Location: Visitor Center Theater
Part of: Lectures and Talks, Mansion, Interior Design
From his days as a high school student leading tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in and around his Oak Park, Illinois home, to his current thriving architectural and design practice in New York and California, William T. Georgis has led a design-driven life. His penchant for architecture, design, provenance and history have turned to a lifelong passion. In this stunningly-illustrated lecture, he explores the importance and beauty of miniature rooms, period rooms, and house museums, including the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Frick Museum, New York.
A book signing of Make It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis will follow.
6-6:45 pm Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems and The Mansion open for touring.
7-8 pm Lecture (seating opens at 6:45 pm)
8 pm Book Signing of Make It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis
About the Speaker
William T. Georgis established his New York-based architecture and design firm in 1992. He has designed and completed numerous residential, institutional, and commercial projects in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. These include new houses in Southampton, New York, the Bahamas, Montana, Aspen, Colorado, La Jolla, California, many New York City townhouses, a pied-a-terre for a South American couple at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, the Tiffany Gallery at the Museum of the City of New York, Casa Lever restaurant in Manhattan, the interiors of a Gulfstream G650 jet, and the renovation of the public spaces of the landmarked Lever House in New York City. In 1999, 2007, 2010, and 2013 he was included in the AD 100, Architectural Digest’s international guide to the top one hundred architects and interior designers. Projects can be seen at www.williamtgeorgis.com. A monograph of his work Make It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis was published by The Monacelli Press in 2013.
William T. Georgis has designed a collection of furniture for Maison Gerard in New York. His work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design and Columbia University, New York; and his work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
William T. Georgis is a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford, California (B.A., 1980) and Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (M. Arch., 1983).