Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Architect Samuel White, Descendant of McKim, Mead and White, for Legacy Lobby Lecture

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On June 3, White will share his perspective on McKim, Mead and White, the architecture firm started by his great-grandfather, which designed Burke’s campus.

Architect Sam White will give a lecture for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Legacy Lobby Lecture series on his ancestor's notable architecture firm, McKim, Mead and White, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.

“I’m happy to lead this discussion on my great-grandfather’s legacy at Burke and think it’s wonderful that he and his colleagues, McKim and Mead, are being recognized as integral pieces of Burke’s legacy in rehabilitation,” said White

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will welcome Samuel White, FAIA, LEED AP, principal of PBDW Architects in New York City, to speak at Burke on Wednesday, June 3. The lecture, which is part of the hospital’s ongoing Legacy Lobby Lecture series, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Burke’s main campus in White Plains. White is the great grandson of Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White, the famed architecture firm responsible for the design of Burke’s campus 100 years ago.

“We are thrilled to welcome Samuel White to Burke, particularly as we celebrate our 100th anniversary,” said Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Director of Marketing & External Relations at Burke. “The neoclassic buildings that make up our beautiful, 61-acre campus are a testament to Burke’s legacy. As architects of the Burke campus, McKim, Mead and White are an integral part of Burke’s history and we are honored to have Stanford White’s great-grandson here to speak about that contribution.”

White will discuss McKim, Mead and White’s relevance to contemporary American architecture and how the firm’s unique aesthetic can inspire present day building design. In addition to designing Burke’s campus, McKim, Mead and White were responsible for creating some of the East coast’s most notable landmarks, such as New York City’s Washington Square Arch, as well as the original Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Together with his wife Elizabeth, Sam White has written several books on the work of that firm, including The Houses of McKim, Mead and White, Stanford White Architect, and McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks, as well as Nice House, a survey of recent designs for modest and attainable residences.

“I’m happy to lead this discussion on my great-grandfather’s legacy at Burke and think it’s wonderful that he and his colleagues, McKim and Mead, are being recognized as integral pieces of Burke’s legacy in rehabilitation,” said White.

White’s lecture is the fourth installment in Burke’s Legacy Lobby Lecture series, a string of informal discussions happening throughout the year as part of Burke’s ongoing centennial celebration. In conjunction with the lecture series, Burke’s Centennial Lobby Exhibit on the first floor lobby of the hospital’s Wood Pavilion is also open. The exhibit showcases many historic blueprints, records and medical equipment that speak to Burke’s century-long history as a pioneer in rehabilitation. Notable artifacts include a wooden prosthetic leg dating back to the 1920s, an authentic World War II naval uniform, and original hand-drawn architectural blueprints from McKim, Mead and White. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Burke’s centennial celebrations will continue into the summer with the 2015 Centennial Burke Award Dinner on Tuesday, June 16, at the Pierre in New York City. The dinner will honor four members of the Burke community who have committed themselves to supporting Burke’s mission to provide the best in rehabilitative care and research. This year’s honorees include New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh, Mick Ebeling, a producer and philanthropist and Brad Berman, a stroke survivor, along with his wife, Jessica.

The June 3 lecture will take place in Harris Parlor on the second floor of Burke’s Wood Pavilion (Building #7). RSVP to Julia Moran, jmoran(at)burke(dot)org as space is limited. For more information on lecture series, the Burke Award Dinner, Burke’s Community Birthday Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 10 and more centennial events, please visit http://www.burke.org/100years.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

About Burke Medical Research Institute
Burke Medical Research Institute is part of the Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also comprises the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital that is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1915, Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Along with the hospital’s world-renowned doctors and therapists providing state-of-the-art-treatment, Burke Medical Research Institute scientists explore the frontiers of rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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