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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: Samuel White Speaking on Something Old, Something New: The Architecture of Transformation

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


New Canaan Library and The Glass House are pleased to welcome Samuel White, founding partner of PBDW Architects, who will present the talk “Something Old, Something New: The Architecture of Transformation.” Samuel White appears as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library, an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond, organized by The Glass House and New Canaan Library. The event will be held in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register online at

Samuel White leads PDBW, an architectural practice that combines historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs in historic settings. The firm’s current commissions include the conversion of the Park Avenue Armory into a major cultural venue, galleries for the New York Historical Society, a school for children who are on the autistic spectrum, a 14-story synagogue and community house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and a Net-Zero-Energy dormitory for Williams College.

Mr. White is the author of Nice House, a survey of recent residential designs published by Monacelli Press and The Houses of McKim, Mead & White published by Rizzoli. He is co-author with Elizabeth White of McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks, and Stanford White Architect,
also published by Rizzoli. White is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania.


November 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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NC Library, Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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