MN Chapter of the SAH Fourth Annual Student Symposium

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Fourth Annual Student Symposium

September 26, 2009, 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Free and open to the public!

Location: Owens Science Hall (OWS) and O’Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (checkout the map if you are planning on attending, as these buildings are hard to find).

Parking available in adjacent lots.
For information on getting to campus and campus maps see:

A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30a.m. in the lobby of the

Session One (two concurrent sessions)
9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.

New Readings of Modern Classics

The Double-Tongued Enchanter (Tyrone Guthrie and Ralph Rapson)
Martina Foss, Iowa State University

The Architecture of the “Ill-Tempered” Environment: Re-reading Banham for a Revised Theory of Environmental Control
Julia L. Sedlock, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fallingwater and Zen
Adam Childers, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Transforming Bankside: The Tate Gallery of Modern Art
Elizabeth Henderson, University of St. Thomas

Memorials and the City

Time, Space, and Memory: Chronotopic Views of Architectural Restoration in the Late Roman Empire
Andrew Ruff, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bur Oaks, Bronze, and Boyhood: A Brief History of Cochran Park
Erin Lovell, University of Minnesota

Creating “A Work of Genius”: The Origins and Program of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition
Eva Quigley Timmons, University of St. Thomas

Session Two (two concurrent sessions)
11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Fabrication and Consumption of Culture

Making History: Ethnicity, Locality and Business in an Italian Specialty Store
Caitlin T. Boyle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Invented Swiss Architecture of New Glarus, Wisconsin: A Case Study and Formal Analysis of the Glarnerladen Antique Store
Stefan Osdene, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Musée du Quai Branly: Adventures in Transparency
Kristine Elias, University of St. Thomas

Branding Our American Architectural Heritage: Weyerhaeuser’s Role in the 1920’s Housing Industry
Jillian DeCoursey, University of Minnesota

Architecture, Politics, and the City

Digging Deeper: Massimo Vignelli’s Subway Map and the Redesign of the New York Subway, 1968-1975
Emma Boast, University of Chicago

“All that Space”: Philip Johnson and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Alexander Kauffman, New York University

Masjid An-Nur: Building Meaning in a Minnesota Mosque
Melissa Aho, University of St. Thomas

Envisioning Detroit: Detroit’s Michigan Central Station and the Politics of Representation
Nate Millington, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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