Event Luncheon Speaker Series

April 17, 2018 - 11:30am

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Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Lane
78704 Austin , TX


Join us as we welcome Co-Curators of Never Built Los Angeles and Never Built New York, Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin!

Never Built Los Angeles and Never Built New York were two very large exhibitions with companion books that presented unbuilt commercial and public projects in those cities. Our speakers will present these two projects, introduce the idea of Never Built Texas, and review what people can learn about a place by observing its unbuilt propositions.


Lunch will be served!


1 LU

Members - $30
*purchase all 5 luncheons in advance (ticket above) and save $10!
Assoc. AIA Members and Students - $15
Non-Members - $40
(purchase tickets above)

At the Door - $40

Please email Julia with any dietary restrictions.

About the speakers:

Sam Lubell is a writer based in New York. He has written eight books about architecture for Phaidon, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Monacelli Press. He is a contributing editor at The Architect's Newspaper and writes for The New York Times, Wallpaper, Dwell, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architect magazine, Contract, Architectural Review, and other publications. He co-curated the exhibition Never Built New York, at the Queens Museum, and the shows Never Built Los Angeles and Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.

Greg Goldin was the architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine from 1999 to 2011. In 2011, he was awarded a Getty Institute Research Grant which led to his exhibition A Windshield Perspective, at the Architecture and Design Museum (2013), a study of vernacular Los Angeles architecture. In summer 2013, he co‐authored and co-curated the book and exhibition Never Built Los Angeles. He was a curator of the Getty Museum's No Further West (2014), an exhibition about the making of Los Angeles's Union Station. He is also the co-author and co-curator of Never Built New York (Queens Museum September 2017 - February 2018). His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Architectural Record, The Architect's Newspaper, and Zocalo, among many others.

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