People Talking about Architecture - 06.08.2006
Witold Rybczynski - (Untitled Lecture)
6:00 PM - Harperley Hall (1 West 64th Street)
The author of the prize-winning biography, A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century, will discuss Olmsted as a journalist, civic leader, and town planner. Professor Rybczynski also reviews two Olmsted landscapes in greater detail: his second great public park, rospect Park in Brooklyn, and his last project, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Various Speakers - New York Designs
6:30 PM - Urban Center (457 Madison Avenue)
The night will feature small projects that use the challenge of environmental sustainability as a catalyst for architectural invention. It will feature presentations by Samuel Anderson of Samuel Anderson Architects (to speak about the Thaw Conservation Center, and The Morgan Library & Museum); Davidson Norris of Carpenter Norris Consulting (to speak about the Sunlight in Teardrop Park); and Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes of weisz + yoes architecture (to speak about The Battery Bench & Kowsky Plaza).