Center for Architecture


David Bender 
Philadelphia Center for Architecture 
(215) 569.3186 x107 


March 18, 2010 at 07:00 PM 
March 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM 

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Architecture in Film: Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead 

The Fountainhead

Please join the Center for Architecture and hosts John DeFazio, AIA (Architect & Associate Professor @ Drexel University) and Nick Groch, Assoc. AIA, for an entertaining evening of classic film related to architecture. This ongoing, monthly series shows films that explore ideas and themes on architecture and architects, though not necessarily directly. Discussion is encouraged.

This month's film will be Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" (1949).

"Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs. "