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The Art of the Landscape and the Architect Presented by Michael G. Imber, FAIA

Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests wishing to view the museum.
ICAA & Driehaus Museum Members $15, Public $20 

This talk will explore the relationship between landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has always represented much more than the literal depiction of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories that are important to understand the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; these include historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their understanding of culture and place.  Likewise, by adopting these time-honored practices, architects today can create more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Michael Imber, FAIA is the Principal Architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas and recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.

Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards including the Texas society of architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA Award; for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007 Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American Design. Most recently, he has been the winner of the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design and numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is also the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House & the 2009 Coastal Living House.

Copies of Mr. Imber’s monograph, Michael G. Imber: Ranches, Villas, and Houses, by author Elizabeth M. Dowling, will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.