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Why Classical Architecture Today?

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


Presented by Allan Greenberg, founder of Allan Greenberg Architects, LLC

Why is classical architecture the right language of form in the 21st century? Join Allan Greenberg as he discusses why he became a classical architect and why classical architecture is able to solve problems that appear to defeat designers today. Using his own work, as well as architectural examples from the past and the present, he illustrates designs that are contextual, energy efficient, and able to relate the past to the present and the future.

A reception and book signing of Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect follow. Questions about the content of this program? E-mail

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About the Speaker
Architect Allan Greenberg was born in South Africa and attended the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied both classical and modern architecture. He came to the United States in 1964 on a scholarship to study at Yale, and he received his U.S. citizenship in 1973. In 2006, Greenberg was the first American to be awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture in recognition for built work and scholarship that has enriched the American architectural and cultural landscape.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.