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  • The City as Our Stage

    Montréal | Dates: 27 Jul, 2014

    How does a building tell a story? Explore the connections between architecture, narrative, sculpture, and poetry in a workshop inspired by the architecture of John Hejduk, whose archive is housed at the CCA. Using watercolours, drawings and masks, participants will breathe life into their constructions in order to create a collective architecture performance.

    All family programs are free. Reserve a place for you and your family at 514 939 7026.

  • The Mound of Vendôme

    Montréal | Dates: 19 Jun – 14 Sep, 2014

    The mound of Vendôme is a seemingly simple yet provocative artifact: an earthwork that became a central part of a radical attempt to transform urban iconography during the two-month rule of the Paris Commune in 1871. The Mound of Vendôme, an exhibition and research project by David Gissen, recalls this lost structure and calls for its contemporary reconstruction and historicization.

    On 12 April 1871 the Central Committee of the Paris Commune voted to demolish the Place Vendôme Column — a monument commissioned by Napoleon I in 1809 to represent his military victory at Austerlitz and renovated in 1863 by his nephew Napoleon III to celebrate Bonapartist rule. The Communards condemned the monument as a representation of imperialism and an “insult by the victors to the vanquished” and constructed an enormous mound of sand, straw, branches, and manure to cushion the demolition and protect surrounding structures from the impact.

    The dirt and debris was quickly cleared following the suppression of the Commune and nearly a century and a half later all traces of these events are absent from the Place Vendôme. To plan for the recreation of the mound today is thus a striking reminder of the events of that year as well as the Commune’s strategies of spatial occupation. The exhibition presents the mound as a fitting object to mark and reflect upon the Commune’s history and the implications of its expedient transformation of the urban landscape.

    A series of images show the square before and after the destruction of the column: an unknown photographer captures a perspective of the Column in 1851, Bruno Braquehais photographs a statue of Napoleon I that fell during the uprising and Charles Marville documents the tower under construction in 1873. Other featured objects from the CCA’s extensive collection of Commune-era holdings include drawings, models, full-scale studies, newspaper clippings, maps and petitions to city officials to reconstruct the Mound of Vendôme with the use of these and other artifacts. Contemporary renderings by David Gissen imagine the reconstruction of the monumental earthwork and reawaken the possibility of transforming the iconography of urban spaces today.

  • Making it Here: Red Hook Neighborhood Tour

    New York | Dates: 08 Aug, 2014

    Walk the streets of Red Hook with urban manufacturing experts from the Pratt Center for Community Development and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation to explore a unique mix of historic spaces and innovative businesses.  This tour will focus on land use issues in an industrial neighborhood and the relationships between design and production.

    This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.

    Please note that as this is an active manufacturing space it is required that you wear closed-toed, hard-soled shoes for your safety. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • East River Boat Tour with WXY and SHoP

    New York | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    Over the past two decades, the ecological restoration of New York’s East River has helped open its waterfront to significant new development. Several major projects, proposed or now in construction, will further transform the East River into a bustling center of residential and commercial activity. Join Open House New York for its annual summer boat tour up the East River for a discussion about architecture and urban design along this revitalized waterway.

    Speakers include Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design; and Angelica Trevino Baccon, Senior Design Associate, SHoP Architects. Additional speakers to be announced.

    Rain or Shine.

    Boat leaves promptly at 12:30 pm. Please arrive 20 minutes early to check-in.

    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Making it Here: National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour

    New York | Dates: 01 Aug, 2014
    Making it Here: National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour
    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Tours at 9 and 11 am
    In an old art deco factory building off the R-train in Queens, National Elevator Cab & Door Corporation builds the elevator cabs that carry millions of New Yorkers every day. Learn about how the city’s uniquely robust demand for vertical transportation has allowed this family-owned and operated manufacturing business to grow in place during its more than eighty-year history.
    $15 OHNY Members 
    $25 General Admission 
    Reservations begin July 18 at 10 am here.
  • New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt

    New York | Dates: 09 Aug, 2014

    Join Open House New York and the Art Deco Society of New York for the first-ever citywide New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt. Spend the day exploring the city and taking photographs of some of the most stunning Art Deco buildings that New York - the capital of the Art Deco movement - has to offer.

