Join architect Max Strang and Glass House chief curator Hilary Lewis at New Canaan Library for a conversation about Strang’s work and the influence of the Sarasota School of Architecture on his career. The talk will also highlight his multi-faceted initiative that aims to preserve, update and honor the contributions of the pioneering Florida architect Gene Leedy (1928-2018).
For 25 years, Strang has demonstrated a commitment to creating high-quality designs with a focus on academic and professional engagement. In 1998 he founded Strang Design, a multidisciplinary design firm respected for advancing its ethos of Environmental Modernism. His design approach considers the future impact climate change will have on residential and urban development in the coming decades. Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2016 and consistently recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for the strength of his design work, Strang has won dozens of awards, including the 2022 AIA Miami Architect of the Year, 2018 AIA Florida Medal of Honor for Design, and 2013 AIA Miami Silver Medal for Design.
Strang has been published in over 200 magazines, news interviews, and books and has produced two firm monographs, most recently Subtropic, The Architecture of [STRANG], which reflects the concepts of environmental modernism showcased in the firm’s numerous residential projects. Notably, his firm was recognized as the 2022 Firm of the Year by AIA Miami.
Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of live events that extends the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This talk is co-hosted by New Canaan Library and supported in part by the New Canaan Community Foundation.