The University of Leicester Engineering Building, Stirling and Gowan. Photo: Richard Einzig/arcaid.co.uk
'Stirling's Red Buildings'
Conference dedicated to architect who co-designed Leicester's Engineering Building
A Twentieth Century Society conference with the Department of History of Art & Film on Saturday 28 March 2009 9.30am-5.00pm at the Engineering Building, University of Leicester.
An exploration of three famous early works by Sir James Stirling and James Gowan, and a reappraisal of their significance as architects.
- Opening by Professor Robert Burgess (Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester)
- Professor John McKean (University of Brighton) on the Leicester University Engineering Building, 1959-64
- Mark Cannata (HOK Architects) on the History Faculty and Library, Cambridge, 1964-67
- Alan Berman (Berman Guedes Stretton Architects) on the Florey Building, Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-71
- Professor Robert Maxwell (author of James Stirling Michael Wilford)
- Ellis Woodman (author of Modernity and Reinvention, The Architecture of James Gowan)
- Edward Jones (Dixon Jones Architects)
- John Tuomey (O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects)
Tickets £60 (C20 members £45), students £15, includes lunch.
Booking and membership: 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EJ 020 7250 3857, www.c20society.org.uk
Tour of Florey Building and 1960s Oxford on Sunday 29 March bookable separately.
Click here to view a poster for the conference.