Housing: A Basic Human Right

Independence Hall stands for human rights

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Dale Laurin
Ken Kimmelman
Barbara Buehler
Anthony Romeo 


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Dale Laurin

With degrees in architecture and historic preservation, Dale Laurin has over 30 years experience as a designer and project manager. For a decade he was a team leader in the Architecture and Engineering section of the New York City Department of Design and Construction, where he reviewed a wide variety of public sector building projects—from firehouses to libraries to health clinics—for the city's Design Excellence initiative. He has studied Aesthetic Realism since 1976, first with its founder Eli Siegel and now in professional classes with Chairman of Education Ellen Reiss. Since 1984 he has been a consultant on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. He also taught architectural history at the CUNY College of Technology.

As part of the teaching trio, The Kindest Art—consultants to artists—he's presented papers in public seminars on the life and work of architects including Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Borromini, Calvert Vaux, Louis Sullivan, LeCorbusier, Santiago Calatrava, and Daniel Libeskind. He's given talks in the Terrain Gallery series, Aesthetic Realism Shows How Art Answers the Questions of Your Life, on Borromini's Sant Ivo church, and New York’s Flatiron and Empire State Buildings. For several years he wrote gallery reviews—with the Siegel Theory of Opposites as his critical basis—for the art journal Sunstorm.

His design for the World Trade Center site memorial can be seen at www.wtcsitememorial.com (see link below). Select "Exhibition" and search for his submission under Laurin, then click to enlarge the drawings and read the text of his design narrative, in which he speaks importantly about what he's learned from Aesthetic Realism.

Letter "Housing for All" in Architectural Record 
Design for World Trade Center Site Memorial
go to Exhibition section, search for Laurin, click to enlarge