LATE, GREAT ARCHITECT PHILIP JOHNSON HONORED
AT UH COLLEGE HE DESIGNED
He has been called one of the great architectural minds of the
20th century, and the architect of the Houston skyline. On Jan.
25, the world marks one year since the death of Philip Johnson.
In his memory, the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College
of Architecture will host a series of events that honor the man.
Martin Skrelunas, Director of Preservation at the Philip Johnson
Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. Connecticut, will present a lecture
on Johnson’s famed home and plans for its preservation at
6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the College of Architecture Theatre.
Following the lecture and reception, noted photographers Valentin
Gertsman, Paul Hester, Richard Payne, and Frank Welch will interpret
Johnson’s buildings through a combination of new work and
iconic images. The four will be on hand to discuss their photographs
and answer questions. Their exhibit, “Philip Johnson: Four
Photographers,” will be on view in the Gallery through March
The events are free and open to the public.
Philip Johnson had a close relationship with the University of
Houston and the namesake of the College of Architecture, Gerald
D. Hines. In fact, Johnson designed the UH Architecture building.
With this in mind, the college is presenting a series of events
this year to honor him and commemorate what would have been Johnson’s
Johnson’s other works include the Crystal Cathedral in California,
A T & T Corporate Headquarters in New York and in Houston, Pennzoil
Place, Bank of America Center, Williams Tower and Post Oak Central.
For more information about the UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture,
please visit www.arch.uh.edu/home/index.html.
||Lecture by Martin Skrelunas, Director of Preservation,
Philip Johnson Glass House
“Philip Johnson: Four Photographers”
Lecture and Exhibit
||6 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, lecture
Exhibit on view through March 24
||The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
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