Stephen Kieran to Lecture at U.Va. April 9 on Continuity and Change in Architecture and Preservation

April 05, 2010

April 5, 2010 — Stephen Kieran, partner of KieranTimberlake, an architectural design firm based in Philadelphia, will give the 2010 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Lecture on April 9 at 5 p.m at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, room 153. A reception will follow.
The lecture, "Continuity and Change: Conversations Across Time," is taking place during Preservation Week, a series of events organized by the Piedmont Area Preservation Alliance and others, showcasing preservation and conservation history, initiatives and goals in greater Charlottesville.

KieranTimberlake is an award-winning firm founded in 1984 that focuses on holistically integrating site, program and people. The firm is recognized for its fusion of research with architecture, applied to both new buildings as well as renovated and conserved buildings for a variety of public and private clients. 

KieranTimberlake's approach to renovation and conservation involves a thorough examination of the past, current and proposed future use of the facilities as well as an investigation into changing tastes and needs. "All buildings begin to change the day they are completed. The sources for change are many and relentless. They include altered needs of the inhabitants, human wear, maintenance, regulatory change, taste and weather. Management of change through thoughtful intervention is a significant area of firm interest and expertise," Kieran said.

The Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Lecture series was established in 2004 by John Paul C. Hanbury, a 1957 graduate of the architecture school, and S. Michael Evans, who graduated in 1972, in conjunction with the Norfolk-based architecture design firm Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas & Company. The intention of the lectureship is to further the appreciation for historical preservation in attracting nationally prominent scholars and practitioners to provide public presentations on the subject of architecture.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, near to the U.Va. School of Architecture. Information about Preservation Week, which runs April 7-19, is available on the Piedmont Area Preservation Alliance site.

— By Jane Ford