The Architects’ Birthday Party
June 10, 2017
The Society of Architectural Historians will close its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow with a celebration of important architectural anniversaries including the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright.
This year also marks the 149th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the 200th birthday of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson—two of Glasgow’s most notable architects—and the centenary year for I.M. Pei. Come join SAH for a birthday party in their honor—and by extension in honor of other architects, engineers, builders, and patrons whose work is at the center of our study. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the original Botanic Gardens at Sandyford by the Royal Botanical Institution of Glasgow, so the most fitting venue for our celebration is the current Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and its iconic Kibble Palace, located in Glasgow’s fashionable West End.