March 10, 2016

Context, Character, and Purpose

Lecture with John B. Murray, AIA

Annual Alvin Holm Lecture

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Free to ICAA and Athenaeum members | General public: $10

Join the ICAA-Philadelphia at the illustrious Athenaeum of Philadelphia, as we recognize the architectural work of John B. Murray. Murray will speak about his process in developing his signature, award winning designs. The concepts of context, character, and purpose will be brought to light through four diverse projects that embody the practice of classical invention. Murray’s firm is committed to the traditional aesthetic – a simplicity of form and supreme craftsmanship.

John B. Murray grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New York City in 1979 to begin his architectural career. During his tenure at Parish-Hadley Associates, he discovered a love for residential architecture and began to refine his understanding and appreciation of the vital relationship between traditional architecture, interior design and decoration. Murray embarked upon his own practice in 1988, with the formation of Ferguson Murray Architects. The growth of his firm evolved into the founding of his own independent practice in 1997, John B. Murray Architect, LLC.

This annual lecture honors Alvin Holm, a founding member and President Emeritus of the Philadelphia Chapter of the ICAA. Past lecturers have included architects Gil Schafer and Peter Pennoyer, as well as architectural historian Anne Walker.

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, designed in 1845 by John Notman, is an independent member-supported library and museum with collections that document the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia.