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  • 12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination

    Coral Gables | Dates: 05 Jun – 14 Sep, 2014
    This summer, in celebration of the World Cup in Brazil, the Coral Gables Museum presents 12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination. The original exhibition, developed in partnership with the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA, details the twelve cities and stadiums that will host the games and represent Brazil in the eyes of the world during the World Cup.

    12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination is divided into three sections: Cities, Stadiums and Urban Soccer Culture. The cities will be represented by extraordinary photos by native artistic photographers who will share their unique view of their communities. The stunning new stadiums will be showcased with photos and architectural drawings and models. The exhibition will also include video, interactive kiosks and objects that depict the soccer club fans’ culture, showing how soccer permeates the urban life in all the cities.

    For more information call 305-603-8067.
    Exhibit Curator: Adriana Sabino
    Exhibit Designer: Little Gables Group
  • DAC Youth & Family Programs: Sustainable Solar Design and Smart Building Materials

    Washington | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    "Put on a sweater!" is a common phrase heard during the winter months when the heating bill is highest; it is well known that reducing use of your heater or air conditioner can save money. The cost of heating and cooling is directly related to the amount of energy a building is consuming. Architects and designers use passive solar building design and appropriate insulation to help building and homeowners save money, conserve energy and stay comfortable year-round. Students will learn strategies for placing a building on a site in order to best utilize passive solar building design. They will consider building orientation, window placement, building materials and shading. Students will also have the opportunity to test how different types of materials insulate water and explore a few different types of building products.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. By registering for this workshop you grant permission to the Washington Architectural Foundation to publish photographs related to the event.

    SATURDAY
    12 JULY 2014
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

    District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW

    $10 per child.


  • Eminent Domains: 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards

    Washington | Dates: 13 Jun – 26 Jul, 2014

    Eminent Domains presents award-winning residential projects from the 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. This annual awards competition, co-sponsored by the Washington Chapter, AIA and Washingtonian Magazine, recognizes excellence in residential design throughout the Washington Metropolitan region.

    As with previous competitions, jurors from out of town reviewed more than 90 submissions. They knew nothing of the projects nor their designers beforehand. With gratitude, this year’s jury included Toshiko Mori, FAIA, principle of Toshiko Mori Architect in New York, NY; Michele Thackrah, AIA, LEED AP, principle of Archer & Buchanan Architecture in West Chester, PA; and Rolando Rivas-Camp, FAIA, Deputy Chief Architect at the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The majority of winning selections portray modern detailing and aesthetics, the varieties that were—and remain—commonly out of fashion for a region dominated with conservative and traditional designs. Even the two historic renovations that won created modern living environments to otherwise out-of-date homes. What we see today is a region with inhabitants that are challenging the usual architectural response.

    Congratulations to the winners: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect; Schlesinger Associates Architects; David Jameson, Architect; Rixey-Rixey Architects; Jacobson Architecture, LLC; Bonstra|Haresign ARCHITECTS; and McInturff Architects.

    This exhibition is organized by the Washington Chapter, AIA and generously supported by ABC Imaging.

  • 25 Architects Series: Modular Homes

    Washington | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014

    Please join us at the District Architecture Center for a lecture by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, on his Washingtonian Award-winning design for bm Modular One.

    At first glance, this home appears to be a classic example of his work, composed of simple geometric forms and distinguished by elegant, exquisitely executed details.  Few people would suspect that the basic structure of the house was prefabricated in a factory in southern Virginia and shipped to the site in Bethesda on flatbed trucks.  During the two weeks that the 13 modules were being made at the Virginia factory, the on-site contractor in Bethesda was busy constructing foundations and a basement to match the modules’ specifications.  Upon delivery to the site, the modules were assembled in just two days. The name of the project incorporates the clients’ initials and refers to the fact that it was the first modular building Gurney ever designed.

    Gurney will walk us through the design process and answer questions about this game-changing home.

    SATURDAY
    19 JULY 2014
    11:00AM - 12:00PM

    District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW

    Free. Registration required.


