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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

About the Edgar A. Tafel Archive blog–NEW Avery blog

Avery Library Drawings & Archives Department has a new blog!!  Welcome to the "About the Edgar A. Tafel Archive" blog!!

Tania Franco, the new archivist for the Edgar A. Tafel Archives, will document the processing of the archive until its eventual publication in an online finding aid.

She also intends to highlight some fascinating findings and facts.

We hope it will provide you with some behind-the-scenes insights into the world of archives and the ideas of Edgar A. Tafel.

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Acquires the Edgar A. Tafel Archive

NEW YORK, January 17, 2012 –

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce the donation of the architectural archives and research files of architect and historian Edgar Tafel, as well as a $100,000 gift to support the processing, preservation, and presentation of the collection. The donation was made by the Edgar A. Tafel Living Trust as part of its mission to support architectural education.

See the complete press release.