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Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100 (with Barry Bergdoll, Kenneth Frampton, Bernard Tschumi, Mark Wigley)
Where:  New York, NY - Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, Columbia University GSAPP, 1 Train to 116th Street (map it)
When:   Sunday, November 11, 2012


Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100

Barry Bergdoll, Andrew Dolkart, Carole Ann Fabian, Kenneth Frampton, Mary McLeod, Michael McKinnell, Janet Parks, Bernard Tschumi, Sam White, Mark Wigley, Unfolding Avery, an exhibition on the history of Avery Hall curated by Jihoi Lee (CCCP, ’13), and a party to follow.

November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century. Designed by Charles Follen McKim (of McKim, Mead and White), Avery Hall is home to the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the renowned Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Together, the School and the Library support a culture of innovation and discovery of the ever dynamic fields of architectural practice and research. GSAPP and Avery Library will host a symposium, exhibition and celebratory reception to honor Avery Hall’s storied history with remarks by faculty, scholars and staff who’ve participated in the life of the building throughout its hundred-year history.

Panel I: Past
The history of Avery Hall including its envisioned role within the McKim, Mead and White Columbia University campus master plan, and how the building design has been informed by changes in the School and Library programs. over its history. With Barry Bergdoll, Andrew Dolkart, Janet Parks, and Sam White.

Panel II: Personal Reflections
Reflections on daily life as students, teachers, scholars and staff in Avery Hall. How has its use changed, over time? How does its form affect program, and vice versa? What does Avery Hall mean to those who spend time here? With Kenneth Frampton, Michael McKinnell, and Mary McLeod.

Coffee break

Panel III: Future
What is at stake for architectural education and libraries at the dawn of Avery Hall’s second century? How will these challenges and desires shape the future of architectural pedagogy and research—and in turn, shape their buildings? With Carole Ann Fabian, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley.

Celebration and reception with cake!

Free and open to the public

Organized by Columbia University GSAPP and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library


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