Portico Rooms
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
February 23, 2013
9:00 am – 1:25 pm



9:00 am Coffee and refreshments

9:15 am Welcome and Introductions

SESSION 1: Theory and Practice

9:25 am Schinkel, Spolia, and Caryatids that Travel
Steven Lauritano, Yale University

9:45 am The Persistence of Style: Reassessing the Role of the Berliner Schule in Nineteenth-Century Berlin
Christian A. Hedrick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:05 am Okiciyapi: An Examination of Architectural Intention
Ryan Herrick, Hampshire College

10:25 am Discussion

SESSION 2: Scale and Modernity

10:40 am From Lodging House to First-Class Hotel: the Making of Seattle’s New Japantown, 1910-1921
Megan Asaka, Yale University

11:00 am The Electrified Farm and (Unfulfilled) Promises of Rural Modernism at the 1939 New York World’s Fair
Sarah Rovang, Brown University

11:20 am Creating a Maine Railroad Landscape, 1890-1897: Architecture of the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway and the Rumford Falls & Rangeley Lakes Railroad
C. Ian Stevenson, Boston University

11:40 am Discussion

11:55 am Break

SESSION 3: Imagination and Utopia

12:25 pm Cinematic Construction of the Archetypal Soviet City
Christina Crawford, Harvard University

12:45 pm Après le Purisme: Le Corbusier’s Paper Architecture, c. 1920
David Sadighian, Harvard University

1:05 pm The Basilica as Utopic Stage: Millenarianism and Synthesis at Cuilapan de Guerrero
Benjamin Murphy, Williams College

1:25 pm Discussion