February 19, 2009
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will host the Eighth Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC., sponsored by the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The symposium will be held in the School Auditorium on Saturday, March 7, 2009.
This year's symposium topic is "Washington on the Move: The Architecture of Transportation in the Capital Region." Professors Isabelle Gournay (Architecture) and Mary Corbin Sies (Historic Preservation and American Studies) will deliver a paper titled "Car Culture at Mid-Century: The Lustine Showroom and Service Center." Professors Gournay and Corbin Sies will analyze Hyattsville's "love story" with the automobile in the first 75 years of the 20th century, stressing the significance of the Lustine showroom.
Andrea Livi Smith, a recent graduate of the PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning and Design, will present a paper titled "Preserving and Reusing the Capital Region’s Transportation Resources: The Impact of Transportation Enhancements."
Gournay is Past President of the Latrobe Chapter and has chaired three of the Chapter's Biennial symposia. This will be Gournay and Corbin Sies's fourth paper presented to the Latrobe Chapter related to their Momoma (Modern Movement in Maryland) research and advocacy project.
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