Zaguan, Georgia O’Keeffe House & Studio, Abiquiú, NM (Scattergood Design)
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has engaged a multi-disciplinary team, led by Pamela W. Hawkes FAIA of Scattergood Design and Michael C. Henry PE AIA of Watson & Henry Associates, to develop a comprehensive Conservation Assessment for the Home and Studio of the American modern artist Georgia O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is recognized as one of the most significant artists of the 20thcentury. The site in Abiquiú, New Mexico, located about 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe, exemplifies her singular modernist aesthetic and served as the inspiration for some of her most significant works, such as the In The Patioseries and Winter Road. In the 1940s, O’Keeffe purchased the abandoned 18thcentury adobe house, incorporating modernist elements in its restoration, such as oversized plate glass windows and skylights.
Presently, the Home and Studio is part of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and is a National Historic Landmark. Open to the public, it has experienced sharp increases in visitation in recent years. The Conservation Assessment, which includes documentation and monitoring, will focus on long-range preservation strategies for the unique assemblage of traditional materials and modern aesthetic. The final report will guide the historic site’s interpretation and conservation.
Other team members include: Peter Aaslestad, Aaslestad Preservation Consulting, photogrammetry and three-dimensional imagery; Anthony Crosby, adobe conservation; Dorothy Krotzer of Building Conservation Associates, finishes conservation; and Atkinson-Noland & Associates, structural engineers.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of its namesake. In addition to the main Museum campus in Santa Fe, the O’Keeffe Museum maintains O’Keeffe’s two residences in northern New Mexico, an Education Annex, Library and Archives, and a variety of collections relating to O’Keeffe and modern art.
Zaguan, Georgia O’Keeffe House & Studio, Abiquiú, NM (Scattergood Design) The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has engaged a multi-disciplinary team, led by Pamela W. Hawkes FAIA of Scattergood Design and Michael C. Henry PE AIA of Watson & Henry Associates, to develop a comprehensive Conservation Assessment for the Home and Studio of the American modern… Read more »
Change Over Time 7.2—focused on Design in the Historic Environment—has launched! Print copies are en routeto subscribers and digital copies are accessible through Project Muse, Reuters Web of Science, and EBSCO Art and Architecture among others. Pamela Hawkes, as Professor of Practice in Historic Preservation at PennDesign, served as Guest Editor with an ensemble of contributors representing… Read more »
The second University of Pennsylvania Praxis at Powderham Castle took place in May on the river Exe in England. Pamela, Penn colleagues Laura Keim and Frank Matero and graduate assistants Starr Herr Cardillo and Elizabeth Trumbull guided ten first year graduate students in the Historic Preservation Program through three weeks of investigation. This year, the focus… Read more »
The 18th century Belvedere The University of Pennsylvania Historic Preservation program’s three week Site Management, Interpretation and Conservation Praxis in May-June has been situated at Powderham Castle, ancestral home of the Earl of Devon on the south coast of England. With Penn colleagues Laura Keim and Randall Mason, Pamela helped 10 first-year grad students document… Read more »
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 Richmond Station, located along the Delaware River north of center city Philadelphia, was designed by architect John T. Windrim and engineer W.E. R. Elgin. The mammoth classical revival structure came into service in 1925. Its vaulted, clear span Turbine Hall, measuring 315 feet x 123 feet by an average of 125 feet high, has… 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/
The Waterville Opera House, built in 1900 as an integral part of City Hall, brought world-renowned vaudeville performers to the city and surrounding communities. After World War II, its splendor dimmed as it was converted to a movie theater, but by the 1970’s, community theatricals once more brought life to the stage. In 2007, the… Read more »
We are delighted to share the news that renovation and expansion of the Cambridge Public Library in Massachusetts by William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects has received one of just seven national Honor Awards for Architecture from the American Institute for Architects. While Principal at ABA, Pamela had the pleasure of guiding work on… Read more »