    Hunt alone or as a team to decipher dozens of clues that will lead you on a Deco-themed adventure across the city. Learn about Art Deco in New York as you visit buildings and public spaces, as well as the architects who design them. The hunt begins at Open House New York at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM. Decipher more than 60 clues and post photos of you and your team in front of the Deco landmarks on Instagram. At the end of the day, points will be tallied, winners announced, and prizes awarded. 

    Space is limited, and early registration is strongly encouraged.

    How it Works:

    • Register yourself as an individual participant.
    • One week before the event you will receive a follow-up email asking you to identify your team name and list of team members. ALL team members MUST be registered individually in order to participate.
    • Each team will also be required to register one Instagram account from which they will submit photos during the course of the scavenger hunt; only photos submitted via this account will be counted toward your team's total, so make sure to send the correct account name!
    • On August 9th, check-in at OHNY to receive your team's clue packet and New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt t-shirts, which you will need to be wearing in each picture you submit in order to earn points. Please note: You must check-in at Open House New York at 1133 Broadway, Suite 802, between 10 AM and 12 PM.
    • Hunt away from 10 AM - 5 PM, posting photos of you and your team in front of the Deco landmarks hinted at in more than 60 clues! Only photos that are posted to your team's registered Instagram account between those times will be counted toward your team's point total.
    • At the end of the day, points will be tallied, winners announced, and prizes awarded. 


    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and the Art Deco Society of New York and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

  • Iberoamerican Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism 2014

    Rosario | Dates: 13 – 17 Oct, 2014
    The Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU) is an initiative of the Government of Spain, established after the completion of eight previous editions, as one of the key references for current and prospective situation of architecture and urbanism in the Latin American community.
  • CFP: Matrices: Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender (18-20 March 2015)

    Lisbon | Dates: 22 Jul – 01 Oct, 2014

    Call for Papers
    Matrices: Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender
    18-20 March 2015

    Department of Architecture & LABART, Lusfona University, Lisbon, Portugal

    The Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender will address the theme of Matrices. This concept has several definitions and they are all inclusive by nature. Matrices are environments where things develop, the models or patterns that shape formations, and they can also reinvent an environment. These images are suited to address the current patterns of change regarding architecture and gender.

    We invite researchers, scholars, professionals and graduate students, in the fields of architecture, urban design, history of architecture and related areas, such as sociology, geography, anthropology, to present their insights on the changing patterns regarding gender and architecture on the following topics: Practices, Academy, Histories, and Data.

    Practices: Architectural practice is continually changing due to many variables. Is it possible to correlate transformations in practice with the increasing number of women architects working around the world? Which issues are most salient in recent approaches to gender in architecture? Are we witnessing a shift in urban design and architecture practice due to the influence of gender studies? Are there alternative models of working collaboration between men and women in architectural practice?

    Academia: Women are becoming the majority in academia and, at a slower pace, in schools of architecture. How is this reflected in the production of research? Are research projects related to gender flourishing in schools of architecture? Are schools adapting teaching strategies accordingly?

    Histories: Gender studies in history of architecture unlocked a vast number of previously unacknowledged professionals in the field. How is the writing of History of Architecture changing due to the recognition of the work of women architects? How is this field of History reflected in different countries and cultures?

    Data: Analysis of recent data reveals significant changes in the profession. What does the analysis of data regarding the numbers of women architects tell us about the changing field of architecture? How can we interpret comparative studies with data from different periods and places?

    Abstracts, written in English, Portuguese or Spanish, must be under 500 words and should be sent to 2ga@ulusofona.pt<mailto:2ga@ulusofona.pt> no later than October 1, 2014.

