Los Angeles |
Dates: 02 Jun – 02 Sep, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, the first extensive, scholarly examination of the radical forms that have become prolific in Southern California architecture during the past twenty-five years.
A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together several local arts institutions for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built
environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways.
Dates: 23 May, 2013
May 23, 2013
Better with Age: Greening Historic Commercial Buildings is a Preservation Month Keynote Event, hosted by the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Environment and Energy Services.Historic preservation is crucial to Boston’s continuing commercial redevelopment. Revitalizing historic buildings ensures that Boston remains unique among American cities, with blocks of historic downtown commercial buildings. Three presentations will showcase recent adaptive-reuse projects that meld historic preservation and sustainable design treatments.
Sites discussed will include the 1875 Hayden Building, the only remaining commercial building in Boston designed by Henry Hobson Richardson; the Boston Hostel in the Theater District; and 5 Channel Center Street, in Fort Point Channel, now home to Fraunhofer Institute.
Dates: 09 Jun, 2013
Join Forgotten Chicago and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society as we offer an encore of our popular Jefferson Park walking tour, last offered in August 2010. Jefferson Park began as a small rural village in the mid-19th century and soon began to grow, with its location as a transportation hub resulting in the unusual street grid seen below. Growth in Jefferson Park occurred most rapidly during three distinct eras which we will examine in depth during this tour.
We’ll look at some of the remaining housing stock from when Jefferson Park was a quiet 19th century railroad suburb. The 1910s and 20s brought tremendous growth to the area as well as a wide range of ethnicities, and this tour will examine the development patterns and exemplary housing stock from this era as well as a unique ethnic enclave. We’ll also discuss growth during the 1950s and 60s spurred by construction of the Northwest (later Kennedy) Expressway and rapid transit, and suggest why and how this era’s development affected the neighborhood’s layout and urban environment.
The tour will also touch on other facets and curiosities of architecture, urban design and everyday life in the area. We’ll examine the center of Jefferson Park as a prime example of a neighborhood shopping district and look at different eras of storefront design and retail architecture. Remnants of long gone movie palaces and chain stores will be looked at as well.
Industry played a large part in the development of most Chicago neighborhoods but this was not the case with Jefferson Park. We will examine the industries that did locate here and question why the area did not grow in this sector relative to other areas. All of these elements will be tied together as we study the evolution of one of Chicago’s unique outlying neighborhoods.
When? Sunday June 9 at Noon. Rain or shine.
Where? The tour will meet and begin at the Jefferson Park Blue Line station (Milwaukee and Gale Street). It will conclude at the same location.
How Long? The tour will consist of approximately 3 1/2 miles of walking and will last about 3 hours.
How much? $15 per person. Advance purchase is required.
New Haven |
Dates: 23 May, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: AIA Connecticut, 370 James, Suite 402, New Haven, CT
CE Units: 3 HSW hours
Description: Presented by the AIA Connecticut Education Committee and generously sponsored by Assa Abloy.
With today’s concern and emphasis on security, designers are challenged to provide their clients with the latest and most effective security elements, without resulting in structures that look like bunkers.
Join us for a presentation by two experts in the field to find out how you can incorporate security elements without massive barriers that make your buildings look over fortified. This program can help with both large and small projects.
In it, you will learn:
• How to provide design for secure buildings that are open and inviting.
• What materials are best suited to achieving your ends.
• How and when to conduct a security assessment/audit and how it can help you in your design.
Philip Santore is Senior Principal at Ducibella Venter & Santore (DVS) Security Consulting and Engineering, Hamden. DVS is one of the oldest independent security consulting and engineering companies in the country. It provides security assessment of existing and new facilities and develops protection and comprehensive security programs. Its clients include the new World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the New York Water Supply.
Brian Humes, AIA, is a founding partner in the firm of Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC, Berlin. Mr. Humes has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal Public Safety facilities and has consulted with national and governmental organizations on security issues related to design. He has conducted seminars on both public safety facility design and security design. Brian also holds current membership in national, regional and local chiefs of police associations.
Cost AIA, Senior Associate AIA, Affiliate or allied organization member: $60
Cost Associate AIA/Intern Architect member, Architecture Student: $25
Cost Non Member: $120
Dates: 01 – 30 Jun, 2013
In 2013 LFA will become an annual, month-long and citywide exploration of London’s built environment; investigating the importance of architecture and design in London’s success and celebrating the city’s role as a global hub of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice.
Many festivals celebrate history, cultural activities and human achievements. The London Festival of Architecture, established in 2004, does all this but also actively promotes positive change and improvement in the city’s public realm.
