Modern Building Technology
Lecturer: Theodore Prudon
When: Tuesday, June 19, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where: PACCAR IMAX Theater, Pacific Science Center
Registration: Individual tickets: $10 members; $15 general public; $5 students
Purchase tickets for this lecture through Historic Seattle’s website.
Tickets for this lecture will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Online or phone registration only (206.622.6952, Historic Seattle). Please purchase online tickets by 10 am, June 18, 2012. Tickets by phone are available until 3 pm, June 19, 2012.
Passes for entire series are no longer available.
Member discounts are available for Historic Seattle and Pacific Science Center members and for those on Docomomo WEWA’s Email List.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Pacific Science Center and will take place in the PACCAR IMAX Theater.
The third lecture of the series focuses on building technology of the mid-twentieth century, a period of experimentation with new building materials such as plywood and thin-shell concrete. We’ll look at the use of new building technology at the Fair and nationally and how these technologies may have influenced construction of modern buildings.
THEODORE PRUDON, PhD, FAIA
Theodore Prudon, a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture, was educated at the University of Delft, Netherlands, and Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He is a partner of Prudon & Partners, based in New York City, and teaches preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Prudon is the President of Docomomo US and a board member of Docomomo International. Docomomo is dedicated to the study of significant works of Modern Movement architecture, landscape design, and urban planning around the world. Prudon is the author of Preservation of Modern Architecture (2008).
Photos courtesy of Theodore Prudon