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About the Author
G.H. FRANCK is a designer and educator with a practice
in New York City. Before establishing her own office in
1998 to focus on design and architectural education, she
interned with the office of Allan Greenberg, Architect in
Washington, DC. Her current projects include a new 5,200
square foot residence on Figure Eight Island, North Carolina;
the publication of Jose M. Allegue: A Builder's Legacy,
of which she is the author and designer; and the development
of the academic and professional programs of The Institute
of Classical Architecture.
Developing and directing educational programs is an important
component of her practice and include the Institute of Classical
Architecture's Certificate Program in Classical Architecture
for Design and Building Professionals, Summer Program in
Classical Architecture, Rome Architectural Drawing Tour,
Naples and Antiquity Tour, and the Continuing Education
Program. In addition to the Institute's programs she also
administered The Prince of Wales's Foundation's Summer School
in Architecture and the Building Arts in 1996 and 1997.
In 1998 she was appointed the first Executive Director of
the Institute of Classical Architecture. Ms. Franck now
serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute, the Advisory
Council of the Institute, and the Steering Committee of
Her design sensitivity was developed at an early age in
her hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor
of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia
and a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre
Dame. Ms. Franck was recently honored by HRH The Prince
of Wales with the first Public Service Award of the Prince's
Foundation for her outstanding contribution to the study
of architecture and design.
About the Photographer
KAREN DOMBROWSKI-SOBEL is a fine art photographer,
who has been honing her craft for over 30 years.
She began as a fine artist, in Buffalo, New York,
and later worked in architecture, as a designer and
then project manager on major commercial projects in
New York City. As a hobby, during her
career in architectural design, she worked at home
each night in the darkroom.
Her first show, "Superimpositions on Nature" in
1982, was a series of superimposed
images produced in the darkroom. In 1990, after
leaving the design field, she
pursued her art work, focusing on nudes, landscapes
and superimposed images. She has had
many one-woman shows on Long Island, and has won
numerous awards with her art
Dombrovski-Sobel now is available for assignments, such as "José M. Allegue: A Builder's Legacy,"
and does handcolored, home portaits. She can be
contacted at email@example.com. Her fine art photography is
available through the Photo District Gallery (37 West 20th Street,
NY, NY 10011, 212.807.8787);
the Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton
and the Sag Harbor Picture Gallery in Sag Harbor.
Printed in 2002 by The Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, Vermont.
Book design and layout by Christine Franck. Site design
by White Whale Web Services.