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Panel Discussion: Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer, and moderated by Suzanne StephensRegister Now!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014; 6:30 pm Lecture; 7:30 pm Reception and Book Signing


Sponsored by: Flower Construction

The ICAA is pleased to partner with the Morgan Library & Museum to present a panel discussion on Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer, who lead the residential practice at Robert A. M. Stern Architects, will serve on a panel moderated by Suzanne Stephens, a deputy editor for Architectural Record. The panel will discuss the recently published Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. The book presents fifteen houses the firm has completed over the past ten years, with insights from each partner into the design process and his individual approach to working with clients.

The houses are located in dramatic settings from Napa and Sonoma to the spectacular coastline of the Hamptons and New England. Whether overlooking the ocean or nestled into the mountainside, these remarkable houses reveal the architects’ emphasis on the importance of context and their dedication to exploring the nature of place and environment. From contemporary interpretations of the shingle style to robust Mediterranean designs, the houses are stylistically diverse, reflecting RAMSA’s deep knowledge of history and precedent. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its natural surroundings.

Connecting contemporary lifestyles to traditional American aesthetics, these residences are exceptional both for their timelessness and their ability to evoke a conversation with the past—a dialogue the RAMSA partners believe lies at the heart of architecture.

About the Panelists:

Over a thirty-five-year tenure at RAMSA, Roger H. Seifter has designed houses across the United States and overseas. He has completed a significant number of residential apartments, including several in the firm’s own buildings such as 15 Central Park West.

Randy M. Correll has designed houses from New England to Los Angeles. In addition to his many houses in East Hampton, he has also been responsible for additions and renovations to the East Hampton library and at Guild Hall, as well as the new Town Hall.

Born in Australia, Grant F. Marani came to New York to practice architecture in 1984. In addition to his houses in the U.S., he is currently involved in residential projects throughout Asia, ranging from single-family houses to large-scale neighborhoods.

In addition to his many custom houses and Life magazine’s 1994 Dream House, Gary L. Brewer has designed academic buildings at Harvard, Brown, and the University of Virginia, as well as the Ocean Course Golf Clubhouse on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

All four authors are Partners at Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

About the Moderator:

Suzanne Stephens is a deputy editor at Architectural Record and is a longtime architectural journalist, editor, and teacher. She is an adjunct professor in the architecture department at Barnard College and has a Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University.

Please note the Location: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue?New York, NY. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve, call the ICAA reservations line at (212) 730-9646, ext. 104 or register online.

Cost/Continuing Education Hours: FREE for ICAA members and employees of professional member firms; FREE for members of the Morgan Library & Museum, and FREE for full-time students and seniors with current ID. $30 for non-members.