American College: Past, Present and Future
Unique Aspects Of Collegiate Architecture And Landscape Design
10, 2001-- The
University of Virginia School of Architecture will hold the first
biennial Woltz Symposium, "Space, Social Identity, and the American
Campus," on Nov. 2 and 3. The symposium will look at the past, present
and future of architecture and landscape design that distinguish
the American college campus.
Through case studies, the conference
will examine the unique interplay of architecture and landscape
of American campuses and its role in creating shared values, expectations,
activities and loyalties.
The first day will tackle the
relationship between social identity and the campus form of several
colleges, including Vassar College, Tuskeegee University, Yale University,
the University of Virginia and Brandeis University.
The second day will address contemporary
design on American campuses, featuring talks and panel discussions
by architecture historians, architects and landscape architects.
Paul Turner, Stanford University
professor and author of "Campus: An American Planning Tradition,"
will give a lecture, "The American Campus. What Does it Mean?" on
Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
The conference, in Campbell Hall,
Room 153, is free and open to the public. A schedule and list of
speakers is attached and also available on the Web at http://arch.virginia.edu/~sch-docs/announce/
The biennial Woltz Symposium on Topics
Related to Landscape and Architecture is endowed by the late John
Elliot Woltz, father of U.Va School of Architecture alumnus Thomas
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298