12:00 pm - 01:00 pmEvent Category: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saving-modernist-history-restoration-of-the-usaf-academy-chapel-and-garden-tickets-114240715054
Denver Modernism Week, LLC
There are not one, but two nationally significant restoration projects underway at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first: the repair and restoration of the beloved and famed Cadet Chapel, designed by Walter Netsch. The other: Dan Kiley’s four-acre Air Garden, a central parade ground containing a 700-foot-long gridded series of grass panels and fountains.
In this virtual presentation, USAFA Campus Architect Duane Boyle will guide attendees through the storied background of these incredible pieces of Modernist history and will shed light on the process, progress, and even a few photos of their painstakingly detailed restorations, of which the Chapel still has four years to go. Attendees will enjoy an interactive Q&A with Boyle following the presentation.
This is a live ONLINE talk, which will be held on a webinar platform over the internet, in order to encourage social distancing. This virtual platform offers an opportunity to bring this talk to modernism fans across the country, and allows us to look outside of Denver at a great example of historic preservation and restoration of modern architecture elsewhere in Colorado. There will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session after the talk is complete.
You will receive an email with a link for joining the talk 24-36 hours before it is scheduled to begin. We encourage you to come online for the talk 10-15 minutes in advance of the scheduled start time to ensure that your device and internet connection are working properly, and so that we can verify your ticket before joining the talk.
Duane Boyle is the Campus Architect at the United States Air Force Academy, overseeing strategic campus development initiatives. He holds Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Architecture, and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado and is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional.