AIA Monterey Bay

cordially invites you to our five part lecture series for an in-depth exploration of Mid-Century architecture.

These five deliveries articulate the broad themes of the period and their implementation in the Monterey Bay, a region filled with masterworks from this period. The heritage industry, the real estate market values, the design taste, the reappearance of particular architectural experiences even with novel forms, are some of the most visible areas of impact of this historical period on our time. This series can be of interest to architects, general contractors dealing with adaptive re-use, real estate agents and brokers, people interested in architecture at large, and building and planning officials. 

 

What is Mid-Century Modern (MCM) in California and the U.S.?

speaker: Pierluigi Serraino

This talk spells out the architectural themes that distinguish the Mid-Century Modern period from the large trajectory of Modernism. A definite set of attributes gives distinct character to the architecture of this time span, with variations across the country that will be pointed out for the audience. California Modernism is a firm point in the annals of Modern Architecture. Here the focus is on the geographical areas within the Golden State that have the highest concentration of MCM projects, a great many of them lasting masterpieces revered to this date. An overview of the key architects in various parts of California will give the audience a sense of the scope of this phenomenon.  

Followed by reception.

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date

March 1, 2019

time

6:00 - 8:00pm

Location

Golden Bough Carmel

PRICE

$25 (non-members)

Which Modernism in the Monterey Bay?

speaker: pierluigi Serraino

The Monterey Bay was a playground for experimental architecture from renown architects to lesser known personalities. What makes the Modern Architecture in the Monterey Region distinct from the rest of California as well? And how can the specialist and the lay people recognize what is of merit versus what is ordinary in this period?

This lecture will also present the work of specific architects that either operated in the Monterey Bay or left designs of significance while based somewhere else will be presented. Specifically, from the first group will be featured the work of Henry Hill, John Konigshofer, Olof Dahlstrand, and Kipp Stewart among others. From the second group the designs of Gordon Drake, Campbell & Wong, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and William Wurster will be discussed.

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Date

March 28, 2019

time

6:00 - 7:30pm

Location

440 Ortiz Avenue 

Sand City, CA 93955

PRICE

$25 (non-members)


co-Sponsored by

The Donald McEnry Davis Charitable Fund

Carmel Realty Company

Mark Mills Lecture at Charles Moore’s Monterey County Weekly

speaker: Janey Bennett

Janey Bennett, author of “The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills” will present the work of Mark Mills – a local and most prolific mid-century architect. Janey Bennett is a friend of the Mills family and will also share a very personal side of this prolific prominent local architect. 

A tour of the Monterey County Weekly, Charles Moore’s first commercial building, is offered to ticket holders before the event at 5:00pm.

No host café.

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date

April 25, 2019

time

6:00 - 8:00pm

location

The Press Club, Monterey County Weekly

Price

$25 (non-members)


co-Sponsored by

Monterey County Weekly

Monterey Bay Modernism - Case Studies

Three successful Mid-Century rehabilitations will be presented, followed by an expert panel to explore and discuss the challenges of renovating a Mid-Century structure without losing its usually delicate proportions. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Meet our presenters:

The Designer, Cynthia Riebe

The Builder, Alfred Seccombe

The Homeowner, Paul Wylde

Joined by:

Landscape Designer, Bernard Trainor

Architectural Historian, Kent Seavey

Moderated by: Pierluigi Serraino


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date

May 30, 2019

time

6:00 - 8:00pm

location

La Mirada, Monterey Museum of Art

Price

$25 (non-members)


co-sponsored by

La Mirada

Architecture for Sale

SPEAKER: Crosby Doe

Followed by Q&A and dinner reception.

Market Differentiation: The key to building value, and the preservation of architecture.

Forum with Crosby Doe, CEO of Crosby Doe Associates, Inc., a real estate company based in Beverly Hills, California, and the developer of “Architecture for Sale” a multimedia platform for showcasing important properties of architectural significance available around the world.

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date

June 26, 2019

time

5:00 - 8:00pm

location

Santa Lucia Preserve

price

$35 (non-members)


Sponsored by

Santa Lucia Preserve