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December 23, 2016
13 Essential Preservation Books
Françoise Bollack's Old Building's New Forms was chosen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 13 essential books for 2016
October 1, 2016
Reflections on the art of the incomplete
Françoise Bollack's article, "Reflections on the art of the incomplete, " appears in the latest issue of Area.
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April 21, 2015
Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks features essay by Françoise Bollack
Françoise Bollack’s essay entitled “Defining Appropriateness: discusses the Landmarks Commission’s evolving notion of appropriateness through a few case studies with an emphasis on the collective aspect of the preservation culture in New York City. “In the end, this collective thinking, our collective work, has resulted in a rich and varied portfolio of alterations and additions that defy simple characterizations, an object lesson in the art of design in New York’s historic settings and a positive contribution to the city’s urban history.”
April 5, 2015
Françoise Bollack awarded the UMW Historic Preservation Book Prize
The University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation has awarded the 2014 Historic Preservation Book Prize to “Old Buildings New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations” by Françoise Astorg Bollack.
“Bollack’s book is provocative for historic preservation in the United States and worldwide,” said Gary Stanton, chair of the jury and associate professor of historic preservation at UMW. “[The book] proposes ways of seeing, valuing and designing that not all readers will approve or appreciate. Yet the value of the discussion is not brought forward by a slow evolution of the language of rehabilitation and reuse, but by the articulation of contrasting active design concepts.”
The center awards the Historic Preservation Book Prize annually to a book that a jury deems has made the most significant contribution to the intellectual vitality of historic preservation in America.
Bollack is a registered architect with more than 30 years of experience in architectural design, historic preservation, adaptive reuse and interior design. Since 1981, she has been the principal of Françoise Bollack Architects in New York City. She is also an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University.
This year, the jury for the $500 prize also included Douglas Sanford, Hofer Professor of Early American Culture and Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington; Andrew Dolkart of the historic preservation program at Columbia University; Malcolm Cairns, professor of landscape architecture at Ball State University; and Lucy Lawliss, National Park Service Superintendent of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefield Parks.
March 27, 2015
Four Minutes on... Architectural Transformations with Françoise Astorg Bollack, AIA
January 22, 2015
Françoise Bollack, “Old Buildings-New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”
Architect Françoise Bollack will lecture at the LSU School of Architecture and LSU School of Interior Design on February 23, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the LSU College of Art & Design Auditorium (room 103). Bollack’s lecture, “Old Buildings-New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations,” examines a wide range of contemporary interventions, which add to and transform old buildings. The lecture is sponsored by GraceHebert Architects.
January 12, 2015
New Buildings | Old Forms - Lecture at Tulane School of Architecture
Old Buildings – New Forms is an examination of a wide range of contemporary interventions which add to and transform old buildings. With more than 30 years of experience in architectural design, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and interior design, author and registered architect Françoise Bollack believes that it is in additive realizations that the most compelling architectural work can be found today.
Through the lens of five different categories – insertions, parasites, wraps, juxtapositions, and weavings – Bollack analyzes 28 buildings in western Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East. Each design category is presented in the context of historical precedents to show recurring patterns while highlighting conceptual differences in contemporary approaches.
Born in Paris, educated at the École Spéciale d’Architecture and the École des Beaux-Arts, she has been the principal of Françoise Bollack Architects in New York City since 1981. She is also an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University in the preservation program, teaching Design Principles for Preservation and a multidisciplinary studio course.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
4:00 PM – ROOM 404 RICHARDSON MEMORIAL HALL
May 30, 2014
AIA NY Oculus book review of Old Building New Forms
"Bollack’s Old Buildings New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations is a rare artifact that will be an important tool for the design classroom as well as for designers of and participants in the urban fabric." - Annie Coggan.
May 30, 2014
AIA NY Oculus Podcast Interview with Francoise Bollack
May 7, 2014
New York Magazine Kitchen!
Kitchen designed by Francoise Bollack Architect featured in New York Magazine: