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  • Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Jun – 30 Sep, 2014

    Inspired by the past century of design achievement and looking toward the future with insight and creativity, Starts/Speculations represents an anthology of work from Chicago’s graphic design legacy and a glimpse into how the tools we use to design and communicate could evolve and influence our interactions in the future.

    Beginning with a letter that articulates visual design standards for the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, the exhibition is a broad overview of the past century of graphic design in Chicago with a particular focus on the influence of European modernism through the establishment of the New Bauhaus in 1937. As the Chicago Design Museum evolves and grows, we look forward to exploring and sharing more of Chicago’s design legacy by unearthing the stories that make our city unique, as well as highlighting dynamic influences from across cultures, borders, and disciplines. We consider this the start of something more—more ideas, more conversations, and more discovery.

    The glimpse into the future includes work from:

    Chris Eichenseer
    Jonathan Petersen, with animation by Tommy Dalton
    Matt Wizinsky
    Other Forms
    The Post Family
    Plural
    Studio Blue

    The reflection on the past features work on loan from the following institutions and/or collections:

    AIGA Chicago
    AIGA National
    Bauhaus Chicago Foundation Archive & Collection
    Edward H. Bennett Collection, Ryerson & Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago Film Archives
    Crosby Associates
    Firebelly
    IIT Archives, Paul V. Galvin Library
    John Massey Inc.
    Morningstar
    Studio/lab
    University of Illinois Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections Department
    VSA Partners
    Wright

    Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future will run from June 12 through September 30, 2014. During this time, the museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00-7:00 pm.

    The store will also be open during this time, featuring items for purchase from the following designers and studios:

    Craighton Berman, Craighton Berman Studio
    Marjie Best, Best Design Chicago, Inc.
    Ivan Brunetti, Columbia College Chicago
    Sharon Burdett, Strand Design
    Jay Byrnes, Fourth is King
    Tyler Deal, Idiot Pull
    Nick Disabato, Draft Design Inc
    Sarah Dodson, MAKE Literary Productions
    Firebelly Design
    Kyle Fletcher, USKLF
    Ryan Ford
    Iker Gil, MAS Context
    Emily Haasch
    Steven Haulenbeek, Steven Haulenbeek Design Concepts Inc.
    Heart & Bone Signs
    Matthew Hoffman, You Are Beautiful
    taylor hokanson, chicago knit works
    Jesse M Hora, MAKE and co.
    Quinn Keaveney
    Joseph Klomes, _unproductive
    Kim Knoll, RFRM Jewelry
    Legacy Frameworks
    Frances MacLeod
    Mike McQuade, McQuade Inc.
    Julie Morelli, Nourishing Notes
    Ork Posters
    Po Campo
    Public Media Institute
    Thomas Quinn, Blank is the New Black
    Michael Renaud, Pitchfork
    Erin Rensink, Kozie Prery
    Lance Rutter
    Ben Stagl, ChiLab
    Jude Stewart
    Studio Limited
    The Society of Typographic Arts
    Roman Titus and Tanner Woodford, Applied and Chicago Design Museum
    Eric Weber, RightAngle Workshop

  • Thinking Through Design

    London | Dates: 23 Jun, 2014
    Monday 23 June 8pm

    Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, discusses critical design practice with Designs of the Year nominees Onkar Kular from the Royal College of Art, Ben Barker and Sam Hill from Pan Studio and James Bridle, to ask how design can transcend practicality to make us think differently.

    Booking:
    £14 Adult
    £10.50 Student
    £7.50 Member*

    The ticket price includes entry to the museum from 6.30pm.

    T 020 79408783
    Ticketweb (booking fee applies)
    tickets@designmuseum.org


  • Louis Kahn / The Power of Architecture

    London | Dates: 09 Jul – 12 Oct, 2014

    The American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the Twentieth Century. Kahn created buildings of monumental beauty with powerful universal symbolism.

    This exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films. Highlights of the exhibition include a four-metre-high model of the spectacular City Tower designed for Philadelphia (1952-57), as well as previously unseen film footage shot by Kahn’s son Nathaniel Kahn, director of the film ‘My Architect’.

  • New Moscow – Новая Москва, Urban Development by International Competitions 2012-2014

    Berlin | Dates: 31 May – 05 Jul, 2014

    A new series of international architecture competitions are characterizing a clear change in the current urban planning strategy of Moscow. The initiator of these developments is the incumbent chief architect of the Russian capital, Sergey Kuznetsov. Together with his team, he has breathed new life into Moscow’s urban development since taking office in mid 2012. The exhibition New Moscow – Новая Москва presents two international competitions – from the fields of landscape planning (1st prize Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York) and cultural building (1st prize Heneghan Peng, Dublin) – and through these demonstrates the great gains for the city’s urban planning that are being drawn from this open, global approach.

    Both of the competitions presented in the exhibition demonstrate the great potential for development and innovation in Moscow to meet the growing demands of the city residents for cultural and leisure facilities. A further important topic is the extension of the traffic infrastructure of this growing city, which is initiating a radical change in the building policy of the Russian capital.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design from East and West in One Context

    Los Angeles | Dates: 13 Jul – 14 Sep, 2014
    Visiting Hours:
    Fridays: 6-10 PM
    Sat/Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM
    Admission is $10 on Saturdays, when there are docent-led architecture tours of the house. The suggested donation on other days is $10. Related events are free with donation to the VDL House.

    Competing Utopias is a design collision that should never happen. But somehow, in Los Angeles, in 2014, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it will.

    This installation is a ‘mash-up’ in the most provocative sense of that word. Its force comes from the collision of two design cultures that have been kept apart but have been visually connected in ways yet unexamined. What we propose is an experimental installation that presents Cold War modern design from East and West in one context.

    Competing Utopias is organized by two Los Angeles institutions: the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences and the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, each a different type of museum. The Neutra House is an iconic Los Angeles mid-century modern house museum, designed by Austrian born American architect Richard Neutra. The Wende Museum is the largest archive of Cold War artifacts in the world. Both ‘institutions’ originated in German speaking Europe, both subsequently landed in Los Angeles. Their collections embody two forks of a Cold War history.

    The Cold War was fought not just with guns, but also with art, design, and culture. Who would formulate the vision for the future of humanity? Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, historians, curators, and artists are investigating the divisions between East and West in their visual expressions of modernity — how were they different and how were they similar? Form knows no political boundaries or foreign languages — in this most basic sense the ‘cultural Cold War’ was a truly global competition of ideas and ideals.

    The strength of this installation comes from its simplicity; that a cultural disruption is arranged by just a few simple acts. All of the objects from the Neutra House will be removed and Cold War objects from the Wende collection will repopulate the home: chairs, tables, lamps, phones, pictures, books, cooking utensils and even Stasi surveillance equipment, to be stand-ins for the removed originals. While the installation will not have any physical labels in order to provoke an unimpeded conversation about the contrasts and similarities of modern design, digital information will be available online and on site-specific iPads provided for further research and exploration.

    The installation is meant to ask more questions than it could possibly answer. Why do design objects from the East fit so seamlessly, often invisibly, into a high design mid-century home from the West? Is Cold War design from West and East so different after all? And how has Los Angeles as a place of this cultural collision altered the meaning of these design histories?

    Competing Utopias will challenge and broaden our understanding of Cold War design and will compel us to reflect upon an entirely new context for these histories that is the installation itself.

    Special events will be presented in conjunction with the installation, including lectures and summer dinner parties with luminaries in architecture, design, film, as well as screenings of ‘rediscovered’ DEFA technical and zoological documentary films from East Germany.
  • Open to the Public: Civic Space Now

    New York | Dates: 12 Jun – 06 Sep, 2014

    What makes public space compelling and enjoyable? What, in fact, makes it public? Government funding? Municipal policing? The recent “occupation” of parks, plazas, and squares, including POPS (privately owned public spaces) by protest movements worldwide has focused attention on the significance—and indispensability—of broadly accessible public space as a setting for political demonstration. And now, amidst the ubiquity of digital communication, the simple desires for face-to-face encounters and a sense of community, however transitory, also compel us to seek out the shared experiences that public spaces provide. Yet public space, often slow in the making, is easily compromised. Vulnerable to market pressures, public space loses its essential character through excessive commercialization, branding, and programming. Its creation and maintenance require both patience and vigilance.

    The contemporary public spaces presented in this exhibition—thirteen in New York and one each in the nation’s three next largest cites, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston—demonstrate a broad range of approaches to design, access, financing, and management. These case studies are primarily dedicated to congregation, circulation, or contemplation, though many combine elements of all these functions. Whatever their use and impact, however, each of the spaces seen here is intended to serve the public—as complex, confounding, and contested as that goal can prove to be.

    Curator: Thomas Mellins

  • Exhibition: Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards

    Brooklyn | Dates: 05 – 22 Jun, 2014

    Warehouse 623 Gallery is pleased to announce “Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards“, an exhibition of alternative architectural schemes for the Atlantic Yards site. “Abstracts of ”, a selection of photographs by Jean-Marc Bellaiche, will be shown concurrently.

    In response to growing concerns about the direction that development of the Atlantic Yards might take and the potential impact on the surrounding communities, a group of architects exploring alternatives from a design perspective will present their work. The exhibition has been organized by architect Thomas Barry, principal of the Brooklyn-based design firm OPerA Studio, with contributed exhibits from five firms, including Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D);Amoia Cody ArchitectureDavid Cunningham Architecture PlanningMatthias Altwicker and Farzana Gandhi; and OPerA Studio.

    For more information please visit the exhibition’s official website.

  • Reason & Intuition: Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane

    London | Dates: 04 Jul – 24 Aug, 2014

    This summer, the art, architecture and design of Finland will be celebrated in London.Reason & Intuition – Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane is a new exhibition bringing together the finest works of an acknowledged great of international modernist architecture and design and three collections of images by an acclaimed Finnish photographer.

    Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a central figure in international modernism. His sculptural, and highly functional, furniture produced in the 1930s remains influential and very popular.

    Reason & Intuition will feature around forty Aalto creations, including chairs, tables, lights, glassware and textiles, as well as rarer pieces, such as a collection of original designs and plans for some of Aalto’s 500 buildings and glassware designed by his first wife and collaborator, Aino.

  • Exhibition: Europe’s Best Buildings / Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

    Vienna | Dates: 10 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014

    The Mies van der Rohe Award, today one of the most important and prestigious prizes for architecture within the European competition, was first set up in 1987 by the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona. This prize which involves a total sum of 80.000 EUR is organised and awarded every two years.

    In 2013 five finalists were chosen from 335 projects nominated by European institutions and international experts – ultimately the eminent members of the jury chose the new Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik designed by the Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen in collaboration with the Islandic practice Batteríið and the artist Olafur Elíasson, which was opened in 2011.

    The travelling exhibition presents a total of 39 exceptional buildings from throughout Europe using plans and photographic material as well as numerous models. In the Architekturzentrum Wien the exhibition is augmented by the virtual presentation of 15 additional nominations with Austrian involvement. A catalogue with the projects selected by the jury – prizewinners, finalists and shortlist – will be presented in the context of the exhibition.

    More information on the exhibition can be found here.

    Title: Exhibition: Europe’s Best Buildings /  2013
    Website: http://www.azw.at/event.php?event_id=1492
    Organizers: Fundació Mies van der Rohe
    From: Thu, 10 Jul 2014
    Until: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 
    Venue: Architekturzentrum Wien
    Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 , Austria

  • Conversation / Soft Footprints: Works by SO – IL

    Water Mill | Dates: 20 Jun, 2014

    Friday, June 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

    A conversation on architecture hosted by architect 
    Maziar Behrooz (New York) with special guests Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, co-founders of  SO – IL, with support from AIA Peconic. 

    SO – IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO – IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world.

    SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from the master plan of a cultural campus in Shanghai, China to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum. Projects include the flagship store for Benetton in NYC, student housing in Athens, Greece, the presence of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC, and a campus museum at UC Davis.

  • “Live Work Play”: An Exhibition of Local Award Winning Architecture from South England

    Winchester | Dates: 14 Jun – 06 Jul, 2014

    Live Work Play is a new exhibition of architecture and urban design, staged by RIBA Hampshire and curated by author Lucy Bullivant, showcasing the rich work of Hampshire-based architects.

    There is an architectural legacy in the region of high creative standards and deep responsiveness to society, and the exhibits feature a mix of considered, robust, elegant and ingenious designs, showing how a variety of highly talented local architectural practices have added value to a wide mix of client briefs, responding to today’s needs across ‘Live Work Play’.

    Free entry

  • In Conversation: Flexform and Zahid Sardar

    San Francisco | Dates: 19 Jun, 2014

    FLEXFORM SAN FRANCISCO
    FLAGSHIP GRAND OPENING EVENT: “Cin Cin!”

    A Conversation with Italy-based, Flexform Owner Giuliano Galimberti,
    Moderated by Acclaimed Design Editor Zahid Sardar

    Time: 6-8 pm

    “Cin Cin!” is a stimulating conversation with Italy-based Flexform owner Giuliano Galimberti, moderated by acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar. The dialogue is a highlight of the upcoming grand opening party of Flexform’s first West Coast flagship showroom. The event is free and open to the public.

