M. Wayne Donaldson, FAIA
February 8, 2015
Lecture at the San Diego Women's Club · 2557 Third Avenue
$15 (100 guests max)
The Architecture of the Exposition Buildings 1914
"It was not believed that the temporary buildings should be other than temporary, for it must be remembered that Exposition Architecture differs from that of our everyday world in being essentially of the fabric of a dream - not to endure but to produce a merely temporary effect. It should provide, after the fashion that stage scenery provides - illusion rather than reality. So it must be confessed that such Architecture comes very close in certain directions to being actually stage scenery." Join Wayne Donaldson as he discusses the manipulative promoters, the clever politicians, the jealous architects, the illusionary designers, the interpretive marketing of the 1914 Panama-California Exposition and its effect on the architectural future of the of San Diego, the Magic City.
Mr. Donaldson was appointed by President Barack Obama as Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 2010. He was formerly the California State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012. Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson FAIA celebrates its 37th year with projects throughout the United States. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic University, Master of Science from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and has received his Masters in Public History and Teaching from the University of San Diego. He is an architect of innovative design and has received several awards in preservation architecture including the 2014 American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Proclamation, the 1990 California Council, American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence, the 1991 CCAIA Distinguished Historic Preservation Award and the Preservationist of the Year Award by the California Preservation Foundation in 1995. In 1992, the American Institute of Architects inducted Mr. Donaldson into the College of Fellows.
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