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Tickets Now on Sale! Henri Jova Home Preview Party & Tour
April 11-13, 2008
NOTED ARCHITECT OPENS PRIVATE RESIDENCE FOR
WEEKEND TOUR AND BENEFIT
A Chance to Step Inside the World of Mid-Century Modern
Presented by Dekalb
Office Environments and Beacham & Company, the Jova Tour will feature modernist furnishings provided by Dekalb Office Environments, including pieces by Modern Masters Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl and the art collection will be sponsored by Fay
Henri Jova's contemporary residence will be open to the public for an exclusive Preview Party on Friday, April 11, followed by a Home Tour on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday April 13.
Midtown, Atlanta - 861 Mentelle Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30308-1611
Friday, April 11 - Preview Party & Tour, 7 - 10 p.m. - Tickets $75 limited availability
Saturday, April 12 - Tour, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Tickets $15 advance/$20 door
Sunday, April 13 - Tour, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Tickets $15 advance/$20 door
Advance tickets are available at www.ticketalternative.com
Located three blocks from Piedmont Park, Jova's residence of more than 30 years reveals his passion for combining classical and contemporary architecture. The home has undergone two major renovations since the 1970s; the most recent one was completed last month. Ticket buyers will get an extremely rare opportunity to tour the private residence of one of the South's most recognized architects.
On Friday evening, hear expert lectures concerning mid-century modern architecture by Tom Little - President, DOCOMOMO/US Georgia Chapter and Director of Historic Preservation at Surber Barber Choate and Hertlein Architects and by Stanley Daniels, a founding principal of Jova Daniels Busby architecture.
On Saturday and Sunday, guests will participate in a self-guided tour and experience Jova's house and his work as a leading designer in contemporary architecture.
"We are excited to be involved with the showcasing of the home of this important architect," says Mark Borst, Team Leader for Workplace Consultants at Dekalb Office Environments. "The Tour will provide guests with a chance to experience great architecture that would not normally be accessible to them. We are always looking for opportunities give back to the design community, and to deepen our connection with the cultural and business life of the city."
More about Henri Jova:
A native of New York, Jova grew up in New York and Cuba. After studying architecture at Cornell University, he won the coveted Prix de Rome to study at the American Academy in Italy. He started his architectural career in New York City in 1951 with the firm Harrison Abramovitz, whose projects included Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, LaGuardia Airport and Lincoln Center.
In 1954, Jova moved to Atlanta to join the firm of Abreu Robeson as chief of design. In 1966 he was a founding partner of Jova, Daniels and Busby, a firm specializing in commercial architecture. Jova’s firm was the chief architect for Colony Square, the Butterfly House at Calloway Gardens and the Atlanta City Hall addition as well as the Carter Presidential Center and Presidential Library. As chairman and principle designer at JDB, Jova was known for his ability to find a balance between modern and classical architecture. His long commitment to Midtown and his efforts in starting the Midtown Neighborhood Association earned him the nickname, "the honorary mayor of Midtown."
Jova is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of American Society of Interior Designers. He was awarded the Silver Medal by the AIA for lifetime commitment to excellence in design. Jova's career in Atlanta spanned 50 years before he retired in 2004, at the age of 85. He moved to Palm Beach, Fla. shortly before embarking on the recent renovation of his Midtown home. Classical Intermezzo: An Architect's Life, a book on Jova's career is currently being published in collaboration with the Atlanta History Center and will be available in the fall of 2008.
A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Atlanta
Botanical Garden and DOCOMOMO International
- Georgia Chapter. DOCOMOMO is the international working party for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
The Home Tour will announce the sale of the Jova residence, which is being handled by Debra Johnston, realtor and modern architecture specialist with Beacham & Company, a boutique real estate company specializing in Atlanta luxury real estate. Johnston can be reached at 404.312.1959 or DebraJohnston@beacham.com.
For more information on the Home Tour, contact PennHouse Productions at
404-624-2193 or email email@example.com
or visit www.pennhouseproductions.com.