Glass House Presents

Samuel White

Something Old, Something New: The Architecture of Transformation

A founding partner of PBDW Architects, Samuel White leads a practice that combines historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs in historic settings. The firm’s current commissions include the conversion of the Park Avenue Armory into a major cultural venue, galleries for the New-York Historical Society, a school for children in the autistic spectrum, a 14-story synagogue and community house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and a Net-Zero-Energy dormitory for Williams College.

Mr. White is also the author of Nice House, a survey of recent residential designs published by Monacelli Press and The Houses of McKim, Mead & White published by Rizzoli. He is co-author with Elizabeth White of McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks, and Stanford White Architect, also published by Rizzoli.

Mr. White is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania.

Please note: this event takes place at New Canaan Library. Please register here. The lecture will begin at 6:30pm, preceded by a reception beginning at 6:00pm.

Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by the Glass House and New Canaan Library.

This program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.