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EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN

SAH 2015 Annual Conference

April 15-19, 2015
Chicago, IL | #SAH2015

Early Registration deadline
Sunday, February 15 

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STUDY DAY AT MoMA
AND UNITED NATIONS


March 27, 2015
AIA/CES: 5 LU/HSW

Study Tour Fellowship
Deadline February 10

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2015 FIELD SEMINAR

Architectures in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015
AIA CES: 45 LU/HSW

Registration opens February 10

Blog

The Medieval City and the Pilgrimage City: Gondar and Lalibela

Jan 5, 2015

By Brooks Travelling Fellow Amber N. Wiley

Library of Yohannes I in the foreground, Chancellery of Yohannes I in the background. Fasil Ghebbi complex.

I looked at the date on Fasilides Castle—1667—and thought to myself “Wow, this is incredible! If only I had known… I would have taught my history class in a completely different way.” The date was important for two versions of a class I taught. The first version was entitled “History of Architecture: Renaissance and Baroque.” The second version was ambiguously titled “History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism II.” In both versions of the course the historical trajectory had found its way to England via Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren by 1666. 

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Events   Deadline
MoMA/UN Study Day (3/27)
Study Tour Fellowship 
   
2/10
2015 Annual Conference 
Early Registration
 
2/15 

Opportunities

  • Marcel Breuer and the Benedictines Design Saint John's Abbey Church

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 Feb, 2015
    In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. This talk documents the dialogue of the design process, showcasing the importance of modernism in the design of sacred space and of architect Marcel Breuer’s role in setting the standard.
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  • Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age

    Portland | Dates: 06 Feb – 01 Sep, 2015
    The collections of the Architectural Heritage Center include nearly 2000 metal artifacts, and many more which have metal as a component. Examples on display include a wolf-head exterior ornament, a balcony, a weathervane, lion-face andirons, a tin bathtub, and intricate brass light fixtures.
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  • Portraits in Design: Beatrix Farrand as Mentor

    Washington | Dates: 15 Mar, 2015
    Portraits in Design is a lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. Portraits in Design continues in 2015 with lectures on Le Corbusier on January 11; Julia Morgan, FAIA, on February 22; and Beatrix Farrand on March 15.
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