The Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles will host a webinar on April 23, 2021, Friday, from 12:00pm HST about Alfred Preis: architect, planner and advocate – a bi-cultural legacy of Austria and Hawaii.
The webinar panelists will discuss the history and significance of the midcentury Hawaii architect, Alfred Preis, designer of the USS Arizona Memorial and the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo. Preis was ethnically Jewish and born in Vienna, Austria in 1911. After the Nazis annexed Austria in 1938, he fled to Hawaii in 1939 where he worked with the modernist firm, Dahl & Conrad before setting up his own practice. The event will consider the aesthetics of Preis’s prolific work on the islands’ built environment and will explore the legacy of this important connection between the Republic of Austria and the State of Hawaii. Sponsored by the Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles.