Eric Daum's lecture on Swedish architect Martin Hedmarkfor the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art is available for viewing online.
On Tuesday, April 20th, Eric Inman Daum will deliver his lecture on Swedish Architect Martin Hedmark. The talk was originally scheduled for Design Week Boston in conjunction with the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton for April 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The talk will be given via Zoom, and a recording of the talk will be available in the future through the ICAA. The talk is free, though registration is required. See the link below.
Martin Hedmark was a young Swedish architect who came to the United States in late 1924 to launch his career, primarily as an ecclesiastical architect for Swedish congregations and cultural institutions in America. His first commission was for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Providence. This unique building is an expression of two distinct early 20th Century Nordic architectural styles, the first, National Romantism was being supplanted by the second, Nordic Classicism, or Swedish Grace, around the time that Hedmark emigrated to the U.S. The lecture will explore in depth Hedmark’s designs for Gloria Dei and touch upon other projects in New York, Worcester, Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey.
Eric Inman Daum served as a juror for the Palladio Awards in 2021. The Palladio Awards, held annually, recognize outstanding work in traditional design in commercial, institutional, public, and residential architecture categories. "All winners enhance the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment through creative interpretation and adaptation of design principles developed through thousands of years of architectural tradition."
The jury, including Barbara Eberlein and David Andreozzi, met virtually on March 25th to select the outstanding projects in the the many residential categories. This marked Mr. Daum's third appearence as a Palladio Awards juror, having previously served in 2015 and 2019.