Architect’s Lecture to Delve Into the Rich Architectural Heritage of the South

By UM News

Architect’s Lecture to Delve Into the Rich Architectural Heritage of the South

By UM News
Architecture alumnus and partner with the Atlanta-based architectural firm Historical Concepts to lecture.

Andrew Cogar, a University of Miami School of Architecture alumnus and partner with the Atlanta-based architectural firm Historical Concepts, will delve into the pages of his firm’s new book, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center’s Glasgow Hall, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During his presentation, titled “Past Meets Present: Applying the Southern Vernacular Precedent of Yesterday to the Designs of Today,” Cogar will take attendees into new and restored homes, from simple cottages to gracious estates, and explain how the rich architectural heritage of the South has helped define his firm’s architectural style. He will explore architectural patterns of the past and discuss how they have diverged into unique local and regional interpretations ranging from the Low Country to the Treasure Coast.

Cogar graduated from the UM School of Architecture in 1996 and joined Historical Concepts in 1999. Since that time he has achieved the distinction of being one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40,” highlighting Atlanta’s rising business leaders. During his tenure with Historical Concepts, he has won numerous awards, including honors from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art,Period Homes magazine, and Southern Living Home Awards. He is on the national board of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has lectured and served as a guest critic at the University of Miami and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has received the University of Miami School of Architecture Award for Alumni Service.

His firm has given generously to the School of Architecture, sponsoring the Historical Concepts Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding students for design excellence and contribution to the studio culture of the architecture school.

For more information, visit http://www.arc.miami.edu.