In preparation for the 2019 Bauhaus centenary, the Goethe-Institut North America sent a group of architects, researchers, and curators on a one-week trip to Germany. This trip is part of the Goethe-Institut's Information Tours. The group—David Colangelo (Goethe-Institut Toronto), Claire C. Whitner (Goethe-Institut Boston), Jacob Moore (Goethe-Institut New York), Maria Elena Martin Zequeira (Goethe-Institut Havana), Enrique Xavier de Anda Analís (Goethe-Institut Mexiko), and Paul Adamson (Goethe-Institut San Francisco)—will visit Bauhaus sites in Berlin, Dessau, and Weimar.
Join AIASF and the Goethe-Institut for a recap of the trip, and learn about the impact of Bauhaus design and architecture in Germany. Paul Adamson, FAIA—of TCA Architects and current member of AIASF's Board of Directors—will present on the topic of Bauhaus design and architecture, drawing from his recent experiences visiting sites of architectural importance in Germany. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a Q&A following the lecture.
Paul Adamson, FAIA, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based architect, writer, preservation advocate and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon and a Master of Architecture degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. As a design architect, he has worked on a variety of project types, including Hospitality, Higher Education, Civic Institutions, Student Life facilities, Historic Preservation and Adaptive Re-use, Mixed-Use, Retail and Residential. He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on Mid-Century design and planning, and is the author of the book, Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream, an in-depth chronicle of the developer Joseph Eichler and the team of architects, builders and design professionals responsible for the largest and most successful mass-produced modern single family home developments, in the US. As a founding Director of the Northern California working party of DoCoMoMo, Paul advocated for appreciation and preservation of modern architecture in the Bay Area, and his research was instrumental to the listing of two Eichler Homes neighborhoods to the National Register of Historic Places. He is currently the Hospitality Studio Director at TCA Architects, in Oakland, an Instructor at the Academy of Art University School of Architecture and a Director of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.