Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes

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Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes

Reimagining Olana: Architecture and Placemaking in Historic Landscapes
Apr 12, 2017
The Center for Architecture
New York, NY
United States

Please join us for a program that will look at contemporary architecture in historic parks and landscapes.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Follies Function and Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House, organized by The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY). The exhibition unites 21 visionary architects and landscape architects to address one of the great mysteries at Olana State Historic Site: the summer house. Lacking documentary evidence to demonstrate the design and style of this structure, 21 architects and landscape architects were invited to interpret the summer house at Olana. The exhibition presents innovative design ideas that respond to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW


Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation 

Angelyn Chandler, Deputy Commissioner for Capital Programs, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation  

Joseph Disponzio, Preservation Landscape Architect, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership


Amy Freitag, Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund

Organized by: Center for Architecture in partnership with the Olana Parthernship and ASLA-NY

Price: Free for AIA members, ASLA members, members of Olana, and students with valid student ID, $10 for general public

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
United States