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Archived News Release from 2006

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The Forum at Redwood City Presents:

Sustainably Modern Architecture

Redwood City, CA - April 28 , 2006 - Miami Beach architect, author, and photographer Steve Mouzon is the featured speakerat “The Forum at Redwood City” on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. Mr. Mouzon will provide an exciting presentation on “Sustainably Modern Architecture.”

Steve Mouzon believes that traditional/classical architecture is the only architecture that remains “of our time” through the passage of time, thus being the only truly sustainably modern architecture. It becomes so by engaging the culture at large rather than remaining in the domain of a few star architects and critics. Hewill address why it is perfectly acceptable to use traditional and classical architecture in new projects and will explain how to get the details right so that we may get the same enjoyment out of new structures as we do out of our cherished historic buildings. 

Mr. Mouzon is a principal and co-founder of The New Urban Guild, a group of architects, landscape architects and other New Urbanists dedicated to the study and design of true traditional buildings and places inspired by the region in which they are built. He has authored or contributed to a number of publications including Biltmore Estate Homes, Architectural Elements: Traditional Construction Details, 1001 Traditional Construction Details, and the just-released Traditional Construction Patterns, Design and Detail Rules of Thumb. His home designs continue to be featured as Plan of the Month in Southern Living

The Forum takes place at the Little Fox Theater, 2209 Broadway, in downtown Redwood City. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. An optional no-host dinner with the presenter and other participants will be held following the Forum for those wishing to continue the discussion. The Forum brings nationally-known speakers and presenters to Downtown Redwood City for in-depth dialogues on city design issues, providing an on-going venue for professional-level education and dialogue about urban design issues, today’s hottest urban design topics, and most cutting-edge techniques.

By bringing together local government officials from throughout the Bay Area, as well as planners, urban designers, architects, and other professionals in the urban design field, these forums are intended to educate and foster discussion on new and emerging concepts in city planning and design. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Dan Zack
Downtown Development Manager
650-780- 7363

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