LOS ANGELES—Internationally renowned architects and urban designers Thomas H. Beeby, Juergen Mayer H., Rafael Moneo, Richard Rogers, and Denise Scott Brown will gather to discuss their work as part of Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment, a one-day public symposium being presented by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) on May 21, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

The day-long symposium will explore how today’s architects introduce new buildings in cherished historic urban areas in a way that respects, reveals, and celebrates their special character while potentially creating the heritage of tomorrow. The symposium will conclude with an evening panel discussion moderated by distinguished architecture critic Paul Goldberger, well known for his tenure at The New Yorker. Registration for the day is $100 ($50 for students); reservations are required. The fee includes refreshments, lunch, reception and the evening panel discussion, as well as parking. Visit www.getty.edu to make reservations or call (310) 440-7300.

This event complements the GCI’s Conserving Modern Architecture and Historic Cities and Urban Settlements Initiatives and is being presented in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Some of the Speakers include:

Image of Thomas Beeby and The Harold Washington Library Center courtesy of http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/thomas_h_beeby_named_2013_driehaus_prize_laureate/

Thomas H. Beeby, FAIA, is an architect and Chairman Emeritus of HBRA Architects, Inc., where he has managed a range of projects that includes museums, libraries such as the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, university buildings, theater and performing arts centers, urban and campus master plans, high-rise and suburban office buildings, renovations of historic structures, religious buildings, retail projects, housing developments, and private residences. Beeby also has served as the Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture and Adjunct Professor of Architectural Design. Seven of Beeby’s projects have received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award, and he has recently been named the recipient of the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Prize.


Richard Meier, http://www.richardmeier.com/www/

Richard Meier, FAIA, FRIBA, is an architect whose practice has included major civic commissions in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including courthouses and city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, and housing and private residences. Among his most wellknown projects are the Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Jubilee Church in Rome; the High Museum in Atlanta; Perry and Charles Street condominiums in New York; the Canal+ Television Headquarters in Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. His numerous awards include thirty National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and fifty regional AIA Design Awards. In 1984, Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.



Pictures of Rafael and The Merida Museum of Roman Art courtesy http://rafael-moneo.mr926.me/

Rafael Moneo, Hon. FAIA, FRIBA is an architect based in Madrid and is the Josep Lluis Sert Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Notable among Moneo’s works are the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, the Kursaal Auditorium and Congress Center in San Sebastián, the Museums of Modern Art and Architecture in Stockholm, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles and the Extension to the Prado Museum in Madrid. Moneo combines his work as an architect with that of lecturer, critic and theoretician. His book Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects was published in 2004 and Remarks on 21 Works in 2010. Moneo is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Spain and an elected Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been awarded numerous distinctions, among them the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1996, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2003, the Prince of Asturias Prize in the Arts in 2012.


Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment, a
one day symposium, will be held May 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Harold
M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles.
Registration for the day is $100 ($50 for students); reservations are required. The fee includes
refreshments, lunch, an evening reception and panel discussion, as well as parking. Visit
www.getty.edu to make reservations or call (310) 440-7300.
For more information (non-media inquiries), contact CAHE@getty.edu.