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Men’s Association Speaker Series
April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Peter Pennoyer presents: Preservation and the Architect’s Eye: Science and Imagination
Thursday, Apr. 8, at 5 p.m.
Every architect faces critical decisions when engaged in preservation work. Each project presents questions that can be settled with technical expertise but other, more difficult challenges require judgement and imagination. For example, in a 19th century house we find some moldings that are original (1840s) and others that are catalogue-shopped parts from the 1970s. We all know that we should remove the later trim and create exact reproductions of the originals in like materials. The more challenging design decision is what to do when an entire piece of a building is missing or was never completed. Mr. Pennoyer will explain why preservation work needs to be based on careful study of the structure, historical sources and context.
Mr. Pennoyer is the founding partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, the New York-based architecture and design firm. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Recent projects include a deco style apartment building on Madison Avenue, a Czech Cubist style house in Ohio, and the new clock in the Moynihan Train Hall.
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