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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lecture on New Traditional American Houses to be Held at Historic La Pietra School for Girls

New Traditional American Houses:
The Work of Fairfax & Sammons Architects
Anne Fairfax lecture, July 16

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
lecture at 7:00 pm, reception to follow

La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, 2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu, HI 96815
(ample parking is available)

Sponsored by Peter Vincent Architects, Honolulu, HI
Join architect Anne Fairfax, partner of Fairfax & Sammons Architects (and an alumna of La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls), for a talk about the work of their eponymous firm, now in its 21st year. Drawing inspiration from the wellspring of classical traditions, the firm has developed a body of work that reflects the theories of proportion and order that have been passed down through scholarship and practice for generations. Anne’s presentation will also examine some of the challenges ahead for contemporary practice. Fairfax & Sammons Architects are the recipients of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s 32nd annual Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition in the category of Architecture. Anne Fairfax was a trustee of Classical America and co-founder of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in 1992, and later became Board Director and Board Chairman of the ICAA for three years. We are fortunate to have Ms. Fairfax as an instructor in the ICAA curriculum.

The lecture will be held in the architectural treasure that was once the Walter Dillingham estate at the base of Diamond Head Crater. Designed in the style of the Villa La Pietra in Tuscany, a favorite spot on Mr. Dillingham and Ms. Louise Gaylord’s honeymoon in 1910, the home was completed in 1922. For the next 40 years, La Pietra was a social center for Honolulu’s wealthy and famous, with visitors to the estate including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Walt Disney.

With its start at Central Union Church, Hawaii School for Girls was the island’s only secular independent girls’ school. After purchasing the Dillingham Estate in 1969, Hawaii School for Girls relocated to its current site with nine founding teachers, 210 girls, and Head of School Joseph Pynchon and the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls has flourished here since.

This event is free and open to the public;
seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Inquiries can be made by calling (808) 536-5963 or by emailing
20 West 44th Street, Suite 310 ~ New York, NY 10036 ~ (212) 730-9646

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