James Riely Gordon lecture and open house

Ellis County Court House presentation rendering

Wednesday, March 7th, the University of Texas School of Architecture’s Spring Lecture Series will feature Chris Meister.  Chris recently published his book James Riely Gordon: his courthouses and other public architecture.  Chris’ research took him near and far, but he spent a significant amount of time investigating Gordon’s core collection held at the Alexander Architectural Archive.  In conjunction with the lecture, which will be held in Goldsmith Lecture Hall 3.120 at 5pm, the Archive will open its doors from 10am to 4pm that day to share some Gordon gems.  The open house will also extend after Chris’ lecture, from 6 to 7pm.

The Gordon collection is an amazing resource and Chris has done a fine job scratching the surface for scholarship.   Gordon was also an early proponent of copyright, passive energy design, professional associations, and the development of building codes in NYC.

Hope to see you there!

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