Classical Architecture: The Cutting Edge?

•October 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This year, Allan will be presenting Georgia Tech’s annual Academy of Medicine lecture, entitled Classical Architecture: The Cutting Edge?, which will be given in conjunction with the School of Architecture. The Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech was originally housed in a beautiful classical building designed by Phillip Shutze. In the early 80s, with great effort by a group of doctors and their spouses, a board of directors was created to restore the building and keep it functioning. Not only did the board of directors wish to establish an annual lecture on bio-technology at the building, but also one on Classical architecture. We are pleased that some architecture schools are diversifying the dialogue on architecture to include Modern Classical architecture.  Click here for the Vimeo slideshow link.

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AGA Participates in Archtober: The Artful Campus

•October 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

As part of this month’s Archtober, Senior Designer Thomas Noble, will teach a 2-day course on October 9th & 11th at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, entitled The Artful Campus.  The course will explore the masterwork campus planning of McKim Mead & White’s Columbia University and Bronx Community College. An evening lecture on Thursday the 9th will then be followed by on-campus tours on Saturday the 11th.

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For more details, please contact the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art:

Course Description:

“The late 19th Century saw a reinvention of American architecture initiated by Henry Hobson Richardson and continued by his followers — foremost among them McKim, Mead, and White. One of the most striking components of this effort was the design of the college campus. It showed in microcosm this artful approach toward the city. The campus was seen first as an overall plan, then as individual structures, and finally as a system of infrastructure. New York City boasts two premier examples of this design approach by McKim, Mead, and White- Columbia University and the Bronx Community College.

This course will examine the larger context of these designs and examine them as case studies in one evening lecture session followed by guided tours of the campuses of Columbia University and Bronx Community College.”


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The above photos, by Thomas Noble,  in order of display:


Bronx Community College, New York, New York:

Gould Memorial Library, Hall of Fame Complex, (Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White : 1894 – 1899)

Hall of Fame Complex, (Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White : 1892 – 1912)

Hall of Fame Complex, (Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White : 1892 – 1912)


Columbia University, New York, New York:

Alma Mater, Daniel Chester French (Dedicated September 23, 1903).

Van Amringe Memorial, (McKim, Mead, and White 1918-22).

Vase at South Court and Terrace, (McKim, Mead, and White 1893-1898)

The Claremont Review of Books: A Living Tradition

•June 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Claremont Review of Books just published a lovely review in their spring journal of our latest monograph Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect. Anthony Paletta writes a very well articulated piece which extends beyond our monograph itself, and delves into themes we have been working on over the past 40 years. Three wonderful illustrations by Elliot Banfield accompany the article. Please click here to find the pdf of the article, courtesy of the Claremont Review of Books: A Living Tradition.

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Architectural Digest, December 2013: A Federal-Style Mansion in Houston

•December 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The December issue of Architectural Digest features one of our most recently built commissions: an estate in Houston, one of my favorite cities. The house is sited in the River Oaks section. This beautiful neighborhood, like the nearby Shady Side where we are currently working on another home, may well be the two most beautiful residential neighborhoods in the United States.

It is not easily apparent that this is a new home in River Oaks. The brick house has a two story front portico that respectfully echoes the Houstonian charm of some of the older surrounding estates. The interior rooms are planned for entertaining, flowing one into the other in sequences through archways and a pair of columns. The movement pattern forms a figure eight, with the Center Hall at the intersection of the two circles so guests can always find places to sit, stand, or keep circulating.

The slideshow below shows some of the photos that did not appear in the Architectural Digest article (photos ©Michael Paulsen).

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Click here to read the Architectural Digest Article

Rizzoli: Modern Living and the Kitchen

•October 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

In Rizzoli’s newsletter celebrating Archtober, Allan discusses the evolution of today’s kitchen.
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The Dream of an Ideal Home

•September 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Our long awaited monograph is nearly here! Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect will be in stores on October 1st. It is a stunning book, full of beautiful photographs and measured drawings, showcasing some of the firm’s recent work.  Included in the book are residential, commercial, and university projects, along with a forward by Carolyne Roehm. Allan has also included a short autobiography and an essay on university campus planning.  In the above video, from Rizzoli’s YouTube Channel, Allan discusses the dream of an ideal home.

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The Pillars – Southern Splendor in Hot Springs, VA

•August 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The July-August 2013 issue of Veranda features the restoration of The Pillars, a grand Greek Revival home built in Hot Springs, Virginia in the 1890’s.  Our office, along with interior designer Amelia Handegan, brought the house back to its former glory – a momentous task as the house had not been maintained for a long time.  The renovation was extensive: wiring and plumbing had to be replaced, a new staircase was added, and moldings throughout the house were redesigned.

Click here for the slide show from the article