GREENWICH, Conn. – Douglas VanderHorn, an award-winning architect noted for combining contemporary innovations with traditional styles, will be a featured guest speaker at Harvard University’s two-day summer course, “The American House: Traditional to Modern, Modern to Traditional.”
Offered by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the course will be June 23-24 at George Gund Hall. The popular course, attended by architects, contractors, home owners and anyone who appreciates fine architecture, delves into the continuing conflict between traditional and modern schools of design.
Along with other prominent architectural practitioners, VanderHorn will look at both design philosophies, and discuss the future direction of the American home. VanderHorn’s own style effectively blends modern with traditional. His innovations, use of historical architectural artifacts, and construction of new homes with historic themes while incorporating smart technology and green design led to his induction into the 2015 New England Design Hall of Fame.
“I’m honored to be part of this exciting summer course, and to be included alongside some of the most prominent architects and practitioners in the industry,” VanderHorn said. “During this course, we’re going to look at homes in the context of the rich architectural history of the United States. Modernism need not conflict with traditional styles, and during this event, we will not only show examples of how the two schools of architecture can co-exist, but how we can create a new direction for the American home.”
Registration for the course is available online .