May 21, 2013

Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Heritage conservation is about managing change—and nowhere is this more contentious than in the historic urban environment. How do today's architects insert new buildings in cherished historic urban areas in a way that respects, reveals, and celebrates their special character while potentially creating the heritage of tomorrow?

This one-day public symposium explored the role of contemporary architecture in the historic urban environment. A group of international architects and urban planners—including Thomas H. Beeby, Juergen Mayer H., Rafael Moneo, Richard Rogers, and Denise Scott Brown—presented their own work, illustrating a range of approaches to this challenge. The symposium concluded with an evening panel discussion moderated by architectural critic Paul Goldberger.

Welcome to the Getty Center, Jim Cuno, President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Conservation Institute and Historic Cities, Tim Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute

Place, Time and Architecture: Setting Out the Issues of the Day
Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair, and Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York City

Buildings Aren't Objects Alone
Rafael Moneo, Hon. FAIA, FRIBA

Encounters with the Palimpsest
Denise Scott Brown, RIBA, Int. FRIBA

could should would
Juergen Mayer H., J. MAYER H. Architects

Chicago: The City as a Work of Art
Thomas H. Beeby, FAIA, HBRA Architects Inc.

Continuity + Change: The Language of Architecture
Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, RIBA, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience
Moderator: Paul Goldberger. Panelists: Thomas H. Beeby, Juergen Mayer H., Rafael Moneo, Richard Rogers, and Denise Scott Brown