Taking place 1-30 June 2013, LFA will be a ‘time for architecture’ in the city and will incorporate a programme by invited Festival Partners from leading architectural and cultural institutions in order to harness and to link the enormous energy inherent in the London scene.
A rich and varied programme organised by independent actors, such as individual practices and artists will be promoted as the London Festival of Architecture Fringe.
New York |
Dates: 21 – 24 May, 2013
The Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. Parsons Festival 2013 takes place from May 5 through May 24 and includes thesis exhibitions and critiques, thought-provoking public programs, interactive installations, gallery openings, workshops, and special events leading up to Commencement.
The festival showcases the creative and intellectual achievements of Parsons' graduating students—a diverse and exciting group of artists, designers, architects, photographers, filmmakers, technologists, scholars, and strategists. It offers the campus community and the general public opportunities to experience and engage with the innovation, critical inquiry, and social concerns that drive the creative process at Parsons.
Dates: 10 – 12 Jun, 2013
NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars, association forums and top-notch keynote speakers. Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors.
San Antonio |
Dates: 18 May, 2013
As part of National Preservation Month, the San Antonio Conservation Society and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are sponsoring a seminar on "Historic House Museums in the 21st Century" on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 am at the River House (located behind The Steves Homestead at 509 King William Street). Featuring panels of local and regional experts, the seminar will focus on house museums and their importance.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required; $40 for SACS members and $50 for non-members before May 8. Space permitting, the cost is $60 after May 8. To register for this seminar, please visit www.saconservation.org (click Historic Preservation Month under the Events & Calendar tab).
Los Angeles |
Dates: 23 May, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
As part of the Getty’s PST: Modern Architecture L.A., a series of exhibitions
and public programs, Cal Poly Pomona and the Getty Conservation Institute is
offering a one-day technical workshop on “Preserving the Modern House.” This
program stems from the exhibition Technology and Environment: The Postwar
Southern California House being held at the Kellogg Gallery on the Cal Poly
Pomona campus from April 11-July 12, 2013.
The day-long workshop will focus on two icons of Los Angeles modernism:
Richard and Dion Neutra’s VDL Research House (1932-1966) and Ray Kappe’s
own residence (1967). The program will bring to light strategies for preserving
and maintaining these iconic works. Neutra’s VDL Research house was the
architect’s residence and studio for most of his illustrious career. The original
house dates to 1932, but after a devastating fire, the rebuilt house of 1966 was
designed with flat roofs that could also function as shallow pools. This design
innovation presented numerous conservation challenges, and their solution has
been an ongoing project.
The architecture of the Kappe house, completed in 1968 is based on a bridge-
like system of concrete towers spanned by beams of glued laminated lumber.
Time, and exceptional design have been kind to the Kappe residence, whose
innovative use of material and response to site and climate continue to make it
one of the most important 20th century American houses.
A series of lectures by experts in the area of architectural conservation will
be offered throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. These will be
followed by tours of the VDL House.
Following a box lunch (included in the price of the program), a coach will bring
participants to the Ray and Shelly Kappe residence where world-renown
architect, Ray Kappe, FAIA will answer questions about his residence. Tours of
the Kappe house will allow participants to get a closer look at this masterwork of
Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2013
Abstracts or proposals for papers or work‐in‐progress reports are solicited for the 2013 annual meeting
of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. This
year’s meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon, October 18‐20, 2013.
This year’s theme is “The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders.” Submissions for the
conference may address architects, builders, city planners, and landscape architects of the Willamette
Valley, and the historical and economic forces behind Salem’s development as a regional center. These
topics will be given first priority. Other proposals addressing any aspect of the built environment from
any time period or place are also welcome. All abstracts adhering to the submission guidelines listed
below will be given a fair assessment. Abstracts will be blind peer reviewed by the SAH MDR Review
Committee with a select number chosen for oral presentation. Applicants may be offered a poster
session if their abstract is not selected for oral presentation.
Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are
particularly welcome to present at the conference. Membership in the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific
Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is not required for abstract submission,
although everyone chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current
Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a singlesided
page. On a separate single page, include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email
address with a brief, 100‐200 word paragraph biography or one‐page curriculum vitae. Abstracts
are due on or before May 31, 2013, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by
June 11, 2013. Registration fees apply. Please indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a
twenty‐minute paper or a ten‐minute work‐in‐progress report. Ideally, the papers or work‐in‐progress
reports delivered at the conference should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and
aim to make an original contribution. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in
full to conference organizers by August 12, 2013.
