Panel Discussion: Edward Killingsworth – Master Plan for Learning

Join the SAH/SCC as we explore 40-years of master planning by renowned Case Study House architect, Edward A. Killingsworth at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) and Crosby Doe Associates/architectureforsale.com,  the program will begin with an informative panel discussion, followed by a book signing and self-guided walking tour of the campus.

The panel will feature former colleagues and experts on Killingsworth’s architecture and planning activities: Michael McCabe, former KBS associate, and Jon Regnier, former CSULB administrator, will be on hand to share experiences on the project and personal memories of working with the architect; Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, authors of the new book Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2013) and Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004), will speak on their ten-year quest to ensure Killingsworth had a proper place within the annals of architectural history; and Andrew Byrom, graphic designer and faculty member at the CSULB School of Art, will round out the speakers with a contemporary take on Killingsworth and the campus. Copies of Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life will also be available for sale and signing by the authors.

After the program, attendees will receive a specially-designed walking tour brochure to guide them on their own exploration of the campus, including buildings by Killingsworth, Hugh Gibbs and Donald Gibbs, and Kenneth S. Wing, and landscape design by Edward Lovell.

Killingsworth’s residential and commercial projects are known for their graceful and lightweight post-and-beam construction techniques that reflected the ethos of Southern California modernism: elegant proportions, expansive open plans, and respect for the landscape. The completion of the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu (1964) established for the firm an international reputation for innovative hotel and resort design. Beginning with his master planning activities for CSULB, Killingsworth went on to design the Ecumenical Religious Center (1966) at the University of Southern California, the Student Commons (1967) at University of California, Riverside, and the McConnell Center (1968) at Pitzer College.

The program will begin at 9:30am in Room 105 of the Engineering and Computer Science Center (ECS) on the CSULB campus. This event is free with attendees responsible for a campus parking day pass costing $5.

The website is http://www.sahscc.org.

Edward A. Killingsworth: Master Plan for Learning
Panel Discussion and Self-guided Walking Tour
California State University, Long Beach
Saturday, November 16th 9:30AM-Noon

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