CANCELED – SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Contextual urban design

When
August 4, 2009   12:30 pm   
Where
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Cost
Free to members, $5 for non-members
More Info
http://www.spur.org/events/calendar/contextual_urban_design
Notes
Okay to bring lunch
"The contextualist movement in San Francisco arose following the simultaneous realization of Modernist projects like the Embarcadero Center and the loss of historic buildings like the City of Paris. David Baker of David Baker + Partners takes a critical look at the strengths and weaknesses of the movement, from the early historic rehabilitation of sites such as Ghirardelli Square to the various forms of buildings that are designed to fit in, and assesses the wisdom of legal guidelines that enforce the movement."