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2017 October Chapter Meeting

Tuesday Evening, October 10, 2017

Please join us at The Gardens Restaurant (New Place)

 (If you enter the main gate, you must turn at the first left and follow the signs)

3220 Rock Springs Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107 phone: (817) 731-2547

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This is a Membership Meeting - All guests are free!

Program: Architecture That Speaks

Length:1 hour

Presented by: Nancy T McCoy FAIA (Author)

Registration Closes Friday at Noon!          


5:30 – Networking

6:15 - Dinner

6:45 - Program - Presentation on the newly released book “Architecture That Speaks” by by Nancy T. McCoy (Author), David G. Woodcock (Author)

“The Gardens Restaurant” is located in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.  The facility is open exclusively for the Fort Worth CSI Chapter.

When the A&M College of Texas opened its doors in 1876, its early buildings followed a Victorian architectural style. Classical architecture came to the campus with the Academic Building, after the 1912 fire that destroyed Old Main. Subsequent buildings generally followed this neoclassical path, but the growth of the campus in the Depression era saw the addition of an extraordinary group of buildings, sited in accordance with a master plan developed by college architect F. E. Giesecke and designed by S. C. P. Vosper, each of whom also held faculty positions in the first architecture program at a state college in Texas.

The buildings designed by Vosper are arguably the finest buildings on the campus, uniquely expressive of the agricultural and mechanical origins of the university; they delight the senses with color, sculpture, and wit. Nancy T. McCoy and David G. Woodcock, distinguished preservation architects and scholars, review the history of Texas A&M campus architecture and provide in-depth coverage of Vosper and his legacy. Illustrated by the sumptuous photography of Carolyn Brown, Architecture That Speaks concludes with observations on recent approaches toward the reuse and rehabilitation of campus heritage architecture and a view to the future, as plans evolve for further development of the campus that maintains a respect for both strategic vision and historical heritage.

Nancy is an award-winning preservation architect with national experience. She has a broad range of project experience that includes highly complex $100 million projects such as the adaptive use of Kansas City’s Union Station and more intricate conservation work associated with the preservation of historic murals at Fair Park in Dallas. She has designed additions and the rehabilitation of the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, D.C. as well as for smaller structures such as a Charles Dilbeck-designed residence, now called Paigebrooke Farm.

Her strength is in designing a balance between the conservation of historic resources and modern-day safety, function and aesthetic goals for the continued use of historic buildings. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Association for Preservation Technology and as Chair of the Historic Resources Committee of the AIA Dallas. She has practiced in New York and in Washington, D.C. prior to moving to Dallas in 1997. The interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards—the philosophical basis for historic preservation—has been a career-long interest that continues with each project.

Registered Architect, Texas and New York, NCARB

Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture and Master of Science in historic preservation, Columbia University

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Please arrive by 5:30 p.m. to enjoy the social time with Chapter members and order from our menu. 


This is a Membership Meeting:  All Guests are Free! 


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