Event Courses and Workshops Finding Pictures: Happy 100th Birthday, Victor A. Lundy!

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

  • This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

In this virtual presentation, Donna Kacmar, FAIA, professor at the University of Houston, and editor of "Victor Lundy: Artist Architect", will share highlights from the collection in a discussion of Lundy’s “awareness of materiality and structural form, and his ability to design with light and evoke the spirit of the time.”

The Library’s Prints & Photographs Division holds the archive of mid-century American architect Victor Alfred Lundy who celebrates his 100th birthday on February 1, 2023. Lundy designed significant buildings in the United States and abroad, including the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka.

The Lundy archive, with more than 56,000 items, includes sketches and renderings which reveal Lundy’s artistic skills, hundreds of journals called “brains books” showing his design ideas, as well as photographs and correspondence between 1940 and 2008. Discover an under-appreciated master nearly a century after his birth!

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.