Event The Chase Residence with David Heymann, FAIA

July 15, 2020 - 4:00pm



Second Session added on June 22!

The Austin Foundation for Architecture hosts David Heymann, FAIA and Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, for a webinar discussion about John Saunders Chase, FAIA—the first Black registered architect in Texas—and the home he designed for his family in 1959. The Chase Residence was Houston’s first modernist house with a true courtyard, and it served as an epicenter for political and social life. It is a building you should know. This discussion offers a first look at the research for Heymann’s forthcoming book, John S. Chase—The Chase Residence (Tower Books), and will be followed by a brief Q&A. 1 LU.


This event is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated and help the Austin Foundation for Architecture continue to produce programs to promote the value of the built environment for all Austinites.