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Guastavino Tile, National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium. Photo by Michael Freeman
The Guastavino Company transformed the American architectural landscape with its versatile tile vaults, creating expansive spaces that were simultaneously attractive, strong, and fireproof. Panelists discuss the history of these vaults and ongoing efforts to preserve, restore, and celebrate these unique architectural marvels. Panelists include Edmund Meade of Robert Silman Associates; Raymond Pepi of Building Conservation Associates Inc.; Baird M. Smith, FAIA, FAPT, of Quinn Evans Architects; and Chrysanthe Broikos of the National Building Museum (moderator). 1.5 LU HSW (AIA) $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
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