EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE
with Dr. Richard Condit -- Saturday, January 26th, 2 PM – 4 PM
Dr. Richard Condit, an associate of the Smithsonian Institution's Tropical Research Institute is a scholar in biology, ecology and population. He is also the son of one of America’s leading architectural historians, Carl W. Condit (1914 - 1997). In groundbreaking research, Dr. Condit (the son) has applied the principals of epidemiology to the population of buildings described in Dr. Condit’s father’s 1964 book - Chicago School of Architecture A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925 which formed the bedrock for the history of Chicago's architecture. Rick Condit’s approach and data provide a rare, objective analysis of Chicago's preservation success - or lack thereof.