“The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture” is a one-day symposium in architectural history organized by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. This symposium is an outgrowth of the Race + Modern Architecture Project, an interdisciplinary workshop on the racial discourses of western architectural history from the Enlightenment to the present.

12 pm - 4 pm
Opening keynote/ presentations (403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus)

6 pm
Closing keynote (Greatbatch Pavilion, Martin House, 143 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo)

Introduction - 12:00pm

Opening Keynote Lecture - 12:15pm

US Capitol building.

Building Race and Nation: Slavery and Antebellum American Civic Architecture

Mabel O. Wilson - Professor of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP

Paper Presentations - 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Albany Capital building.

"Envy of the Rich": Labor, Race, and Architecture in Leopold Eidlitz's New York

Kathryn Holliday - Associate Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Arlington

another building.

Frank Lloyd Wright, White Labor and the Art and Craft of the Machine

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury - Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington

Bungalow architecture.

An Aesthetic Imperialism: Race, Politics, and the Visual Economy of Maybeck’s East Bay Style

Charles L. Davis II - Assistant Professor of Architecture History, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Closed Workshop for Presenters - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote Lecture - 6:00 pm

Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion
Martin House
143 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214

Darwin Martin House interior.

Where Was Jim Crow? Living in Wright’s America

Dianne Harris - Senior Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation