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  • Todd Levine Lecture: “Historic Barns of Connecticut”

    Savannah | Dates: 02 Apr, 2014
    April 2, 5:30pm

    The School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents Todd Levine, architectural historian for the State of Connecticut. In his lecture, “Historic Barns of Connecticut,” the SCAD alumnus (M.F.A., architectural history, 2003) details his work inspecting, studying and preserving barns for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Since 2004, Levine has worked to develop Historic Barns of Connecticut from a concept to a program including 8,500 surveyed structures. Historic Barns of Connecticut is one of the most comprehensive barn programs in the nation.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • NYSID Alumni Lecture: Susan Zises Green

    New York | Dates: 02 Apr, 2014
    Wednesday, April 2, 6:30pm

    For more than 35 years, Susan Zises Green has stood at the helm of classic interior design, earning critical acclaim and a dedicated client base throughout Manhattan, Southampton, Connecticut, Palm Beach, and Nantucket. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, The New York Times, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Westchester Cottages & Gardens, Nantucket Magazine, andHouse Beautiful has recognized her as one of the “Top 100 Designers.”  A proud graduate of NYSID, she will give the inaugural alumni lecture at the College and discuss her career, recent projects, and inspirations.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Adam D. Tihany: Why Hospitality?

    New York | Dates: 07 May, 2014
    Wednesday, May 7, 6:30pm

    Adam D. Tihany’s interiors represent the absolute pinnacle of contemporary restaurant and hotel design, and Tihany is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent hospitality designer. He will tell the fascinating story of how he began his career and how it evolved from restaurant designer, restaurateur, to hotel and cruise ship visionary. Through his work with some of the world’s most famous chefs, restaurants, and hotel brands he will elaborate on what hospitality means and how great design can add value to a brand. This discussion is being held in conjunction with the release of his new book, Tihany: Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors (Rizzoli).

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Amy Azzarito: The History Behind the Trends

    New York | Dates: 16 Apr, 2014
    Wednesday, April 16, 6:30pm

    Amy Azzarito is the managing editor of the popular blog Design*Sponge and the author of Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History, and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them. In this lecture, Azzarito will talk about those pieces you see everywhere—from inlay furniture (currently all the rage at Anthropologie) to the Crate and Barrel standby, the Windsor chair—and delve into the history of these iconic design objects.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Parametric Design Practices: Symposium & Workshop

    Pullman | Dates: 07 – 10 Apr, 2014

    Over the last decade, parametric design techniques and concepts have become well-established in Architecture, Landscape and the construction industry. While the term parametric originates in mathematics, it has been adopted by other disciplines to model, among other things, natural and social phenomena. Its practical impact on design and construction stems from its capacity to connect systems seamlessly, creating a continuous network of relations between material surfaces, construction components and building infrastructure. Diverse parametric modalities of design creativity and project analysis have influenced integrative design and construction practices as well as pedagogy. The workshops and symposium seek to first advance parametric principles, including teaching the computational programs fueling the approach, and second to parse some of the more theoretical issues that have surfaced from their emergence in industry, practice, education, and other areas of contemporary culture.

    The following questions are some of the more pressing concerns the event will address:

    How does parametric design influence:
    • how design is practiced?
    • where design begins?
    • design intuition and design thinking? • the instantiation of design ideas?
    • how design is developed and fabricated? • design and construction team work?
    • teaching and learning?

    The symposium and workshops will bring together practitioners and educators from across the design and construction fields.

    Keynote Lectures/Panel Discussions | April 10th | Cub Auditorium
    Guest Lectures/Workshops | April 7th - April 9th | Carpenter Hall

    For more information, contact: pdpsymposium@acm.wsu.edu

  • Save the Date: 2014 SESAH Annual Conference

    Fayetteville | Dates: 29 Oct – 01 Nov, 2014
    Join us for the 2014 SESAH Annual Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 29 - November 1, 2014.

    University of Arkansas
    Fay Jones School of Architecture
    October 29 – November 1, 2014

  • Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey

    Washington | Dates: 01 May, 2014

    DC-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National World War II Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies in his work to make them relevant for today’s society. After an introduction by Museum curator Sarah Leavitt, Kaskey will discuss his artistic process and the collaborative nature of large scale public projects with the Museum’s executive director Chase Rynd. This lecture complements the exhibition Cool & Collected, which is open to attendees before the talk.

    1.5 LU (AIA) | 1.5 CM (AICP) | 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

    $12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member

    Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Smart Growth: Bigger than a Building: Swedish Urban Scale Sustainability

    Washington | Dates: 15 Apr, 2014

    Walker Wells, green urbanism program director at Global Green, discusses neighborhood and district-scale sustainable planning in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmo, Sweden and how those innovative strategies could be replicated in the U.S.

