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Free Webinar, July 8, on Mid-century architect, Ulrich Franzen

  • 1.  Free Webinar, July 8, on Mid-century architect, Ulrich Franzen

    Posted 07-07-2020 14:29
    Sorry for late notice. Just learned about it.

    Wed, Jul 8, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

    Architect Ulrich Franzen designed the Interpretive Design Center (IDC) at Harpers Ferry in 1968. The building reflects the Brutalist idiom of many federal buildings of the era. What drove the creation of the Center? What inspired the architect? This talk is a wonderful opportunity to dive deep into the National Park Service's late Mission 66 period, when the aesthetic tide turned from the volumetric lightness of the International Style, toward the robust massiveness of Post Modernist Brutalism.
    About the presenter:
    Elizabeth Milnarik is the Historical Architect for the National Capital Area of the NPS. A licensed architect with a Ph.D. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, Elizabeth has great enthusiasm for the distinctive aesthetic and technical challenges inherent in 20th-century architecture. She wrote her dissertation on America's New Deal public housing program, and had the great fortune to serve as architect for Mies van der Rohe's mid-century International Style Farnsworth House, when she worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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