  • Karuna Class + Tour

    Portland | Dates: 25 – 26 Jul, 2014

    High performance meets high design in the recently completed Karuna House, the first building to achieve three of the world’s most demanding energy efficiency certifications:  LEED for Homes Platinum, MINERGIE-P-ECO, and Passive House US. Join Hammer & Hand and Holst Architecture for a Friday class and Saturday project tour that dispel the myth that high performance building and high design don’t mix. Karuna House’s advanced building science and Passive House construction detailing have resulted in both award-winning design and high energy performance. The home earned AIA Portland’s 2030 Design Award last year, and has reached Net Zero energy usage due to onsite solar panels.

    Friday, July 25 | 12-2pm: 2-hour class, AIA Portland Office. Earn 2 HSW/SD LUs.
    Speakers: Sam Hagerman, President, Hammer & Hand, Jeffrey Stuhr, AIA, Partner, Holst Architecture, and Cory Hawbecker, LEED AP, CPHC Associate and Sustainability Coordinator, Holst Architecture

    Saturday, July 26: 1-hour tour, Karuna House, Newberg, OR. 1 HSW/SD LU.

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    Friday’s class will include a primer on Passive House US standards, followed by a case study examination of the design and construction of Karuna House. Saturday’s home tour will build on this class material and feature members of the project team diving deep into inspirations, assemblies, and lessons learned.

  • 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

    Washington | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014
    Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

    Click here to download a brochure.
  • 2014 CRAN Symposium: The Architecture of Influence

    Charleston | Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014
    The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), a Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects, will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled ‘The Architecture of Influence,’ the three-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture. 

    CRAN is committed to the promotion of high-quality residential architecture irrespective of style.

    “The Architecture of Influence” will explore the importance of history and context in the design of new houses, and in particular how the careful consideration of historical architectural styles – both traditional and Modernist – can help architects design houses that contribute to established physical and cultural settings. How a new house or building looks is fundamental to how a community responds to it, and this symposium is intended to encourage an ongoing conversation about what it means to design a good architectural neighbor in the 21st century.

    Keynote speaker Andres Duany, FAIA, founding partner of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., will present the talk ‘We Hate Codes, But…’. Andres and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of the town of Seaside, Florida. Since then, their planning practice has over 200 plans in the process of implementation, and has a particular expertise in writing codes. Andres will discuss the role of codes and their use in mitigating mediocrity in architecture.

    Keynote speaker Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, founder and senior partner of RAMSA, will present a history of the planned garden suburb in conjunction with the recent publication of Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City. The book, which he co-authored along with David Fishman and Jacob Tilove, is the definitive history of the garden suburb from its origins in late-eighteenth-century England to the onset of the Second World War, and suggests how the principles of traditional town planning can inform efforts to remedy fraying urban fabric and suburban sprawl in our own time.

    In addition to the keynotes, other speakers will include Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, Robert Adam, RIBA, Calder Loth, Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, and Sandy Isenstadt.

    The symposium will feature three Architect Roundtable Discussions, including panelists Gary Brewer, AIA and David Salmela,  FAIA; Gil Schafer III, AIA, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, AIA, and Marc Appleton, AIA; and  Julie Snow FAIA, Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, and Robert Gurney, FAIA.

    House Tours of local homes will be offered on two separate mornings. Friday morning will feature homes in downtown Charleston. Saturday morning will feature homes of Kiawah Island, including the historic Vanderhorst Plantation.


  • 2014 AIA Multicultural Summit: The Many Voices of Architecture

    New Orleans | Dates: 12 – 13 Sep, 2014

    Join us in New Orleans for two days of panel discussions, round tables, and networking. We'll explore a diverse range of philosophies and perspectives, and discuss the latest issues facing the profession, all in a welcoming space.

