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.
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.