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Sally Walsh Roundtable

Monday, February 22, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is being held via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register and gain access!

About the Event

Sally Sherwin Walsh arrived in Houston in 1955 and immediately began her engagement with the transformation of the growing city through its interior environment. “Good Design for Everyone” was Walsh’s motto, and during her four decades of influential practice, Walsh collaborated with other design and culture leaders who were likewise proponents of modern design as a marker and means to an expansive progressive culture. The Sally Walsh Rountable event brings together key people who knew and worked with Walsh to discuss her impact on modernism in Houston and beyond.

At the Table

Eugene Aubry, FAIA
In a career spanning five decades resulting in numerous published and awarded projects, Aubry was a partner with Barnstone and Aubry Architects, Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson Architects, and Morris/Aubry Architects, as well as his own firm, and is perhaps best known for his major role in the final design of the Rothko Chapel, the Maher House, the Rice “Art Barn” Museum at Rice University, the first Alfred C. Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, and the Houston Public Library. Aubry co-produced the book The Island: The Galveston We Remember with Stephen Fox to which he contributed dozens of sketches and watercolors.

Alan Bruton
Alan Bruton is an Associate Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston, where he directs the Interior Architecture program. An architect and designer working across scales from the object to the exhibition, interior, and building, Bruton was recently awarded gold and bronze awards for his project Salon, a game of Tables & Chairs by the International Design Awards.

Stephen Fox
Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture, a lecturer at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, and a Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. In his scholarship, he examines the ways that architecture engages such social constructs as class identity, cultural distinction, and regional differentiation. Fox is the author of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide, the Country Houses of John F. Staub, and is a contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians’ The Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast. Most recently he has contributed the chapter on Howard Barnstone’s practice to Making Houston Modern: Howard Barnstone’s Life and Architecture, edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley and Michelangelo Sabatino.

Lois Farfel Stark
Emmy Award-winning producer, documentary filmmaker, and author Lois Farfel Stark has produced and written works on architecture, medical research, globalization, artists, and social issues. Stark is the recipient of an Emmy, two CINE Gold Awards from The International Film Festival of the Americas, and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award. Most recently, Stark’s book, The Telling Image, Shapes of Changing Times, has won the Indie Books Award.

Special Guests:

Gail Adler
Barbara Amelio
Marilyn Archer
Beverly Bentley
Raymond Brochstein
Robert Burnette
Mary Burnette
Tony Frederick
Kathy Heard
Paul Hester
Lannis Kirkland
Judy Kugle
James Thomas
Anna Wingfield
…and others who knew and worked with Sally Walsh

This event is the first in a series advancing our mission to establish the Sally Walsh Endowed Professorship and Student Scholarship in Interior Architecture at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. Visit our website for more information.