    1.0 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.0 CM (AICP) / 1.0 LA CES (ASLA)

    FREE. Pre-Registration required. Walk in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Smart Growth is generously supported by the National Association of Realtors. Additional support is provided by Smart Growth America.

    Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Current Work: Yung Ho Chang

    New York | Dates: 02 Apr, 2014

    This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

    Yung Ho Chang is a founding principal of the Beijing-based Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ), established in 1993. Since its inception FCJZ has pursued a multi-disciplinary practice, emphasizing the craft of design, whether through research or realized projects from large-scale urban design to decorative arts, creating work described as “witty, thoughtful, and universal…inspired by distinctly Chinese problems and concepts,” by Beijing museum director Philip Tinari.  Current and recent projects include the Vertical Glass House, Beijing; Audi House, Shanghai; Kings Joy Restaurant, Beijing; the 1966-1976 Major Events Pavilion (also known as the Museum-Bridge) in Anren, China; The Bay residential complex, Shanghai; and the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the World Expo.

    The firm’s work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, and in 2012 was the subject of the exhibition, YUNG HO CHANG + FCJZ: MATERIAL-ISM at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. The installation featured six courtyard-like modules, reminiscent of an updated hutong neighborhood, organized thematically to address different theoretical and pragmatic aspects of the firm’s work within the contemporary landscape. As Chang describes,  ”The rapid change in China presents a group of conditions; some are problems and others are conditions that can be made good use of … I always study these conditions and see whether I can come up with something that really belongs to this land.”

    Moderated by Calvin Tsao

    FREE TO CURRENT COOPER UNION STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF AND ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE MEMBERS.

    For additional ticketing info please click here.

  • 30th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 05 Apr, 2014

    MATERIALITY: ESSENCE AND SUBSTANCE

    Statement of Theme
    From the master/apprentice paradigm of learning building craft to the hallowed halls of formalized education, the historical trajectory of architectural study presents a challenge to integrating materiality within the conception and delineation of the built environment. Today representational tools and techniques are often compromised substitutes for the physicality of architectural works. Consequently, architecture’s pedagogical structures struggle to infuse tactility, material assembly, and making into the representational methodology of design education today.

    After generations of architectural work being decoupled from the pressure of local resources, contemporary concerns for sustainability and material sourcing have shed new light on the need for architects, and thus architecture students, to comprehend the materiality of building in new ways.  While design/build studios and material investigations embedded into the educational process attempt to bridge this divide, digital fabrication tools and highly engineered materials further challenge traditional means and methods.

    With this history and these challenges, how might the materiality of representational artifacts align with both the design intent and the physical manifestation of buildings? How do foundational studies in design thoughtfully and effectively incorporate materiality and its inherent challenges and opportunities?

    About NCBDS:
    The National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) is a national scholarly gathering dedicated to the study and practice of beginning design education. NCBDS has a dedicated community of educators whose interest in the challenges and attendant pedagogies and curricular strategies associated with beginning design propel the conference. For 30 years, the NCBDS has provided a forum for design educators to present papers and hold discussions related to introductory design issues.

    Further information about NCBDS and past conferences:http://www.beginningdesign.org

  • Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible

    Los Angeles | Dates: 30 Mar – 29 Jun, 2014
    Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible features the first large-scale sculptural installation by this pioneer of the Light and Space movement. After taking up sculpture in the late 1960s, Pashgian became one of a group of artists in the Los Angeles to experiment with new materials such as fiberglass, resin, plastic, and coated glass. For the current exhibition, Pashgian has created 12 molded-acrylic columns that fill an entire gallery. The sculpture creates an immersive viewing experience that invites meditations on the nature of material and light. 
  • Spring 2014 Feltman Lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko

    New York | Dates: 01 Apr, 2014

    Natalie Jeremijenko will present the 2014 Feltman Lecture.

    Natalie Jeremijenko was awarded the 2013 Most Innovative People award, named one of the most influential women in technology 2011, and was named as one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review and 40 most influential designers.  Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program.  Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, Faculty of Engineering at Yale University, a visiting professor at Royal College of Art in London, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Science at Michigan State University. Her degrees are in biochemistry, engineering, neuroscience and History and Philosophy of Science. 

    The Feltman lectures are made possible by the Ellen and Sidney Feltman Fund established at The Cooper Union to advance the principles and benefits of lighting design through the exploration of the practical, philosophical and aesthetic attributes of light and illumination.

