Richard Gluckman - Space Framed

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

As part of the American Academy’s ongoing series of events exploring “American Classics,” celebrated architect Richard Gluckman will discuss the work of his firm as it is represented by interventions into historic structures, from the first project for the dia art foundation, 524 w 24th street in 1985, to current work at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, constructed between 1895 and 1915. Projects included will range from the proposed plan for a museum in Sevilla’s ‘Atarazanas’, a ship building factory from the 13th century, to the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Wing.

Gluckman will discuss Reyner Banham’s notion of the origin of modern architecture from late 19th to early 20th century American industrial architecture as posited in  ‘Concrete Atlantis’ with regard to the ‘Daylight Factory’ of Henry Ford’s River Rouge plant from 1917. This building type was re-invigorated in the 1980’s when its usefulness as a venue for large scale, site-specific work was exploited.

Richard Gluckman is the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017 and Principal at Gluckman Tang Architects in New York.

The lecture will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 18:30
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