    Important dates

    Submission of Abstract: June 11 to October 1, 2014 Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014 Submission of full papers: February 1, 2015

    Conference: March 18-20, 2015

    Department of Architecture & LABART, Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal 2ga@ulusofona.pt<mailto:2ga@ulusofona.pt>



  • CFP: 1st International Symposium 'Education' in Interior Architecture (11-12 December 2014)

    Ankara | Dates: 21 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014

    The Purpose of German-Turkish Science Year as identified in the Council of Higher Education of Turkey 
    -To increase and diversify current collaboration in area of science

    -To ensure long-term collaboration of both governments in areas of education and research by giving support to high quality, young scientists

    -To deepen binary collaboration in area of science and education

    -To increase coordination among scientists of both countries with regards to raising young scientists

    -To increase awareness mutually innovation and science base items of Germany and Turkey.    

    Regarding these approaches the main purpose of the symposium is;

    -To build and strengthen the cooperative facilities between Germany and Turkey on behalf of research education and innovative acts.

    -To complete the general meeting with the planning of some future projects and cooperative studies in between Germany and Turkey in order to activate the facilities among both countries with necessary actions.

    -Making future studies captivating all students primarily with activities like integrated studies hosted by Germany and Turkey composing from student’s necessities and expectations.

    Paper Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER-15- 2014

    Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER-15- 2014

    Notification of Acceptance: SEPTEMBER- 30- 2014

    Final Submission after reviews: OCTOBER- 30- 2014

    Conference Date: 11-12 DECEMBER- 2014

    Publication of Papers: One month after the conference


    -Project Works Concerning the Interaction Between Germany and Turkey
    Project suggestions for the future Interior Architecture Education in Germany and Turkey

    -Research Methods in German and Turkish Education System
    Quantitative research methods in Interior Architecture Education

    -Similarities and Differences Between the Education System in Germany and Turkey
    Similarities and differences between Germany and Turkey in terms of Interior Architecture Education
    Applied and theoretical education and teaching methods
    Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and applications in education
    Pedagogical formation and its requirement in Design Education

    -Reflections of the Bologna Process on Design Education; Impacts of these reflections on the quality of Design Education in Germany and Turkey.
    Interior Architecture Education in the process of European Union
    Universal Notions on Education

    -Approaches of Ecological Education Principles of Interior Architecture profession in Germany and Turkey

    -German Ecole in Interior Architecture Education
    The Historical Aspect of German Interior Architecture Education
    The Historical Aspect of Turkish Interior Architecture Education interactively with German Education System

    Locations of Sessions;
    Faculty of Fine Arts Building of Hacettepe University
    Beytepe Campus, Mehmet Akif Hall, K Hall

    The location of the workshop; 
    Faculty of Fine Arts Building of Hacettepe University


    -Assoc. Prof. Pelin Yıldız (Head of the Symposium Organization Committee)

    -Hacettepe University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Academic Staff, ANKARA, TURKEY.

    -Mr. Thomas Lier, On Behalf of Goethe Institute, Ankara, TURKEY.

    -Miss. Sarah Schackert-Feld On behalf of DAAD, Ankara, TURKEY.

    -Prof. Axell Müller Scholl Head of Interior Design Environment and Architecture, Kunsthochschule, Burg Giebichenstein, HALLE, GERMANY.

    -Prof. Auwi Stübbe, Coburger Designforum Oberfranken e. V. 9, COBURG, GERMANY.

    -Prof. Nathaniel Coleman School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape,NEWCASTLE, U.K.

    -Interior Architect Nursema Öztürk, on Behalf of BDIA (German Interior Architect Association) Turkish Coordinator, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Meltem Eti Proto Marmara University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Müge Bozdayı TOBB University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, ANKARA.

    -Prof. Dr. Meral Nalçakan Anadolu University Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, ESKİŞEHİR.

    -Doç. Dr. İpek Fitöz Mimar Sinan University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Dr. Uğur Dağlı Doğu Akdeniz University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, KIBRIS.

    -Öğr. Gör. Dr. Özge Cordan İstanbul Technical University, the Dept. of  Interior Architecture Staff, İSTANBUL.