    Theme: The Many Voices of Architecture

    Mission Statement: To promote a cultural change within the profession and its leadership through the celebration of successful architects from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

    Summit Goals: Our goals for the summit include:

      • Strengthened communication and interaction between professional practitioners and educators

      • Increased global knowledge in the architecture and design and construction community

      • An enthusiasm for social equity and inclusion within the architecture profession

      • Strengthened cross-cultural understanding and leadership in diversity education and practice

  • Conference on the Preservation and Stewardship of Historic Places

    Yellowstone National Park | Dates: 30 Sep – 03 Oct, 2014

    Immerse yourself in the rustic architecture of Yellowstone National Park while learning from seasoned professionals how to apply preservation treatments, protect, and preserve rustic-style historic structures.

    Besides wildlife and geysers, Yellowstone is also home to hundreds of examples of beautiful rustic architecture. Many of these buildings are as loved by park visitors as the incredible natural features. But Yellowstone is also a place where the natural elements are harsh and extreme, the purposing of these facilities is often substantially different from the original intents, and the human activity within the buildings can be incredibly high. This is why the world’s first national park is a perfect place for a conference like this!

    This conference is for those historic and rustic architecture practitioners who are looking to build new skills and network with professionals and craftspeople in the field. The conference will provide opportunities to learn and exchange ideas through hands-on experiences, classroom presentations and facilitated dialog.

  • We Are City [SUMMIT] 2014

    Indianapolis | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 21 2014, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

    “We Are City SUMMIT,” presented by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., will resurface for its third iteration on August 21 with an eclectic mix of national and local speakers who work and play in the trenches and front lines of urban development, civic involvement and artistic engagement. Through observation, exploration and interaction, the half-day conference will challenge local “city builders” to think innovatively and act boldly about the future of their city.

    “This is the most diverse collection of speakers we’ve hosted for SUMMIT, not just in terms of gender, race or locale, but also in profession,” said We Are City Co-Founder John Beeler. “By combining and juxtaposing different points of view and disciplines, our hope is to inspire bold, innovate thinking and amplify city improvement conversations within the Indianapolis metro area.”

    The latest We Are City IMPORT, which invites thinkers and creators of all sorts to Indianapolis and introduces them to the city via short-term residencies, will culminate at the SUMMIT. Matthew Skjonsberg, a PhD researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne, is the next IMPORT resident and will speak at the SUMMIT. Individuals with an interest in creative city-building are encouraged to register now for the SUMMIT. 

    Local presenters include Sara Green (The Art Assignment, Indianapolis, Ind.) and Phyllis Boyd (Green 3, Indianapolis, Ind.). Visiting speakers include Matthew Skjonsberg (Laboratory of Urbanism, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland), Nettrice Gaskins (Georgia Tech’s Digital Media Program, Atlanta, Ga.), Claudia Folska (Denver Regional Transit District, Denver, Colo.), Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.), Jace Clayton and Rocio Rodriquez Salceda (Artists, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ryan Gravel(Perkins+Will, Beltline, Atlanta, Ga.).

    CLICK HERE to register.  

    For more information about the SUMMIT and a complete schedule of events, visit www.WeAreCity.us.


    About We Are City - 
    We Are City is a joint effort founded by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University and The Kinetic Project. The mission of We Are City is to inspire heightened conversation about city-building in Indianapolis, and to celebrate people and projects that exemplify smart, unique, and bold city-building. In addition to the SUMMIT, We Are City produces the BRIEFING, a bi-weekly email digest that highlights city-building news, and has created a residency program called IMPORT to introduce thinkers and creators to Indianapolis.

  • Lunch and Learn - Fire Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

    San Diego | Dates: 22 Jul, 2014

    1 CE/LU
    Lunch provided

    Free for AIA. $15 for non-members.

    Fire Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

    This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood technical characteristics and building code related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code.

    Speaker:
    Mr. Richard W. Geary is the president of Richard W. Geary & Associates, Inc. and represents Hoover Treated Wood Products as a marketing consultant. He has over 45 years of experience in the forest products and softwood lumber industry.

    He is a current member of the International Code Council and the Los Angeles Basin, Orange Empire and San Diego Area Chapters of ICC.

