April 14, 2022

Book Talk | Narratives of Home: Designing with Time & Tradition

with Andrew Cogar

6pm EST

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Directions and Parking

Registration required.
ICAA Members: $20 | General Admission: $30 | Students: $15

Historical Concepts, an award-winning firm based in Atlanta and New York, is known for a distinctive ability to blend architectural traditions of the past with each client’s personal style to create houses that are at once timeless and contemporary. In the new book, Visions of Home, Historical Concepts’ president Andrew Cogar shares some of the firm’s most intriguing projects, from an 1800s Hamptons cottage playfully reinvented for a young family, to a chic coastal getaway that reinterprets a classic Charleston style, to an Idaho farmhouse that harkens back to the region’s early architectural roots. Working closely with its clients, as well as talented interior designers and landscape architects from around the country, Historical Concepts draws upon historical and personal narratives, real or aspirational, to imbue each home it designs with the authenticity of time and tradition. Join Cogar as he walks you through a curated collection of homes that feel as if they have evolved over generations, sharing the discovery and inspirations behind the firm’s signature collaborative design process.

The evening will begin with a cash bar reception at 6pm, with program starting at 6:30pm.

Note: The Union League’s dress code is business casual—for men: jacket, collared shirt, and slacks, for women, something comparable. For more information, visit here.

About Andrew Cogar

Andrew Cogar joined Historical Concepts in 1999 after studying new urbanist principles at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and serving three years of active duty as a Combat Engineer Officer with the United States Army. He was named President of the firm in 2016 and has guided some of Historical Concepts’ most prominent custom residential, developer, and civic projects. Andrew has held national leadership positions with The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and is a Trustee Emeritus of the ICAA’s Southeast Chapter. Recognized as one of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ “20 Under 40” and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40,” Andrew is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is active in the Design Leadership Network and a sought-after speaker on traditional architecture and design.