Minding the Gap: Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 9:00am - 8:30pm
The Getty Center Harold M. Williams Auditorium 1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Map and directions

Heritage conservation is about managing change—and nowhere is this more contentious than in the historic urban environment. How do today's architects insert new buildings in cherished historic urban areas in a way that respects, reveals, and celebrates their special character while potentially creating the heritage of tomorrow?

This one-day public symposium will explore the role of contemporary architecture in the historic urban environment. A group of international architects and urban planners—including Thomas H. Beeby, Juergen Mayer H., Rafael Moneo, Richard Rogers, and Denise Scott Brown—will present their own work, illustrating a range of approaches to this challenge. The symposium will conclude with an evening panel discussion moderated by architectural critic Paul Goldberger.

Event Info

About the sponsor:
This event complements the GCI's Conserving Modern Architecture and Historic Cities and Urban Settlements Initiatives and is being presented in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

The Getty Conservation Institute works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the Conservation Institute focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.