Mid-Century Modern is all the rage. Learn about its origins and first architect, R.M. Schindler.
This is an in-person event.
Judith Sheine, Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon, discusses the first modern house in the U.S. or Western Europe, R.M. Schindler’s Kings Road House (1922), and how it set a precedent for what came to be known as mid-century modern architecture.
Judith Sheine is a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon and is an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor. Sheine served as UO Department of Architecture Head 2012-17 and, previously, was Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2002-2012. She is the Director of Design for the TallWood Design Institute, a collaboration between the University of Oregon’s College of Design and Oregon State University’s Colleges of Forestry and Engineering focused on the advancement of timber manufacturing and design. Sheine is also an award-winning architect whose projects have been published internationally and she has been recognized as the leading authority on the work of R.M. Schindler; her publications on the architect include R.M. Schindler (Phaidon Press, 2001) and her most recent book, Schindler, Kings Road and Southern California Modernism (University of California Press, 2012), co-authored with Robert Sweeney.