Trinity Church Lenox to host architecture lecture
Lenox — Renowned architect, author and Harvard educator W. Easley Hamner will speak on “Architecture, the Church and the 21st Century” on Friday, May 31, at 5 p.m. in the Trinity Church Parish House. One of his projects as part of the architects Stubbins & Associates, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan sold its 1905 gothic edifice in 1970, and consecrated a new church designed and built in 1977 in the international style. It was given landmark status in 2016.
St. Peter’s, known for its Louise Nevelson-designed chapel and jazz services, stands at 619 Lexington Ave. in the shadow of soaring office buildings. During his long career, Hamner was the architect of the Citicorp Center; the Principal River Park, Norwalk, Connecticut; and the O’Neill Federal Building in Boston, among many other varied and highly prized projects in this country and overseas, often in China.
Professor Hamner’s long and varied career has led to honors including election as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects; membership in the Urban Land Institute (for years as its governor); and service on the board of Cambridge Community Services Organization, where he was its chair for nearly 15 years. Since his final retirement (he has actually retired twice so far), he has become a frequent speaker on topics of architecture and travel in various venues.
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