Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 15:12.

Third and Last of 3 Bauhaus-Breuer events this week: Wednesday, November 28 at 6 pm at Judson Manor —Green building and modernism; are they antithetical?  (I'm  posting this for Susan Miller who's one of the organizers)

Guest lecturer, Carl Stein, FAIA, Principal of elemental architecture, llc, of New York City and his late father, Richard Stein, FAIA, have completed numerous historic rehabilitation projects based on their innovative and pioneering research in the analysis of energy use and conservation in buildings and design. Stein served his architectural internship with Marcel Breuer from 1968-1971. Preview interview with Carl Stein

  • At Judson Manor. Free and open to the public. (free parking available)

Brought to you by Doty & Miller Architects, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, D.H. Ellison Co., Peter Lawson Jones, Process Creative Studios, Inc., Recent Past Preservation Network, Richard Fleischman Architects, Robert Maschke Architects, Inc., Jim Rokakis, Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens, Studios Architecture, Washington, DC.

With assistance from Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland Institute of Art, Judson Manor, The Sculpture Center, GreenCityBlueLake.org, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Intermuseum Conservation Association, AIA Cleveland, Kent State University Art History, Cleveland Artists Foundation, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Interestingly Rafael Vinoly and Carl Stein worked on the same campus. Check this out from CUNY. Stein worked on a building by George Post.


Carl Stein, of Stein White Nelligan Architects in New York, didn't set out to score LEED points for the new building he designed for the State Department of Environmental Conservation's Region 3 headquarters in New Paltz, New York. Nevertheless, it's expected to be the first office building in New York to win the LEED gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Stein has some concerns about LEED, however. "The issue I have with LEED is that it's primarily a laundry list -- it doesn't force you to think about architecture in a dynamic, synergistic manner." A key issue in thinking holistically about a building, Stein says, is to understand how it uses energy. Stein is no newcomer to thinking about energy efficiency. He and his father Richard Stein wrote the seminal text, Handbook of Energy Use for Building Construction for the U. S. Department of Energy in 1981. "It documents the embodied energy of a building," Stein says, "i.e., the energy that goes into manufacturing it: raw materials, finished products, transportation associated with delivering stuff to the site, energy that is used on the site, and so on." The firm's public library in South Jamaica, Queens , made the AIA's Earth Day 2000 top ten list.
Metropolis, Oct 2004, by Alex Ulam. from http://www.greenclips.com/

This is a "don't miss it" opportunity for those interested in sustainable urban design, green building and historic preservation.