Stamp to Visit Centerbrook for Lecture Series

January 20th, 2017

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