The 34th Annual Summer Plank Institute
The Blake School
June 18-20, 2013
Theme of this year’s symposia: The Business of Architecture
Join Nan Peterson, Director of Service-Learning at The Blake School, Julie Rogers Bascom, Service-Learning Coordinator at Edina Public Schools and others to learn about the Business of Architecture as we relax, rejuvenate, refresh, reflect and learn together. We will examine the roots of Minnesota architecture, what it looked like in years past and what it looks like today.
We will explore Twin Cities with Richard Kronick, one of the most experienced and highly respected architectural historians in Minnesota. He regularly teaches courses on architectural history for the University of Minnesota Extension Division and frequently lectures on Victorian architecture, the Arts & Crafts movement and the Prairie School. He is the former president of the MN Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and is currently on the board of directors of the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society.
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The Plank Summer Institute is funded from the proceeds of an endowment given to The Blake School in 1979 by Raymond Plank, a Blake graduate of the class of 1940. Ray Plank, the founder and chief executive officer of the Apache Corporation, made his gift to Blake with the intent that the proceeds would be used to further the economic education of teachers and to enable them to develop more familiarity with the world of business.
The three day summer Institute seeks to:
- further the economic education of the teacher participants;
- link the Institute with a diverse group of entrepreneurial and corporate leaders in the Twin Cities and national business community;
- inspire a broad appeal among teachers, who could relate the issues of the Institute to both their professional and personal lives;
- enable teachers from various levels and disciplines to become better acquainted and establish ongoing professional networks;
- create a "business professional" atmosphere, that will refresh its participants intellectually, physically and emotionally.
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