<![CDATA[Centerbrook Architects and Planners]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/rss Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Centerbrook 4 Event at R.J. Julia]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_event_at_rj_julia http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_event_at_rj_julia

Centerbrook Architects & Planners principals Jim Childress, Chad Floyd, Jeff Riley and Mark Simon will take center stage in an upcoming local author event at R.J. Julia Booksellers in support of their latest book, Centerbrook 4.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the R.J. Julia in Madison, Connecticut. Please visit R.J. Julia’s event calendar for further details and registration.

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Noyes House Subject of Upcoming Lecture]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/noyes_house_subject_of_upcoming_lecture http://centerbrook.com/events/noyes_house_subject_of_upcoming_lecture

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series continues with architect Fred Noyes on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m. with a free lecture about his childhood home, the Noyes House (1954) in New Canaan. Designed by Eliot Noyes and included on the National Register of Historic Places, the house’s unique composition — two enclosures for public and private functions connected by an open-air courtyard — remains highly provocative. Fred will analyze the intent and design of the house in comparison to the Glass House (1949), designed by Philip Johnson.

Eliot Noyes was one of an informal network of Modern architects later known as the “Harvard Five” (Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, and Philip Johnson) who moved to the bucolic town of New Canaan and established what would become a center of experimental Modern residential design. In addition to his work as an architect, Noyes was the first Director of Industrial Design at the Museum of Modern Art and an influential industrial designer who created IBM typewriters, Mobil gas pumps, and Cummins diesel engines, among other projects.

Frederick Noyes, FAIA, is immersed in his twined passions of architecture, biology, and education. For over thirty years, he has run his own architectural firm and designed everything from houses to hospitals. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows (2001) and awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education from the Boston Architectural College in 2007. Mr. Noyes has remained close to academia, both as a student (a decade of graduate studies in biology) and a teacher (visual studies at Harvard; lecturer in biochemistry at Harvard Extension; and biology at Miles and Wheelock Colleges). Associated with the Boston Architectural College (BAC) since 1974, Mr. Noyes has taught at all levels at the BAC, chaired its Board of Directors from 1995-1999, and is currently an Overseer.

The event will be held in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main St., Centerbrook.

Event description courtesy Essex Library Association.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Upcoming Lecture on Landscape Design]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/upcoming_lecture_on_landscape_design http://centerbrook.com/events/upcoming_lecture_on_landscape_design

Courtesy: Essex Library Association

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents “Straight Talk On Smart Gardens: Why And How Using Native Plants Really Matters” With Landscape Designer Diana Drake Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main St. Centerbrook.

In recent years, the effort to use native plants has become a subject of such great controversy among the landscape architecture community that it’s become something of a flashpoint, a source of such disagreement that merely hearing the words ‘native’ and ‘plants’ in the same sentence can cause reasonable, seasoned professionals to curl their lips in disdain. New York Landscape Designer Diana Drake hopes to use this opportunity to share why she considers it important, from an ecological standpoint, to use native plants, and to talk about some of the differences inherent in designs that take advantage of using them.

Diana Drake has worked as a landscape designer for two decades, managing large and small public projects with the firms of Judith Heintz Landscape Architecture and Wallace Roberts & Todd in New York City, specializing in selecting the best-suited plants for outdoor spaces, whether campus, park, public plaza, rooftop garden or residential property. Since 2013 she’s been working cooperatively with Judith Heintz and Napat Sitisara as sassafras55. Her commitment to using native plant species deepened as she taught planting design at Columbia University with Darrel Morrison, adding to her earlier stint at the Center for Plant Conservation, and her hands-on training at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. With sassafras55, Ms. Drake currently is involved with the all-native plantings of East Midtown Plaza in Manhattan, the Queens Borough Municipal Parking Field, and the Kearny Point Industrial Park Landscape in New Jersey.

Throughout this entire period, she’s been learning first-hand via her experiments in her garden lab in Old Lyme. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Simon to Speak at Museum Trustees Forum]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_museum_trustees_forum http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_museum_trustees_forum

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Mark Simon will be among the presenters at the Museum Trustee Association Fall 2017 Forum in Philadelphia on Nov. 3.

