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Architecture Lecture with Christopher Mead

Monday, February 10, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gaines Hall, Room 101, United States

Extending into our present and the organic tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff, Bart Prince creates original, yet historically informed, buildings from the pragmatic conditions that make good architecture: specificity to site and program, imaginative solutions to the material constraints of structure, and evolving ideas of how we inhabit space. Based on Christopher Mead's book of the same title (W.W. Norton, 2010), this lecture will explore, through case studies of his work, how Prince grounds his architecture in the natural and the cultural conditions of the American landscape.

Montana State University, School of Architecture, is proud to present Christopher Mead, who will present his lecture "The Architecture of Bart Prince: A Pragmatics of Place" Monday evening, February 10th  at 5:30 p.m., in Gaines Hall, Room 101. Extending into our present and the organic tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff, Bart Prince creates original, yet historically informed, buildings from the pragmatic conditions that make good architecture: specificity to site and program, imaginative solutions to the material constraints of structure, and evolving ideas of how we inhabit space.  Based on Christopher Mead's book of the same title (W.W. Norton, 2010), this lecture will explore, through case studies of his work,  how Prince grounds his architecture in the natural and the cultural conditions of the American landscape. 

Christopher Mead taught from 1980 to 2013 at the University of New Mexico, where he was a Presidential Teaching Fellow and Regents' Professor, with joint faculty appointments in the School of Architecture and Planning and the College of Fine Arts. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California at Riverside, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  A past President of the Society of Architectural Historians, he has written and lectured widely on European and American architecture and urbanism, including books on the American architects Robert Venturi, Bart Prince, and Antoine Predock, as well as the French architects Charles Garnier and Victor Baltard. He is currently researching a book on Japanese modern architecture following the bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. 

Registered for one hour of AIA Continuing Education Units.

 The presentation is part of the School of Architecture's Spring Lecture series and is made possible through generous contributions by members of the School of Architecture's Advisory Council, and gifts through the Montana State University Foundation.

 To request public accommodation or accommodation to participate in the above event, please contact Sharon Matney at 994-2921, or Tricia Wimbish, MSU Human Resources, 994-5527. 

The cost of this event is: $0.00

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School of Architecture

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