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The Globalization of Modern Architecture: The Impact of Politics, Economics, and Social Change on Architecture and Urban Design Since 1990Register Now!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 6:30 pm Reception and Book Signing; 7:00 pm Lecture

The ICAA is pleased to present Robert Adam, architect, thinker, educator, and author in a rare U.S. appearance. His recent publication by the title above tackles putting architecture–including traditional architecture–into its wider social, political, and economic perspective to find meaning in the forces that shape how we build and live. Based on the principle that design unavoidably follows social change, politics, and economics, Mr. Adam will compare development in architecture and urban design that shifted along with the balance of power from 1990 until the 2008 Western financial crash. By comparing past patterns of cultural influence, and the recent global idolization of the star architect, Adam speculates on how architecture and urban design may come to reflect wider global trends.

Robert Adam was born in England in 1948 and received his architectural education at Westminster University. He was a Rome Scholar in 1972-3 and in 1977 became a director of the architectural and urban design practice now known as Adam Architecture. Adam is a visiting professor in urban design at Strathclyde University. He has published and lectured widely on architecture, urban design, heritage policy, design philosophy, and history in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. As well as contributing to several books, Adam co-edited Tradition Today and is the author of Classical Architecture, A Complete Handbook, Buildings by Design, and The Seven Sins of Architects.

Location: Library at the General Society, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve, call (212) 730-9646, ext. 104 or register online.

Cost/Continuing Education Hours: FREE for ICAA members and employees of professional member firms; FREE for full-time students with current ID. $30 for the general public.

Rocky Mountain: 2014 Newman Awards

September 17, 2014

Winners of the ICAA Rocky Mountain’s Newman Awards will be recognized at an evening ceremony held on September 17, 2014 in Denver, CO.

Visit the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter website for more information.

Florida: 2014 Mizner Awards

October 18, 2014

The Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce that the 2014 Addison Mizner Medal recipients will receive their Medals on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at a reception to be held at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Visit the ICAA Florida Chapter website for more information.

New England: 2014 Bulfinch Awards

November 12, 2014

The winners of ICAA New England’s fifth annual Bulfinch Awards will be recognized during an evening ceremony and reception at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Visit the ICAA New England Chapter website for more information.

Chicago-Midwest: 2014 Acanthus Awards

November 15, 2014

The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art will recognize the winners of the 2014 Acanthus Awards on Saturday, November 15 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Elks National Memorial in Chicago, IL.

Visit the Acanthus Awards website for more details.