Walking Tour: Sunset Modern, a tour UofA Campus Buildings from the mid-20th Century
Join UA Associate Professor of Architecture Clare Robinson for an early evening walking tour of the University of Arizona's modern buildings of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's. During the University's post-World War II growth, many of Tucson's prominent architects and their firms designed buildings for the expanding campus creating a superb collection of modernist educational architecture. Dr. Robinson received her doctorate in architecture from the University of California Berkeley, a master of architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor of Art from Smith College. Prior to joining the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, Robinson taught design, theory, and history courses at the Rhode Island School of Design, Iowa State University, University of California Berkeley, and California College of the Arts. She has also practiced architectural design in Massachusetts, Iowa, and California. Her research examines architecture and planning in the mid-twentieth century, focusing on social environments on college campuses for their educational, social, and economic import. She also studies the rhetoric and expression of identity in architecture, cities, and memorials and brings to her teaching a wide range of interests, from institutional architecture and leisure environments to regional planning.