SoA Associate Professor Christopher Domin will present his research at the 80th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention


The lecture, titled Massive Material, will provide a close reading of the roots and physical manifestations of Judith Chafee’s bond with vernacular building culture from childhood experiences in Tucson through formal education at Bennington College and Yale University.  When Chafee returned to Tucson, the local material building techniques--which had been refined over centuries of trial and error--became the foundation for practice as she systematically established a unique way of building that is simultaneously tough and refined, local and universal. 


Christopher is currently writing a monograph of Desert Modernist Judith Davidson Chafee with Kathryn McGuire. His research has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the J. B. Jackson Endowment and the Paul Rudolph Foundation. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:30am