February 14, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 10

Alumni Association to Host Evening of Architecture

Noted Architects Eric Lloyd Wright and Robert A.M. Stern to Make Presentations

The Cal State Northridge Alumni Association is hosting "Style and Substance," an evening of architecture with Eric Lloyd Wright at the Ennis-Brown House in Hollywood Hills(left) on Saturday, February 26. Tickets are available at $75 per person.

The event includes a choice of two separate receptions at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed masterpiece: twilight from 4:30-6:15 p.m., with a presentation by Yale University dean of architecture Robert A.M. Stern, and evening from 7-8:45 p.m., where Eric Lloyd Wright will speak on his grandfather's designs.

The event is special for CSUN because a dozen design students in a class taught by Family Environmental Sciences Department associate professor Roberta Mauksch prepared suggested restoration designs for two areas within the house. The students and their designs will be part of the evening event.

The Ennis-Brown House, depicted in films and commercials, is considered one of the outstanding residential structures in the United States, and one of the first residences built from concrete block. The house has been visited by the most renowned artists, architectural historians and architects.

The event will include a docent tour of the house, along with wine, hors d'oeuvres and music from a string quartet. Parking will be at the nearby Greek Theater, with shuttles delivering guests to a red carpet welcome in the Hollywood Hills.

Stern is believed to be the first architect to have used the term "post modernism." He has written 24 books about design, hosted a PBS series and taught thousands of students. He also is the architect for CSUN's forthcoming Arts, Media and Communication Building.

For reservations and additional information about the event, contact the CSUN Office of Alumni Relations at (818) 677-2137. Checks in the amount of $75 per person should be made payable to the CSUN Foundation/ FLW Event.

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