Reconsidering Context: New Buildings in Old New York

May 18, 6:30 PM | First Church of Christ, Scientist

The BHA is proud to co-sponsor a lecture and panel discussion on the issues surrounding “contextual development.” Leading architectural theorist Steven Semes will discuss his new book The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation

Steven Semes is the author of The Architecture of the Classical Interior (W. W. Norton & Co.) His essays and reviews have appeared in Traditional Building, Period Homes, American Arts Quarterly, and the National Trust Forum Journal. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and was educated at the University of Virginia and Columbia University.


Simeon Bankoff is the Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council. His work encompasses land use, zoning, affordable housing, and adaptive reuse, and, as a result, is at the forefront of New York City’s historic preservation movement.

Richard Cameron is a Principal at the design firm, Atelier & Co. Cameron is the co-founder of both the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and The Beaux-Arts Atelier, an educational platform for practicing architecture as a fine art. In 2013 he received The Arthur Ross Board of Directors Honor Award from the ICA&A.

Roberta Washington is the Principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC, and a former Landmarks Preservation Commissioner.

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street

Tickets are free. Registration is required.
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