Apr 15th 2015

Cloud Talk: Lee Gray on Movement

Lee Gray, Professor of Architectural History, UNC Charlotte, delivered a Cloud Talk on movement -- in collaboration with the Ph.D. program -- on Wed. Apr. 15 at 2 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall, Lower Center Core.

Dr. Lee E. Gray is Professor of Architectural History in the School of Architecture and Associate Dean in the College of Arts + Architecture, UNC Charlotte. He received his Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, his Masters in architectural history from the University of Virginia, and undergraduate architecture degrees in architecture from Iowa State University. He is the author of From Ascending Rooms to Express Elevators: A History of the Passenger Elevator in the 19th Century. Since 2003 he has written monthly articles on the history of vertical transportation for Elevator World magazine. Current projects include a book on the history of escalators and moving sidewalks and a history of AIA Charlotte. He has appeared on the History Channel in Modern Marvels – Building a Skyscraper (2004), the National Geographic Channel in Big, Bigger, Biggest – Airport (2008) and on PBS in NOVA: Trapped in an Elevator (2010). He has also been interviewed by BBC 4 Radio – The Indispensables: Lifts (2004) and by NPR’s All Things Considered –“Inside The Genius, But Asocial Elevator’s Brain” (2010).