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Louis Kahn As Teacher: A Conversation with Charles E. Dagit

October 16, 2021—12:00 pm1:00 pm

On October 16, as part of a day-long Celebration of Louis Kahn 120 in New York presented with Archtober, learn about the celebrated Estonian-born architect’s work as an educator! In this lively conversation with Kahn’s student Charles E. Dagit Jr. hosted by award-winning journalist Neeme Raud, we’ll take a close look at the important role Louis Kahn had as a teacher, in a talk presented at Scandinavia House in Volvo Hall. The talk will also celebrate Dagit Jr.’s commemorative book Louis I. Kahn—Architect, which has recently been translated into the Estonian language.

Other events in today’s Celebration of Louis Kahn 120 include Maria Faust’s MO(NU)MENT world-premiere at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island at 3 PM and Kahn Club at 6 PM in New York Estonian House; find more info at

Today’s event will take place in Volvo Hall at Scandinavia House. All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government; read more here. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.

The conversation event is co-presented by Scandinavia House, Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation and Consulate General of Estonia in New York.








About the Speaker

Charles Dagit Jr. founded Dagit•Saylor Architects and won over 60 Design Awards including the Gold and Silver Medals for design from AIA Pennsylvania and AIA Philadelphia. In 1976 Robert A.M. Stern named him one of the “40 Under 40 American Architects” in A+U Magazine. In 1983 he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the youngest architect to that time to be honored as an AIA Fellow.

Dagit’s work has been published in international design magazines including; Architectural RecordL’Architecture d’Aujourd’HuiThe Japan ArchitectL’Industria delle Construzioni, and many others.


October 16, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm