2013 Margaret Henderson Floyd Memorial Lecture
A lecture by world-renowned architect MOSHE SAFDIE
Monday, DECEMBER 2, 6 pm
Tufts University, ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center, 170 Packard Ave.,
Free and open to the public. Parking at Tufts’ parking garage,
419 Boston Ave. For more information 617-627-3567
Join us for Director’s Night 2013, which will be held next Wednesday, November 13th at 6pm in Room 124, Gund Hall at the GSD. Speakers will include Jacob Albert, Christina Crawford, Jay Wickersham and Chris Milford, and Rebecca Uchill. As always, Director’s Night is free and open to the public. We hope to see many of you next Wednesday for an exciting evening of presentations and discussion.
SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING THE HISTORY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Organized by the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University
Location: Tufts University (open to the public) Rm. 103, 11 Talbot Ave., Somerville
http://campusmaps.tufts.edu. Parking available along Talbot Ave (near College Ave).
Date: Friday, October 4, 2013
4:00 COURSES : Daniel Abramson, Tufts University, Chair
Anna Dempsey and Pamela Karimi, UMass Dartmouth
Establishing Civic Partnerships and Mobilizing the University Community through Architecture
Min Kyung Lee, College of the Holy Cross
Campus-Specific Architectural Studio and Study: Sharples Dining Hall Renovation at Swarthmore College
Victoria Solan, Independent Scholar and Christine Cavalier, Visual Resources Manager, Dept. of Art and Art History, Tufts University
Mapping the Boston Built Environment: History Pin in the Classroom
5:00-6 SKILLS; EXERCISES David Karmon, College of the Holy Cross, Chair
Amy D. Finstein, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Looking Without Categorizing: Reinventing Formal Analysis
Virginia Raguin, College of the Holy Cross and Wendy Hubbard, Historic New England
Staging Student Papers: Personal Experience (Gropius House), Collaborative Research: Group Presentation: Final Individual Paper
Graduate Students: Reflection on Visual Analysis and Writing: Christina Crawford, Harvard University; Brian Sirman, Boston University
6:00-6:30 Supper Break – Sandwich Buffet, courtesy of Tufts University
6:30-7:30 Faculty Round Table
Joseph Cornish, Historic New England, President, New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Chair
Timothy Hyde, Harvard University
Amanda Reeser Lawrence Northeastern University
Lucy Mausby Northeastern University
Timothy M. Rohan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Erin Eckhold Sassin, Middlebury College
Alice Tseng, Boston University
The symposium is designed to encourage active participation by all attendees and every effort will be made to insure ample time for discussion after the presentations.
Attendance is free, but we ask for advance registration in order to plan purchases for the sandwich buffet.
Contact Virginia Raguin by September 23: email@example.com
Architectural Tour of Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Saturday, 10 August 2013, 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NESAH members are invited to join a tour of several historic buildings in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, organized by Sara Wermiel, PhD, for the Boston Society of Architects Historic Resources Committee
Registration required; please register with Sara Wermiel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations requested at the First Congregational Church and Unitarian Memorial Church ($1/person minimum donation at each church)
Meet at First Congregational Church, Fairhaven, 34 Center Street, at William Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
-First Congregational Church, Fairhaven; Minard LaFever, architect, 1844
-Fairhaven Town Hall, 40 Center Street, and Millicent Library, 45 Center Street; Charles Brigham, architect, 1892-94 and 1891-93, respectively
-Unitarian Memorial Church complex (church, parish house, and parsonage), 102 Green Street; Charles Brigham, architect, 1901-04
Lunch break, lunch on your own, restaurants in Fairhaven
-Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue; Charles Brigham, architect, 1905-06; Guastavino vaulting
The tour will be on foot. The morning sites are all within a few blocks of each other. The high school is a 15 minute walk from the Unitarian Church. At each site, local guides will be available to describe the buildings and answer questions.
The tour begins with a church designed by Minard LaFever (1798-1854). A New York-based architect, LaFever was influential in his day through his designs and architectural publications. The next six buildings on the tour were designed by Charles Brigham, an important and underappreciated Boston-based architect who began his professional career as John Sturgis’s partner, working on the elaborately decorated first Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He continued to favor a highly artistic approach to design and this is reflected in his buildings in Fairhaven, which were commissioned by the Henry H. Rogers and his family. They are unusual examples of buildings in which the architect was allowed to realize his conceptions without concern for cost. Brigham’s hand is everywhere in these extensively ornamented buildings, from the floor finishes to the furniture. The three buildings of the Unitarian Memorial Church were designed to evoke an English parish church grouping, as if built over time. In the church, the colored glass windows, designed by artist Robert Reid of New York, change from cool blues to the glow of daylight – an unusual attempt to create a dynamic interior atmosphere by controlling color and light.
These buildings are not to be missed! Spend a summer day in the beautiful seaside town of Fairhaven.
The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
cordially invites you to
One Town, Three Commons:
The Framingham Story
Join us as we explore one town’s narrative about architecture, public space, and community identity.
We’ll begin by touring the nineteenth-century buildings of Framingham’s original Centre Common: the Greek Revival Village Hall; the Academy Building, an unusual stone Greek Revival school building; and the Edgell Memorial Library, a Victorian Gothic library built as a Civil War Memorial. Inside the Library we’ll see the Framingham History Center’s current exhibition on Framingham’s original Shoppers’ World, an iconic, outdoor mid-century shopping center. We’ll finish by caravanning up the road to visit H.H. Richardson’s Framingham Railroad Station, one of Richardson’s largest stations for the Boston & Albany Railroad, which is currently the focus of intense local preservation efforts.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(Participants to provide their own transportation –
The Centre Common is most easily accessible by car)
RSVP by Tuesday, April 16