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"At the turn of the century in the Gilded Age, prominent families were building exquisite mansions on the Gold Coast of NY, all displaying personal design elements of each respective family that inhabited the property. Join us to listen to a special presentation given by Mr. Gary Lawrence, historical architect, who will be speaking about Gold Coast mansions, their history and how they endure today, with focus on the history and architectural details of Coe Hall at Planting Fields.
Gary Lawrance Bio:
Gary Lawrance is an architect from Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides design presentations, architectural models, 3D renderings and design development services to architects, landscape architects and interior designers. Most of his recent work has involved the refinement and development of study models into fully detailed models of fine residences and landscapes in the Hamptons and Long Island’s north shore.
Since completing his architectural thesis on the country house architecture of Long Island’s Gold Coast in 1982, at the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Architecture, Mr. Lawrance has lectured on the lost architecture of the Gilded Age for historical and garden societies, and preservation and arts groups. Gary Lawrance also consults with preservation groups, scholars, and homeowners in researching the historical background of their properties.
He has written articles on architecture and society for Architectural Digest and Quest magazine, co-authored the best selling book Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930, Acanthus Press 2007, and writes for his two blogs, Mansions of the Gilded Age and Houses of the Hamptons, in addition to founding and contributing to the very successful Mansions of the Gilded Age Facebook Group. Mr. Lawrance is currently researching his next book Houses of Palm Beach, 1900-1940."