Following World War II, the aesthetics of European Modernism virtually transformed midtown Manhattan. On this walking tour Matthew Postal will highlight contributions made by pioneering women architects, designers, and critics. Several significant works will be considered that emphasize the sometimes forgotten role played by women in their design, from Florence Knoll and Eleanor Le Maire to architectural critic Ada Louise Huxtable, who collaborated with her husband, L. Garth Huxtable, on designs for the celebrated Four Seasons Restaurant. Major works by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will be viewed, including the Manufacturers Trust Building (Patricia W. Swan, senior designer) and the former Union Carbide Building (Natalie de Blois, senior designer).

Matthew A. Postal is an architectural historian who frequently leads walking
tours of Brooklyn and New York City.