Discipline: Architecture – text

David Serlin

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: La Jolla, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2009

While at MacDowell, David Serlin worked on his book Window Shopping with Helen Keller: Architecture and Disability in Modern Culture. He is a professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego. Serlin was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome for a project entitled “Sensory Design and Architectural Empathy in the Progetto Ophelia.”



David Serlin worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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