Welder: The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture (Ann Beha)

Monday, February 10, 2014
Wood Auditorium

Welder: The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture

Ann Beha, Ann Beha Architects

In the fourth annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture, Boston-based Ann Beha presents her firm’s acclaimed work in historic settings including the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Valley. Using locally sourced materials, this contemporary museum building supplements 38 historic structures that dot the museum’s landmark campus, with a building that the New York Times dubbed Modernist pastoral.

Beha’s new center for Global Economics at the University of Chicago, The Carl Fields Center at Princeton, and their approach to Walter Gropius’s midcentury US Embassy in Athens—reflect the framework that the practice has developed as one of the leading firms combining a preservation and design practice, offering insight into the tension, and potential, of a contemporary dialogue in historic settings, and what it means to be a welder.



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