“Authentic architecture is not the incarnation of the spirit of the age but of the spirit, full stop.”
― Léon Krier, The Architecture of Community
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
1250 14th Street, Denver, Colorado, 2nd Floor Gallery
Reception at 5:30pm ǀ Lecture at 6:00pm
Sponsored by CAP’s Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives
In partnership with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter
Please join us for the inaugural lecture of the Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives by Léon Krier, one of the world's leading architects and urbanists. Over his decades-long career he has tirelessly advocated for the reconstruction of the vernacular and classical city as the means to true sustainability and human dignity.
Master planner of new towns such as Poundbury in England and Cayalá in Guatemala, architect of buildings such as the Windsor Town Hall and the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center at the University of Miami School of Architecture, author of provocative and precise essays with his signature drawings, inspiration to countless New Urbanists and New Classicists across the world, Krier’s written and built works are transforming the world for the better.
Over many years he has taught and inspired students and professors alike at the Architectural Association and Royal College of Arts in London, Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Virginia and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous essays and books including Architecture: Choice or Fate (1998), winner of the Silver Medal of the Académie Française, and now republished and expanded as The Architecture of Community (2009).
His work has been honored with many distinctions including the Berlin Prize for Architecture, the Jefferson Memorial Gold Medal, the Chicago American Institute of Architects Award, the European Culture Prize, and an Athena Medal from the Congress for the New Urbanism. In 2003, he became the inaugural recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical and Traditional Architecture. He has been consultant and trusted advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales since 1988.