The Texas Historical Commission’s seventh annual Real Places Conference takes place February 1–3, 2023, in Austin. The event brings preservationists together from diverse disciplines and organizations who make historic preservation in Texas happen.
Jeff Greene, Executive Chairman and Founder, will present the Lunch Keynote in the Phoenix Ballroom on Friday, February 3 from 12:30–2:00pm. He will explore several Texas project interiors found in courthouses, theaters, public and private buildings, and the role that color and decoration play in defining and distinguishing the significance of individual buildings. Read more in the abstract below:
A Look Within: Re-Discovering Texas Interiors
While building exteriors are widely accepted to be part of our held in common built heritage and serve as referential points for their communities, interior architecture—and the art and decoration that adorn it—tends to be more private, intimate, evolving, and rarely landmarked. But it can be just as impactful and is often more important in creating a sense of time and place. Having worked extensively throughout Texas and the U.S. for decades, interior architecture expert Jeff Greene will share his process of investigating and uncovering hidden and lost interiors through finishes investigations. He will discuss various interiors found in courthouses, theaters, public buildings, and private buildings (formal and vernacular), and the role that color and decoration play in defining and distinguishing the significance of individual buildings. Texas’ architectural history will be discussed, ranging from the decorative ideals of the early Missions to more contemporary expressions, with case studies including the Paramount Theatre in Austin, as well as unusual examples such as the Dallas Municipal Building and the salvaging of the corridor where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot.
Continuing Education Credits available:
American Institute of Architects | 1.0 HSW LU