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WMAIA Women in Architecture presents: In Conversation with Frances Halsband
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:00 – 6:30 PM
South College, UMass./Amherst

The talk will be preceded by a self-guided tour of South College (renovation/addition by Kliment Halsband) & followed by a reception (with cash bar) in the South College atrium.

Space is limited and registration is required; download the form at right.

Sigrid Miller Pollin FAIA talks with Frances Halsband FAIA about her distinguished career in architecture. Frances Halsband FAIA is an architect and a founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, a leading design firm in New York City known for its award-winning academic, cultural, and civic work. Frances is an expert translator between institutions and design firms. Her varied roles as designer, member of the academic community, and advisor on academic and government review boards have provided her a unique perspective on the many voices that shape planning and design. She served as Dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute and as an architectural advisor to Brown, Harvard, and Smith College. She is a former Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and served on the Architectural Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Buildings Operations and the Architectural Review Board of the Federal Reserve Bank., Frances was the first woman president of the New York Chapter of the AIA and of the Architectural League of New York, and is a longtime board member and past president of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Frances received a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.