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  • Rice Design Alliance’s 38th Annual Architecture Tour

    Houston | Dates: 29 Mar, 2014
    The 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014. Titled “Additionally,” this spring’s tour will take RDA members and their guests to eight Houston residences, dating from 1885 to 1964, that have been given substantial additions in recent years by local architecture firms. RDA has organized tours every year since 1975 to help Houstonians experience firsthand the most interesting works of architecture and landscape and interior design in the city. This March, tourgoers will see how local firms have increased the size, functional space, and use of the older residences, introduced technologically advanced building materials, and brought together contrasting architectural styles and periods.

    The tour is open only to RDA members and their guests. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour at designated ticket-buying locations or in advance online and in person at the RDA office on the Rice University campus. Memberships purchased at the Student or Individual level include one complimentary ticket; memberships at the Household level and above include two. Ticket prices for current members and their guests are $25, and $15 for Student and Senior members.

    The Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of educational programs. For this tour, attendees will earn two Learning Units. Learning Units will be reported to CES Records on the member’s behalf. Registration at one house on the tour is required. Non-AIA members can pick up a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.

  • Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism, Issue no. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

    Dates: 04 – 14 Mar, 2014
    MANIFEST , A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, “Kingdoms of God.” Issue 2 of MANIFEST takes up the issue of architecture and religion in the Americas. How does one mark the other? What are the spatial results of the impulse toward congregation and the individual desire to find a direct link to something beyond one’s self? How do religious institutions impact the politics of the built environment? How does architecture give face or meaning to religion? How does religion, however we might understand it, shape the formation of American landscapes and push back against regimes of national sovereignty, neoliberal economics, and cultural secularism? What is its architecture?
  • Who Filled the Pews in St. Michael’s Church: 1714-1750?

    Marblehead | Dates: 11 Mar, 2014
    St. Michael Church’s first parishioners were different in many ways from most other Marbleheaders. To be Anglican was to embrace a different religious tradition from that of the rest of the town and the rest of New England, and to risk being marginalized by the town’s merchant employers, shipmasters, and shoremen, most of whom belonged to the First and Second Churches (post-Puritan Congregational). Who were the individuals and families who chose St. Michael’s, the poorest and smallest congregation in town? Why did they do so, and how did they fit into a place that was evolving from a depressed fishing town to a rich seaport?

    Tue 03/11/2014
    7:30 pm

    St. Michael's Episcopal Church

    Robert Booth, Executive Director of the national Center for Clinical Social Work, is a resident of Marblehead and the author of the book Death of an Empire: The Rise and Murderous Fall of Salem, America’s Richest City, which won the New England Society of New York’s award as best book about New England published in 2011.
  • The Architecture of St. Michael’s: English and Dutch Antecedents

    Marblehead | Dates: 30 Apr, 2014
    Edward O. Nilsson, Architect, will explore possible 17th century English and Dutch antecedents of the church, which is unique in American ecclesiastical architecture. The visual essay will also look at later 19th century Gothic-style modifications to the building fabric that renewed the worship environment to the liturgical practices of the day.

    Wed 04/30/2014
    7:30 pm

    St. Michael's Episcopal Church

    Ed Nilsson is founder and principal of Nilsson + Siden Associates, Inc., Architects & Planners in Salem and serves on St. Michael’s Historic Church and Tercentenary Committee at St. Michael’s Church.   He will be presenting a paper titled “No Place Like Home–Huxtable’s Ranch House as Her Housing Ideal” at the April 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin, Texas.
  • California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way

    Salem | Dates: 29 Mar – 06 Jul, 2014

    More than 200 examples of mid-century modern design reveal the distinctive role California had in shaping material culture from 1930-1965. Featuring a diverse array of furniture, textiles, fashion, industrial and graphic design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, film and architecture, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and pervasiveness of mid-century modern design. The work of legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, and Greta Magnusson Grossman are explored, as is the sociological and geographical context which gave rise to this unprecedented design movement. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is the first major study of California mid-century modern design.

    Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

  • Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes

    Salem | Dates: 20 Apr, 2013 – 31 Aug, 2014

    One of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. Photographing erosion control barriers, water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, riverbeds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimono.

    This exhibition of 28 large-format works will be the artist's first solo show in an American museum since 1995 and the first time his color pictures will be shown in America.

    Shibata was recently featured in a two-person show at the National Arts Center, Tokyo, and in a solo retrospective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.

    Made possible by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

  • "Building a Handsome Church" Tercentenary Symposium

    Salem | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014
    This one day Tercentenary Symposium brings together historians, architects, architectural historians, ecclesiastical scholars and the general public for a discussion of the 300 year old church in the context of Puritan New England and the Church of England throughout colonial America.

    Sat 06/07/2014
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Peabody Essex Museum

    The symposium will be held in the Morse Auditorium at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts and is open to the public.  The $75.00 registration fee includes a box lunch, afternoon tours of St. Michael’s Church including access to its crypt, belfry and archives, an exhibit and reception.  Seating at the symposium is limited and early registration is encouraged.  Please register below.

    Chaired by Donald R. Friary, President, Colonial Society of Massachusetts and an historian of religion and architecture in colonial America, the Symposium will open with remarks by Robert L. Howie, Jr., St. Michael’s Parish Historian emeritus, and Chair of St. Michael’s Tercentenary Committee.

    The morning will feature presentations by Stuart P. Feld, President, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., on “St. Michael’s Marblehead-From Widener Library at Harvard to London and Amsterdam and Back”; Christopher P. Magra, Associate Professor of History, University of Tennessee, on “Extravagance, Intemperance, Negligence in Religion, and Disorderliness: Marblehead, the Early Years”; and David D. Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School, on “Reliving the Past or Fashioning a Different Future? Anglicanism and Puritanism in Eighteenth-Century New England.”

    Afternoon speakers will be Carl Lounsbury, Senior Architectural historian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and College of William and Mary, discussing “The Church of England’s First Colonial Buildings: Virginia, 1608-1714″ and Louis P. Nelson, Associate Professor of Architectural history and Associate Dean for Research and International programs, University of Virginia, who will speak about “St. Michael’s, Marblehead: A Case Study in Atlantic Anglicanism.”

    A discussion with three Marblehead historians – Judy Anderson, social and cultural historian; Tercentenary chair and Parish Historian emeritus, Robert L. Howie, Jr., and Bette Hunt, Town Historian, Marblehead – will expand on St. Michael’s experience in Marblehead.  Tours of St. Michael’s and an exhibit with a wine and cheese reception will follow.

  • The Architect’s Library: A Collection of Notable Books on Architecture at Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie | Dates: 03 Mar – 30 May, 2014

    The Vassar College Libraries are sponsoring an exhibition entitled The Architect's Library, on view in the Vassar Main Library, Art Library, and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY through May 30, 2014.

    Details concerning the exhibition, including checklists, select images, and related media are available on the exhibit website:  http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/exhibit-highlights/the-architects-library/

  • Cinecity Architectural Film Project

    Dates: 03 Mar – 04 Apr, 2014

    "We are delighted that the annual Cinecity Architectural Film Competition will be screened as part of the Australia Institute of Architects Conference Events program, we are intrigued to see how the films will explore the Conference Theme: Making."             

    In a fringe event aligned with the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects National
    Conference, Cinecity Architectural Film Project invites local and international submissions of 60 second un-edited* architectural films which explore the Conference Directors theme: MAKING. This theme explore ideas about making architecture, which extend upon traditional practice approaches, challenging relationships between architecture and the cultural, the economic, the social and the political. The Conference subthemes are: making culture: to process, making life: to transform, making connections: to engage and making impact: to act.

    30 shortlisted films, which explore the conference theme and adhere to the Cinecity submission format, will be selected by the curators and put forward to the panel of esteemed judges. Each judge will choose and score their top film; signed certificates will be issued to each judges first choice, with an overall first place prize of $1000 AUD.

