Monthly Luncheon Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Chapter features presentations of interest to the architectural profession.
I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre Pyramid:
February 11, 2021
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Credit Designations: 1.0 LU
There is no charge for this presentation.
An iconic Paris landmark, the Louvre Pyramid design and construction generated many years of strong and lively aesthetic and political debate. Long time Chapter member Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA will share some of his experiences on I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre design team from the 1980’s.
Steve Oles FAIA is an architect, teacher, photographer and architectural visualist.
A graduate of Texas Tech and Yale Universities, he has taught at RISD, Yale, MIT and Harvard--where he was a Loeb Fellow in 1982. He is co-founder of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and author of two seminal books on drawing. In 1989 he was advanced to the AIA College of Fellows, which cited him as the "Dean of architectural illustrators in America".
In addition to his work in illustration, he has since 1971 headed his own firm, Interface Architects, which has been responsible for projects in the fields of energy efficient residential design, elderly housing and bridge design--all were commissions won in regional competitions. His most recently completed projects are three residences in the Las Lomas neighborhood of Santa Fe, one of which he and his wife Susan call home