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Design, Transform, Conserve: The Remaking of Sunnylands
January 20, 2016 at the Getty Center

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Past Events

Modern Snapshots from the Field
December 8, 2015

This evening of six lively presentations, provided snapshots of recent projects highlighting a particular conservation challenge or demonstrating an innovative solution.

Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation
January 28, 2015

As the first phase of the Eames House Conservation Project draws to a close, Kyle Normandin, associate principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates and former GCI project manager; Lucia Dewey Atwood, director of the Eames Foundation's 250 Year Project; and Frank Escher of Escher GuneWardena Architecture, project architects for the phase one work, illuminated the critical role that science and investigation play in conservation.

From the Field: Conserving Southern California's Modern Architecture
December 9, 2014

This evening showcased projects that highlight a particular conservation challenge or demonstrate an innovative solution to the conservation of twentieth-century architecture. Projects were presented in a Powered by PechaKucha format.

Building Seagram
April 8, 2014
Phyllis Lambert offered a scholarly assessment of the Seagram Building's design and construction process and its legacy. She also addressed stewardship and conservation of this iconic building.

Everyday Modernism in the California Landscape
December 10, 2013
An evening of lectures and a panel discussion on conservation strategies for a range of case studies associated with well-known works of California Modernism.

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The Villa Savoye: A Manifesto for Modernity
October 24, 2013
Pierre-Antoine Gatier, architecte en chef de Monuments Historiques, France, discussed the conservation management plan for this Le Corbusier-built house and its site—one of the most recognizable and renowned examples of International Style

Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
May 21, 2013

This one-day public symposium explored the role of contemporary architecture in the historic urban environment. A group of international architects and urban planners—including Thomas H. Beeby, Juergen Mayer H., Rafael Moneo, Richard Rogers, and Denise Scott Brown—presented their own work, illustrating a range of approaches to this challenge. The symposium concluded with an evening panel discussion moderated by architectural critic Paul Goldberger.

Watch all 8 videos of the presentations and panel discussion on YouTube.


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Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn: A Conservation Plan
January 17, 2013

Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee, consulting conservation architects, and Constance Clement, deputy director, Yale Center for British Art, discussed their work and experience together in the development of the conservation plan for the Yale Center.

Global, Regional, and Local Efforts in Conserving Modern Architecture
December 4, 2012

A panel of international experts explored the ways conservation of modern architecture is being addressed by professionals and organizations worldwide.

Continuity and Change: Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture Internationally
November 15, 2012

Architect Wessel de Jonge, co-founder of DOCOMOMO International lectured on the restoration and reuse of the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.

Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture in the USA
June 7, 2012

A panel of professionals working in the field of historic preservation examined new approaches to balance design and conversation principles in the rehabilitation of modern architecture.

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