General Meeting #6 Sponsor/Allied Member Appreciation

December 07, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Westwood - Upstairs Room
438 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
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6-9PM - The Westwood, Garwood NJ

1.5 LUs Provided

Speaker:  Witold Rybczynski, of Polish parentage, was born in Edinburgh, raised in London, and attended Jesuit schools in England and Canada. He studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal, where he also taught; he is currently emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. His architectural experience has included designing houses as a registered architect, as well as researching low-cost housing for which he received a 1991 Progressive Architecture award. In 1993, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and he has received honorary doctorates from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario. In 2007, he received the Vincent Scully Prize, the Seaside Prize, and the Institute Collaborative Honors from the AIA. He served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 2004 to 2012. He is currently a jury member of the Driehaus Prize in Classical Architecture.

Rybczynski has been described as “one of our most original, accessible, and stimulating writers on architecture” by Library Journal. He has written eighteen books on subjects as varied as the evolution of comfort, a history of the weekend, American urbanism, the development of a new community, and a search for the origins of the screwdriver. Home has been translated into ten languages, and was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Prize, while A Clearing in the Distance, a biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, received the J. Anthony Lukas Prize, a Christopher Award, a Philadelphia Athenæum literary award, and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction.

His essays appear regularly in Architect and The New York Times, and he has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books. In 2014, he was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He has been architecture critic for Saturday Night, Wigwag, and Slate. His latest book is Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair, a Natural History. In 2014, Rybczynski received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Design Mind.

Witold Rybczynski lives with his wife Shirley Hallam in Philadelphia.  Visit his website.

6-7 PM Appetizers, Networking, Cash Bar

7-9 PM Presentation, Dessert, Coffee



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$50.00 Non-Member

$25.00 Student

$50.00 Guest Ticket (Member Purchasing for Guest)

$25.00 AIANS Member
$0.00 Earlybird rate before December 2