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Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter: Can Modern Architecture Be Classical? Reception & Presentation with Allan Greenberg

February 1, 2012; 6:30pm Reception; 7:15 Lecture

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jørn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965, he spent two years in the City of New Haven’s Redevelopment Agency and later served as Architectural Consultant to Connecticut’s Chief Justice from 1967 to 1979. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1973.

Greenberg’s articles, teaching, and lectures have exerted a strong influence on the study and practice of classical architecture. He has taught at Yale University’s School of Architecture and School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, the Division of Historic Preservation at Columbia University, and the University of Notre Dame. He has written books and articles, both scholarly and popular, on the dynamic and enduring qualities of traditional architecture and design. A monograph of his work was published in 1995, followed by George Washington, Architect, in 1999. His recent books include The Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution, published by Rizzoli in July 2006, and Lutyens and the Modern Movement, released by Papadakis Publisher in 2007. Rizzoli will publish a new monograph on Greenberg’s work in 2013.

In 2006, Greenberg was the first American to be awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, in recognition for his built work and scholarship that has enriched the American architectural and cultural landscape.

Location: The National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Cost: FREE for ICAA members and employees of professional member firms; $25 for the general public.

Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by Friday, January 27, to Susan Sapiro at Reservation confirmed by check mailed to Mid-Atlantic ICAA, PO Box 4834, Washington, DC 20008.