Architect and Innovator James Polshek in Discussion: a GVSHP Oral History

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Thursday September 20

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

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St. John’s Church in the Village, 218 West 11th Street

“Architecture is a healing art. Very much in the same way that medicine is a healing art at its most idealistic.”
~ James Stweart Polshek

Join us for a conversation between longtime Villager and architect James Stewart Polshek and oral historian Sarah Dziedzic addressing Polshek’s life and work, focusing on his projects in Greenwich Village and the ideas and ideals of Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility.

James Stewart Polshek has lived in Greenwich Village since 1955, and his career as an architect has included buildings across the globe. His work in Greenwich Village has focused on complementing the neighborhood’s historic architecture, scale, and character. Notably, he designed the Washington Court apartments, completed in 1985. He was also involved in projects for other Village landmarks. Polshek was Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation from 1972–1987. He also created and founded Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility, which works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities.

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