Learn about the intricate details that elevate the works of architect Stanford White
December 8, 2020
As part of the ICAA's unique digital presentation of the 2020 Stanford White Awards, a special pre-event reception offered an exclusive lecture on Stanford White, which was given by White’s great grandson Samuel G. White. Drawing on his latest book, Stanford White in Detail (The Monacelli Press), Mr. White explored the innovative and intricate decorative web of carved wood and marble, metalwork, mosaic, and tile that was his ancestor’s signature.
Watch the full 2020 Stanford White Awards online.
Samuel G. White, consulting partner at PBDW Architects, has practiced architecture since 1974. His diverse portfolio of educational, institutional, and residential projects focuses on designs that introduce new interventions to historic settings in ways that both reinforce and reinterpret their contexts. Recently completed work includes a new net-zero energy dormitory for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, expansion of Saint David’s School in New York City, restoration of the cast-iron facades of 462 Broadway, and rehabilitation of the historic Bay Head Yacht Club in New Jersey. Current projects include the modernization of Stanford White’s Astor Courts in Rhinebeck and expansion of the Garden House at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn.
A National Academician and a trustee or advisor to a number of preservation and arts organizations, he is the author of The Houses of McKim, Mead & White; McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks; Stanford White: Architect; and Nice House. Mr. White lectures regularly to museum and preservation groups.
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