Paffard Clay to speak on The Nature of Materialsby Mui Ho | Share
A.I.A. Conference Room (6th floor)
254 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
6:30 Social Hour
Review of the proposed educational program
7,30 More thoughts about the Convention and the meeting
of the women AIA members. Ann O'Neil, Mary Laleyan et al.
8:00 "The Nature of Materials" - Paffard Keating Clay,
architect, guest speaker
** Selection of the winning entry in the competition for the OWA letterhead.
Paffard Clay: a brief biography
British born Paffard Keating Clay (1026) attended the Architectural Association In London and the Eidgenoessischo Tochnische Hoehachule in Zurich and from there went to an apprenticeship with Le Corbusier. ln 1949 he came to the United States and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright'," and later in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Of his experience with the two great architects he says: "I never stopped learning from Le Corbusier. I stopped learning from Wright the moment I left his radiant presence ." In 1963 Paffard Clay established his own practice in San Francisco. From 1966 to 1968 he was also lecturer in the College of Environmental Design U.C. Berkeley. Among the projects he has designed are his own prestressed concrete house on Mt. Tamalpais; The San Francisco Art Institute, which we all know; The French Medical Center in San Francisco and the Student Union. San Francisco State University. which is under construction.
Paffard Keating Clay Is one of the very few fearless architects of today who practices what he believes. He is a philosopher, a writer and a poet. and a delightful speaker. Of the OWA he says he likes our positive mood which he does not find amcng the architects in general. The subject "The Nature of Materials" was his own choice and the lecture promises to be very interesting