Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Finishes Season With Tom Howorth, FAIA

May 25, 2012

“Preserving Cultural Identity In The Era Of Gentrification” with Tom Howorth, FAIA

Friday, June 1st, at 7 p.m. in the Essex Town Hall

In 1986, Tom Howorth moved from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi to form the partnership of Mockbee•Coker•Howorth Architects, a firm that won immediate critical recognition, such as a prestigious P/A First Award for architectural design from Progressive Architecture, and inclusion in the Domino’s Top 30 list of the world’s best architects. The firm also collaborated with other firms to win and successfully execute a number of multi-million dollar commissions.

In 1990, Mr. Howorth left that partnership to form Howorth & Associates Architects, providing architectural and interior design services for a wide variety of clients—governmental, corporate, not-for-profit, and private individuals—who consider their buildings investments rather than expenses.

Tom graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and has degrees from Leeds Metropolitan University, Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University and Virginia Tech. He is a past president of AIA/Mississippi, of the Mississippi Heritage Trust and of Parents For Public Schools national organization. He was recognized in 1993 with the AIA’s Young Architect’s Citation and elected to the College Of Fellows in 1999. He served on the AIA’s Committee On Design Advisory Group from 2007-2011, and as its Chair in 2011.

Come hear a fascinating lecture on the conflict between historic preservation, economic development, and environmental (and social) sustainability in emerging economies. Tom has recently visited Cuba and China, among other places, to research current developments on this subject.

This is the last talk in the 2011-12 series; see the list of speakers here. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers for next year. Stay tuned for more information on the schedule.

Havana at sunset. Photo by Tom Howorth, FAIA.