AN OASIS IN THE METROPOLIS

SAH Study Day at The
New York Botanical Garden

September 25, 2015

AIA CES: 4 LU
Fellowship Deadline July 15

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SAH AWARD FOR FILM & VIDEO

2015 Winner: The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System 

Submission deadline for the 2016 award is August 3, 2015

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SAH FIELD SEMINAR

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

September 1-12, 2015

AIA CES 45 LU/HSW

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Blog

Hanoi: An Evolving Capital

By Amber N. Wiley | June 19, 2015



Saigon is to New York City as Hanoi is to Washington, D.C. Or at least that was what I was told. Yes, Hanoi and Washington, D.C., are both capital cities. Ho Chi Minh City (commonly referred to as Saigon in Vietnam) and New York City are booming financial centers for their respective countries. This analogy, while seemingly straightforward, implies heavy cultural criticism and assumptions that were later elucidated in conversation. The main assumption was that the capital cities were stagnant and dragging behind socio-cultural and financial development because of their heavy bureaucratic functions as seats of national government.

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

SAH Opportunities
  Deadline
NYBG Study Day Fellowship
  July 15 
Publication Awards    Aug. 3 
Award for Film & Video    Aug. 3 
Call for Conference Proposals    Aug. 14 
Brooks Travelling Fellowship    Oct. 1
     
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 

  Sept. 1-12 
NYBG Study Day     Sept. 25 

Opportunities

  • Architecture on Film: The Iron Ministry + Songhua

    London | Dates: 14 Jul, 2015
    An exploration of China through the lens of filmmaker and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki.
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  • Junior Architects: Designing and Building My New Home

    Chicago | Dates: 30 Jul, 2015
    What would your ideal home look like? Would it have a pool, a green roof, lots of windows, or how about an indoor slide instead of stairs? Let your imagination run wild and try your hand at constructing your perfect home from cardboard and found objects. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own objects to add to their constructions.
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  • October After Hours at Robie House

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 30 Oct, 2015
    Wright’s architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.
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