    Team of Symposium Financial Support and Project Coordination
    Lecturer Selin Sepici Mutdoğan- Proje Koordinasyon Sorumlusu
    Lecturer Dr. G. Cankız Elibol-Sponsor Koordinasyon ve İletişim Sorumlusu

    Team of Symposium Announcement and Poster Design 
    Arş. Gör. Sırmahan Bilir
    Arş.Gör. Pelin Koçkan
    Arş. Gör. İsmail Bezci

    Contact: uie.sempozyum2014@gmail.com

    All Citations presented in the symposium, will be published in Citation Book in content of International Publication.
    Result works of Poster and Workshops will also be published in a section of Citation Book with names of participants. 
    Papers should not exceed 10 pages. 
    Citation Writing Rules: APA Style (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)

    9.00-9.30            Registration
    9.30-10.00          Opening
    Opening Speeches
    Miss Sarah Schackert-Feld on behalf of DAAD Turkey
    Dr. Thomas Lier on behalf of Goethe Institute
    Opening Speech; Rector 
    10.00-11.00       Invited Speaker (Prof. Axel Müller-Schöll)
    11.00-12.00       Invited Speaker (Turkish Academician)
    12.00-13.00       Lunch Break 
    13.00-14.00       Panel Session 1- 2 (3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                                First Panelist  Stefan Adlich 'Myths of Old Factory Buildings'
    14.00-15.00       Panel Session 3- 4 ( 3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                               First Panelist Wolfgang Kreser 'Infotainers'
    15.00-16.00          Panel Session 5- 6 (3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                               First Panelist  Matthias Brockhaus 'Transition Room'
    16.30- 17.30      General Assesment and Discussion
    17.30-18.30       Film Presentation
    18.30-19.30      Coctail

    Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall
    12 DECEMBER, 2014 FRIDAY 
    9.00-10.00         Invited Speaker (German Academician- Prof. Auwi Stübbe, Coburg,)
    10.00-11.00        Invited Speaker (German Academician- Mr. Christoph Bach, Coburg)
    11.00-12.00      Invited Speaker (English Academician- Prof. Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle) 
    12.00-13.00        Lunch Break 
    13.00-14.00        Panel Session 6- 7 (3 speakers - 20 minutes per speaker , 10 minutes discussion)
    First Panelist ‘İsmail Saadet’ from Coburg
    14.00-15.00        Panel Session 7- 8 (3 speakers - 20 minute per speakers , 10 minutes discussion)
    15.00-16.00        Panel Session 7- 8 (3 speakers - 20 minute per speakers , 10 minutes discussion)
    16.00-16.30         Coffee Break
    16.30-18.00        General Assessment and Panel

    K- Hall 
    12 DECEMBER, 2014 FRIDAY 
    9.00-9.30             Introductions to Workshop Topics and Arrangement of  Workshop Groups (Will be announced soon with details)
    9.30-10.00         Registration of Workshops
    10.00-12.00       Workshops (Will be announced soon with details)
    12.00-13.00       Lunch Break 
    13.00-16.30       Workshops
    16.30-18.00       General Assessment and Panel (in Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall)
    18.00-19.30       Preparations of the exhibitions
    19.30                Opening the Exhibition and Cocktail 

  • AIA|LA Tour: Emerson College Los Angeles

    Los Angeles | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Join us for a special tour of awe-inspiring Los Angeles campus of Emerson College. 

    Emerson College
    5960 Sunset Blvd 
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014. 6-8pm. 

    AIA-Members - $10
    Non-Members - $25
    *The tour is limited to 40 guests, get your tickets ASAP! 

    Guided tour by Morphosis Architects

    Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson is renowned for its communication and arts curriculum. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) defines the College’s identity in the center of the entertainment industry and the second largest city in the United States. The new facility establishes a permanent home on Sunset Boulevard for Emerson College’s existing undergraduate internship program that will extend the ELA experience to students studying in any of the seven disciplines that are offered through the School of Communication and the School of the Arts. Additionally, ELA will offer post-graduate, certificate, and professional study programs. The new facility will also host workshops, lectures, and other events to engage with alumni and the LA community.

    Bringing student housing, instructional facilities, and administrative offices to one location, ELA condenses the diversity of a college campus into an urban site. Evoking the concentrated energy of East-coast metropolitan centers in an iconic Los Angeles setting, a rich dialogue emerges between students’ educational background and their professional futures.

