Exhibits: Voith & Mactavish Architects: A Retrospective, 1988-2003
Haverford will host “Voith & Mactavish Architects: A Retrospective (1988-2003),” a multimedia exhibit celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Philadelphia architecture firm headed by Daniela Holt Voith and Cameron J. Mactavish, in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Jan. 23-Feb. 22, 2004.
Haverford will host “Voith & Mactavish Architects: A Retrospective (1988-2003),” a multimedia exhibit celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Philadelphia architecture firm headed by Daniela Holt Voith and Cameron J. Mactavish, in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Jan. 23-Feb. 22, 2004. Daniela Holt Voith, a 1976 alumna of Bryn Mawr College, was part of the first class to graduate from Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities program, in which students study the relationship of urban spatial organization to politics, economics, culture, and societies. Voith currently teaches a course in architectural design as part of this program at Bryn Mawr. The exhibit displays various examples from Voith & Mactavish’s extensive portfolio and includes hand-rendered conceptual sketches, two-and-three-dimensional renderings, models, large and small scale photographs, and original watercolor renderings by Cameron Mactavish. The retrospective features many of the firm’s local projects, such as the renovation and expansion of Moore College of Art & Design, the rehabilitation and addition to the Frank Furness-designed Paul Peck Alumni Center at Drexel University, and the renovation of Thomas Great Hall at Bryn Mawr College. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, Jan. 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, where visitors can obtain a catalog published collaboratively by Haverford and Bryn Mawr that includes articles by Growth and Structure of Cities program founder Barbara Miller Lane (co-authored with art historian David Cast) and architect and historian Steven Harby.
Two additional events will be held in conjunction with the retrospective. Daniela Holt Voith will give a talk titled “On Being Modern,” sponsored by Bryn Mawr College’s Center for Visual Culture, Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Room 224. Cameron Mactavish will provide a watercolor demonstration Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (610) 896-1287.