Rafael Guastavino Heritage and Legacy
March 12th, 5:30 PM
St. Lawrence Basilica
97 Haywood Street
Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino came to America in 1881, bringing with him an inherited method of dome construction unequaled for strength, beauty and fireproof design. He made tiles, designed and constructed vaulted tile ceilings at the Biltmore Estate and designed and built St. Lawrence Basilica. His works also include Grand Central Station and the Boston Library.
Our presenter, Dr. Jane Vann, will speak to the structural dynamics of tile vaulting and share her knowledge and appreciation of Guastavino’s work.