Henry N. Cobb to deliver lecture in Portland, Maine (2013)

Henry N. Cobb to deliver lecture in Portland, Maine

18 June 2013

Press release text by Portland Museum of Art

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Charles Shipman Payson Building, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) welcomes the building’s architect Henry N. Cobb as the 2013 Bernard A. Osher Lecturer. In this illustrated lecture entitled The Streets of Falmouth Neck: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Cobb will discuss Portland’s streets and squares and the ongoing dialogue between the memory of the city’s past, preoccupation with its present, and dream of its future. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. [...]

One of three founding principals of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Cobb’s architectural practice has embraced a wide variety of building types in cities across North America and around the world, including: the John Hancock Tower, Boston (1976); the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston (1998); and the Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University (2005). Cobb is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, academician of the National Academy of Design, and President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, and an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College.