Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.


Fri, September 27, 2019 9:30PM - Sat, September 28, 2019 1AM
The Union Club map
$25 / $125 presentation with dinner
The Shaker Historical Society is pleased to co-sponsor the Institute for Classical art & architecture's Sept 27th program entitled,

How Our Buildings Shape Us: The Art & Science of Ornament
presented by Matthew McNicholas
September 27, 2019
5:30p.m. Presentation 7:30p.m. Dinner
The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Could your building make you healthier, smarter, and happier? Join us as Matthew McNicholas discusses how Ornament - that which beautifies our built environment and adds grace to our buildings - plays a far more important role in our everyday experience than previously understood or acknowledged. Mr. McNicholas will demonstrate the science-based case for the use of Ornament in architecture, while covering some of its varied benefits for Humanity.
Matthew McNicholas, AIA, is a Principal with MGLM Architects in Chicago. He regularly conceives and executes ornamental and decorative programs and designs for all building types, and has served extensively as a thematic, decorative, and ornamental consultant. A published and awarded artist and designer, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Bachelors of Architecture and Masters of Architectural Design and Urbanism and holds an Executive Certificate in Neuroscience for Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.

$25.00 Presentation Snacks, wine & beer served
$125 Presentation & Dinner Limited seating for dinner
Co-sponsors: AIA Cleveland, Cleveland Decorative Arts, Western Reserve Architectural Historians
& The Shaker Historical Society

RSVP by September 15, 2019 or 216-631-0557

The ICAA, Ohio & Lake Erie Chapter is sponsored by: D. H. Ellison Architects;
Hyde Park Mouldings, Inc.; Rino’s Woodworking Shop, Inc.;
William H. Childs, Jr., & Associates Architects.