    The discussion will explore Flexform’s vision, in the context of Italy’s design history and manufacturing. It will also highlight its long-standing collaboration with celebrated designer Antonio Citterio, and the company’s global influence on the design industry. Flexform’s legacy continues to be led by the Galimberti family, since its inception in 1959.

    The San Francisco Flexform showroom is the most comprehensive West Coast presentation of the Flexform collection. Flexform SF was brought to the Bay Area by owner Gregory Herman of 33SIXTY, who has over 20 years of luxury goods experience with top European furniture brands.

    Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres exclusively catered by Domenica Catelli, Catelli’s Restaurant, Geyserville.

    RSVP
    Flexform SF, info@flexformsf.com
    Press: Coralie Langston-Jones, coralie@socialblueprint.com

    Visit http://www.flexform.it

  • VAF Chicago: Call for Papers

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jun – 01 Nov, 2014
    The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) invites paper proposals for its Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, June 3-7, 2015. Iconic tall buildings are Chicago’s hallmark, yet it is the bungalow belts, bascule bridges, and “L” train lines that beckon vernacular analysis. Chicago is a network of neighborhoods with ubiquitous building forms, but a closer analysis reveals constant change and a diverse tapestry of communities frayed by the legacies of segregation. For the 2015 conference, the theme Neighborhoods in Transition will guide VAF as we go “Out of the Loop” and into the city’s vast grid to reflect on the regeneration or dissolution of community. Buildings, streetscapes, and neighborhoods will be VAF’s point of departure for its investigation of Chicago’s spatial and social patterns, material evidence and existential boundaries, and communal and cultural identities. Papers for VAF Chicago may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all vernacular topics are welcome, and for the 2015 Conference, we encourage papers that ask questions of the built environment and engineered ecologies for which Chicago represents a seminal model or serves as case study for trends occurring nationally and internationally. Trends include those in the architectural and building trades, in industrial and commercial sectors and for the workers in those arenas, in urban and city planning, and in models for societal restructuring that include urban renewal, relocation, and public housing. Submitting an Abstract Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and no more than twenty-minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are especially encouraged. Proposals must be one-page, fewer than 400 words, and include the paper title, author’s name, and email address. You may include up to two images with your submission. Please clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content. Attach a one-page CV to your proposal submission. Presenters must deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers who do not register for the conference by March 1, 2015, will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not committed to attending the papers session on Saturday, June 6th. There may be limited financial assistance, in the form of Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships, to offset registration costs to students and recent graduates. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014, and submissions should be emailed to the VAF Papers Committee Chair at papers@vafweb.org. For general information about the Chicago conference, please see www.vafchicago.org.
  • Call for Nominations: SESAH Publication Awards

    Dates: 16 Jun – 31 Jul, 2014
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2014 SESAH Publication Awards The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is seeking nominations for the 2014 Publication Awards. The awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states). Three categories of publication that are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. The copyright should be no earlier than 2013. An article or essay should be copied in triplicate and include complete bibliographic information. Book titles must include full bibliographical information. Please submit books to be reviewed (or nominations) to the Publications Award Committee by July 31, 2014. For more information, please contact the 2014 Committee Chair, Virginia Price at va.price@yahoo.com.
  • Madison Historic Barn Tour Weekend

    Madison | Dates: 11 – 12 Jul, 2014

    The Madison Historic Barn Tour weekend, July 11 & 12, 2014 is fast approaching. With 7 wonderful old 18th and 19th century barns on the Saturday Tour, including E.E. Cummings’ Joy Farm,  and a wonderful and informative speaker Friday night, interest is quickly growing.

    A list of the other forty plus Madison barns over 100 years old will be available for those who want to do more independent exploring. Directions to the numerous fascinating cemeteries and graveyards of Madison may lead you to find the resting places of former barn owners, or ancestors of your own. Pick up a copy of Mary Lucy’s book from the Madison Historical Society. 

    Browse the Barn themed Art Show, purchase barn notecards and photo sketches, or place a bid on a photo or professional work of art in oil or watercolor at our Silent Auction.

    Don’t miss Bob Cottrell’s entertaining talk and discussion of 18th and 19th century New England Barns on Friday night at 7pm at the Madison Library. Bob’s talk is included in the price of the Barn Tour.

    The Barn Tour starts at the Madison Library, 1895 Village Road and runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 12th.

    At the southern end of the Mount Washington Valley, the village of Madison is just minutes away from numerous hotels, picturesque B&Bs, wonderful restaurants and the tranquility of our natural setting around Silver Lake.

