September 9, 2014
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.
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
Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History, Columbia University
A reception and an exhibition of Columbia architecture students' followed the event.
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