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Architecture in 1817: Jefferson, Soane, and a Bicentennial Reflection on the Transatlantic "Diffusion of Light and Education” with Dr. Danielle Willkens

Dr. Danielle Willkens, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Auburn University will present an illustrated lecture reflecting on the bicentennial of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia and the completion of the Opening Up The Soane project at Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Although they never met, Jefferson and Soane had remarkable parallels in their personal and professional lives. Both fascinated with the use of optics in their architecture, they tested boundaries with new structural systems and employed the latest technologies for comfort within their buildings. This lecture will explore the exemplary architectural projects and educational endeavors of contemporaries Jefferson and Soane, as well as select projects by their peers within the 'transatlantic design network'.

Saturday March 3, 2018
9:30 - 11:00 AM
The Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
1660 North Decatur Road NE - Atlanta, Georgia 30307

This lecture is made possible by former Shutze Award Recipients that contribute annually to the Shutze Fellows Scholarship Fund.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for its operating support.
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