with Nada Breitman-Jakov and Marc Breitman
February 8, 2022
On January 19, 2022, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) was proud to present the First Annual Michael Lykoudis Lecture: The Shared Building Traditions of the World, featuring award-winning architects and urban planners Nada Breitman-Jakov and Marc Breitman as the event's inaugural speakers. The lecture, open to ICAA Members only during its live stream, is now available to watch online in its entirety.In recognition of Michael Lykoudis’ incredible contributions as the former Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, this new series will shine a light on the vernacular architecture intrinsic to locales around the world, and how they incorporate classical principles. Each annual lecture will highlight various architectural traditions and feature experts in architectural design and history.
Nada Breitman-Jakov and Marc Breitman are Paris-based architects known for improving cities through quality architecture and urbanism. A native of Belgium, Nada Breitman-Jakov attended the L’École de la Cambre in Brussels, receiving degrees in both architecture and urban planning. In Paris, she received a degree at the “Ecole de Chaillot” for the preservation and restoration of historic buildings. Marc Breitman was born in Paris and received an architectural degree from the École des Beaux-Arts. Together, the two formed Breitman and Breitman, an architecture and urban planning studio in 1989.
For over 30 years, Nada and Marc have created built environments in cities across Europe that highlight the value of social bonds that develop in urban life. By mixing residential and commercial spaces and private and public housing, they have turned anonymous areas into congenial and convenient urban spaces that represent the complexities of urban life. As proponents of walkable cities, Nada and Marc approach each project with a constant concern for integration and respect to the characteristics of the place. They were awarded with the Richard H. Driehaus Prize in 2018 for their outstanding achievements in bringing the grace of classical architecture to public housing developments and enhancing civic welfare in France, Spain, Belgium, and Holland. Past projects include the urban layout of towns like Le Plessis-Robinson and Bruay-la-Buissière, restoration of several French landmarks such as the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, original designs for socially conscious housing in Europe, as well as the iconic Westermoskee in Amsterdam.
Thank you to our Lead Lecture Supporters:Mark FergusonJared GossHistorical ConceptsAnne Kriken MannPeter TaltyMatthew and Joyce WalshRussell Windham
Thank you to our Contributing Lecture Supporters:Ankie BarnesBradford R. Houston Design StudioBarbara EberleinHart HowertonAnne LazarJohn B. MurrayMark PledgerOng-ard SatrabhandhuBunny Williams
And thank you to our other Lecture Supporters:Robert AdamDavid DowlerHBRA ArchitectsKirk HenckelsMichael LykoudisDavid RauFoster ReeveSuzanne TuckerPaul Williger
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