The Art and Science of Northern California Architecture

By Sierra College (other events)

Friday, December 8 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Sierra College Insights presents architect Todd Gordon Mather.

To survive, man needs food, water and shelter. From this root, delicious food and artisanal waters have sustained the artistic side of sustenance. Architecture, with its origins in a cold damp cave, has also developed into nearly unimaginative structures.  Beginning with a quick overview of how architecture has morphed since the Dawn of Man, Mather will then focus on current regional thought.

Dwelling in sometimes fierce climates, as found in Northern California, requires a well-thought approach to architecture. Regional, national and international architects are creating buildings that respond artistically and scientifically to those Sierra Nevadans that inhabit them. Their design approach shows us how ‘dwelling’ is both a noun and a verb. Mather will discuss the successes and failures of regional architecture and the theories behind them. 

About our speaker

Todd Gordon Mather is licensed in California, Nevada and Utah and is based in Tahoe City, California.  Having worked with a myriad of designers, builders, and engineers for the past 23 years, Mather is known for his ease and adeptness in collaborating with clients and peers to create projects that flow seamlessly and organically with the surroundings.

Mr. Mather is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.  Mr. Mather’s interest in serving his community as well as his profession is reflected in his efforts as a Park City Historic District Commissioner and currently as the Chairman of the Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee.

Having received a Master of Architecture and the Roger Bailey Traveling Fellow Award in 1996, Mather relocated to Tahoe City in 2002 and launched TGMA in 2014.  His work currently spans from the San Francisco Bay area to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and is often featured in local and regional magazines.