Tuesday January 17, 2017 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Scott's - Jack London Square
2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

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(near Amtrak and free shuttle “B” from 12th Street BART Station) validated Garage parking or FREE street parking after 6:00 pm


Vonnie Bower
CSI- Construction Specifications Institute

CSI East Bay-Oakland Chapter


THE NEW DEAL and its contributions to the East Bay

Dr. GRAY BRECHIN will discuss the history of the Bay Area’s Depression Era architecture and public artworks, including iconic sites such as Woodminster Amphitheater, the Alameda County Courthouse, the Bay Bridge, and the East Bay Regional Parks.  Dr. Brechin will also discuss “The Living New Deal” project, a national registry of the projects that the New Deal and its public spirited workers left to future generations; including post offices, schools, theaters, and parks.  Many of these landmarks are disappearing…sold and/or demolished, along with murals and sculptures by New Deal artists.

Dr. Brechin is a historical geographer, author and a popular public speaker.  Currently a visiting scholar in the U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal Project.

Tabletop sponsorships available: CSI-EBO members $100, dinner free, Non-Members $150, plus $50 dinner cost. Contact Jerry Veiluva to register for tabletop- jerry@hayashida-architects.com

Tabletops and networking start at 5:45 pm  Dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by program at 7:15 pm.  

NOTE: Meeting will be in Harbor View Room A.

RSVP by registering below by Jan. 13th with entrée choice:

            Salmon Alla Bella or

            Parmesan Chicken or

            Stuffed Mushroom (Vegetarian)

Cost with RSVP= $50. ($55. at the door)  EBO-CSI members and Students: FREE.

No shows will be billed $50. Checks/Credit cards accepted.