture 5

another IAUS poster: my lecture "Shake, Rattle and van der Rohe"

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FLORIDA AIA -1979
FLORIDA AIA -1979

The first challenge to 'tip-toe' through submissions, without direct quotes from Jury members

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THE ROLE OF THE PRESS announcement noted
THE ROLE OF THE PRESS announcement noted

1984 Symposium involving an array of distinguished "experts" with a range of 'opinions/critiques'I served as Moderator to lead the discussion

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ROLE OF THE PRESS - various reviews
ROLE OF THE PRESS - various reviews

published Reviews: Texas Architect; Progressive Architecture [review by Texas Architect editor];Inner View

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CCAIA -1986
CCAIA -1986

California Council/AIA with Theme of "American Urbanism"

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Delaware Society of Architects 1991
Delaware Society of Architects 1991

Newsletter announcing Design Awards

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NY/AIA Design Awards - 2004--B
NY/AIA Design Awards - 2004--B

several days of intense Discussion/Review of submissions at The Center for Architecture, with Jury members selected for area expertise.

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Miscellaneous Lectures

Tulane University - 1983
Tulane University - 1983

Architects Week: an interesting exchange

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Auburn University - 1984
Auburn University - 1984

Symposium: "Architects on Architecture", with me between Ken Frampton and Charles Moore

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Catholic University - 1985
Catholic University - 1985

Within and about a string of former mentors or colleagues: Bill MacDonald (see "Origins"/Yale Student Work); Ken Frampton; Jacq Robertson (see Lectures on Regionalism/"Modern Architecture: An Introduction"); other professionals

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Catholic University - 1987
Catholic University - 1987
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!0 Years Out - Yale 1995
!0 Years Out - Yale 1995
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