This is one of four parallel sessions taking place from 9:50 AM - 11:05 AM on Thursday June 2.
Speakers have been asked to pre-record their presentations and we will be releasing these videos to registrants after the Symposium so that you can watch sessions you weren't able to attend.
Icons Under Pressure
Let’s face it: Modernism has now been around for a long time. How do you adapt yesterday’s modern buildings for today’s needs? This session will provide a look at three iconic landmarks, the unique challenges to be met in their renovations, and the ways in which architects and designers adapt and refashion existing structures to new standards and for new purposes.
Speakers & Paper titles:
- Making Modern New – Lessons from Guild House and Beyond
Daniel McCoubrey, Seth Cohen, and Brian Wentz, VSBA
- Libraries in Limbo: Examining Renovations of Breuer’s Atlanta Central Library and Mies’ MLK Library
- The Soul of a Building: George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister
Frank Matero, University of Pennsylvania