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If you can Conceive It Today It Can Be Built: A Walking and Virtual Tour of Architecture Classical, Traditional, Modern and Beyond

Dr Robert Alan Black

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, January 30 • 7:00 pm

The architecture in Athens ranges from houses to professional buildings to commercial to religious to university buildings. The greatest percentage are classical or traditional in design, but some modern architectural designs can be found sprinkled throughout. Dr Robert Alan Black will explore samples of the many types of structures in Athens, as well as modern architecture found on the 6 continents being designed and built today.

Dr Black is a Creative Thinking Consultant in Athens, having studied with Dr E Paul Torrance, and receiving his PhD in Educational Psychology. Alan has five degrees, including a BS in Architectural Design, MAs in Interior Architecture and Visual Communication, and an MEd in Guidance and Counseling. 

He has worked from draftsman to associate to project architect to owner of his own architectural consulting firm in Athens, Georgia. Prior to moving to Athens he worked for a mix of firms in Michigan and Florida, including the award winning firm Gunnar Birkerts & Associates.

Since 1976 he has traveled internationally to 93 countries and 49 US states always seeking out examples of excellent design wherever he has gone. As a speaker, trainer of consultant he has worked in over 40 states and 50 countries. During his varied career he has also been a news writer, a cartoonist, a graphic designer, and a college professor.

A selection from our multiethnic holiday music program, featuring the music of Hanukkah with Shira Chadasha, of Christmas with The Gentry, and of Kwanzaa with the Athens Kwanzaa Alliance.


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