The Lincoln Land Institute of Land Policy has realeased Design With Nature Now, edited by Frederick Steiner, Richard Weller, Karen M’Closkey, and Billy Fleming from the Weitzman School's Landscape Architecture Department, and an essay on Ian McHarg by William Whitaker, Curator of the Arc
The Architectural Archives held a public book launch and presentation for authors Per Olaf Fjeld amd Emil Randall Fjeld on September 25th. Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes is a new and personal reading of the architecture, teachings, and legacy of Louis I.
The Museum of Modern Art has announced the publication of Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty, celebrating Venturi’s 1966 landmark book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, which grew out of his teaching at Penn.
Denise Scott Brown, the Architectural Archives, and the Weitzman School hosted a celebration for architect Robert Venturi in the Fisher Fine Arts Reading Room on June 15th, with remeberances from students, colleagues, friends, and family. Beyond an internationally significant legacy of buil
This April, a model of Louis I. Kahn's National Assembly building in Dhaka, Bangladesh traveled to the United Nations as part of the exhibition, From Island to Island: The Creative Journey of Louis Kahn.
On WHYY’s podcast “The Why,” William Whitaker, Architectural Archives Curator, discusses Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn’s attempt to curb the city’s traffic in the 1950s.
In collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Map Room, the Architectural Archives did a map room event at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of the Archives Month Philly even
The Architectural Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mildred Schmertz Collection. Schmertz was the long time editor of Architectural Record as well as a respected architectural photographer.
The Architectural Archives opened a new exhibit, The House We Live In on Thursday, June 20th. See the exhibit page for more information.
On May 11th, Bill Whitaker, Curator of the Architectural Archives, co-led a tour of the Swarthmore College campus in conjunction with Docomomo.
Design With Nature Now, echoing the title of McHarg’s 1969 book Design With Nature, takes visitors on a global tour of 25 ongoing or completed projects in 21 nations—from China to the United States, and from Columbia to New Zealand—to measure the political, environmental, and economic dimensions of landscape architecture as practiced today.
Professor Anooradha Siddiqi brought her Bernard/Columbia achitectural history class, Modern Architecture in the World to the Architectural Archives on April 12th. The class viewed original drawings and models from the Kahn collection, and heard from Henry Wilcots about the construc