On Wednesday, October 17th, Nicholas Adams will deliver a lecture about the history of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at Westchester Community College. Adams will discuss SOM's history and influence on American business and industry in post-World War II America. His presentation is titled "Building Corporate Modernism: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the World Around Us."
Adams, a former professor of architectural history at Vassar College in New York, notably wrote the first independently authored book on SOM. He is currently completing a biography on Gordon Bunshaft, an influential partner at SOM for 40 years who joined the firm in 1937. Adams' biography will be published in 2019 by Yale University Press.
Adams' lecture launches a three-part series at Westchester Community College that will focus on historic preservation and architectural history in New York State and the Hudson Valley Region.
Building Corporate Modernism: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the World Around Us
October 17, 2018
Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
27 North Division Street
Peekskill, New York