Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes
Apr 12, 2017
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2017-04-12 18:00:002017-04-12 20:00:00America/New_YorkReimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic LandscapesPlease join us for a program that will look at contemporary
The Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Apr 12, 2017
4/12/17, 6pm - 8pm
The Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
Please join us for a program that will look at contemporary architecture in historic parks and landscapes. This event has been rescheduled from it’s original date on Tuesday 3/14.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Follies Function and Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House, organized by The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY). The exhibition unites 21 visionary architects and landscape architects to address one of the great mysteries at Olana State Historic Site: the summer house. Lacking documentary evidence to demonstrate the design and style of this structure, 21 architects and landscape architects were invited to interpret the summer house at Olana. The exhibition presents innovative design ideas that respond to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting.
Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Angelyn Chandler, Deputy Commissioner for Capital Programs, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Joseph Disponzio, Preservation Landscape Architect, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership
Moderator: Sean Sawyer, Ph.D, Washburn and Susan Oberwager President, The Olana Partnership
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