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Reconsidering Context: New Buildings in Old New York

A Free, Open to the Public, Illustrated Talk by Professor Steven Semes

JOIN US for a lecture by Professor Steven Semes, Director of the graduate program in preservation at the University of Notre Dame . He will be discussing the controversial issues that arise when residents ask for “contextual development” . He is the author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation.

Welcome: Lynn Ellsworth, Alliance for a Human-scale City
Moderator: Kate Wood, Landmarks West!

Simeon Bankoff is the Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council. His work encompasses land use, zoning, affordable housing, and adaptive reuse, and, as a result, is at the forefront of New York City’s historic preservation movement.
Richard Cameron is a Principal at the design firm, Atelier & Co. Cameron is the co-founder of both the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and The Beaux-Arts Atelier, an educational platform for practicing architecture as a fine art. In 2013 he received The Arthur Ross Board of Directors Honor Award from the ICA&A.
Roberta Washington is the Principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC, and a former Landmarks Preservation Commissioner.

Thursday, May 18th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street at Central Park West
B, C & 1 subway lines

Reserve Your Ticket Here