Dr. Theodore H.M. Prudon FAIA FAPT
Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA, a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture, was educated at the University of Delft, Netherlands, and Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He is a partner of Prudon & Partners, based in New York City, and teaches preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Prudon is the President of Docomomo US and a board member of Docomomo International. Docomomo is dedicated to the study of significant works of Modern Movement architecture, landscape design, and urban planning around the world.
Carl Abbott FAIA
For the past four decades Carl has been one of the most highly awarded architects in the AIA Florida / Caribbean Region. He is a member of the original Sarasota School of Architecture. Carl received his Masters from Yale, his Bachelors from the University of Florida and has taught and lectured widely. He has studied and worked with Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, Buckminster Fuller, I.M. Pei and in Hawaii and in London with Yale classmates Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. ORO International recently released his book IN / FORMED BY THE LAND - The Architecture of Carl Abbott.
Katie Horak is an architectural historian and historic preservation planner based in Los Angeles, California. She is a Senior Associate at Architectural Resources Group, an architecture, planning and conservation firm, and an adjunct lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. The focus of Katie’s professional practice over the past decade has been the recordation and evaluation of properties through large-scale historic resources surveys; she has managed surveys ranging in size from 50 to 150,000 properties in New York and throughout California.
Tom Jester, AIA, LEED AP
Tom Jester, AIA, LEED AP, is a project manager and Associate at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC. He developed and served as the Editor of Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation (McGraw-Hill, 1995), and is a past co-chair APT’s Technical Committee on Modern Heritage. Mr. Jester has worked on the master plan for the renovation and greening of the AIA Headquarters, designed by The Architects Collaborative, and he is currently working on the revitalization of the National Air and Space Museum. Mr. Jester holds a B.A. from Colby College (1988), a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania (1991), and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland (1999).
Working the Chicago Office of the National Trust for nearly 10 years, Chris has managed a number of preservation advocacy campaigns and initiatives, including the American Express Partners in Preservation programs in both Chicago and the Twin Cities. She is passionate about the preservation of Modern heritage, ranging from buildings to landscapes to sculpture. Most recently she led the Save Prentice Coalition in a high-profile battle to preserve the 1975 Modernist Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. She also serves as the Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission in Oak Park, IL.
Christopher Rawlins is principal of Rawlins Design, a New York–based architecture and interiors firm whose projects include new beach houses and midcentury modernist restorations. His design work has been published in Interior Design, Metropolis, the New York Times, and Wallpaper. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Rawlins divides his time between New York City and Fire Island Pines, where he first came across the subject of the present study. Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction is his first book.