Lauren Weiss Bricker

Professor, Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University

Clarkson Chair in Planning

Edward Durell Stone, Stuart Pharmaceuticals (Pasadena, Calif.), 1958. Julius Shulman, Photographer, Job 2530: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).

Edward Durell Stone, Stuart Pharmaceuticals (Pasadena, Calif.), 1958. Julius Shulman, Photographer, Job 2530: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).

Join us for a series of public events with architectural historian Lauren Weiss Bricker, who comes to UB as our 2019 Clarkson Chair in Planning. Dr. Weiss Bricker is a widely regarded expert in historic preservation and a professor of architecture at California State Polytechnic University.

3/9/19

March 6, 2019

As historic preservationists confront some of their own historical biases - and how that shapes what is lost and what is saved - how can we reassess the ways we interpret historic sites and develop strategies for maintaining the vitality of these places?

3/7/19

March 7, 2019

This panel brings together local preservationists and architects in a provocative and timely conversation with architectural historian Dr. Lauren Weiss Bricker about the future of preserving Modern architecture

Biography

Lauren Bricker

Photo by Victoria Wispell 

Lauren Weiss Bricker, PhD​​, is professor of architecture and director of the Archives-Special Collections in the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Dr. Weiss Bricker is former Chair of the State Historical Resources Commission in California and former co-chair of the Commission’s Committee on the Cultural Resources of the Modern Age. She is a co-author of the forthcoming Mediterranean Revival House (Abrams), and is currently  working on “The Pragmatists,” a study of the American response to the form and ideology of European Modernism, supported by a fellowship from the Clarence S.Stein Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies, Cornell University.

She is the former chair of the National Council for Preservation Education and co-curator of “Technology and Environment: The Southern California Postwar House,” one in a series of exhibitions of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture L.A. She is the author of The Mediterranean House in America (Abrams, 2008), and co-author of the catalog Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler, which accompanied an exhibition of the same title (Palm Springs Museum of Art, 2011). 

The Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair program invites distinguished scholars and professionals to campus for lectures and seminars that engage students, faculty and members of the public in knowledge-sharing and debate on critical issues in architecture, planning and design. The program was founded by Will and Nan Clarkson in 1991.