Practice Post-50: Edgar A. Tafel in New York

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

Edgar A. Tafel Hall
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

Well known for his role as Wright apprentice and historian, Edgar Tafel also maintained a long productive architectural practice in New York. This event celebrates the opening of the Edgar Tafel archive at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and will introduce the archive to the architectural community. Speakers will discuss Tafel’s two most prominent projects in post-1950 New York: the Church House for the First Presbyterian Church and the SUNY Geneseo campus. The program will also take place in Edgar A. Tafel Hall, named for a person who cared deeply about bringing people together to share ideas and good stories.

Janet Parks, The Drawings and Archives at Avery Library
Tania Franco, The Edgar Tafel Archive
Kimbro Frutiger, Edgar Tafel’s Religious Work: Design, Traditions, Ethics
Caroline Zaleski, Edgar Tafel and SUNY Geneseo: Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Robert Silman, President Emeritus, Robert Silman Associates

Organized by: Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and AIANY Historic Buildings Committee

Register to attend:
CES/Continuing Education credits available: AIA CES: 1 LU

Avery Library’s Edgar A. Tafel finding aid:

Tafel blog:

Oculus review

Image Credit: Edgar A. Tafel, Washington Square Park, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

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