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Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100
Core Series
Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:00pm
Avery Hall
Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100

Barry Bergdoll, Andrew Dolkart, Carole Ann Fabian, Kenneth Frampton, Mary McLeod, Michael McKinnell, Janet Parks, Tony Schuman, Bernard Tschumi, Sam White, Mark Wigley, Unfolding Avery, an exhibition on the history of Avery Hall by Jihoi Lee (CCCP, ’13) and Eduardo Rega Calvo, and a party to follow.

November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century. Designed by the legendary architecture firm McKim, Mead and White, Avery Hall is home to the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the renowned Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Together, the School and the Library support a culture of innovation and discovery of the ever dynamic fields of architectural practice and research. GSAPP and Avery Library host this symposium, exhibition, and celebratory reception to honor Avery Hall’s storied history with remarks by faculty, scholars, and staff who have participated in the life of the building. 

1pm: Opening Remarks

Panel I: Past
The history of Avery Hall including its envisioned role within the McKim, Mead and White Columbia University campus master plan, and  how the building design has been informed by changes in the School and Library programs over its history. With Barry Bergdoll, Andrew Dolkart, Janet Parks, and Sam White. 

Video of Panel I

Panel II: Personal Reflections
Reflections on daily life as students, teachers, scholars and staff in Avery Hall. How has its use changed, over time? How does its form affect program, and vice versa? What does Avery Hall mean to those who spend time here? With Kenneth Frampton, Michael McKinnell, Mary McLeod, and Tony Schuman.

Coffee break

Panel III: Future
What is at stake for architectural education and libraries at the dawn of Avery Hall’s second century? How will these challenges and desires shape the future of architectural pedagogy and research—and in turn, shape their buildings? With Carole Ann Fabian, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley.

Video of Panel III


AIA CES credits available
Organized by Columbia University GSAPP and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Photos by Paul Dallas, Tina Gao, and Cindy Hwang, Columbia University GSAPP