    Bring a blanket and buy a Barn Tour Bag Lunch to enjoy at one of our Town Beaches or in the garden at the Library.

    Make plans now to spend a day or two before or after the Barn Tour.
    Tickets on the weekend of the Tour will be $20 per person. Advanced “will call” tickets may be purchased before July 1, 2014 for $15 per person, payable by check to Friends of Madison Library at PO Box 240, Madison, NH 03849.

    All proceeds of Barn Tour events benefit the non-profit Friends of Madison Library.

    For more information send an email to FOMLibrary.NH@gmail.com.

  • Film Screening—The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 22 Jul, 2014

    6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue
    Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    Map and driving directions

    About the Movie: 

    In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City’s Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

  • Workshop: Green Building Materials

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 24 Jul, 2014

    Concerned about what materials you’re putting into your largest investment? Ian Miller will present time tested and leading construction products for green building, chemical sensitivity, and sustainability. Everyday is Earth Day – make a difference!

    This workshop is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, July 24

    6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

    744 Rebecca Avenue

    Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

    Map and driving directions

    This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

  • Call for Contributions: Display Architecture: Department Stores and Modern Retail

    Dates: 15 Jul, 2014

    The opening in the mid-nineteenth century of the first cathedrals of
    consumption that were the department stores gave birth to an array of
    strategies meant to enhance the presentation of merchandize. From new
    materials (glass and iron) and new lighting techniques (electricity) to
    new technologies of mobility (the elevator) and new spaces for
    socializing (art galleries, writing rooms, or dressing chambers), nothing
    was spared that could turn the heads of even the most adamant enemies of
    shopping. The store was for display and display made the store.

    This volume seeks to explore the interior and exterior architecture of
    department stores in new ways. It departs from the premise that the
    presentation of merchandize cannot be separated from modern materials and
    building techniques that have been the preferred topics of art and
    architectural historians so far. Consequently, the volume proposes to
    challenge the traditional hierarchy of materials and to replace brick and
    mortar, paint and stone with artificial flowers, theatrical props,
    tantalizing fabrics and wax mannequins ­ which, together, form a real
    architecture of display. By asking scholars to engage with new materials
    and new media, the panel proposes to redefine commercial display design
    as an essential component of modern art and architecture.

    We invite innovative, previously unpublished essays that attend to retail
    design and display strategies, model rooms and homes, window displays, as
    well as department store architecture and interiors. The essay should
    have a final word count of 6,500 words (including footnotes and
    bibliography) and a maximum of 4 images, for which the author will have
    to clear copyright and permission fees, if needed. We ask that you submit
    a one-page abstract, detailing the topic to be explored and your
    methodological approach as well as a short CV. Please submit these
    materials no later than July 15, 2014.

    Submission of final essays will be December 15, 2014.

    Co-editors 'Display Architecture':

    Anca I. Lasc - Pratt Institute - alasc@pratt.edu

    Margaret Maile Petty - Victoria University of Wellington -
    margaret.petty@vuw.ac.nz

    Patricia Lara-Betancourt - Kingston University -
    p.lara-betancourt@kingston.ac.uk

  • Spotlight on Design: Tod Williams Billie Tsien

    Washington | Dates: 24 Jul, 2014

    The built work of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien is grounded in Modernism, but tempered by a rich sense of materiality. The founding principals of New York-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) discuss their notable work, which includes the recently demolished American Folk Art Museum in New York City, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. TWBTA won the 2013 Firm Award by the American Institute of Architects. For Corinthian members and up, join us before the program in the Corinthian Lounge at 6 pm to enjoy coffee and light snacks.   

    1.5 LU (AIA)

    $25 Members; $15 Students; $35 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Reconsidering Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology

    Washington | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    Landscape architect Ian McHarg advanced the integration of ecology into land planning and design. Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, A principal in the firm that McHarg founded, discusses the precepts of a new urban ecology involving the integration of green infrastructure and public art as a way to render compact development the most appealing and sensible choice. Bunster-Ossa signs copies of his book,Reconsidering Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology, after the talk.

    1.0 LU HSW-SD (AIA) / 1.0 CM (AICP) / 1.0 PDH (LA CES)

    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.

    Photo: Philadelphia has adopted the comprehensive application of green infrastructure in pursuit of ‘triple bottom line’ sustainability objectives—both on private and public lands. Such integration is key towards a healthy urban ecology.  Image courtesy of Wallace Roberts & Todd.

    Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM