You’re Invited! Lunch with Architect Charles Bloszies, Wednesday, 11/30 at noon


San Francisco–based architect and structural engineer Charles Bloszies has published a new book, Old Buildings, New Designs | Architectural Transformations (Princeton Architectural Press), and is embarking on a series of appearances to both promote the work and the practice of fusing and balancing old and new forms. If you’re in the downtown/FiDi/Union Square area, come by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA SF) with your lunch for a fascinating and lively discussion.

Wednesday, November 30, noon-2 p.m., AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
Price: $10 general admission. This is a brown bag lunchtime event. Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the lecture.

California Home+Design will feature the book in our January 2012 issue. Check out a preview of the article, and feel free to click here to register for a complimentary magazine subscription!

What’s Old Is New Again, by Bryan Anthony
Some people wouldn’t bat an eye at the thought of tearing down an existing structure to build something new, while others would fight tooth and nail to preserve any building more than 25 years old. For the past three decades, San Francisco–based architect and structural engineer Charles Bloszies has been advocating a third approach…Bloszies highlights 19 innovative projects around the globe that have incorporated new, and often shockingly modern, structures into existing historical buildings. “With these types of projects, there are so many aspects that have to be in balance,” says Bloszies. “It’s imperative that the integrity of both the new design and the old design be solid.”

Bloszies will also make high-profile stops in 2012, including at the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association on January 31st; and at the New York Public Library’s “Architecture in Books Series” on February 8th.

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