“I Was Thinking”: A Look at the History of St. Louis Architecture & Gyo Obata

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 • 7:00 pm
  • Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd

Thursday November 3 | 7PM
Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Join Dr. Winifred E. Newman, head of the department of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, for this program on the history of St. Louis architecture, Gyo Obata, and the trajectory of contemporary architecture. Links between St. Louis and the global market in architecture started as early as the mid-1860s with the exportation of local red brick around the world, but they reached a critical mass in 1975 with the HOK commission of the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Newman will explore this rich history in a talk that links cities and buildings and the design of our world.

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