Building on Our Past, for Our Future with the Jesup
The Jesup Memorial Library is creating a public library for the 21st century, this includes adding a new addition to our historic building. Join the architects the Jesup is working with as well as an architectural historian to learn how the two parts will work together and reflect each other on Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. during a virtual talk on Zoom.
First, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., former State Historian and the longest-serving director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will place the architecture of the Jesup in its historic context. Then, Pamela Hawkes, Principal at Scattergood Design and a Professor of Practice in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, will talk about researching the Jesup’s Historic Preservation Plan and will highlight some of its special features. Finally, Scott Simons, Principal at Scott Simons Architects, will demonstrate how the modern building speaks for itself but also enhances the historic Jesup building. The talk will be moderated by Sarge Gardiner a partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Shettleworth attended Deering High School, Colby College and Boston University and was the recipient of honorary degrees from Bowdoin College and the Maine College of Art. He became architectural historian for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in 1973 and director in 1976. He retired from that position in 2015. Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture and has served as State Historian since 2004.
Hawkes is a national leader in historic preservation and the integration of contemporary design within historic settings. She directed a wide variety of award-winning design projects over twenty-six years as Principal with Ann Beha Architects in Boston, including the Liberty Hotel, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Cambridge Public Library and the Currier Museum of Art. She has led multi-disciplinary teams to create strategies for landmarks owned by the National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the General Services Administration, as well as non-profit clients such as the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Past service also includes the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the U.S. Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Pamela is NCARB-certified, and a licensed architect in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York.
Simons has over thirty years of professional experience and is well known for his thoughtful and innovative solutions to complex projects. Scott’s commitment to designing buildings of exceptional beauty and substance underscore all of Scott Simons Architecture’s projects. His drive to find the best possible solutions for our projects energizes the studio and makes the design process a dynamic experience for our clients. Simons is a founding member of the Portland Society of Architects and is on the AIA Maine Board of Directors. Scott has served as a design critic at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Northeastern University, among many others.
Registration is required for this event. To register visit jesuplibrary.org/events/building and fill out the form or email email@example.com.