Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

  • 19 Apr 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC
For Preservation Alumni's annual springtime lecture, join architecture historian, film director, and Historic Preservation alum Judith Paine McBrien ('75) in a special screening of her 2010 documentary Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City, followed by a Q&A session.

Make No Little Plans explores the life and legacy of visionary architect and city planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912). A century ago, as chairman of the McMillan Commission, Daniel Burnham helped develop a plan for Washington, DC that shaped the National Mall that we enjoy today. As America’s “front yard,” the National Mall is the site of some of the most significant civic, cultural and political gatherings in the nation’s history. Burnham also developed city plans for Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines. Classically inspired and often monumental in scale, his plans sought to reconcile things often thought opposite the practical and the ideal, business and art and efficiency and beauty. At the center of it all was the idea of a vibrant urban community.

Watch the trailer:

Tuesday April 19, 6:00-8:00pm
AIA Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

Free for AIA and PA Members; $10 for Non-Members
Current PA members should RSVP to by Friday April 15.
PA wishes to thank the AIANY Center for Architecture & the AIANY Historic Buildings Committee for helping to organize and host this event.
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