Authors shall retain copyright, but shall agree that the paper will be deposited for scholarly use in the
chapter archive in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon
Libraries. Electronic submission of proposals is preferred. Please email submissions as Microsoft Word
attachments with the subject heading SAH MDR Conference 2013 on or before May 31, 2013, to Phillip
Mead at email@example.com.
If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it
via regular mail to:
Phillip G. Mead AIA
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
PO Box 442451
Moscow ID 83844
Dates: 16 May, 2013
GRAND TOUR DAY
May 16, 2013 from 1-4pm
A full access self-guided tour of the Pabst Mansion from basement to attic and all stops in between. Tickets are $12 adults and $8 kids 12 and under. No reservations needed. Last entry at 3:15pm.
Dates: 09 Jun, 2013
Sunday June 9, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00pm
$50 per person / $45 for museum members
Reservations suggested to 312-326-1480
This very special tour, the annual benefit for Glessner House Museum, presents attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes along Prairie Avenue. Visitors will be treated to a breath-taking array of beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, and fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble.
The Glessner and Clarke House Museums are also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church, with its important arts and crafts interior and collection of stained glass windows including nine by Tiffany and two by the William Morris Studios.
Highlights of the tour including a dramatic two-story stair hall richly panelled, a stunning mahogany-clad music room illuminated by a stained glass dome, an elaborately carved fireplace faced in onyx, intricate parquet floors, and much more!
Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the coach house of Glessner House Museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.
New York City |
Dates: 06 – 06 Jun, 2013
6 June, 2013, 9:15 am EST
- Click here to register now
- $199.00 per person
- Online reservations will be accepted first-come, first-served basis beginning April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm CST. Registration limited to 25 people.
This study day will go behind the scenes of two exhibits at MoMA with their curators:
- Barry Bergdoll, Past President of SAH and current Philip Johnson Chief Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA
- Jean-Louis Cohen the SAH 2013 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award recipient and Guest Curator at MoMA.
New York |
Dates: 20 May, 2013
Monday, May 20th 2013
Display: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Reception: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Please join us to view highlights of Avery’s acquisitions
including a selection of works by
Hugh Ferriss, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Russell Pope and others.
Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries.
To RSVP, please call 212.854.6199.
Lakes Delavan and Geneva |
Dates: 07 – 09 Jun, 2013
Celebrate the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries at Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin's 18th annual home tour.
Gaspé, Québec |
Dates: 11 – 15 Jun, 2013
During the 4-day conference, registrants will have the opportunity to see firsthand how the ebb and flow of religion and economy in the Gaspé Peninsula fundamentally shaped settlement patterns, ethnic institutions, government policies, gender asymmetries, and power relations, all of which left their mark on the cultural landscapes of the region. It is through this overarching theme that conference participants will explore the everyday and the spiritual environments of “Land’s End.”
Dates: 15 Apr – 30 Sep, 2013
Abstracts are invited for the sessions and round tables listed below between April 15 and September 30, 2013. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
Session and round table chairs will notify all persons submitting abstracts of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals and comment on them by October 31, 2013.
Dates: 07 May – 19 Aug, 2013
The Making of Architects: Knowledge Production and Legitimation in Education, Professional Practice and International Networks, a special issue of Architectural Theory Review (to be published as Volume 19, Number 1, March 2014)
Monika Grubbauer, Technische Universität Darmstadt Silke Steets, Technische Universität Darmstadt
The figure of the architect and the practice of architecture have gained increasing attention over the last two decades – both in the media and the public as well as in cross-disciplinary academic debates.
The figure of the ‘global architect’ is only the most obvious symbol of a deeper restructuring that has changed the system of architectural production. Processes of commodification, economization and financialization, which have affected urban space and urban development, have made architecture a primary vehicle of urban restructuring. At the same time the scope of action of architects is increasingly limited by profit ratio and risk-minimizing strategies of real estate investment as well as diversified forms of governance and regulation.
Along with these structural transformations, the preoccupation with the autonomy of architecture, which guided postmodern and poststructuralist architectural theory in the 1980s and early 1990s, has lost its appeal.
It is the dependence of architectural practice on political and economic factors, which has become a topic of inquiry for architectural theory as well as cross-disciplinary investigations. Individual architects, schools and professional associations are preoccupied with the discipline’s diminishing legitimation and strive to save the architects’ field of action. For one part, these struggles for legitimation are obviously targeting legal and economic issues, such as professional accreditation, remuneration agreements etc. For the other part, however, these struggles for legitimation are played out in the field of social and cultural production as struggles for symbolic capital and visibility, for maintaining authority or for preserving an exclusive body of knowledge.
