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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents George Miller, FAIA with“The Winning Ways Of I. M. Pei”

March 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


Did you know that the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Louvre pyramid, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. were all designed by the same architect? I. M. Pei designed those and many more award-winning buildings and in 1983 was awarded the Pritzker Prize, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize of architecture.

On Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. on Zoom, former managing partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners Architects, George H. Miller, FAIA, will present an illustrated review of I.M. Pei’s career. Miller will speak about the influence of site on each design of four major projects: the National Gallery East Building, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and the Grand Louvre in Paris, which began without public support but became one of the most loved and most visited museums in the world.

George H. Miller, FAIA is the Chief Operating Officer of Richard Meier & Partners LLP. Previously he served as the managing partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP and worked in the firm for 43 years. Among his many leadership positions within the profession, Mr. Miller has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (2003) and as AIA national president (2010). Additionally, he has served as the chair of the NY State Licensing Board and he continues to serve the Board as a member. Currently he is the chair of the NCARB Region 2 Board.

Miller has received the New York State James William Kideney Gold Medal, the NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, the President’s Medal from the AIA New York Chapter and the Alumni Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania State University. He is an internationally recognized leader and advocate on behalf of the profession, playing a central role in the development of an effective framework for international collaboration among architects, consultants, and other specialists. Through these and a variety of other initiatives, he continues to promote public understanding of architecture.

This Zoom event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 or see https://www.youressexlibrary.org/


March 19, 2021
7:00 pm
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