Simon will speak on the lessons learned from Centerbrook’s latest master planning efforts for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He will be joined in the presentation by David K. Skelly, director of the Peabody Museum.

Simon shared further insight on one of the areas this session will address:

“Too often museums jump to details when planning their additions or improvements. They really need to start at the ground up, confirming their core mission and planning from there. You don’t want to assume yesterday’s goals as givens. Times are changing fast.”

The Museum Trustee Association is an organization dedicated to providing ongoing board education programs, services and resources for the special needs of museum trustees. This year’s Fall Forum will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Centerbrook’s portfolio features more than 40 museum projects, including five recent concept designs or master plans, the Peabody Museum among them.

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Childress to Lecture on Russian Architecture]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_lecture_on_russian_architecture http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_lecture_on_russian_architecture

Event description via Essex Library Association:

Centerbrook Architects Principal Jim Childress, FAIA takes the audience on a whirlwind illustrated tour of some of the best architecture, new and old, from Cuba, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Enjoy images of wonderful examples of mid-century modern houses in Cuba, and some of the best contemporary architecture in Russia including the Boris Eifman Dance Academy, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the renovated French Impressionist wing of the Hermitage Museum.


The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Floyd, Andrews to Speak at MISBO Conference]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_andrews_to_speak_at_misbo_conference http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_andrews_to_speak_at_misbo_conference

Centerbrook Architects & Planners will be well represented at the upcoming Mid-South Independent School Business Officers annual conference.

Principals Chad Floyd, FAIA and Todd Andrews, AIA are among the 14 speakers on the docket for the three-day event. They will present on the topic “One Room Catalyst: Giving Credibility and Momentum to Pedagogical Change.”

Floyd has led designing efforts for 14 different independent schools up and down the Eastern Seaboard, including active projects for Charlotte Country Day School (N.C.), Far Brook School (N.J.), Madeira School (Va.), Saint Andrew’s School (Fla.) and The Country School (Conn.).

Andrews is currently working with Floyd on Centerbrook’s Saint Andrew’s School project and past independent school clients include Philips Exeter Academy (N.H.) and Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (Mo.).

Mid-South Independent School Business Officers, or MISBO, is an association with approximately 330 schools in 18 states.

This year’s MISBO Conference will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. Floyd and Andrews will present on the morning of Oct. 6 alongside Philip Cork of Saint Andrew’s and Sara Rubinstein of Carrollwood Day School.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lavy on Upcoming SMPS Panel]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/lavy_on_upcoming_smps_panel http://centerbrook.com/events/lavy_on_upcoming_smps_panel

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Jon Lavy, AIA will participate in a panel discussion at the Connecticut chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Annual Meeting on June 21 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Lavy and fellow panelists will address upcoming projects and the future of the architecture/engineering/construction industry in Connecticut. The diverse group also includes John Butts of Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, Noel Petra of Petra Development Corporation and Tim Sullivan of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Lavy, who recently celebrated 30 years at Centerbrook, has managed the firm’s extensive project portfolio at Quinnipiac University since 2003. His other notable work includes projects at Yale University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and, recently, Fairfield University.

The SMPS Annual Meeting will be held at Memories at The Tradition Golf Club. Click HERE for more details.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Tolis to Present on Campus Housing]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/tolis_to_present_on_campus_housing http://centerbrook.com/events/tolis_to_present_on_campus_housing

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Ted Tolis will present on evidence-based design for campus housing at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition on June 20 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tolis will co-present on the topic with Larry Wielk, Dean of Students at Sacred Heart University. Tolis was Centerbrook’s project manager for Sacred Heart’s 87,000-square-foot Jorge Bergoglio Residence Hall that opened in September 2016.

Bergoglio Hall will be the focus of the case study presented in this session that will quantify how using evidence-based design results in housing environments directly impact student productivity, safety and security.

The program will take place in the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence on June 20 at 8:30 a.m.

ACUHO-I stands for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. The Annual Conference & Exposition, ACUHO-I’s largest event, brings together campus housing professionals from around the globe for four days of education and networking.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Centerbrook to Lead CTGBC Hotchkiss Tour]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_paradis_to_lead_hotchkiss_our http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_paradis_to_lead_hotchkiss_our

Event description via Connecticut Green Building Council:

Join CTGBC's Green Schools Committee and Centerbrook Architects for a FREE event tour of multiple LEED certified buildings at The Hotchkiss School's scenic Lakeville, Connecticut, campus.

