Eduardo Catalano Symposium

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Eduardo Catalano Symposium

November 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Eduardo Catalano and the College of Design: A Symposium and Exhibition Celebrating Eduardo Catalano’s Teaching and Practice on his 100th Birthday

DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2017

TIME: 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with various presentations and activities

LOCATION: Burns Auditorium and Allred Gallery



AIA Triangle & NC State College of Design

3:00 PM – Introduction and Opening Remarks, Burak Erdim, David Hill, and Dean Mark Hoversten

3:30 PM – Fred Taylor, “Eduardo Catalano: Architectural Education and Practice”

3:45 PM – Abie Harris, FAIA, “Eduardo Catalano, the College, and the Campus”

4:00 PM – Gisela Bureu ARQ, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, “Structural Organicism: Eduardo Catalano in Argentina and the United States 1944 – 1957”

4:20 PM – Roundtable: Roger Clark FAIA, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, NC State, With Fred Taylor, and Abie Harris, and Gisela Bureu

5:00 PM – Show and Tell with NC State Special Collections Featuring Eduardo Catalano papers & Reception in Allred Gallery with the Catalano family

6:00 PM – Wayne Place PhD, Professor of Architecture, NC State, “Eduardo Catalano: Pushing the Envelope of Structural Innovation”

6:30 PM – Tyler Sprague PhD, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, “Challenges to Structure and Form: Eduardo Catalano’s Place in Post-war Modern Architecture”

7:00 PM – Discussion: Burak Erdim PhD, Assistant Professor of Architecture

7:30 PM – Reception at Aloft Hotel Terrace (optional and guest will be responsible for the cost of meal and beverage/s.)

Eduardo Catalano Catalano sought harmony in science, technology, and the visual arts. He designed the U.S. embassies in Buenos Aires and Pretoria, and the Juilliard School of Music at New York City’s Lincoln Center. In addition to his buildings, Catalano designed and donated a stainless steel sculpture to the city of Buenos Aires in 2002. The 75-foot high Floralis Generica, which has since become a city landmark, has petals that open and close at dawn and dusk.

Catalano taught at the Architectural Association in London until 1951 when he was recruited as a Professor of Architecture by Henry Kamphoefner for the NCSU School of Design and moved to Raleigh.  In 1956, he moved to Boston and taught at MIT until 1977.


November 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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