Past Programs
An Evening with Robert A. M. Stern and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Robert A. M. Stern, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (interviewer)
Tue, January 15th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


Two titans in the world of architecture and preservation sit down for a talk in conjunction with the exhibition The Landmarks of New York and discuss how architects can honor the past without neglecting the future.


Robert A. M. Stern is a practicing architect, teacher and writer. As founder and Senior Partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, he personally directs the design of each of the firm’s projects. He is also the Dean of Yale School of Architecture and is a former Professor of Architecture and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (interviewer) is an author, television interviewer and producer, preservationist and civic activist. She has served as a Commissioner of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and has been the Chair of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center since 1995. Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel is the author of 19 books and the curator of seven international museum exhibitions, each based on one of her books.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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