Monday, April 07, 2008

Perspectives on Urban Infill Architectural Design in Contexts 'From the Past'

Join the Oakland Heritage Alliance and the AIA East Bay for this panel presentation and Discussion on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm. The panel will take place at the Chapel of the Chimes 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland.

Panel: Ian Birchall, AIA, RIBA, Principal, ib + a
David Hobstetter, AIA, Principal and Director at KMD Architects
Kirk Peterson, Principal at Kirk E. Peterson & Associates, Architects
Daniel Solomon, FAIA, Principal at WRT Solomon E.T.C.

This panel will present urban infill projects in historic contexts, examining the intent and result of a range of examples of infill architectural designs working with contexts from the past. Panelists will present architectural design approaches from historicist to contemporary designs and discuss how they respond to or dialogue with the existing historic context. Topics that may be explored and discussed include:

  • Design approaches that reinvigorate existing urban environments by relating the new to the old, yet create a building that represents its own age with integrity,rather than background architecture;
  • Historicist design versus false historicism - building on context versus copying context;
  • Analysis of the degree of differentiation versus compatibility of the new design to its historic context, with respect to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards - "the new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment."
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Cost: $8 for AIA/OHA Members, $10 for General Admission. Pay at the Door
1.5 CES/LU

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