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The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hugh Ferriss, Lee Lawrie, Centerbrook Architects

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Architectural Historian Dr. Chuck Benson with “20th Century Influencers Hugh Ferriss and Lee Lawrie”

Both Hugh Ferriss and Lee Lawrie had an enormous effect upon architectural philosophical thinking and ultimate execution in the early part of the twentieth century in America. Hugh Ferriss became famous for his dark, brooding charcoal renderings of zoning studies for sky-scrapers in New York. Lee Lawrie distinguished himself as being the lead designer and lead sculptor for most of the architectural sculptures at Rockefeller Center, as well as work at Yale University on the Sterling Library, The State Capitol of Nebraska, the City & County of Los Angeles Library, along with numerous buildings across the United States. He was perhaps most known for his collaboration with the architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue on many of his firms’ projects. Learn more about these influential designers in an illustrated talk by Dr. Chuck Benson on Friday, October 14th at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office.


Dr. Benson has been teaching Art and Architectural History for more than twenty-five years at various universities and has led groups to explore iconic places and buildings in America, Italy, England, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere. His lecture credits include MOMA, Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He studied the history of art and architecture at Yale, and holds advanced degrees from Columbia University. He also has studied at Cambridge and Oxford.


This Essex Library program is free and open to the public. Centerbrook Architects is located at 67 Main St. in Centerbrook. Please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 for more information or to register.


October 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office
67 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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