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Mississippi Rising

Seeing the terrible devastation of parts of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, has sadly reminded of my work in Mississippi with my New Urbanist colleagues shortly after Katrina. Since our efforts there, much has been learned about recovery and rebuilding after natural disasters. Indeed, the work began at the charrette has gone on to evolve into emergency housing as well as also being at the forefront of the tiny home movement.

(R. John Anderson and John Anderson, AIA (left to right) pose in front of our architecture team’s presentation. Other members of the architecture team included Allison H. Anderson, AIA, Marianne Cusato, Milton Wilfred Grenfell, Susan M. Henderson, Christine G. H. Franck, Michael G. Imber, Gary Williams Justiss, Eric Moser, and Stephen A. Mouzon.)

I am republishing the following essay, which I wrote after returning from the Mississippi Renewal Forum. At the time I struggled to put into words what I had seen and experienced, as I know so many will now again. My heart is with them as is my hope that some of what we learned then can help now.

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Listen in now to my podcast for the Art of Construction!

I enjoyed visiting with the team at Mountain View Windows and Doors to tape a podcast for their Art of Construction show! Click the image below to listen, or here:!show-25-with-christine-franck/c2432 -Thanks for the fun show, guys!

Christine G. H. Franck featured on The Art of Construction podcast.

Christine G. H. Franck featured on The Art of Construction podcast.

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Christine G. H. Franck, a designer, author and educator. She is also the director of the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture (CARTA) at the College of Architecture and Planning CU Denver. Her architectural focus provides a full range of services that are essential to holistic practice dedicated to improving the built environment. Join us and learn how Classical Architecture can help grow your business.

Lecture Video: New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism

Please enjoy my lecture on New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, introducing the history and themes of this emerging trend in today’s architecture and urban design. Many thanks to the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter for sponsoring my lecture, to the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning for hosting the lecture, and to Students for Classical Architecture CU Denver for their volunteer work at the lecture. Enjoy and please feel free to share!

New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Lecture.

Franck lectures at the College of Architecture and Planning

Franck lectures at the College of Architecture and Planning

Franck to lecture on New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism in Denver ~ March 4, 2014

Please join me TOMORROW, Tuesday evening, March 4th, in Denver for my lecture on “New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism” graciously sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Rocky Mountain Chapter and hosted at the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning in the 2nd floor gallery.

Further information is here: We’ll have a brief reception at 5:30pm with my lecture beginning at 6pm.

Franck Lecture

Columns & Coffee on Colorado & Co.

It was a pleasure to appear on Colorado & Co., a local magazine-style show that airs live in Denver and across Colorado on Channel 9, KUSA-TV from 10-11am on weekdays to promote the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Columns & Coffee tours! We’ll be appearing again soon to talk about the chapter’s already sold out tour of the Anschutz Collection at the American Museum of Western Art, led by the museum’s esteemed curator, Darlene Dueck. Tune in, February 18th to learn more about this important collection.

Winter in Williamsburg

This place of my home and heart, Williamsburg, often remembered by visitors in images of white clapboarded colonial houses surrounded by lush green boxwood under brilliant blue skies, holds a different magic in the gray quiet of winter. When the touring crowds thin, I meet my hometown again and find in her still somnolence moments that warm my soul. While all sleeps, waiting to wake in the riot of spring, I wander the empty streets and hidden gardens, conjuring times long-past, recalling happy moments of youth, hoping for the days to come.

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Buildings by Hand: The Design Process through Drawing

I’m very pleased that my drawings have been selected for exhibit in The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism’s (INTBAU) exhibition on modern traditional architecture and the artistic skills involved in creating beautiful and harmonious buildings and places. 28 January – 15 February 2013 at the Prince’s Foundation in London. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

Exhibition panel from Christine Huckins Franck, Architect.