Garth Rockcastle, Doug Reed, Rob Rogers and Ann Beha discuss their approaches to design in historic settings with moderator Winka Dubbeldam, Chair of the Architecture Department at Penn Design (left to right). Courtesy of PennDesign.
Over 170 people registered for the Design + Heritage Symposium co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign and the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation on March 16th and 17th, 2017. Marlon Blackwell FAIA delivered an inspiring keynote address on Thursday evening, focusing on design’s place between “the ideal and the improvised” in current culture. With participants representing diverse disciplines and perspectives, the presentations and discussion afterwards on Friday were lively and provocative. Scattergood Design principal Pamela Hawkes, who is Professor of Practice in Historic Preservation at PennDesign, organized the event.
Key takeaways from the symposium have been synthesized by Molly Lester, graduate of the Historic Preservation Program at Penn, in a blog post for PennDesign News. The article includes links to videos of all the presentations and can be found at
Garth Rockcastle, Doug Reed, Rob Rogers and Ann Beha discuss their approaches to design in historic settings with moderator Winka Dubbeldam, Chair of the Architecture Department at Penn Design (left to right). Courtesy of PennDesign. Over 170 people registered for the Design + Heritage Symposium co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign… Read more »
The rooftops of the Science Labs, as well as the new latrines and storage building, have appeared on Google Earth. We’re not sure how often the countryside of Tanzania is flown and updated, but it’s exciting that anyone in the world can monitor the progress of the Milembe School for Girls from afar. Closer to… Read more »
Front of Lab A, with doors awaiting weaving Photos fresh off the phone from Kishosha in Tanzania this morning show the laboratory buildings and latrines at Milembe School are nearly finished. The first group of windows were trucked from Bujora last week, and are being installed in Laboratory A. Bamboo screens over fiberglass panels in… Read more »
Rooms have already been reserved at 250 Main Street Hotel in Rockland, set to open in May 2016. Finishing touches were underway when we stopped by on March 25th, the day after our lecture at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. From the welcoming living room/lobby with its glowing gas fireplace and banquettes to sweeping views… Read more »
The construction crew started work last month on the first phase of the Milembe Secondary School for Girls in Tanzania. We began planning during a three-month stay there in 2013, and have just returned from three weeks on site, problem-solving with the Africa Schoolhouse construction, management and engineering teams. You can read more on our… Read more »
Maine Home + Design has featured our design philosophy and work in their January 2016 issue. You can read more here: http://mainehomedesign.com/aia-design-theory/inspiration-abstraction-connection/