Architecture and Diplomacy: Transatlantic Approaches

Architecture and Diplomacy: Transatlantic Approaches

September 9, 2014

6:00–8:00 pm

East Gallery, Buell Hall


The architecture of embassies, from their public spaces to their security apparatus, creates cultural diplomacy through design. Yet as

diplomatic needs change over time, how have these buildings—both their functions and the messages they impart—responded to the demands of both

security and diplomacy? The presentations and panels of professionals in architecture, history, and government explored the "architecture of diplomacy"

across the transatlantic.



Keynote speakers:

Jane Loeffler, Architectural Historian
, Author of The Architecture of Diplomacy

Jean-Louis Cohen, Professor of History of Architecture, New York University



Amale Andraos, Dean, GSAPP

Kadambari Baxi, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Barnard College

Casey Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations

Craig Konyk, Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP

Jorge Otero-Pailos, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, GSAPP



Panel moderator:

Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History, Columbia University



A reception and an exhibition of Columbia architecture students' followed the event.


This event was co-sponsored by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Blinken European Institute, and The

Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.



Image: Norge Energi Eksportråd | Center Moderne Norge, Whitney Starbuck Boykin, GSAPP December '13

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