Lecture to look at architectural legacy of the modern movement

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design and the Student Historic Preservation Organization will sponsor a lecture by Judi Loach, titled “Celebrating the Architectural Legacy of the Modern Movement,” on Monday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Loach, an architectural and cultural historian, is a professor at Cardiff University, Wales, and has been a long-time advocate for the preservation of modern architecture, beginning with her role in co-organizing the 1980s campaign to save the works of Le Corbusier at Firminy-Vert, France.

Loach is currently chair of the British Chapter of Docomomo, an international organization devoted to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement. In her lecture, Loach will discuss this organization’s efforts to preserve important 20th-century architecture in Britain and to encourage greater public appreciation and awareness of this legacy.

Loach earned her doctorate in architectural history from Cambridge University, where she subsequently held a research fellowship. She has held tenured posts at Oxford Brooks and Cardiff universities, and now holds a personal chair at Cardiff University. She also worked freelance for many years in architectural journalism and exhibition organization, including for national exhibitions in London and Paris, notably the centenary Le Corbusier exhibits (1987). In addition to the 1980s campaign for Le Corbusier, she has subsequently led several other campaigns for modern buildings, mainly in Great Britain.

A reception will follow the presentation. The Jackson Street Building is at 285 S. Jackson St. and public parking can be found in the adjacent North Campus parking deck.

The College of Environment and Design offers degrees in landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design, as well as a certificate in environmental ethics. For more information on the college, see www.ced.uga.edu.