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

September 1-12, 2015

Fellowship Deadline March 10

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Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Open to the Public | Tickets $10

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SAH 68th Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois
April 15-19, 2015

Join us as we celebrate
SAH's 75th anniversary

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Washington State Slept Here: SAH Archipedia and the Question of Significance

Feb 11, 2015 | By J. Philip Gruen

A couple of months ago I was asked what seemed, to me, an interesting question. As many readers of this blog likely know, SAH is well on its way to completing the first major stage of its SAH Archipedia project, SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings, where all fifty states will feature online entries of its 100 most “representative” buildings. I’ve signed on, along with my former student and now-colleague Robert Franklin, to co-coordinate the SAH Archipedia project for the state of Washington. Hardly claiming to be authorities on the architecture of the state—we chose to marshal several scholars, preservation consultants, professors, graduate students, and even the state architectural historian to help draft most of the entries rather than attempting to do all of them ourselves.

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  • “SAINTS AND SINNERS” Symposium, Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

    Covington | Dates: 14 – 14 Mar, 2015
    Cincinnati Ohio River Valley Chapter of The Victorian Society in America announces its Annual Symposium on “Saints and Sinners” with six featured speakers. DATE: 3/14/15, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Av, Covington KY. RSVP by 3/10 to Jim Schwartz, swartzfitb@fuse.net
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  • The Architecture of Scotland in its European Setting 1660-1750

    Edinburgh | Dates: 05 Mar – 13 Apr, 2015
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND IN ITS EUROPEAN SETTING 1660-1750 This conference will review the architecture of Scotland’s early classical period, 1660-1750, set against the backdrop of European sister cultures. It will re-examine the work of major Scottish architects including Sir William Bruce, Mr James Smith, the Mylne family, William Adam and their contemporaries: clients, garden designers and craftsmen. Topics explored will include country houses and their landscaped settings, urban civic and domestic buildings, and the building trade. The nature and value of Scotland’s international connections, particularly with England and mainland Europe, provide the main contexts for this period during which Scottish architects fully embraced classicism for the first time and became strongly influential in shaping taste elsewhere.
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  • Learning from/in Latin America

    Princeton | Dates: 02 – 03 Apr, 2015
    LEARNING FROM/IN LATIN AMERICA Co-organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities at Princeton University. Part One: Roundtable Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm Musuem of Modern Art Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 *Tickets for this event are available via MoMA's website This roundtable conversation brings together contemporary architects from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia to reflect on their current activity in relation to the quarter-century of architectural and urban development featured in the exhibition. Introduction: Barry Bergdoll, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA Moderator: Fabrizio Gallanti, Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Princeton University Panelists: Angelo Bucci, SPBR Arquitetos, São Paulo (Brazil) Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao SC, Mexico City (Mexico) Felipe Mesa, Planb: Arquitectos, Medellín (Colombia) Part Two: Symposium Friday, April 3, 2015 10:00am-6:00pm Princeton University School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium *Tickets for this event are available through Eventbrite Established and emerging scholars of architecture and urbanism will convene for a day-long symposium to discuss ideas central to the formulation of the exhibition: campuses as urban laboratories, the image and imaginary of the city, and the concept of the informal city. Welcome and Introduction Stan Allen, School of Architecture, Princeton University Bruno Carvalho, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University Session One: The Campus as a Laboratory for the Ideal City Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil Respondent: Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard Graduate School of Design Panelists: Eduardo Luis Rodríguez, independent scholar, Havana, Cuba Sylvia Ficher, University of Brasilia, Brazil Cristina López Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City Fernando Pérez-Oyarzun, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago Session Two: Urban Imaginaries Moderator: Patricio del Real, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA Respondent: Diana Agrest, Cooper Union Panelists: Guillermo Barrios, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas Luis Castañeda, Syracuse University Beatriz Jaguaribe, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Session Three: The Form of the Informal Moderator: Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina Respondent: Helen Gyger, Columbia University Panelists: Sharif S. Kahatt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima Felipe Correa, Harvard Graduate School of Design Gabriel Duarte, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil Major support for Learning from/in Latin America is provided by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, a program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton University School of Architecture.
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