Among sustainable practices at the school the students are serving their own farm-grown food in the dining hall, choosing renewable energy sources, and making a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The school tries to relate complex environmental issues to students’ everyday lives, using the school’s natural landscape as a real-world laboratory in which students can study everything from limnology to the effects of climate change on native plant species. Students graduate from Hotchkiss with the tools they need to take responsibility for their collective ecological future.

On tour, their Award Winning LEED Platinum Biomass Facility, LEED Certified Esther Eastman Music Center, the LEED Gold Monahan Building, plus the LEED Gold Flinn and Edelman Dormitories.

There is no cost to attend, but please register.

Jeff Riley, FAIA - Partner, Centerbrook Architects
Mark Herter, AIA - Senior Associate, Centerbrook Architects
Alan Paradis, AIA - Associate, Centerbrook Architects

May 10, 2017

5:30 pm Check-in and Networking at Biomass Building
6:00 - 6:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
6:15 - 6:35 pm Design Presentation
6:35 - 7:35 pm Guided Tour: Biomass facility, Music Building

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Roden Symonds to Present at Lightfair]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/roden_symonds_to_present_at_lightfair http://centerbrook.com/events/roden_symonds_to_present_at_lightfair

Associate Principal Katie Roden Symonds will represent Centerbrook Architects & Planners at Lightfair International on May 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Roden Symonds will present on applying Evidence-Based Design (EBD) to interdisciplinary design practice during a 90-minute seminar. She will be joined by Rebecca Mintz of Atelier Ten and Rose Mary Su from Acentech.

This will mark the fifth time for Roden Symonds to present on EBD, including last summer at the AIA National Conference. Her panel’s presentation at Lightfair will address how applying EBD techniques can produce higher performance designs and aide designers in having a greater impact on the built environment. Specifically, they will explore techniques and examples of interdisciplinary evidence-based architecture, lighting, and acoustics design.

Lightfair International is billed as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year’s event is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 9-11.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lecture Series to Welcome Towers, Andjelic]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_towers_andjelic http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_towers_andjelic

Event description via Essex Library Association:

Landscape architects Shavaun Towers and Natasha Andjelic of the New Haven Landscape Architecture and Site Planning firm Towers|Golde will present ‘Green Landscapes for Water and Wildlife’. The talk will cover sustainable elements of design such as the selection of native plants, storm water management techniques, low-mow/no mow lawn alternates, and meadow plantings, and discuss how these various elements can be woven into a cohesive landscape – one that is in harmony with Nature. Also included in the lecture will be discussion on what makes a landscape sustainable, changing trends in landscape planting and aesthetics, and how these techniques can be incorporated in your own landscape.

Recent award winning projects showcasing sustainable landscape design implementation, including the new Massachusetts Headquarters for the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst will be presented as well as recent and past projects completed for the New York Botanical Garden including the garden’s new ‘Green Zone,’ and the Stone Mill restoration which included significant green infrastructure integrated into a historic cultural site restoration project fronting the Bronx River.

Shavaun Towers’ work has focused on institutional, corporate and urban design projects. Institutional work includes academic, healthcare and cultural facilities as well as arboreta and historic properties. Ms. Towers was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in national recognition of the superior quality of her design work. Her work has also received numerous state and national awards recognizing creativity and design excellence, historic sensitivity and environmental responsibility. Towers|Golde Associate Natasha Andjelic has been the lead project manager on key projects for the New York Botanical Garden, overseeing projects from planning through construction administration. Her site work for the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst is a prime example of her approach to site, incorporating complex hydrological systems and native planting to create both a regenerative and teaching landscape for the University.


The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Riley to Lead Ocean House Tour]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/riley_to_lead_ocean_house_tour http://centerbrook.com/events/riley_to_lead_ocean_house_tour

Attendees of the 32nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference that are fortunate enough to reserve a tour of Ocean House will be in for a treat as the project’s designer, Jefferson B. Riley, will be one of the guides.