However, one might argue that these struggles are anything but new.
Rather, as Robert Gutman has once noted there is no other major profession that is ‘so often seized with worry about its own future as is architecture’ (1977: 55). The reasons are obvious and well known: No other profession has been – and is to this day – torn between practice and theory, between art and technology and between autonomy and heteronomy in the way architecture has been. Struggles for legitimation have been constitutive for the discipline. In fact, the narrative of the heroic artist-architect and its contemporary variant, the celebrity or star architect, can be read in terms of self-legitimatizing strategies of, both, individuals and the profession as collective.
This issue of ATR will review the figure of the architect and reflect upon practices of knowledge production as well as strategies of legitimation in architecture across cultures. It will consider how becoming an architect is – beyond gaining expert knowledge – also a matter of values and beliefs, how architects legitimate their doings and how this system of meaning is translated into the formation of international networks.
In 1991, Dana Cuff published her widely received study ‘Architecture:
The Story of Practice’ focusing on architect’s ‘everyday lives, their situated actions, as well as what they say and the meanings they construct’ (5). She shows that this ‘culture of practice’ does not just originate in knowledge acquired in professional education, but also in routinized actions based on commonplace experience through various stages of an architect’s education and career. By looking closely at what architects indeed do, she offers insights into what appears to be ‘real’ or ‘self-evident’ to architects and what it means to turn from a layperson into an architect. Cuff also reflects upon strategies of legitimation, that is, on practices that justify an existing, but questionable reality, such as the field of architecture.
Today, many of the questions raised and discussed by Cuff twenty years ago are still vital: How do architects make their work and the products of their work plausible to the society they live in? What strategies do they apply to become ‘visible’? Architects act in different media and languages; they create material and immaterial products, such as buildings, images, texts and narratives to give meaning to the world and they form international networks of cooperation. How do architects negotiate with people, things, values and institutions when they design? What kinds of cultural frameworks and implicit ideas influence the practice of architects?
By approaching the practices of knowledge production and strategies of legitimation in architecture from a socio-cultural perspective, we wish to recognize the multitude of ways in which ‘architects become architects’ and then act and make their doing meaningful to themselves and to the public. Drawing on Cuff’s ‘The Making of an Architect’
(chapter 4) as a key text we are interested in contributions that pay reference to Cuff’s findings and review them from a contemporary viewpoint and a broad range of theoretical approaches. Of interest are continuities and discontinuities in architectural education and professional practice and insights that can be gained by contrasting the North American and European experience with other cultural contexts. In particular, we invite empirically rich, insightful papers from the fields of sociology, art history, anthropology, science and technology studies and architectural theory.
The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts to Architectural Theory Review is the 19th of August, 2013. Please submit the manuscripts via the journal’s website:
The keynote text is available as an electronic copy from the editors (for the email addresses see below). All texts selected for publication will be subject to a double blind peer review process.
When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are applying for this special issue (vol. 19.1) as there are two CFPs circulated simultaneously.
Manuscript submission guidelines are available at:
Queries regarding the special issue should be directed to Monika Grubbauer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Silke Steets (email@example.com).
Dates: 06 May – 01 Oct, 2013
The DPDF program provides an opportunity for tenured faculty in the humanities and social sciences to train the next generation of scholars within emerging areas of research. Within the program's structure, pairs of faculty propose innovative research fields that will serve as themes for dissertation proposal development training workshops. Recipients then lead these training workshops for selected doctoral students in the spring and fall of fellowship year.
Successful applicants of the DPDF Faculty Field Competition are awarded a $10,000 stipend; additionally, each field is provided with up to $3,000 to cover the costs of guest speakers and other activities to enhance their workshop sessions. All necessary travel and lodging expenses for faculty are covered by the program.
For more information on eligibility, application requirements, and other program details, please see our website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/
Saint Louis |
Dates: 02 Jun, 2013
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013 — 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: (Future) National Building Arts Center
Individual tickets cost $125. All proceeds support the preservation and projects of the The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park.
To receive an invitation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-822-8359.
We are honoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s 146th birthday at a very special venue that shares our deep commitment to architectural preservation. Remarkable Reminders: Architectural Fragments will be held at the future National Building Arts Center, located just minutes southeast of downtown St. Louis in Sauget, Illinois. This amazing site houses the largest private collection of architectural artifacts in the country.