May 15, 2013
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Parsons School of Design, The Glass Corner
31 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

While today often admired (and even loved) by architects, many Brutalist projects—Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women’s Hospital, Marcel Breuer's Ameritrust Tower, Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center, Alison and Peter Smithson's Robin Hood Gardens, Gillespie Kidd and Coia's St. Peter’s Seminary, and John Johansen's Morris Mechanic Theater, to name a few—are now threatened with demolition

Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism—the NYC-based architecture journal's most recent issue—CLOG and DoCoMoMO NY Tristate are pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion that will focus on the politics, opportunities, and constraints surrounding these structures. The conversation will address common issues faced by Brutalist buildings including their structural potential, aesthetics, and how these factors and more make the question of preserving Brutalist structures difficult and oftentimes contentious.

Panelists include:

Kirby Fowler
President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.and the Executive Director of the Downtown Management Authority. Mr. Fowler will address the politics surrounding John Johansen’s Morris Mechanic Theater demolition.

James Russell
Architecture Critic, Bloomberg News and author of The Agile City: Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

Joshua Prince-Ramus + Roberto Otero
Principal + Director at REX which is currently designing the adaptive reuse of Davis Brody’s 1969 Westyard Distribution Center at 450 West 33rd Street.


Moderated By:
Nina Rappaport
DoCoMoMo NY Tristate

Event info here.