Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House

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Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House 

presented by Suzanne Singletary, Ph.D. and Suzanna Barucco, MA

Beginning in 2015, Thomas Jefferson University students and faculty collaborated to study and document the Hassrick House (1958-61), one of a relatively small number of local buildings designed by renowned modernist architect Richard Neutra. In Emergence of a Modern Dwelling, Suzanne Singletary and Suzanna Barucco will describe the historic arc of the house, from the process of the house’s original design through letters and drawings between architect and client, modifications by later owners, decline and abandonment, and re-discovery and revitalization.  Part of the site’s revitalization is its rebirth as a laboratory for learning for Jefferson students.  


Suzanne Singletary, Ph.D. is Director of the MS in Historic Preservation program in Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture & the Built Environment and Director of the Center for the Preservation of Modernism at Jefferson.  Dr. Singletary teaches courses on the history of the preservation movement and contemporary topics, and critical issues in the restoration and rehabilitation of modern and mid-century modern buildings and sites.  She also currently serves as Associate Dean for New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies. 


Suzanna Barucco, MA is an adjunct professor in the MS in Historic Preservation program at Thomas Jefferson University and principal of sbk + partners, LLC, a historic preservation consulting practice with projects throughout the Delaware Valley.  


$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Students with ID or individuals with financial difficulties free with email to vcheng@preservationalliance.com