Mckim, Mead and White and the Architecture of Surprise

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Duncan Stroik, Guest Lecturer

It is a rule of Classical architecture that the façade always expresses the interior. Or does it? What can we learn about conventional principles by studying actual built masterpieces? We will focus on two beloved American buildings by McKim, Mead, & White: the University Club in New York City and the Boston Public Library.  

Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. His award-winning work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in California, the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Tampa, and Christ Chapel at Hillsdale College. A frequent lecturer on sacred architecture and the classical tradition, Stroik has authored The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Mr. Stroik is an inaugural member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture.

Free for ICAA Members
$15 General Public


Photo by Eric Kilby. Boston Public Library.

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December 15 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1h)