    July 22 @ 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm

  • Architecture & Design Day Trip: Tijuana, MX

    Tijuana | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    Join AIA San Diego, the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana and Tijuana Architects Association for an exciting and informative day-trip exploring the sophisticated, compelling places and spaces of Tijuana illuminating Mexico’s continuing transition to a vibrant and successful economy and culture.

    Participants will visit the AIA San Diego 2013 Design Award winning Tijuana Autism Clinic as well as the city’s impressive Art Center, Children’s Museum, Musical Arts Center and Culinary School.

    The tour will begin Saturday morning, July 12 at 9:00 am, just over the Mexican side of the San Ysidro border-crossing and conclude at about 5:00 pm the same day.

    Throughout the program, the group will be accompanied by a representative of the Tijuana Architects Association & the AIA San Diego as well as a qualified English/Spanish speaking interpreter/guide. The journey will be coordinated with local officials to ensure smooth and secure operation.

    Participants must have a valid U.S. or other passport (exceeding 6 months from expiration at the time of re-entry to the U.S.) and are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to enter Mexico as tourists/visitors and to return to the United States.

    Cost: $50

  • AIA|LA Exhibition Opening Reception: The Best Laid Plans

    Los Angeles | Dates: 15 Jul, 2014
    AIA|LA Exhibition Opening Reception: The Best Laid Plans

    When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Where: AIA|LA Offices, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031
    Hours: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    In the exhibit, The Best Laid Plans, Linda Hart reimagines several architectural plans from a selection covering a time period of over 2,000 years. The white, blind embossed prints represent the more distant past—works dating from the 2nd to the 18th centuries. The full color Giclée prints reflect the more recent past and are abstract versions of 20th century plans.

    About the artist:
    Linda Hart holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from UCLA with a particular focus on various forms of architectural representation. She has taught at SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design and UCLA. Courses include The Cinematic City and Competitions classes that focus on drawings as the primary method for transmitting ideas.
  • Midtown Manhattan: Modernism Evolving - Crosstown Section: 53rd St. East to West

    New York | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

    When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 12

    Where: Offsite Committee Events   

    AIANY Tours

    View a variety of classic Modern, late Modern and Postmodern designs by SOM, Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pederson Fox and others. Highlights include Lever House, the Seagram Building, Citicorp Center, the CBS Building, and the Museum of Modern Art’s multi-building complex. Smaller gems like the former American Folk Art Museum, the Austrian Cultural Institute and Paley Park are also included.

    Meet at the northeast corner of Third Avenue & 52nd St. (in front of 875 Third Ave.)

    Price:
    $20 AIA member
    $30 non-member

    Click here to Register

    TOUR IS LIMITED TO 15 (Waiting List available)

    Organized by: the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

    AIANY, and The AIANY’s Architectural Tour Committee, and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

    This program is related to the exhibition Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, on view from June 12 through September 6, 2014. 

  • Platform: Maya Lin

    Water Mill | Dates: 04 Jul – 13 Oct, 2014

    How humans experience and impact the landscape is of primary concern to Maya Lin, one of the foremost artists of our time whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Using technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Lin takes macro and micro views of the Earth—via sonar resonance scans, and aerial and satellite mapping devices—and translates that information into expressive sculptures, drawings, and sited installations.

    This summer at the Parrish, Platform: Maya Lin will feature Lin’s Pin River – Sandy, a massive geographical installation depicting the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain, composed of thousands of straight pins, installed on the east wall of the Norman and Liliane Peck/Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Gallery. Three new recycled silver works, Accabonac Harbor, Georgica Pond and Mecox Bay, related to the location of the Museum on Long Island’s East End will be installed on the wall opposite Pin River – Sandy. Lin’s three marble sculptures,Arctic Circle, Latitude New York City, and Equator, representing the typographies at each of these positions on the globe, will be installed in concentric rings in the center of the Wassong Family Gallery at the entrance to the Museum. Through works of extraordinary beauty, Maya Lin reveals aspects of the natural world that are normally invisible to us and emphasizes the interconnectedness of all regions of the planet.

    Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of our time. Her acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. Through sculpture and drawing, Lin merges rational order with notions of beauty. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums worldwide, and has also created permanent outdoor installations for public and private collections from New York to New Zealand. Lin is currently at work on her final memorial, What is Missing?, a project that raises awareness about the crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Born in 1959 in Athens, Ohio, Lin graduated from Yale University and the Yale School of Architecture.

    Platform: Maya Lin is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Pace Gallery, New York, Linda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, Debra and Leon Black, and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation.

    Platform is the Museum’s ongoing series of artist-driven projects that embrace experimentation and unconventional approaches to exhibition and programming, exploring art making as a way of understanding the world and creating new information about how we live in it.

  • Treasure Houses in England's Norfolk

    Norfolk | Dates: 13 – 17 Oct, 2014
    The Georgian Group has planned a tour of certain private homes and collections in Norfolk, England, from October 13 through 17. Among the houses on the itinerary are Sandringham Hall as well as Holkham Hall (where our tour will be guided by Viscountess Coke).

    The cost of the tour is $3925 per person in a double room (there is a $380 single room supplement), and includes all entrance fees and meals. Below is a link to the American Friends of the Georgian Group website, where the brochure for the trip appears in the calendar tab. I’ve also copied the brochure. 

    I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the trip. In addition, the trip coordinator in London is available to discuss details. Feel free to call me at 201-725-5364. 

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kindest regards,

    Beverly Bell
    Membership Chairman
    The American Friends of the Georgian Group 

    link to brochure (the third item in the calendar):
    http://www.americangeorgians.org/calendar.htm

  • Bike Parking in San Francisco: Policy, Design, and Best Practices

    San Francisco | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    The ultimate goal of this hour-long course is to acquaint architects and designers with best practices for designing indoor and outdoor bike parking. The course addresses a variety of solutions to the common challenges of creating functional and efficient bike parking, while offering a fluency in bike parking products, an understanding of cyclists’ needs, instruction on utilizing bike parking to optimize LEED points, and suggestions for integrating sound bike parking into overall building design.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify different types of bicycle parking, including both short- and long-term, and be able to select the appropriate solution for different building markets.
    2. Understand the needs of cyclists in order to design bicycle parking that will satisfy their requirements.
    3. Maximize the number of LEED points on a building project through bicycle parking design.
    4. Integrate sound bicycle parking into overall building design.

    Speaker Bios:

    • Sarah Reiter is the category manager for commercial bike parking with Saris Cycling Group. In this role, Sarah directs product development, marketing, and strategic planning. She works closely with bike/ped coordinators and city officials from across the U.S. to determine best practices and market needs for bicycle infrastructure, parking, and storage solutions.

    • Andrew Dutton is a sales representative in the commercial bike parking department at Saris Cycling Group. He manages sales within design and government channels and works closely with architects, landscape architects, building contractors, property owners, urban designers and city planners throughout North America to promote and develop best bicycle parking solutions.

    This event is co-sponsored by The San Francisco Bike Coalition, Saris Cycling Group, and AIA San Francisco. Refreshments provided by Saris Cycling Group.

    July 17, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    AIA or SF Bike Coalition Member - $10 
    General Admission - $15

  • Landscape on the Front Lines: Resiliency Begins on Site

    New York | Dates: 29 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JULY 29

    Where: At The Center   

    Risks, natural or man-made, most often have a cause and effect that transcends any individual building and impacts wide areas. The structure of the landscape, especially at natural edges like the ocean’s shore or fault zones, is always changing and adapting the land to new conditions. This can take place suddenly or in geologic time. How do landscape architects accommodate these processes in designing places that can reduce risk, adapt to climate change, and function as great public open space that is ecologically and esthetically rich? Case studies will demonstrate exceptional resilient design for three parks, two campuses—one institutional and one governmental—and a surprising golf course atop a water filtration plant.

