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Frascari Symposium VI, Pt. 1: Finishing: The Ends of Architecture (CE)
March 31

Virtual and/or In-Person

Free, but you must register to attend.


The 6th Frascari Symposium: Finishing: The Ends of Architecture, for which Dr. Paul Emmons, Dr. Marcia Feuerstein, and PhD student Negar Goljan serve as co-curators, will take place from March 31st – April 1st, 2023, at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Two of the keynote speakers include practicing architect Billie Tsien (Yale), and architectural theorist David Leatherbarrow (Penn).

The symposium centers on the concept of finishing, stating that “Edward Said’s On Late Style identifies finishing as an awareness of coming to an end, yet without actually arriving there. Nonetheless finishing as a topic evokes the tendency to close down, to terminate, to desist, while remaining stubbornly under-theorized. Help us, then, expand the conceptualization of finishing and explain the practices of finishing in architecture along three currents: the surface, the project, and most broadly, architectural time itself.”

Programs offered on March 31 – 

9:05am: Keynote: Finishing and the Labyrinth of Learning – 1 AIA LU|Elective

10:10am: Surfaces, Projects & Times (online) – 1 AIA LU|Elective

11:30am: Finishing as Ending (online) – 1 AIA LU|Elective

2:00pm: Surfaces: Finishing and Polishing (in-person) – 1.5 AIA LU|Elective

3:40pm: Finishing as Completing and Ending (in-person) – 1 AIA LU|Elective

5:00pm: Keynote Works at Work, Today and Tomorrow – 1.25 AIA LU|Elective


Provider: AIA Northern Virginia
Provider Number: A058
Course Numbers: NOVA2023-013 thru NOVA2023-022