AIA New Orleans is pleased to join The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Tulane School of Architecture, and WLAE-TV to present our next celebration in recognition of Sam Wilson's, FAIA, Centennial Anniversary.
Please join AIA New Orleans at the Center for Design on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 pm for a viewing of Mr. Wilson's video, The Dean of Architectural Preservation in New Orleans.
In 1984, Dr. Fritz Wagner, then head of Urban and Regional Studies at the University of New Orleans, offered graduate student Abbye Gorin the opportunity to research ways to teach urban history through video technology. This was long before the term “Educational Technologies” came about, and before we started to see video biographies on national television.
Gorin put together a team: Barbara B. Coleman from the video department at UNO was the producer-director; Mike Adler from the Audio Visual Department at UNO was the camera man; and Gorin was the script writer.
Based on classroom and library needs, Gorin updated oral history into a living, moving story. And the story Gorin selected was the history of the modern preservation movement in New Orleans. With the project and crew in place, we needed an authority to tell the story and someone who would not be intimidated by the equipment.
We approached Mr. Wilson who immediately became interested in the project. With his years of teaching experience, we thought he would be a natural in front of the camera, and he was. WLAE-TV joined the project and donated the post production work.
This event is free and open to the public.
The video will begin screening promptly at 6:15 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
AIA New Orleans Continuing Education Credits do apply, 1 LU.
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