    Speakers:
    Welcome: 
    Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA
    , 2014 AIANY Chapter President, Founding Co-chair Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
    Nette Compton, ASLA, Trust for Public Land, 2014 ASLA NY Chapter President (invited)
    Moderator:
    Donna Walcavage, FASLA
    , Stantec

    Taewook Cha, ASLA, Supermass Studio: The Water Institute Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA 
    Marcha Johnson, PhD, ASLA, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation: Park on Randall’s Island that measures Sea Level Rise
    Olin Partnership American Embassy, London (invited)
    Ken Smith, FASLA, Workshop Ken Smith Landscape Architecture: Crotona Water Filtration Plant (invited)
    Jackson Wandres, ASLA, The RBA Group: Restoration of Rockaway Boardwalk,
    Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture: St Patricks Island, Calgary, AB

    Organized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee & ASLA NY

    Price: Free for Students, AIA and ASLA members; $10 for non-members

    Register Here

    This program embraces the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 presidential them of “Civic Space: Civic Spirit” and aligns with the summer exhibition, “Open to the Public: Civic Space Now.

  • NTX Sustainable Showcase 2014

    Dallas | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE), USGBC North Texas, and the CSI Dallas Chapter will host a showcase of the latest green building products and technologies for commercial and residential use. The 7th Annual NTX Sustainable Showcase will be held on Thursday, July 17 at the Dallas Arboretum and will focus on the health and environmental IMPACT of buildings and materials. Showcase is for architects, engineers, interior designers, developers, contractors, owners, facilities managers and others interested in the sustainable building industry. The event will be followed by a private social hour and garden tour.

    Overview:

    This year’s showcase will feature as keynote speaker David Riz, AIA, LEED AP of KieranTimberlake. As principal of the firm, he has led projects that employ experimental construction methodologies with radically altered supply chains and lofty sustainable goals. David has been responsible for numerous award-winning projects that have been featured in Architect, Architectural Record, Metropolis, TIME, The New York Times, and Wired.

    Panelists include Bill Walsh, Healthy Building Network; Keith Lindemuler, Nucor; Gary Christensen, Christensen Corporation; Roderick Bates, Kieran Timberlake; Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle, Tom Lent, Healthy Building Network, and more. Click here for a full schedule of events, and here for a full list of speakers.

    For more information, visit the NTX Sustainable Showcase website. Find us on Facebook and Twitter

  • FitNation: Active Design in Dallas

    Dallas | Dates: 15 Jul, 2014

    The FitNation exhibition currently on display at the Dallas Center for Architecture highlights strategies that make the built environment more conducive to healthier lifestyles. Through active design, practical changes to our cities, towns and neighborhoods can encourage physical activity as a part of everyday life, establish healthier routines, and promote exemplary design.

    Dallas-area projects in the show include: the Churchill Recreation Center (DSGN Associates), the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Park Pavilion program (including Elliott and Associates Architects and Snohetta), the Diabetes Health and Wellness Center at Juanita L. Craft Recreation Center (Perkins + Will),  La Bajada Urban Youth Farm (UTA School of Architecture), the “Parklet” (bcWorkshop and Downtown Dallas, Inc.), Texas Horse Park’s River Ranch Activity Center and Administration Building (BRW Architects Inc.),  and UTD’s Center for BrainHealth (HKS, Inc.)

    On Tuesday, July 15, several of the architects represented in the show will provide a more in-depth look at their featured projects and talk more about how active design is transforming their work.

    The 6:30 p.m. presentation will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested at the door. RSVP to info@DallasCFA.com. 

    Parking at DCFA:
    We are located between Harwood and St. Paul on the Woodall Rodgers westbound service road.  There is limited parking available in front of the building.  Parking is also available in the garage after 5:30 p.m. and the lot behind the Dallas Credit Union building, accessible from Harwood Street.  Paid parking garages are within walking distance at the Advancial Building (1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway) and the Crescent Court (Pearl and McKinney).

    Dart Train: A short walk from Victory Station and St. Paul Station. Visit www.dart.org for more information.

    MAC Trolley: Take M-Line Trolley. Visit www.mata.org for more information.