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"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

  • 00:00 - 29 September, 2013
"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium
"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

Clemson School of Architecture will host a symposium on "The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization", with Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam, and Frank Harmon, on Friday, October 18, 2013. The symposium celebrates the school's centennial.

There is no fee but registration is required, so please register right here. Complete information on schedule and speakers after the break.

10 a.m.–noon “The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization in the Southeast” Three sequential presentations by Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam and Frank Harmon on their work and the theme (two AIA learning units, approval pending)

“Transmutations of Place”, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Ark., and serves as distinguished professor and department head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and the contradictions of place, strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture.

“Work + Work”, Merrill Elam is principal in the firm of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta, Ga. With Mack Scogin, she received the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the 2011 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 1995 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 1996 Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design and a 2008 Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

“Native Places”, Frank Harmon, FAIA, is principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, N.C., and professor in practice of architecture at N.C. State University’s College of Design. He is a nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, regionally appropriate design, specializing in environmental education centers. Harmon’s work ranges from small sheds and studios to 70,000-square-foot corporate headquarters. He has been published in many national and regional periodicals and books on the subject, and he has exhibited in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Alumni Awards Recognition, McClure Courtyard, Lee Hall, ClemsonLunch sponsored by the CAF. Registration requested.

2–3:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture: “Peaks and Valleys of the Flat World: Regionalism in the Age of Globalization”Keynote lecture by Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre (1.5 AIA learning units, approval pending)

Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis have been collaborating since 1973 and are among the most accomplished architectural historian-theorists at work today. Their first joint paper on “The Populist Movement in Architecture” was written in 1973 and introduced the concept of populism in architecture. In 1981, they introduced the concept of “critical regionalism.” They have since co-authored numerous books, including The Origins of Modern Architecture (1984), Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order (1986), Architecture in North America since 1960 (1995), Movement and Structure in the Work of Santiago Calatrava (1996), Architecture in Europe since 1968 (1997), Aldo van Eyck: Humanist Rebel (1999), Tropical Architecture: Critical Regionalism in an Age of Globalization (2001), The Emergence of Modern Architecture (2003), Critical Regionalism (2003), and Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization: Peaks and Valleys in the Flat World (2011). During the past 30 years, they have delivered lectures jointly in the U.S., Europe, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Israel and Brazil. They live in Delft and Vienna.

3:30–5 p.m. Roundtable discussion, “Regionalism in the Age of Globalization”The roundtable discussion includes all speakers and will be moderated by Liane Lefaivre. (1.5 AIA learning units, approval pending)

7:00-11:00 p.m. After the symposium, put on your dancing shoes and join us for the Beaux Arts Ball! Click here to register.

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Cite: ""The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium" 29 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/432175/the-architecture-of-regionalism-in-the-age-of-globalization-symposium/> ISSN 0719-8884