    The 2013-2014 Feltman Chair in Lighting is held by Lydia Kallipoliti

    This event is presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • The National Building Museum’s 2014 Honor Award Gala

    Washington | Dates: 01 Apr, 2014
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7 pm
    National Building Museum


    On April 1, 2014, the National Building Museum will host the 2014 Honor Award Gala to recognize two worthy recipients, Mrs. Laura Bush and theNational Trust for Historic Preservation, for their work to preserve our nation's architectural and cultural heritage.

    Mrs. Bush has demonstrated a strong commitment to historic preservation through her active participation in initiatives such as Taking Care of Texas, the Texas Courthouse Preservation Initiative, the White House restoration, and her leadership with organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Foundation, and the Trust for the National Mall.

    Chartered by Congress in 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities by providing leadership, education, advocacy, and resources. As an organization, the National Trust strives to create a cultural legacy that is as diverse as the nation itself so that all of us can take pride in our part of the American story. The National Trust's work has inspired millions of Americans to save the places where history happens, transforming communities from the places where we live into the places that we love. The National Trust's many historic sites include Phillip Johnson's Glass House in New Caanan, CT; President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C.; and Villa Finale in San Antonio, TX.

    John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., and Michael Beschloss, presidential historian for NBC News and commentator for PBS NewsHour, will serve as tribute speakers.

  • The Practice of Teaching Architecture: A Series of Workshops and Sharing of Best Practices in Architectural Education

    Boston | Dates: 03 Apr, 2014

    The aim of this evening is to bring together in conversation various educators to share best practices and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of incorporating online tools into the instruction of architectural history. The format of the evening is designed to encourage discussion rather than presentation, with a focus on sharing knowledge and discussing both specific and general ideas about how best to capitalize on the advantages offered by online teaching. Among the goals of this session is to establish a framework that will be published online and made available as a reference for those teaching architectural history in the digital age.

    AGENDA

    5:45 PM 
    Coffee

    6:00 PM
    Introductory Remarks: Amanda Reeser Lawrence Lucy M. Maulsby

    6:10–7:00 PM
    Presentations

    7:00–7:30 PM
    Moderated Discussion

    7:30–8:00 PM
    Informal conversation and refreshments

    Conveners and Moderators:
    Assistant Professor Amanda Reeser Lawrence
    Assistant Professor Lucy M. Maulsby 

    RSVP to Jessie Brandon at j.brandon@neu.edu
    (Reservations suggested though not required)

    Sponsored by Northeastern University School of Architecture 
    Co-sponsor NESAH (New England Society of Architectural Historians)

  • Use Matters: An Alternative History of Architecture Book Launch

    Austin | Dates: 11 Apr, 2014

    Use Matters: An Alternative History of Architecture

    BOOK LAUNCH

    in conjunction with the Society of Architectural Historians annual conference in Austin, 9-13 April 2014

    Friday 11 April from 5.30 to 7.30pm

    Snack Bar Austin
    1224 South Congress Avenue
    http://www.snackbaraustin.com

    Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate Use Matters.

    Directions from the conference hotel

    More about the book can be found here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415637343/

  • 2014 SAHGB Graduate Student Research Forum

    Cambridge | Dates: 31 Mar – 02 May, 2014
    The SAHGB is pleased to announce that the second annual Graduate Student Research Forum will be held on Friday, 2 May 2014. This is a student-led event that offers post-graduate students in architectural history an opportunity to present their research while engaging with others studying and working in the field. The aim of the Forum is to break away from more traditional conference models by creating a dynamic and friendly event where students, established academicians and professionals can exchange knowledge, skills and experiences. To meet these aims, the day is structured to include sixteen ten-minute ‘Lightning Round’ talks that cover a wide range of topics. Sessions of four presentations will be followed by a brief discussion period. Lightning rounds will be interspersed with professional panels led by Alex Bremner, Ayla Lepine, Elizabeth Darling, Emily Guerry, Frank Salmon, and William Whyte; Deborah Howard will give the keynote speech. These speakers will discuss their personal experiences while providing useful insight for navigating research, publication, and career opportunities. While the Graduate Student Research Forum is free to attend, registration is compulsory and space is limited. Please note that this is a student-oriented event, and priority will be given to current graduate students. We may also have to limit the number of students attending from each institution to ensure a broad attendance. We have already received a great deal of interest in this event and recommend that you register as early as possible. An optional dinner will be held in St. John’s College Hall following the event; a limited number of spaces are available, which will be assigned on a first-come basis. There will be a £15 charge for the meal, to be collected on the day. This year’s student organisers are Richard Butler, Bridget Hembree and Otto Saumarez-Smith. Please submit inquiries to SAHGBforum2014@gmail.com.
  • CFP: Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, 2014-15