    Fundamental to the Emerson Los Angeles experience, student living circumstances give structure to the overall building. Housing up to 217 students, the domestic zones frame a dynamic core dedicated to creativity, learning, and social interaction. Composed of two slender residential towers bridged by a multi-use platform, the 10-story square frame encloses a central open volume to create a flexible outdoor “room.” A sculpted form housing classrooms and administrative offices weaves through the void, defining multi-level terraces and active interstitial spaces that foster informal social activity and creative cross-pollination. Looking out onto the multi-level terrace, exterior corridors to student suites and common rooms are shaded by an undulating, textured metal scrim spanning the full height of the towers’ interior face.

    Looking to the local context, the center finds a provocative precedent in the interiority of Hollywood film studios, where outwardly regular facades house flexible, fantastical spaces within. With rigging for screens, media connections, sound, and lighting incorporated into the framework, the upper platform serves as a flexible armature for outdoor performances, transforming the undulating scrim into a dynamic visual backdrop. The entire building becomes a stage set for student films, screenings, and industry events, with the Hollywood sign, the city of Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean in the distance providing added scenery.

    Anticipated to achieve a LEED Gold rating, the new center champions Emerson’s commitment to both sustainable design and community responsibility. Defining the building’s facades to the East and West, the residential towers feature an active exterior skin. Responding to local weather conditions, the automated sunshade system opens and closes horizontal fins outside the high-performance glass curtain-wall to minimize heat gain while maximizing daylight and views. Further green initiatives include the use of recycled and rapidly renewable building materials, installation of efficient fixtures to reduce water use by 40%, energy savings in heating and cooling through a passive valence system, and a building management and commissioning infrastructure to monitor and optimize efficiency of all systems.
  • Dallas Arts District Walking Tour

    Dallas | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    The Dallas Arts District and the DallasCenter for Architecture are proud topresent an architecture walking tour of the largest urban arts district in the United States.

    The Arts District has been a thirty year plan in the making and now boastsbuildings by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects within a span of severalblocks.  The District’s architectural richness extends beyond that,however, with examples of buildings present at the turn of the 19thcentury when the neighborhood was the poshest residential district in town onone end and a vibrant African-American settlement on the other.

    Our 90-minute architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide andwill examine buildings from the 1890’s to the present day.  You willexplore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions,individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story.

    Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora andHarwood).  The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain orshine.

    Reservations and payment must be made in advance.  Due to the necessityof scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

    Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order toreceive a refund.

  • Sullivan in the Loop

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Sep, 2014

    Date: Thursday, September 18
    Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago.
    Speaker: Douglas Gilbert, architect 

    Architect Douglas Gilbert will discuss Louis Sullivan and the Auditorium Building in relation to Sullivan's other work in Chicago's Loop--both surviving and lost.
    Prior to starting his own firm in 2010, Douglas Gilbert, AIA worked at Harboe Architects for three years and for Gunny Harboe at McClier for nine years. During that time, he was project architect on award winning projects such as Sullivan Center, Crown Hall at IIT, Reliance Building, Chicago Board of Trade and Annie May Swift Hall at Northwestern University. He is also an architectural historian with extensive experience researching and writing on historic architecture.

  • CFP: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC

    Washington | Dates: 21 Jul – 05 Sep, 2014
    The Latrobe Chapter welcomes proposals for papers that investigate the relationship between architecture and art in the built environment of greater Washington, DC. Numerous buildings in Washington feature murals, sculpture, and video projections, as well as other types of art. How do these artworks respond to and affect the built spaces around them? Many building, structures, and landscapes themselves are conceived as artworks, sometimes to the detriment of their functional capacity and economic profitability. Does the doughnut-shaped Hirshhorn Museum designed during the 1960s classify as a sculptural object? Why did Beaux-Arts architects aspire to have their designs recognized for their artistic quality? Conversely, why have numerous artists turned to designing functional structures? Do these diverse endeavors erase the distinctions between art and architecture?

    Additionally, architects and artists, along with preservationists, public officials, and developers have used various artistic media to represent the built environment. Architectural photographs and renderings are often created with a practical purpose in mind, but they also convey other meanings through specific visual and artistic choices that influence the perception of the client or the public. What kinds of viewpoints do images selected for historical markers convey? How do they differ from the depictions used in promotional material for such projects as the McMillan Plan or from a scenic watercolor in which Montgomery Meigs captured back-yard slave quarters? In what ways did the 1939 film The City frame the town of Greenbelt and shape its public reception? How and why do presentation renderings at times mask the reality of the surrounding environment?

    The purpose of the symposium is to feature recent research and encourage discussion. We seek papers that attend to close observation and analysis of images, objects, structures, buildings, and neighborhoods in their political, social, economic, technological, and cultural contexts as the bases for understanding the complex interactions between art and architecture.

    Accepted papers will be grouped in thematic sessions to facilitate substantive comparative discussion among presenters, moderators, and the audience. All paper sessions will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Catholic University of America. A bus tour of related sites in the area will take place the following day.

    Please send a one-page, 350-word abstract for a 20-minute paper and an abbreviated curriculum vitae by Friday, September 5, 2014, to Susanneh Bieber, biebersusanneh@gmail.com, and Susan West Montgomery, smontgomery@savingplaces.org.

    All applicants will be notified of the selection by Friday, October 3, 2014. Speakers will be required to send their final text to session moderators by Friday, January 23, 2015, who will provide comments and work with speakers to develop themes for discussion.
  • AIA Western Mountain Region Conference 2014: The Art of Architecture

    Santa Fe | Dates: 16 – 19 Oct, 2014

    AIA New Mexico and AIA Santa Fe welcome you to the AIA Western Mountain Region Conference 2014, to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico October 16-19, 2014. This walkable conference will boast the best in camaraderie, education and inspiration that the AIA Western Mountain Region has to offer. Please join us.

    The AIA WMR includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, and affords architects and other design professionals the opportunity to interact with and learn from the brightest minds in our industry, to learn about new products and systems at the conference Expo, while enjoying the flavor and festivity of Santa Fe during AIA WMR Conference 2014.

    We hope you enjoy discovering our venues, programs and social events while perusing this website,www.aiawmr2014, and please feel free to contact us at aiawmr2014@gmail.com

    And check out our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and LinkedIn page.

    If you need assistance navigating www.aiawmr2014 or have any suggestions for us. It is imperative that all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors have ready access to all of the presentations and activities we will offer at the Western Mountain Region Conference 2014.

    Thank you for visiting www.aiawmr2014 and enjoy the tour.

    James A. Satzinger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    AIA New Mexico President 2014
    Chair, AIAWMR Conference 2014 

  • Working Abroad Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward

    Boston | Dates: 29 Jul, 2014

    Presented by The American Institute of Architects and The Boston Society of Architects; Organized by BSA Global Practice Network leaders Mark Careaga AIA (Payette) and Alan Mountjoy AIA (NBBJ).

    This half-day workshop will connect attendees with members who have done work internationally, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration. Topics will also include the challenges that can occur in foreign markets, differences in business practices across the world, how to comply with foreign laws and trade mission opportunities.

    Using Gulf States, Brazil and India as case studies; attendees will learn how to unlock the business opportunities available in international markets. In addition, the session will review resources provided by the Federal government and how to use them. 

    New Opportunities Abroad

    Booming economies and a growing middle class across the globe have prompted developers to bring in foreign architects to design many projects, including airports, multi-family, residential and commercial buildings and resorts. Foreign markets such as Qatar, India, and Brazil present lucrative opportunities for U.S. companies o­ffering products related to infrastructure, commercial, and housing needs.

    Scott Rawlings AIA (Payette)
    Patti Intrieri AIA (Cambridge Seven Associates)
    Speakers from US Commercial Service and Small Business Administration

    Who Should Attend?

    • Firms who are interested in moving their firms abroad
    • Firms who have worked abroad and are looking for insights into other countries
    • Firms who are working on large infrastructure projects and want to find out more about U.S. Government funding opportunities

    Read more at aia.org.

