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Symbolic Influences in Design – February Chapter Meeting – 1 HSW

February 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


February 16 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Iron City | 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
$20 AIA members/sponsors, $30 Nonmembers/Guests | Cash, check or credit card at the door

This talk will explore infusing symbolic references in the Design process. We will see how this defines projects by looking at historic examples, a few past projects of Tuck-Hinton Architects, and then more recent work such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the convention center (Music City Center). The more recent examples suggest why and how specific music icons and imagery of Nashville imparted the final design of those projects.

Seab A. Tuck, and his business partner Kem Hinton, formed Tuck-Hinton Architects over 30 years ago. Their projects range from private residences to schools, from college buildings to civic structures, and from museums to commemorative parks. Such examples include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Public Square Park, Adventure Science Center, Headquarters for Warner Bros. Records, Country Music Association and Brooks Telecommunications. He more recently completed the Nashville Convention Center (Music City Center), and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Expansion, and multiple projects on the Lipscomb University Campus. Seab received his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University in 1975. In 1998, he was inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. In 2002 he received the Avalon Award for Creativity from Lipscomb University. Last year he was honored with The Tennessee Society of Architects Lifetime Achievement Award.


February 16, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Iron City
513 22nd St S
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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