Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Webchat: Make no Little Plans - the Daniel Burnham Legacy

Make no Little Plans - Live Webchat with film Producer Judith McBrien, Director of Make No Little Plans, a documentary being screened on the Mall on June 9th, and Nancy Witherell, Historic Preservation Officer with the National Capital Planning Commission. The webchat will began at noon. Join us today to discuss Daniel Burnham, his legacy, his effects on DC, and the urban planning process in the District of Columbia.

Judith Paine McBrien: Director/Producer of The Archimedia Workshop NFP, is the Director of the Daniel Burnham Film Project. For over 15 years she has written, directed and produced programs about architecture, history and urban design for public television broadcast as well as for organizations concerned with the arts and the environment including the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Institute of Architects, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and the Urban Land Institute. At Perspectives Media, she produced the award-winning 5-part series Skyline: Chicago for public television broadcast about Chicago’s history, development, and urban design. In 2000 she wrote and produced a Centerpiece Chicago Story, Daniel Burnham: The Power of Dreams, for Chicago public television station WTTW. McBrien holds a master's degree in architectural history from Columbia University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nancy Witherell is the Historic Preservation Officer with the National Capital Planning Commission.


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