Why Paul Hayden Kirk?

Why Paul Hayden Kirk?
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The respected mid-century architect Paul Hayden Kirk passed away in 1995, yet his work still inspires. He is widely regarded for his refined residences and medical clinics. His name appears regularly in real estate ads. There’s an extra something to a Paul Kirk-designed home. Just what is that extra something? Dale Kutzera, author of Paul Hayden Kirk and the Rise of Northwest Modern, will attempt to answer that question in a free virtual presentation on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm. This online event is sponsored by Docomomo US/WEWA.

The presentation will last about 40 minutes followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A. The event will end by 8:00 pm.

Register in Advance!

The event is free but you’ll need to register to gain online access. Click here to register on Zoom. After registering you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Docomomo US/WEWA’s programs are partially supported by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support grant.

About the Speaker

Writer Dale Kutzera grew up in the Pacific Northwest and studied journalism at the University of Washington. He spent several years in Los Angeles, where he was exposed to a wide range of architectural styles. He has written for national magazines, television networks, and Hollywood studios. In addition to several novels, he wrote about the troubling changes to Seattle in the urban critique, “The Death of Seattle.” His monograph on Kirk involved numerous interviews, archival research, and a deep-dive into Kirk’s drawings held at the University of Washington Special Collections.

Dale’s new book on Paul Hayden Kirk is available for purchase.

Image credits: book cover (this page); Japanese Guest House Bloedel Reserve, Dale Kutzera (home page)

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