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Glass House Presents: Robert A. M. Stern’s Journey in Architecture

October 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Join us for the live webinar on Tuesday, October 25, at 6 pm EST.

Join New Canaan Library and the Glass House in welcoming architect and author Robert A. M. Stern, who will be speaking about his newly published autobiography Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture. Stern will be in conversation with Glass House Chief Curator and Creative Director Hilary Lewis, as they discuss this much-anticipated memoir which surveys his life and seismic role in the field of architecture from the 1960s to the present.


By turns thoughtful and irreverent, Stern’s candid account highlights the often-overlooked role that an architect’s life plays in shaping the buildings they produce. Replete with personal insights and humor, Between Memory and Invention details Stern’s youthful efforts to redraw house plans in real estate ads, stories about the many mentors—including Philip Johnson—who have shaped his thinking, his struggle to launch an architecture practice in the 1970s amid a recession, and his more than half-century of practice as an architect, educator, and historian.

Robert A. M. Stern is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and in 2017 received the Topaz Medallion, awarded jointly by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of outstanding service to architectural education. Stern is the 2011 Driehaus Prize laureate and in 2008 received the tenth Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum. In 2007, he received both the Athena Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Board of Directors’ Honor from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 2007 and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters since 2011.

Stern served as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 to 2016. He was Professor of Architecture and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University and served from 1984 to 1988 as the first director of Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on both historical and contemporary topics in architecture. He is the author of numerous books, including the most recently published, Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture.


October 25, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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