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ENRICH-0705 – Architecture In-Person: I.M. Pei in CO (ENRICH-0705_PEI)

I.M. Pei in Colorado

It was in Colorado that modern master architect I.M. Pei rose to national prominence. Pei started his practice in New York City with the office of Webb & Knapp. It was there Pei won the favor of real estate development mogul William Zeckendorf who would allow Pei to design his first project in Colorado, The Mile High Center in 1954. In 1966, Pei created his own practice, I.M. Pei and Partners. That same year he designed the National Center for Atmospheric research in Boulder, which put Pei on the national architectural scene. Over the next 30 years, Pei’s projects would become nationally significant. Join architect Josh Robinson as he examines Pei’s work in Colorado, both from historic and architectural standpoints. “The projects Pei completed here are important, formative to his career, and seminal to Colorado’s architectural scene,” Robinson says. Discover the design concepts, from the master planning and landscape design to the detailing and furniture selections. Explore the contributions of his consultants on these projects, including the work of Harry Bertoia, and Alexander Girard. Then hear about Pei’s career-long friendship and association with modern master landscape architect Dan Kiley from Chris Dunn, Kiley’s son-in-law and landscape architect. Plus, enjoy a field trip to downtown Denver to see some of Pei’s astonishing work in person.

Three in-person sessions
Tue., Mar. 14, 21, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm MT
Walking tour, Sat., Mar. 25, 10 am-12 pm

Josh Robinson is the senior project designer at KEPHART Architects, president of the Colorado chapter of Docomomo US, and is known for his talks and activities on modernist architecture across Colorado. Robinson is also the president of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado, and participates in roles relating to education and preservation of those historic sites.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 13Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $125


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday14th March 202321st March 202306:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallJoshua Robinson
Saturday25th March 202325th March 202310:00AM - 12:00PMN/AJoshua Robinson