Clare Robinson Starts October with Invited Presentations and a Board Position
Assistant Professor Clare Robinson was elected in May 2018 to join the Board of the Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). ARCC is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. Her duties began October 1st. For more information about ARCC, including member institutions, visit www.arcc-arch.org.
Clare also delivered a paper at the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians (SeSAH) held at Kansas State University October 3-6, 2018. Her paper, Creating Coed Campus “Living Rooms”: the Integration of Women into Male Student Union Buildings interpreted research conducted as a result of funding from the Friends of the Wisconsin Libraries.
Later in October, Clare presented a lecture Keeping up with Jones: mid-century modern subdivisions of architect A Quincy Jones during the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation's Modernism Week. Using images from his archives, the presentation compared tract homes and landscapes he designed for developers Del Webb and Joseph Eichler to point out the significance of Tucson's Pueblo Gardens in Jones’ early work and his synthesis of architecture and landscape at mid-century.