Ernest R. Graham Lecture in Ancient Architecture
Ernest R. Graham (1866-1936) was a prominent Chicago architect. He was Daniel Burnham’s principal assistant in overseeing the construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Graham’s architectural firm was later responsible for designing scores of major structures, mostly in the classical tradition of the 1893 fair, for clients in cities across the United States.
The Archaeological Institute of America has received, from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, an endowment to support lectures about ancient architecture. Since 1956, Graham Foundation grants have been offered to individuals and institutions in support of activities focused on architecture and the built environment.
The Graham Lecturer is selected by the AIA Lecture Program Committee each year. The Graham Lecturer annually visits one local society.
The 2014 BP Award goes to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program for its grassroots efforts to train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites.
The Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel has graciously extended the discounted AM room rate until December 17, 2013!
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