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Architecture Tour at Amerind with Bob Vint

Architecture Tour at Amerind with Bob Vint

Architecture Tour at Amerind with Bob Vint

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30am

Preservation architect Bob Vint of Tucson will lead a tour of the Amerind’s beautiful historic campus. This marvelous set of buildings was designed for the Amerind’s founder, William Shirley Fulton, by the renowned Tucson architect Merritt Howard Starkweather, and built in stages between 1936 and 1959. The style is Mediterranean revival with Moorish influences. Starkweather also designed the Arizona Inn, among many other important buildings in and around Tucson. The tour will begin at the top of the hill in the courtyard of the Fulton Seminar House ~ the first structure built at the Amerind ~ and will conclude at the Fulton-Hayden Memorial Library & Art Gallery. In between, we will view the archaeology galleries, and have a behind-the-scenes look at the Amerind repository, where artifacts in the collection not on display are preserved. We will experience a cross-section of the Amerind’s buildings and its natural hillside setting.

Bob Vint is a native Arizonan, born at Ft. Huachuca. He was educated at the Universities of Chicago and Arizona and has practiced architecture in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, and Massachusetts since 1986. After working with architectural firms in Boston and Tucson, Vint established his independent practice in 1993. Among his many projects are the preservation of the Mission San Xavier del Bac; the design of the San Xavier Franciscan Friary and San Xavier Mission School; the preservation master plan for the Amerind Museum (carried out in several phases since 2003); Linda Ronstadt’s Tucson residence; the main entrance of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; and preservation of the Bisbee Central School. He has traveled widely in Mexico, the Caribbean, the US and Europe. In addition to running an active architectural practice, Bob is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, where since 2011 he has taught the History & Theory of Urban Design and led an interdisciplinary Downtown Urban Design Studio with planning, landscape, and architecture students. He holds an annual seminar on Arid Region Urbanism, with field trips to relevant sites from Native American, Spanish, and Anglo cultures — including the Amerind Museum.

The price is $20 per person. The tour will be limited to 20 guests, with 8 spaces available to Amerind members at no cost. Space is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis for both paid and free slots. Amerind members must call Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336 to reserve their free space.

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Aug 20 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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