Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes

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Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes

March 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free – $10

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 14

Where: At The Center

Please join us for a program that will look at contemporary architecture in historic parks and landscapes.

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
Amy Freitag,
Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund
Organized by: Center for Architecture in partnership with the Olana Parthernship and ASLA-NY
Price: Free for AIA members, ASLA members, members of Olana, and students with valid student ID, $10 for general public


March 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $10
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Center for Architecture
(212) 683-0023
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