The Glass House in New Canaan is inviting guests to a program curated by architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and historian John Maciuika for a conversation about preservation, living buildings, and the public realm, including Snøhetta‘s revitalization of the Philip Johnson-designed 550 Madison tower and public spaces in New York. There will be a self-guided tour of the Glass House Site from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, followed by a lecture from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and a reception from 7:30 pm – 8 pm.
As one of the Founding Partners of Snøhetta, Craig Dykers has led many of Snøhetta’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion in California, and Calgary’s new Central Library in Canada. Recently, Craig has led the design of the new pedestrian plazas in Times Square and The French Laundry Kitchen Expansion and Garden Renovation in Yountville.
Dykers’ work has led to numerous international awards, including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize of Architecture, two World Architecture Awards, and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture. He is a Recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Architecture, the Grosch Medal in Norway, and the AIA Gold Medal for the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.
Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at the New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. Goldberger is the author of many books, most recently Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Up From Zero. Goldberger is also completing a new book on the architecture of American baseball parks to be published next year. He is also the chairman of the Advisory Council of the Glass House and the Joseph Urban Professor of Design and Architecture at the New School.
John V. Maciuika specializes in the history of modern architecture and design. He teaches courses in the history of art, architecture, urbanism, the decorative arts, and design at the City University of New York’s Baruch College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests include the relationship between architecture and cultural identity; shifting narratives of the “modern” over time in architecture and design; the sociology of the design professions; and the cultural politics of architecture in particular national settings.