Friends of Fairsted Lecture Series: NATIONAL PARKS AND THE “FAIRSTED SCHOOL”: AN ENDURING LEGACY

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/

NESAH 2015 Directors Night

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NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

DIRECTORS NIGHT

Co-sponsored by Northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Art + Design Departments

6:00pm Tuesday 17 November 2015

 Northeastern University
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.

 

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:

“Baltic Roots and the Modernism of Jonas Mulokas and Gunnar Birkerts” 
Milda Richardson, Northeastern University

“Structure Plus Process: Archiving Works of Waclaw Zalewski”
http://www.wz-structure.org/
David M. Foxe, Safdie Architects

“Cape Dutch Houses in South Africa”
Jacob D. Albert, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.

SAH 75th Anniversary Reception: Oct 28

Please join us to celebrate the 1940 founding of the Society of Architectural Historians at Harvard University.

SAH 75th Anniversary Reception
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:00–6:30 p.m.
Frances Loeb Library
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Immediately following the reception, at 6:30 p.m. you are invited to attend the PhD Seminar by SAH board member Luis Castañeda, assistant professor art history, Syracuse University. The PhD Seminar is free of charge, however, you must reserve online to confirm a seat.

Please register by October 22

Register Now at SAH.org

SAH Reception (drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served):
$75 per person
$15 Graduate Student rate
$250 and up: Reception sponsors of $250 and up will be acknowledged at the event.

75th Anniversary Reception Committee
Ken Breisch
Gail Fenske
Keith Morgan
Ken Tadashi Oshima
Pauline Saliga
Bart Voorsanger
Ann Whiteside

SAH thanks Ann Whiteside, Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Services Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, for her invaluable assistance in coordinating the event.

SAH thanks Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret) and the Tawani Foundation for their support of SAH’s 75th anniversary programs.