Modern Architecture in Seattle

The Wedgwood area has buildings designed by two of the best-known architects of the modern era:   Paul Thiry (Northeast Branch Library original building, 1954) and Paul Hayden Kirk (University Unitarian Church, 1959.)  Modern architecture styles have continued to evolve and affect how we regard buildings in Wedgwood.

The modern era is considered to have begun in the 1940’s post-World War Two period.  On Saturday, April 21, UW architecture professor Jeffrey Karl Ochsner will give an overview of the various architectural styles of modern buildings in Seattle, urban development and planning, and the works of notable architects such as Kirk and Thiry.    Dr. Ochsner’s lecture will be at 1 PM at the downtown Seattle Public Library, in the Microsoft Auditorium on Level 1 (enter from Fourth Avenue.)    The lecture will be about 90 minutes, allowing time at the end for questions.   The lecture is free and everyone is welcome.

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