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

  • What is New is Old: A History of The New School

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015
    A lecture and slideshow with Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, The New School.
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  • The Architectural Impulse: Artists on Architecture

    New York | Dates: 09 Jul – 14 Aug, 2015
    Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present The Architectural Impulse, a group exhibition of artists whose works draw from the materials, processes and theoretical concerns of the architectural discipline. Curated by architect Warren James, The Architectural Impulse features artists Aziz + Cucher, Filip Dujardin, Elise Ferguson, Richard Galpin, Carmen Herrera, Barbara Kasten, Alois Kronschlaeger, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Jean Shin, Jorge Tacla and Francisco Ugarte. The exhibition opens on July 9th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Alois Kronschlaeger, Jorge Tacla, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Elise Ferguson and Aziz + Cucher will be present.
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  • High Rise, Low Impact

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015
    The construction of a single tower will typically require thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and glass, and the carbon impacts associated with the extraction and transportation of these materials can be substantial. Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of these dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.
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