Azby Fund Lecture
A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the Favrot Lobby at 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. AIA credits will be offered for this lecture.
Dr. Karen Kingsley, professor emerita of Tulane University’s School of Architecture, is editor-in-chief of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series and co-editor of the Society’s digital publication, SAH Archipedia. She has published widely on Southern architecture, including Buildings of Louisiana (Oxford University Press, 2003) and (co-authored with Guy W. Carwile) The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960 (Louisiana State University Press, 2016).
In the mood of optimism following World War II, New Orleans began to reposition itself as a modern and progressive city. Central to the change was a group of young architects who made the city a nucleus of innovation. The buildings they created, which encompassed a range of types and functions, make clear issues fundamental to understanding the postwar period. All the architects had aspirations for a distinctive and contemporary aesthetic, determined to look to the future rather than the past.