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Mid-Century Matters: Understanding the Architecture of an Era

Overview

Architect Kyle Gregory leads a virtual discussion on Mid-century architecture and design. Hosted by the Hilltop House and Studio.

 

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What does it mean to characterize something as mid-century modern? Is it a style? An era? A fad? The popularity of this movement endures on the strength of its clean, simple lines and honest use of materials. Encompassing everything from single family homes to public buildings, furnishings, art, and media, it continues to define much of the American cultural landscape.

 

This session will look at the cultural, technological, and economic factors that influenced the development of various architecture and design genres that characterize this era. We’ll also discuss how we continue to live with it today in both aesthetic and functional terms, including some of the material advancements that have facilitated our contemporary lifestyles. Further discussion will focus on the challenges these materials pose in terms of current concerns of both preservation and energy conservation.

 

Kyle Gregory is a senior architect with Ashley McGraw architects in Syracuse, NY. With 20 years of experience in a broad range of project types, his passion lies in preservation. He is an advocate for maximizing the potential of historic and cultural resources to participate in regeneration of communities and a positive and sustainable future. Kyle is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, and is a member of the advisory committee for the Hilltop House and Studio.

 

Additional Information:

There is no cost to attend this event, but we hope you consider making a donation to the organization. All donations support future programming at the Hilltop House and Studio.

 

Stone Quarry is committed to providing full access to all. Please send accessibility inquiries and requests two weeks in advance of the session to sarah@sqhap.org.