A Tour of the recently restored Louis Kahn Bath House and Day Camp, in Ewing, NJ

  • 19 May 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 6:59 PM
  • 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ. It is at the corner of Lower Ferry and Parkway Ave.

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Louis Kahn Bath House and Day Camp

The project team from Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, now Mills + Schnoering Architects, will give an overview of the development of Kahn’s design vision for the Ewing site, followed by a tour of the restored Bath House and Day Camp. The project will receive a NJ Historic Preservation Award later this month. The host is Ewing Township.








speaker biographies
Anne E. Weber, FAIA, manages large-scale institutional historic preservation projects such as the restoration of the Essex County Courthouse and the Princeton University Chapel. She also prepares planning documents, such as the Preservation Plan for Kahn’s Trenton Bath House; an assessment of the buildings and landscape at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC; and a code and conditions study for Nassau Hall at Princeton University.* She is currently managing the design of Life Safety Improvements for the Statue of Liberty for the National Park Service, and overseeing the conservation of Clara Barton’s Civil War-era Apartment in Washington, DC for the General Services Administration.

Meredith Arms Bzdak, PhD is an architectural historian, overseeing the majority of the firm’s cultural resource management documents. Currently, she is completing a National Register of Historic Places Nomination and a Preservation Plan for Orange City Hall and a Preservation Plan for the Oradell Railroad Station.* She also contributes to a number of the firm’s preservation projects; she served as a member of the project teams completing the restoration of the Louis I. Kahn Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions; the survey and documentation of St. Elizabeths West Campus in Washington, DC; and the survey and evaluation of the Allied Textile Printing Site in Paterson, NJ.**

 Dr. Bzdak holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in Art History from Rutgers University. She is a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University in the Art History Department, where she teaches classes on the development of the modern city and the preservation of the recent past. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Cultural Landscape Foundation and DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State and is a member of the Advisory Board for Drew University’s Historic Preservation Program.  Dr. Bzdak is a Chair Emeritus and Member of the Board of Advisors of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and the author of Public Sculpture in New Jersey; Monuments to Collective Identity.

Michael J. Mills, FAIA, has devoted more than twenty-five years to the preservation, restoration and adaptive use of some of the region’s most significant historic structures.  His award-winning projects include preservation and restoration of the New Jersey State House and State House Annex, the Essex County Courthouse, and the Princeton University Graduate College and its landmark Cleveland Tower.* He is partner-in-charge of Mills + Schnoering Architects’ ongoing work at St. Elizabeths Hospital and the Clara Barton Apartment for the General Services Administration; and for Life Safety Improvements at the Statue of Liberty for the National Park Service.

Mr. Mills has served as Chair of the Advisory Group of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and is a past president of Preservation New Jersey, the statewide non-profit preservation organization. He is a national peer reviewer for the GSA Design Excellence program, and a long-time member of the NJ Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board. He has lectured at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, at meetings of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and at the Association of Preservation Technology’s (APT) international conference. Publication credits include the APT Bulletin, Architect magazine, and the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice Journal.Mr. Mills received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University; and completed postgraduate work at the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, New York, Washington DC, and Massachusetts.