A presentation in support of the book release: Powerhouse: The Life and Work of Judith Chafee which explores the singular life and work of American architect Judith Davidson Chafee (1932–1998).
Clarity of purpose drove Chafee to define her path in architecture as an unrepentant modernist, an environmental steward, a social justice advocate, and a woman in a male-dominated profession. Chafee's architecture combined sensitivity to place with an uncanny ability to employ brutalist materials with sophistication and grace. This book is the first major publication dedicated to the architecture of Judith Chafee and provides an analysis of the inner workings, and compelling output, of an influential American designer, while contributing to the scholarship of internationally significant regional modernism. Published by Princeton Architectural Press and available to the public, October 2019.
Christopher Domin is an architect and educator at the University of Arizona and lectures internationally on the topic of regional modernism and technological innovation. Domin is a coauthor of the books Powerhouse: The Life and Work of Judith Chafee, Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, and Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses, published by Princeton Architectural Press.
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