    3.0 LUs for those who qualify.

  • Archtober Kickoff with Coolhaus

    New York | Dates: 01 – 01 Aug, 2014
    Join us for the Archtober 2014 kick-off at The Public Theater. The historic building, recently renovated by Ennead Architects, will be the site of the first Building of the Day tour on Archtober 1st!
  • Symposium Opening Reception and Lecture: The Historic House Detective - Planning for Restoration

    Chicago | Dates: 26 Sep, 2014

    Friday September 26, 2014

    6:30pm reception, 7:15pm lecture

    Glessner House Museum coach house

    $15 per person

    Reservations requested to 312.326.1480

    An accurate and thoughtful restoration project involves countless hours of onsite investigation and archival research before the actual work begins.  In this lecture by Executive Director and Curator William Tyre, learn how photographs, journal entries, original contractor inovices, and physical evidence were used to develop the restoration plans for the parlor, corner guestroom, and guest bathroom.

  • Symposium: Interpreting the Victorian House

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014

    Saturday September 27, 2014
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Glessner House Museum coach house

    $50 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)

    Pre-paid reservations required to 312.326.1480

    Join us for this very special event, co-sponsored by The Victorian Society in America, as seven experts from the U. S. and Canada gather to discuss the history and interpretation of the "Victorian House."  Featured speakers:

    Richard Guy WilsonKeynote speaker and Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History, University of Virginia

    "Creating the Victorian House"

    Laura GundrumChief of Interpretation, Lincoln Home

    "Interpreting Abraham Lincoln as a Family Man at Lincoln Home"

    Lise Dube-ScherrExecutive Director, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

    "Contemporary Perspectives on Historic Houses: Building Community through Diversified Programming"

    Marta WojcikExecutive Director and Curator, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House and Westcott Center for Architecture + Design

    "A Frank Lloyd Wright House as a Community Anchor"

    Bruce DaviesCurator, Craigdarroch Castle National Historic Site

    "Craigdarroch Castle - Telling the Whole Story"

    Lisa Yun LeePast Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

    "Dangerous, Radical, and Queer: Interpreting the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum"

    John C. EastbergHistorian and Director of Development, Pabst Mansion

    "Imagination and Reality: The Development of a Victorian Historic House"

  • Graham Foundation 2015 Grants to Individuals

    Dates: 15 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014
    The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

    As one of the few funders of individuals working on projects about architecture, the foundation’s grants provide important support for architects, artists, curators, designers, scholars, writers, and other individuals. The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to support projects by individuals: Production & Presentation Grants and Research & Development Grants.

    To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2014.

    For more information about foundation grants and eligibility, please see the grant guidelines. To browse recently funded projects, click here
  • Time Space Existence

    Venice | Dates: 07 Jun – 23 Nov, 2014

    As an official part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale the exhibition at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, presents a large combination of architects. More than 100 architects from over 40 countries presented in 2 Venetian Palazzi.

    The exhibition is organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation in cooperation with: Sarah Gold, Karlyn De Jongh, Valeria Romagnini, Grazia Sechi, Rachele De Stefano and Rene Rietmeyer.                

    Amongst others, the following architects have been invited to be part of this exhibition:

