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The Continued Relevance of Classicism in Contemporary Design
Thu, April 6, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Classicism, the architectural legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome, is the cornerstone of the Western architectural tradition. Through the continued evolution and reinvention of its traditions and conventions, it teaches us that good building embodies utility, strength and beauty. Classicism is therefore not merely an architectural style or collection of styles, but a philosophy about humanity and nature. It expresses the legacy we have inherited and the legacy we leave for future generations. In New England, that legacy of Classical architecture, the Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Beaux Arts and its variant the Shingle Style, remains a potent inspiration for contemporary designers.
To celebrate Boston Design Week, the New England Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA-NE) has partnered with the Boston Design Center (BDC) to host a panel that will discuss the continued relevance of Classicism from the perspectives of Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning and Cognitive Science, where recent findings support the idea that people thrive in environments based upon classical design principles.
Eric Daum, AIA
Architect & partner Merrimack Design Architects, LLC.
ICAA, New England Board Member
Oliver Bouchier, owner and principal at Payne-Bouchier and former ICAA New England board member.
Ann Sussman, architect, author and researcher is passionate about understanding how buildings influence people emotionally.
John Tittmann, president of the CNU, New England, former Board member of the ICAA New England, a Principal at the Architecture Firm of Albert Righter Tittmann.
Leslie-jon Vickory, senior interior architectural designer at the firm of Hamady Architects LLC and ICAA New England board member and Educational Commitee Chair.