2017 S.R.J.C Walking Tour Guide.

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Historical Walking Tours April  27, May- 4,11,18,25  Thursday Evenings 4:30-6:30 Weather Notice: We will meet tonight as planned at the SW corner McDonald & Pacific. First Presbyterian. Church 1550 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 If it is actually raining to much to walk we will meet again next week June 3rd to finish the tour. Presented by Mark Parry of Idea Studios (544-4344)   References:   Peterson:  Santa Rosa’s … Read More →

Zaha Hadid enters history….

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We lost Zaha Hadid: Thursday March 24 2016 she was 65.  You can read more here. She considered herself one who “pushes boundaries” yet as one who still respects traditional architecture, I think the pushing of too many boundaries is one of our biggest problems as architects today. Without boundaries you have little order, architecture is actually all about principles of ordering things. As my friend Richard Doria stated once … Read More →

Julia Morgan: “Artistry in Architecture” May 18th 2016-7:00 pm

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    Artistry in Architecture: Julia Morgan                                      At talk with the Cloverdale Historical Society May 18th 2016 @ 7:00 Pm.: Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425 See map here   Julia Morgan remains one of the most prolific, effective and accomplished architects of her era.  Modest, talented … Read More →

Sonoma Leauge Salon 11/19/2015 with Mark Parry

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“Preserving Our Architectural Heritage” by North Bay Architect, Mark Parry aia,csi,sah. This November 19th League Salon on key issues and processes of preservation will be at the Maysonnave House. The Salon begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes snacks and a glass of wine. As with all League Salons, Mr. Parry will welcome questions and discussion; donations of $10 per adult non-League members are requested. Wm. Mark Parry AIA, CSI, SAH … Read More →

Berkeley Arts & Crafts walking tour July 19th 2014

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Register HERE for the Santa Rosa Junior College: Berkeley Arts and Crafts Walking tours    Itinerary for Saturday July 19th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. Panoramic Hill area: 10:30 am  Meet at the parking lot of the Memorial Stadium ($1:00 parking for 2 hours at up hill meter). Above  Bankroft at Prospect near Canyon Road. At 10:30+- We will proceed to the Orchard Lane steps at the base of Panoramic Hill. Up two sections of 39 … Read More →

2014 SRJC Historic Architectural Walking Tours

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Historic Walking Tours of down town Santa Rosa will meet this year Tuesday’s; June 17-July 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm . Our first meeting will be under the band pavilion in old Court House Square down town Santa Rosa. This course is for those interested in architecture, history, and the development of our community. We will discuss styles of architecture and the societal and political influences that have shaped our city. … Read More →

Menu of courses,seminars and presentations by Wm. Mark Parry for 2014

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The following menu of courses can be presented as 45-60 minute summaries or introductions to the course content, two to six hour seminars of full courses for higher educational institutions. Wm. Mark Parry is a practicing architect and passionate educator in Architectural history, design and construction team leadership and the practice of  Artisan Architecture. A printable PDF is here: Seminars and Coursework 2014 Mark Parry Architect and Architectural Historian presents: A … Read More →

Is Modern Architecture Avant-garde?

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I love great modern architecture. Regrettably, other than new materials, little that is truly innovative or fresh has been contributed to the idom of modernist design in recent decades.   In my consideration the idea train for modern architecture got to the station about 1964 and everyone is still standing around applauding. In a recent interview in Salon.com Camille Paglia spoke my very mind.  For architecture to be un-tethered from it’s … Read More →

His drawings move his ashes stay…the news on Frank Lloyd Wright

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The archives of Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as one of the greatest architects of modern times, have been moved to New York City to become part of the permanent collections of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the end of an Architectural Era.  Wrights homes- Taliesin West in Scottsdale Arizona and Taliesin East in Wisconsin where the place of his residence, studio, school and architectural … Read More →

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