May 2

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Preservation of Post-War Modernism

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From Brutalist municipal buildings in the city center to mid-century commercial structures on Broad Street, Modern architecture punctuates the historic fabric and has become part of the Richmond vernacular. In the aftermath of World War II, commercial development fully embraced Modern styles of architecture, with their break from traditional classical forms, focus on the machine aesthetic, and use of space age materials. Commercial and government projects particularly favored Brutalist architecture in the post-war decades. Join Quinn Evans architects and Historic Richmond preservationists for a live lecture program/webinar discussing the evolution of this architecture, the myriad challenges associated with its restoration, and highlights of Richmond’s often ignored and dismissed post-war Modern commercial architecture.

Panelists:
Danielle Porter, Director of Preservation | Historic Richmond
Chuck Wray, Principal | Quinn Evans
Lucy Moore, Architect | Quinn Evans
Scott Firestine, Library Director | Richmond Public Library

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Many thanks to our presenting sponsor Dominion Energy and program sponsor TCV Trust & Wealth Management!