Architect and Innovator James Polshek in Discussion: a Village Preservation Oral History
“Architecture is a healing art. Very much in the same way that medicine is a healing art at its most idealistic.” ~ James Stewart Polshek
Join us for a conversation between longtime Villager and architect James Stewart Polshek and oral historian Sarah Dziedzic, who worked with Mr. Polshek for VP’s Oral History Project. They will explore Polshek’s life and work, focusing on his projects in Greenwich Village and the ideas and ideals of Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility.
James Stewart Polshek has lived in Greenwich Village since 1955, and his career as an architect has included buildings across the globe. His work in Greenwich Village has focused on complementing the neighborhood’s historic architecture, scale, and character. Notably, he designed the Washington Court apartments, completed in 1985. He was also involved in projects for other Village landmarks. Polshek was Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation from 1972–1987. He also created and founded Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility, which works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. This event is to celebrate the release of James Polshek’s VP Oral History.
Learn more about VP’s Oral History Project here.
This event is fully accessible.
- Thursday, September 20, 2018
- 7:00 pm
St. John’s Church in the Village, 218 West 11th Street