Thursday, December 3, 2015
NATIONAL PARKS AND THE “FAIRSTED SCHOOL”: AN ENDURING LEGACY
Ethan Carr, PhD, FASLA
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Olmsted firm is well known for the design of hundreds of municipal parks and other landscapes. The achievements of Olmsted and his successors in scenic preservation are less appreciated. This talk explores the influence of the “Fairsted School” of landscape architecture on scenic preservation and on the design of state and national park systems through the twentieth century.
6:00pm reception 7:00pm lecture
43 Hawes Street, Wheelock College, Brookline
Admission is free; space is limited Reservations required
For more information and to register: http://friendsoffairsted.org/
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
209 Ashmont Street
Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:30 AM – Noon
Meet at the church parking lot.
All Saints Church, designed by Ralph Adams Cram, was constructed between 1892 and 1929 and is considered to be Cram’s first major architectural commission. Recognized by architectural and ecclesiastical communities for its innovative and inspirational design, All Saints established Cram’s reputation as a major architect and influenced the design of Anglican church architecture in the United States for the next fifty years. Over the subsequent years, Cram’s career as an architect has been praised and the significance of All Saints has increasingly been recognized as one of the most country’s significant religious buildings. This tour will examine the recent extensive restoration and conservation work recently completed by the Parish of All Saints to preserve this important landmark.
NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS
Co-sponsored by Northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Art + Design Departments
6:00pm Tuesday 17 November 2015
Behrakis Health Sciences Center Room 325 (3rd floor)
30 Leon Street, Boston, MA
Parking Available in West Parking Garage, Leon Street
The Behrakis building is #26 on the Northeastern campus map. The entrance to the Behrakis building is near the corner of Ruggles and Leon Streets; a short walk from either the Ruggles Orange Line T stop or the E Arborway Green Line trolley stop at Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue in Boston. Wheelchair accessible.
“Baltic Roots and the Modernism of Jonas Mulokas and Gunnar Birkerts”
Milda Richardson, Northeastern University
“Structure Plus Process: Archiving Works of Waclaw Zalewski”
David M. Foxe, Safdie Architects
“Cape Dutch Houses in South Africa”
Jacob D. Albert, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.