Led by Riley, Centerbrook Architects & Planners design meticulously replicated the famed resort that originally opened in 1868. The Historic Preservation Conference tour will include details on how numerous furnishings from the original structure were reused in the new resort that sits on the original footprint overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean House earned five design awards following its completion in 2010. It is annually featured by many of the prominent travel publications as one of the top destination resorts. Overlooking the pristine beaches of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is one of only 11 resorts in the world to receive AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star ratings.

Centerbrook has one other connection to this year’s Historic Preservation Conference agenda. Among the many site locations on the tour schedule is the Klotz House in Westerly. Completed in 1969, this residence was designed by Centerbrook founder Charles Moore.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Simon, Coan to Speak on WELL Lab at Yale]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_coan_to_speak_on_well_ab_at_yale http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_coan_to_speak_on_well_ab_at_yale

Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ Mark Simon and Jim Coan will return to familiar and apropos territory when they present during the inaugural Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE) at Yale University’s Kroon Hall on April 29.

Centerbrook was the executive architect of Kroon Hall, Yale’s LEED Platinum flagship for sustainability. Simon was the partner in charge, and Coan the project manager. The pair subsequently teamed to design the WELL Living Lab, which will be the subject of the upcoming NESSBE presentation.

A collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic adjacent to the world-renowned clinic’s main campus in Rochester, Minnesota, the WELL Living Lab is a groundbreaking research facility that studies the impact of indoor environments on human health and well-being. The Delos/Mayo researchers conduct research-grade, human-subject studies in the sensor-rich reconfigurable space.

The presentation, entitled “Real Data for Wellness: The WELL Living Lab,” will explain how evidence based design, operations and policy solutions can be approached comprehensively. Results from the first series of studies will also be presented.

Simon and Coan will present alongside Phil Williams, president of business development for Delos.

The Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE) was organized by the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) and Living Building Challenge: Connecticut Collaborative (LBC CT). Yale’s School of Forestry and Office of Sustainability are the event hosts.

The Centerbrook-Delos presentation will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. For event details and registration, please click HERE.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Haines to Moderate CI Technology Forum]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/haines_to_moderate_ci_technology_forum http://centerbrook.com/events/haines_to_moderate_ci_technology_forum

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Managing Director Steve Haines will moderate the Construction Institute’s upcoming event on April 20.

Haines, who oversees all of Centerbrook’s technology efforts for a staff of nearly 60, will moderate a panel of industry experts for the program entitled “Cutting Edge Construction Technology.”

Haines recently previewed the program by authoring an article for New England Real Estate Journal, the media sponsor of the event, which will be held at CohnReznick in Hartford, Connecticut.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Santaniello to Present at IES Event]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/santaniello_to_present_at_ies_event http://centerbrook.com/events/santaniello_to_present_at_ies_event

**This event was rescheduled from its original Feb. 9 date.**

Andrew Santaniello is set to represent Centerbrook Architects & Planners with a presentation at the Illuminating Engineering Society event on March 23 at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Santaniello, an associate at Centerbrook, is one of three panel members who will present on “The Genomics of Design.” Organized by the Western New England chapter of IES, the program will explore how the lighting system at JAX Genomic Medicine combines with the architectural and interior design elements in the Farmington, Connecticut, research facility.

JAX Genomic Medicine has captured six design awards since it opened in 2014, including the 2015 IES Award of Merit for public area lighting.

Santaniello is a frequent speaker on the sustainable design of JAX Genomic Medicine, where he was Centerbrook’s project manager. Previous presentations include the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference and the Connecticut chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Santaniello will present along with JAX Genomic Medicine design partners Richard Kobus of Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and Mark Loeffler of Atelier Ten.

For further event details, and to register, please click HERE.

JAX Genomic Medicine is one of three recent projects on the UConn Health campus in Farmington that Centerbrook has been associated with as part of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative. Centerbrook designed the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion that came online in 2015 as well as the new Academic Entrance Building and renovations to the School of Medicine and Dental Medicine that is in progress.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Centerbrook to Host WELLfed Event]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_to_host_wellfed_event http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_to_host_wellfed_event

Centerbrook Architects & Planners is honored to open its doors for a WELLfed fundraiser to benefit Call to Care Uganda on Feb. 24.

