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Lewis speaking at MADE Sao Paulo in 2018. Photo: Massimo Failutti for MADE.

Lectures and Presentations

Lewis speaks frequently on behalf of The Glass House/National Trust for Historic Preservation and has often presented lectures on the subjects of her books, exhibitions and other research, ranging from Mid-century Modern architecture to urbanism and contemporary art to new developments in visual culture.


Additionally, she has often moderated panel discussions and interviewed major figures as part of public and corporate programs.


Please click Lectures and Presentations above to see list of included venues.


Lectures and Presentations


Tropic was launched in 2011 to speak to the growth of great architecture and design in South Florida. Lewis is one of the founding editors of the magazine.


Launched in 2009, Esplanade featured the architecture, urban design and development issues of Boston. From historic preservation to the latest work of contemporary designers, Esplanade's content reaches select upscale markets in New England.

HOK: A Global Design Portfolio

Lewis provided lead essay for volume: , The Architecture Firm of the Future. Released by Images Publishing in 2009.

Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art

Curated by Hilary Lewis, this show presented Philip Johnson's final 15 years of design. These projects underscored Johnson's belief in the artistic basis for architecture. Catalog essay by Lewis.

Mitchell Giurgola Architects

Contributed the thematic essays for this monograph that examines the process of architecture and its impact on the environment. Introduction by Mildred F. Schmertz, FAIA.

Gund Partnership: The Master Architect Series

Contributed essay on collaboration and the making of architecture for this extensive volume on the work of Gund Partnership -- the firm founded by Graham Gund of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Introduction by Paul Goldberger.

HINES: A Legacy of Quality in the Built Environment

Lewis wrote key essay on expansion of firm beyond the borders of Houston, where the company began in 1957. Contributors include: Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M. Stern and David Childs.

THINK New York: A Ground Zero Diary

This volume presents the challenges of producing a master plan for lower Manhattan, as opposed to providing pure architectural solutions for the former site of the World Trade Center. The book showcases the ideas and designs of THINK, a team of top architects who were finalists in the master-planning competition at Ground Zero. Published by The Images Publishing Group in fall 2006. Co-authored by Lewis and Roman Vinoly.

HOME Fort Lauderdale and HOME Miami

Launched respectively in 2003 and 2004. Sold to Bonnier Corporation in 2007. Lewis served as founding member of editorial boards and contributed monthly, writing on new development, architectural history and preservation, exhibitions, books and major architects.

The Architecture of Philip Johnson

This volume presents the full six-decade portfolio of Philip Johnson, one of American architecture's most influential figures. Hilary Lewis summarizes Johnson's career and significance in an extensive lead essay. This large-format publication has sumptuous photographs by Richard Payne and additional text by architect Stephen Fox.

Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words

This oral history of Johnson's expereinces in architecture is captivating. The famed architect gives the backstory on such notable projects as the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the signature AT&T building in Manhattan. Co-authored with John O'Connor and published by Rizzoli International Publications, the book received the AIA International Architecture Book Award.