Dear Colleague,

Deadline for applying is March 15, 2018.

We are still accepting applications for our summer 2018 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program.

Session One (May 28 – June 22)

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones

Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching & Analyzing Historic Buildings

(Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration

Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)

Book Bindings Restoration

The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings

Introduction to the Conservation of Books and Bindings

(Program includes lectures and practical workshop)

Session Two (July 9 – August 3)

Paper Restoration

Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)

Traditional Painting Techniques

Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues

(Program includes lectures and painting workshop)

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy 

Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues

(Program includes lectures and discussion)

NEW RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project

Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site

(Program includes research and surveying field work*)

This new project is in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame.

*Field Projects:

Restoration of the façade of the medieval church of San Carlo (13th century)

Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city

Architectural and structural survey of the baths in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae

Short Inter-Session Program

Preservation Field Trip – Italy (June 24 – July 3)

A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.

Now in its 20th year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in preservation and restoration. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

This year, some of our students are able to receive accreditation through the Art History Department at West Virginia University. You can find more information about accreditation for participating in an SGPS program on our WEBSITE.

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource.

We have a 2018 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,

Polly Withers

Admissions and Recruiting

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program


Winter 2018 UW Department of Architecture Lecture Series

February 28    6 PM

Yumi Kori  I Tokyo/Osaka, Studio Myu

Between Art and Architecture

Co-sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program

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Yumi Kori is a Japanese-born artist and architect based in New York and Tokyo. She established Studio MYU Architects in Tokyo in 1986 and has degrees from Kyoto Prefecture University and Columbia GSAPP. Kori is Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology, Design and Architecture, and has taught at Columbia, Barnard, Yale, Parsons, the University of Brasilia and the Nagoya Institute of Technology. She is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize in 2015; the ar+d award by The Architectural Review, London in 2002 and 2003.

 Kori works with the context of the place and transforms it into another space by using light, sound and architectural settings. Her installations invite visitors to walk into the space. Audiences experience the altered space through their body and senses. Thus the visitor discovers new spatial and temporal dimensions hidden in the existing space. Projects have been realized in public space, ruins, abandoned buildings and museums through out the world, including New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Berlin, Basel, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.



March 7

Sharon Sutton I  New York, UW/Columbia/Parsons

When Ivory Towers Were Black

Lessons in Diversifying the City-Making Professions


 All lectures will be held in Architecture Hall 147 at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. For more information see http://arch.be.washington.edu/
Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.


The Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation Program will be hosting our annual conference, to be held May 18th to 20th in Astoria. Thanks in advance to John Goodenberger and Lucien Swerdloff for helping us put the program together, which will include such highlights as papers by scholars from throughout the region, a presentation on site of the Garden of Surging Waves by urban designer Suenn Ho, and a presentation on site on the restoration of the Astoria Column by John Goodenberger.

Paper abstracts and grant applications due 2-12-2018

Abstracts for proposed papers and grant applications for research and attendance at our upcoming annual conference in Astoria, Oregon are due on February 12, 2018. This year’s Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross chapter conference is from May 18-20, 2018 and the theme is, “Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest.” Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. For more information, see the attached or visit our website at: http://sahmdr.org/conference.html.

Applications for two grant programs, the Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Awards and the Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards, are due at the same time. As a further incentive, student membership in SAHMDR is free.

Planning for the conference is underway – stay tuned for the preliminary program!

Society of Architectural Historians to Meet in Saint Paul


The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of the Twin Cities.

The conference kicks off on Wednesday with a public workshop on creating oral and video histories. SAH members will deliver papers in 48 sessions throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, which will be accompanied by roundtable talks that address current issues in the field. On Friday evening, the Society will name the 2018 winners of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video at its annual awards ceremony at the Landmark Center. Guided tours will offer conference attendees and the local community the opportunity to experience the architecture and landscapes of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. On Saturday, SAH will present a public seminar at the Science Museum of Minnesota that examines the changing postindustrial landscapes along the Twin Cities Mississippi River Corridor. Speakers will include local designers, planners, historians, and community activists who are reshaping the riverfront. The conference’s closing night reception will take place at the James J. Hill House on Saturday evening.

Early registration ends February 20. Tours-only and public event registration opens February 21. Day rates are available for purchase onsite. Visit sah.org/2018 for more information.

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February 7

6 PM  Arch Hall 147

Amale Andraos 

New York, Columbia University/WORKac

We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge

(book signing following lecture)

(image: Weiden+KennedyNYC, photo by Bruce Damonte)

Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Andraos has taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminar have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled “Architecture and Representation” held at Studio-X Amman in 2013 and at the university’s New York campus in the Fall of 2014. Her publications include the recent 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!(Princeton Architectural Press, 2010); and The Arab City: Architecture and Representation (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016).

Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, a 35-person architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac in 2003, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed master plan for the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq ft, three story New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Currently, in Africa, the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed in 2016 and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads-of-state. In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in downtown Brooklyn.


February 28

Yumi Kori  I Tokyo/Osaka, Studio Myu

Between Art and Architecture



March 7

Sharon Sutton I  New York, UW/Columbia/Parsons

When Ivory Towers Were Black

Lessons in Re-Imagining Universities and Communities


All lectures will be held in Architecture Hall 147 at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. For more information see http://arch.be.washington.edu/

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

Sunday February 11th, 2018 | 4PM

Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard

Portland, OR 97202

For questions, please contact Liz Thatcher, ZGF at 503.863.2246