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Design Talks: Classical Architecture

University of Notre Dame - Terminal (Thesis Project) - Boston MA, Hotel Commonwealth

University of Notre Dame - Terminal (Thesis Project) - Boston MA, Hotel Commonwealth

© Sheldon Richard Kostelecky Architect

  • 01/07/2014

  • 4:30 PM  - 9 PM

  • Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

    1st Floor Meeting Room

  • Email pce@the-bac.edu to register!

  • $35

  • Education Programs

How then did classicism remain relevant for over two millennia, and how can it continue its relevance today? The essence of classicism is a reverence for the archaic. It is relevant because it evolves to meet new programmatic challenges and to take advantage of new technologies and materials.

Session 1: Progressing Classicism with Aaron Helfand
4:30-6:30 pm; Fee: $35

This design talk focuses on the historical evolution of classical architecture relative to technological advancement and will demonstrate how the evolutionary process continues in the 21st century.

Session 2: Practical Classicism with John Tittman
7:00-9:00 pm; Fee: $35

While architectural classicism celebrates the highest achievements in artistry, it remains a practical art. This design talk examines the intersection of artistry and function, showing how classicism developed, as a response to basic problems of building construction and maintenance. The talk will highlight solutions that remain especially useful to architects and builders today.