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Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New England

Bulfinch Awards ICAA-NE Keynote Breakfast

October 2 @ 10:00am

Location: The Harvard Club of Boston

374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

$40 includes breakfast


Join us at The Harvard Club to celebrate the 2020 & 2021 Bulfinch Award winners, and enjoy breakfast with two outstanding speakers focusing on Classical design. In the first program, Thomas Luebke, FAIA, Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, explores the phenomenon of the Second Empire style using the example of the colossal Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Then, Prof. Carroll William Westfall, former Notre Dame Chairman of the School of Architecture, takes a close look at the dominance of Modernism, and the strengthening restoration of the classical, offering evidence of that tradition’s contribution to the justice and the beautiful that we pursue.


The Speakers


Thomas Luebke, FAIA, has served since 2005 as Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the federal design review agency for the nation’s capital.  He has produced the publications Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (2013) and Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building (2018).  He has an M.Arch degree from Harvard University’s GSD and was awarded the AIA’s Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture in 2015. 

Prof. Carroll William Westfall came to Notre Dame in 1998 as Frank Montana Professor and Chairman of the School of Architecture. He served as Chairman from 1998 to 2002. Before coming to Notre Dame, Prof. Westfall taught at Amherst College, the University of Illinois in Chicago, and, since 1982, at the University of Virginia. His undergraduate training at the University of California was followed by completion of a Master's degree at the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. at Columbia University. His initial work led to the book, In This Most Perfect Paradise (Penn State University Press, 1974), a study of Renaissance Rome. His more recent studies of the relationship between the history, theory, and practice of architecture. 

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