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Events October 2019

LocalStudy Tour

Glass House + Schlumberger Building | The Glass House

October 18, 2019

Visit the Glass House and explore two important early examples of mid-century architecture designed by Philip Johnson (1906–2005) on a one-day study tour of the Glass House (1949) and the Schlumberger Research Center Administration Building (1951-1952), Philip Johnson’s first non-residential building. The Research Center was recently renovated by Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows to serve as the headquarters of their firm, BassamFellows.

Now known by locals as “The Philip Johnson Building,” or “PJB,” the building’s original design team consisted of Philip Johnson, Architect; Richard Kelly (1910-1977), Lighting Designer; James Fanning, Landscape Designer; and Florence Knoll (1917–2019), Interior Designer.

When Schlumberger failed to find a buyer several years after leaving the campus in 2006, the Town of Ridgefield, CT, bought the property in 2012 in order to control its development. While several uses for the property were investigated by the town and other organizations, the Philip Johnson Building was left unused for 11 years.

Friday October 18, 1:00 – 5:15pm
New Canaan, CT
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Schlumberger Research Center Administration Building (Philip Johnson, 1952) in Ridgefield, CT.

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