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Imagining the Modern Book Release w/ Pittsburgh Modern Committee

  • ikm Architecture 11 Stanwix Street Pittsburgh, Pa 15222 (map)



The Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh
ikm architecture and The Monacelli Press
welcome you to celebrate the release of
Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance
with authors
Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Rami el Samahy

and inaugurating
The Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh ~ an initiative to celebrate, explore and protect Pittsburgh’s 20th century Modern & Postmodern Architecture & Design

Thursday June 13th
11 Stanwix Street, Downtown Pittsburgh ~ 15222

Imagining the Modern (Monacelli Press) explores Pittsburgh's ambitious modern architecture and urban renewal program that made it a gem of American postwar cities, and set the stage for its stature today. Initiated as an award-winning exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014, Imagining the Modern untangles this complicated relationship with modern architecture and planning through a history of Pittsburgh's major sites, protagonists, and voices of intervention. Sarah Rafson's book review in Architects Newspaper

Lobby Cocktail Reception @ Mimi’s Modern
22nd floor Event @ ikm architecture
welcome / antipasto & refreshments
discover ikm's office design and panoramic views
Imagining the Modern - info and book signing
Copies of the publication will be available for sale, proceeds supporting Preservation Pittsburgh

Special guests and contributors join us from The Monacelli Press, Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives.

*A parking lot is available at 11 Stanwix Street for $5.00 / flat evening rate (entrance on Stanwix between Blvd of the Allies & Fort Pitt Blvd). Enter the building lobby directly, via the elevators.

*The Three Rivers Arts Festival will be active on June 13th evening. Please plan ahead regarding congestion in the area and limited parking.

Opened in 1969 as Westinghouse Tower, 11 Stanwix was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz as national headquarters for the Westinghouse Corporation. Its dedication marked the completion of Gateway Center, Pittsburgh’s “nationally pace-setting urban renewal project.” The 23-story building included the company’s in-house Corporate Design Center directed by Paul Rand more

A Special Thanks to our event sponsor and co-host, ikm architecture. With roots in Pittsburgh, ikm architecture has been providing architecture, planning, and interior design services to institutional clients for more than 100 years.

Financial support for the book was provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Bill and Janet Hunt, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives.

This event is free and open to the public
RSVP requested // space limited
here by June 11