    New York | Dates: 24 Mar – 25 Apr, 2014

    CFP: Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, 2014-15
    New York City, September 12, 2014 - March 13, 2015
    Deadline: Apr 25, 2014
    Call for Abstracts
    Due: April 25, 2014

    For those interested in presenting a paper at the Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, please submit an abstract of what you propose by April 25, 2014. The abstract should be no more than 300 words. In your email please also include a copy of your CV, and two suggestions for a respondent to your paper with their email information. All materials should be emailed to modernitalianseminar@gmail.com.

    For your information, the mission statement of the Seminar is as follows:

    This seminar is concerned with political, social, cultural, and religious aspects of Italian life from 1815 to the present. In recent years, the seminar has stressed an interdisciplinary approach to Italian studies, increasing the participation of anthropologists and scholars of art, film, and literature. The seminar meets on the second Friday of the month during the academic year to discuss a paper presented by a member or an invited speaker. Papers cover a wide range of topics, approaches, and methodologies.

    Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies Link:
    http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/seminars/studies-in-modern-italy/

    Chair
    Professor Ernest Ialongo
    Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY, History eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu

  • Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Symposium

    Grand Rapids | Dates: 19 – 21 Jun, 2014
    The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the Kendall College of Art and Design is continuing the discussion of Michigan's outstanding contribution to American modernism. Held in Grand Rapids,MI this three-day event will include: - a rare tour of Herman Miller's manufacturing and design facilities as well as talks by Herman Miller graphic designer Steve Frykholm and writer Clark Malcolm - a keynote address by designer Todd Oldham on the work of textile designer Alexander Girard - Debbie Millman of Design Matters will interview sculptor/designer Jim Miller Melberg whose playforms defined the 1960s - Mira Nakashima will discuss the work of her father, woodworker George Nakashima -Donald Albrecht on industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes' work for Michigan's automobile companies -Marilyn Moss on fabric artist Bill Moss and his revolutionary pop-up tent -Tours of the Marcel Breuer designed St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Meyer May House by Frank Lloyd Wright The symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America that will be at the Grand Rapids Art Museum May 25-August 24, 2014.
  • Urban Cemeteries and Stewardship

    New York | Dates: 03 Apr, 2014

    NYC Parks, Cypress Hills Cemetery, The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies and The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation will present a series of three lectures in 2014 as part of the Uncommon Ground Series: Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II: Design, Topography/Geology and Stewardship. The subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater  understanding, appreciation and stewardship of these evocative landscapes.

    On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm Lynn Rogers will speak on Urban Cemeteries and Stewardship: Reclaim, Restore and Maintain: Abandoned Cemeteries in Staten Island. Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. (FACSI) was founded in 1981 by New York State Division of Cemeteries Director Pearce O’Callaghan. Over the last decade, under the guidance of its executive director, Lynn Rogers, the organization has restored 11 abandoned cemeteries. The cemeteries date from the year 1630 and include a Native American Lenape burial ground. Once dreaded blights, these sites have been converted into welcoming landscapes with unique historical and educational value. In this lecture, Ms. Rogers will explore the grass-roots efforts that led to their recover Learn more here.

  • Modern Landscape Architecture: Transition and Transformation

    Indianapolis | Dates: 29 May, 2014

    Thursday, May 29, 2014
    6 p.m. with book signing to follow
    The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art

    During the period following WWII, a great surge of collective energies -- the Modern movement -- redefined traditional values, beliefs, and artistic forms.
     
    Unfortunately, reasoned criticism did not follow, and until recently Modern landscapes slipped beyond even the peripheral vision of art historians.
     
    From America's first "park plaza" in Minneapolis to Dan Kiley's revolutionary design for the Miller Garden in Columbus, we must have a commitment to preserving and interpreting Modernist landscape architecture.
     
    In this program, Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, offers recommendations and strategies to preserve these often "invisible" public and private places that represent a significant chapter in our nation's evolution.
     
    Presented by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, and sponsored by the Cornelius O'Brien Lecture Series Concerning Preservation, the lecture takes place at The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
     
    FREE but registration requested at https://modernistlecture.eventbrite.com, orc all Indiana Landmarks at 800-450-4534, 317-639-4534.
     
    This program is offered in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks' Back to the Future Mid-century Modern Home Tour on Saturday, May 31 in Indianapolis.