Towards a New/Old Architecture

Towards A New / Old Architecture is an exhibition exploring the concept of using modern architecture as the language for additions to and renovations of the rich building stock in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The exhibition will feature exemplary projects from around the state that employ a contemporary addition as the counterpoint to a beautiful historic building.

SAM is partnering with the American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania, and Chris Dawson Architect on this groundbreaking architectural exhibition.

Partnering Organizations / Events

Historic Harrisburg Association
The Life, Work and Landmarks of Harrisburg Architect Clayton Lappley, architectural rendering exhibition. Opening reception to be held on Gallery Walk Sunday, September 13, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Lecture: Ten Architects who changed the face of Harrisburg, presented by historian Ken Frew, September 28, 6:00 pm.
Tour: Landmarks f the Capitol Complex, Historic Harrisburg Walking Tour with guide David Morrison, October 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Art Association of Harrisburg
Structures II, fall membership exhibition, September 11 – October 15. Opening reception to be held on Gallery Walk Sunday, September 13, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Architectural Visions, invitational group exhibition, October 23 – November 25. Opening reception to be held Friday, October 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Architectural Firms

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Wilkes-Barre, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA

Chris Dawson Architect Harrisburg, PA

EwingCole Philadelphia, PA; Irvine, CA; New York, NY

FISHER ARCHitecture Pittsburgh, PA

Gluckman Tang New York, NY

Koning Eizenberg Architecture Santa Monica, CA

LTL Architects New York, NY

Murphy& Dittenhafer Architects York, PA; Baltimore, MD

Spillman Farmer Architects Bethlehem, PA

Wallace Roberts and Todd Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Miami, FL

Plan Your Visit

Exhibition Details

Date: September 13, 2015 – January 17, 2016

Venue: Main Gallery

Sponsored by:
Dauphin County Commissioners, American Institute of Architects, Central PA Chapter, McCormick Foundation, Rob Kinsley, Sondra Osler, Lenore Caldwell, Clyde McGeary, Janetta Brenner