Christopher Rawlins ’95 is a licensed Architect and the Principal of Rawlins Design, a New York-based architecture and interiors firm. Beginning with New York residential interiors and expanding towards far-flung retail projects, Rawlins has most recently engaged the unsung architecture of Fire Island as a practitioner, scholar, and preservationist. The evening lecture is dedicated to the presentation of his new book, Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction. As the first book to document the mid-century modernist utopia located fifty miles to the east of New York City and its leading architect, Fire Island Modernist has been met with universal praise across the architectural and cultural spectrum.
Rawlins graduated from the College of Architecture in 1995. Following Georgia Tech, he was awarded a full merit scholarship to Princeton University. Christopher worked with Alexander Gorlin and taught at Lehigh University prior to incorporating his own practice in 2003. In 2013 he founded Pines Modern, a non-profit modern architecture preservation group.
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