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How Architecture Tells by Robert Steinberg in conversation with Laurie Beckelman (In-Person Event)

02/23/2022 - 6:00pm

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 6 PM ET

Renowned architect Robert Steinberg is joined by Laurie Beckelman for a vibrant discussion about architecture as a force for social change in celebration of his new book How Architecture Tells.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The general reading public is likely to think of architecture as buildings. But, with this book, Robert Steinberg would like to help readers understand that architecture shapes lives. Architecture can help communities integrate and thrive. Architecture can touch us, influencing how we feel, and how we interact with others. In short, architecture can fundamentally improve our quality of life.

In How Architecture Tells: 9 Realities That Will Change the Way You See, Robert Steinberg sheds light on the potential of an architect’s work to bring people of all kinds and different beliefs together and make the world a better place. “Sculpting space has the power to shape life,” the author states and vividly demonstrates through specific projects from the span of his forty-year career.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Steinberg, FAIA, is Chairman of Steinberg Hart, a 150-person architecture powerhouse with a global presence, which began in 1953 as a boutique, mostly residential practice founded by his father. He has designed projects for federal government programs, for universities for the State of California, and for national developers, as well as what is widely recognized as the gold standard for senior housing, the Vi (in partnership with Stanford and Classic Residence by Hyatt). He also serves as an advisor to SPUR, the urban policy think tank that is creating the vision for the future of Northern California. He continues to guide leaders in making the right decisions on major projects for shaping communities and repairing the world. For more information, please visit www.howarchitecturetells.com.

Laurie Beckelman, who has worked in the fields of historic preservation, and the development and administration of cultural institutions since the 1980s, is currently a partner in the consulting firm Capalino + Beckelman, as well as the Associate Director of the Shed at Hudson Yards. From 1990 through 1994, she was the Chair the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and in the late Nineties, she was Deputy Director for Special Projects for the Guggenheim Foundation, where she was responsible for the proposed Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum at Wall Street and the East River.

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