Archaeology, the President’s House, and the Transformation of the Urban Landscape

A CONVERSATION WITH EMANUEL KELLY AND REBECCA YAMIN Archaeology, the President’s House, and the Transformation of the Urban Landscape: February 21, 5:30 PM, Paley Library REGISTER ON FACEBOOK The urban landscape is constantly changing, but underneath the surface lay clues to our past. Join archaeologist Rebecca Yamin and architect Emanuel Kelly to discuss architecture, archaeology and the changing urban landscape. About our speakers: Emanuel Kelly, FAIA, is a principal and co-founder of Kelly/Maiello Architects & Planners, established in 1976. His 38-year career is notable for service to the community, the education of future architects and a sustained commitment to preserving and revitalizing communities that is inspired by his roots in the urban African American experience. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Philadelphia Art Commission, the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission, and for ten years was a member of the Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP) of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission that recommends historic sites for placement on the National Register. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1993 he became the first African American president of the Philadelphia AIA. From 1976 to 2003, he was a professor in the architecture program at Temple University. He holds a Master of City Planning and Urban Design Degree from Harvard University and a B. S. in architecture from Drexel University. Rebecca Yamin has been active in urban archaeology for the last 20 years. Her major projects include the analysis of almost one million artifacts recovered on a block that was once part of the notorious Five Points in New York City, and the research and excavation done before the construction of the new Visitor Center and Liberty Bell Center on Independence Mall. She has also headed projects on Franklin Square, Independence Square, on the expansion site of the Convention Center, and the search for the Willie Sutton escape tunnel at Eastern State Penitentiary. Her book, Digging in the City of Brotherly Love, published in 2008, describes many of these projects as well as other important archeological projects done in the city. Ms. Yamin holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and MA and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. Emanuel Kelly, FAIA

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