A Celebration of Bernard Maybeck and Principia College

November 8–10, 2012

Thursday, November 8 (1 hour continuing education credit, HSW)

6:30 p.m. Doors open at Wanamaker.
7:30 p.m. Showing of Paul Bockhorst’s film Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck
9:00 p.m. Reception in Leonard Hall

Friday, November 9 (7.5 hours of continuing education credit, HSW)

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast for speakers and conference attendees
9:00 a.m. Maybeck History: Panel discussion of Arts and Crafts era and Maybeck’s significant role
Moderator: Diane Haigh
Panel: Bill Marquand
Alan Hess
10:15-10:45 a.m. Question-and-Answer Session
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Peter Stevens: “The Spirit of the Client: Building the College Around Principia’s Ideals”
11:45 a.m. Question-and-Answer Session
12:00 noon Lunch
Afternoon Session
1:30 p.m. Maybeck and Principia: Panel discussion of the design and building of the Principia campus
Moderator: Jane Pfeifer
Panel: Robert Craig
John Guenther
Peter Stevens
Diane Haigh
3:00 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Robert Craig: “Bernard Maybeck at Principia College”
5:00 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
7:15 p.m. Pre-film discussion: Architecture as a Language for Conveying Meaning and Values
Presenters: Robert Craig and Bill Marquand
7:30 p.m. Showing of Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck

Saturday, November 10 (2 hours of continuing education credit, HSW)

Guided Campus Tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Additional showing of Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck

Display of Original Maybeck Architectural Pastels

The Marshall Brooks Library will host a special exhibit of Bernard Maybeck architectural renderings from the Principia Archives in the Library’s third-floor gallery during the conference. The display will open Monday, November 5 and remain available for viewing through November 16. This exhibit is free to all.

About the Speakers:

  • Paul Bockhorst, producer of Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck
  • Robert Craig, author of Bernard Maybeck at Principia College, the Art and Craft of Building
  • John Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Diane Haigh, architect, Principia College Annenberg Scholar
  • Alan Hess, architecture historian, author
  • William Marquand, AIA, founder/executive director emeritus, Maybeck Foundation
  • Jane Pfeifer, co-editor of Bernard Maybeck and Principia College: The Historic District
  • Peter Stevens, Principia’s “resident historian” and steward of master planning

Proceeds from this conference will benefit the preservation of historic Maybeck buildings on the Principia campus.

Schedule Speakers Film: Pursuing Beauty