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (GBR), AllesWirdGut (AUT), Altro Studio (ITA), Ed Anthony (GBR), Architecture Project (MLT), Arditti + RDT Arquitectos (MEX), Baar-Baarenfels (AUT), Alejandro Beautell (ESP), Bekkering Adams architecten (NLD), Heinrich Bobst (CHE), Ricardo Bofill (ESP), Josep Ferrando Bramona (ESP), Ueli Brauen & Doris Wälchli (CHE), Louise Braverman (USA), Michael Burch (USA), Tuncer Cakmakli (TUR), CARAMEL (AUT), Caribbean School of Architecture (JAM), C.F. MOLLER (DNK), Chance De Silva + Scanner (GBR), Waltraut Cooper (AUT), Florencia Costa (ITA), Daffonchio & associates (ZAF), De Blacam & Meagher (IRL), Mark Dziewulski (USA), Ebner + Greutmann + Bolzern (AUT)(CHE), ETAT Arkitekter (SWE), Fabulous Urban (CHE), Jaime J. Ferrer Fores (ESP), Norman Foster+Partners (GBR), Frame and Elements | Tomoyuki Utsumi (JPN), Antonio Freiles (ITA), Fuhrimann & Hächler Architekten (CHE), Lisbeth Funck (NOR), Future-scape Architects (JPN), Benjamin Garcia Saxe (PRI), General Architecture (SWE), Petra Gipp Arkitektur (SWE) + Akane Moriyama (JPN), Ernst Giselbrecht (AUT), GM architects (LBN), GMP (DEU), David Guerra (BRA), Stein Halvorsen (NOR), Plexwood® - Skins, by Frank Heerema (NLD), Heri & Salli (AUT), Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates (JPN), HLM Architects (NOR), In praise of Shadows (SWE), Inspiration (IND), Jérôme Jacqmin (FRA), Riho Jagomagi (EST), Eleena Jamil Architect (MYS), KEIKO+MANABU (JAP), Nils Koenning (DEU), LEAP+MTQ (MEX), The Gerhard Lenz Project (AUT), Les Architects FABG (CAN), Alessandro Lupi (ITA), Manifold Design (USA), Mann & Capua Mann (CHE), Rodolphe Mertens (LUX), Min2 (NLD), MOB Architects (GRC), Emmanuelle Moureaux (JPN), New-Territories (THA), Edmund Ng (SGP), Nickl & Partner (DEU), Akmar Nijhof (NLD), NMD Nomadas (VEN), Numen | For Usa (DEU), OPTA Arquitectos (ESP), Ortuzar & Gebauer + Simonetti & Stewart (CHL), Parc Architectes (FRA), Budi Pradono Architects (IDN), Sanjay Puri Architects (IND), Rintala Eggertsson Architects (NOR), Luca Selva (CHE), Shatotto (BGD), Jonathan Shimony + Rafael Mahdavi (FRA), Samar Singh Jodha (IND), Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala (FIN), Eduardo Souto De Moura (PRT), SsD Architecture (KOR),  Studiomk27 (BRA), SURE Architecture (CHN), Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architecte (FRA), Takasaki Masaharu (JPN), Peter Tay Studio (SGP), Terreform ONE (USA), Tuuli Tiitola-Meskanen (FIN), Alberto Torsello (ITA), Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (MEX), University of Houston (USA), Buenos Aires (ARG) & TU Delft (NLD), University of the Philippines Diliman (PHL), UnSangDong Architects (KOR), Vitaliy & Elena Vasilieva (UKR), Vertical Brigade (NOR/SWE), Wannenmacher +Möller (DEU), Wasserfall Munting Architects (NAM), White arkitekter (SWE), WTA Architecture + Design Studio (PHL), Lili Xu ,Chen Zhan Hui+Spamaps, Feng Guo An (CHN-HKG), Kris Yao | Artech (TWN), ZEST architecture (ESP)


    As part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event  “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora presents architects from 6 continents, brought together in an extraordinary combination. 

    This exhibition documents current developments and thoughts in architecture, highlighting fundamental questions by discussing the philosophical concepts Time, Space and Existence. An international group of architects with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their careers, i.e. established architects next to architects whose works might be less known. What they have in common is their dedication to architecture in the broadest sense of their profession.

    The exhibition shows a large diversity of presentations (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements. All presentations are either site-specific, especially made for this exhibition or coming directly from the architect’s studio. 

    The two locations each have their particular atmosphere. The 32 rooms in Palazzo Bembo mainly highlight solo-presentations, by architects such as Ricardo Bofill, AHMM, GMP and White arkitekter, or research projects such as that of the University of Houston. With its typical Venetian features, Palazzo Mora will show a variety of architects within its grand spaces, such as the sculpture by Eduardo Souto de Moura. 

    With their structures, architects often have an enormous impact on the way we humans experience our surrounding, experience Time-Space. They influence our daily existence and leave a mark on the earth from this current Time and often this 'mark' even outlives the architect himself. Architects should be very conscious about the impact their activities and decisions have on people and other living beings as well as on our environment as a total. By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aims to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time.