WELLfed is an initiative that supports the establishment of clean water wells around the globe. The success of this specific fundraiser will create a well in the village of Oculoi in Uganda’s Kaberamaido District. The well will improve the health and sanitation of more than 800 people of all ages.

“What we create in just two hours is immeasurable,” WELLfed founder Josh Chalmers said of the fundraiser. “Safe water means improved health, opportunities, and time for education – and the villages make a commitment to maintaining the wells for generations to come.”

Attendees will be welcomed to tour the Centerbrook offices, visit various tasting stations, learn more about the nonprofit beneficiary and well-building partner, and contribute to a quilt gift for the village.

Centerbrook partner Chad Floyd, FAIA, will have a brief presentation for those in attendance, who will also hear from Call to Care Uganda founder and executive director Martha Hoffman.

“We are honored to contribute to WELLFed’s tremendous efforts to create safe water sources,” Floyd said. “It’s really wonderful to realize that just this one event will make a profound impact on an entire village.”

For additional event details, to register or donate, please click HERE.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Childress to Take Center Stage for Lecture Series]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_take_center_stage_for_lecture_series http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_take_center_stage_for_lecture_series

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series presented by the Essex Library Association will stay in-house for its latest installment with partner Jim Childress scheduled to speak on Feb. 17.

Childress, FAIA, will illustrate the design ideas behind some of world’s best small gardens. He will explore how they are planned and how plants are integrated. His presentation, “The Architecture of Gardens: Man-Made Nature,” will also take bit of the winter chill away with plenty of warm images of gardens in full bloom.

A recipient of more than 60 design awards, Childress joined Centerbrook in 1979 and became a partner in 1996. He was invested into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2001 and is a long-standing member the National AIA Committee on Design.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Stamp to Visit Centerbrook for Lecture Series]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/stamp_to_visit_centerbrook_for_lecture_series http://centerbrook.com/events/stamp_to_visit_centerbrook_for_lecture_series

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series presented by the Essex Library Association is set to welcome architect and writer Jimmy Stamp on Jan. 20.

In his visit to Centerbrook, Stamp will elaborate on a book he recently co-authored with architect Robert A.M. Stern, “Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale.” The presentation will touch on parallels between historic moments in Yale’s history and things that have happened more recently.

In the book, Stamp and Stern – the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture – trace the development of the School’s pedagogy alongside a critical overview of the succession of buildings designed to house Yale's architecture program.

A graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture, Stamp practiced in New Orleans and San Francisco before earning a master’s in environmental design from the Yale School of Architecture. He has since served as a staff writer for Smithsonian magazine and for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and his architecture prose has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and journals.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Photo by Emilie Foyer

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Chakraborty to Take Lecture Series Stage]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/chakraborty_to_take_lecture_series_stage http://centerbrook.com/events/chakraborty_to_take_lecture_series_stage

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series presented by the Essex Library Association is proud to welcome historian Kathleen James-Chakraborty for its upcoming Dec. 9 program.

James-Chakraborty’s lecture titled “Expanding the Canon: Four Women in Architecture” will showcase examples of women who were committed to innovative design in civic, commercial and domestic building.

An accomplished author of numerous books about European architecture, James-Chakraborty is currently serving as the Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at her alma mater, Yale University. Her permanent appointment is as professor of art history at University College Dublin in Ireland.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Floyd to Introduce Film for Lyme Academy]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_to_introduce_film_for_lyme_Academy http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_to_introduce_film_for_lyme_Academy

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Partner Chad Floyd, FAIA will provide the introduction for the upcoming Lyme Academy College of the Fine Arts film on famed art and architecture historian Vincent Scully.

Floyd studied under Scully along the way to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture at Yale University. Arguably the most highly-regarded professor in the history of the Yale School of Architecture, Scully taught there full-time for more than 40 years and spent two subsequent decades as a professor emeritus.

Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects,” will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The screening will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This film explores the phenomenon of Scully, tracing his connection to New Haven, his birthplace, and his time at Yale, from when he entered as a freshman in 1936 to the present. The narrative follows the arc of his interests in classical art and architecture to American architecture, historic preservation, and urban design in the 20th Century.

Lyme Academy’s film series is open to the public, but tickets are required. Click HERE for more information.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400