    We are proud to announce that the Judges for Cinecity 2014 are:

    National Conference Directors Choice by:

    Selected films by the Curators, and Judges will be screened at the Making:Fun Festival Fringe Event, at Perth Cultural Center Screen Western Australia on Friday 9 May  from 6pm.

    1 x continuous in camera shot of 60 seconds duration.
    Sound recorded separately to the image is permissible, must have rights any sound used.
    16:9 Aspect Ratio Square Pixel (1280 x 720) MPEG4 / H.264  format.
    No titles or credits on the film itself. (This will be added in by us for screening)

    To enter upload your short film to Vimeo:

    1. Make your own vimeo account - if you don't have one (its free)
    2. Select to join the cinecity group on vimeo www.vimeo.com/groups/cinecity
    3. Upload your video to your own vimeo account.
    4. Title it : "Cinecity 2014_Title of Film_Your Name" 
    5. In the description of your film include a 100 word description of film
    & 100 word biography of yourself.
    6. Make the 'thumbnail' or 'still' of your film a 16:9 landscape image
    in TIFF or JPG with your best image from the film.
     7.Once your film is uploaded to your own vimeo account,
    there should be a little icon at the bottom of the image of your video, that says [+ ADD TO]
     click on that and then select Cinecity - it will then be sent to us to review.
    8. Make sure under the privacy settings you allow anyone to watch the video 

    Note: Films not following the above submission format cannot be considered for Cinecity 2014.

    Shortlisted films will be contacted by 7th April 2014 for a largest format version for screening.

    DEADLINE: 4th April 2014  5pm AEST

    Curators:  Louise Mackenzie & Sarah Breen Lovett

    Cinecity 2014 is supported by The University of Sydney, Metropolitan Re-development Authority Western Australia, and The National Architecture Conference Fringe Events team Making:Fun.
    Special thank you to our Perth co-ordinator: Rhys Jenkins. 

    The judges decision is final and further discussion will not be entered into. The judging criteria is based on the technical parameters laid out in the brief and thematic engagement with the Conference Theme "Making."

  • CFP: Debating Visual Knowledge (Pittsburgh, 3-5 Oct 2014)

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 03 Mar – 11 Apr, 2014
    CFP: Debating Visual Knowledge (Pittsburgh, 3-5 Oct 2014)

    Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, October 3 - 05, 2014
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2014

    A symposium organized by graduate students in Information Science and
    History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh

    October 3 – 5, 2014

    Call for Participants

    Visual knowledge and visual literacy have become pressing concerns
    across a variety of academic disciplines and areas of creative
    production. These concerns are shaped by the fluid definitions of
    “visual knowledge” and the multiple ways in which it manifests. Many
    forms of visual knowledge have capabilities that are not shared by
    language. This knowledge is produced, mediated, and distributed by a
    number of different objects, tools, media, and technologies. This
    symposium seeks to broaden understandings of intellectual and creative
    work by interrogating the theorization, production, use, and
    historicization of visual knowledge. We envision the event as an
    exploratory lab, comprising scholarly and creative projects that engage
    with these questions.

    Presentations might relate to (but are not limited to) topics such as:

    — Digital humanities
    — Cognition, intellectual history, interpretation
    — Photography, printmaking, engraving
    — “The spatial turn,” GIS, maps, mapping
    — The body, performance
    — Data visualizations, modeling, categories and groups
    — Law and policy
    — Media theory, historiography, ecology
    — Exhibition design, curating
    — Network analysis, grids, graphs, timelines
    — Interfaces, constructed/built environments, design
    — Astronomy, physics, mathematics, botany, medicine

    The symposium will include traditional academic papers, posters, and
    keynote sessions, as well as presentations of creative works,
    roundtables, praxis sessions, screenings, and performances.
    Participants may be invited to take part in curated roundtables,
    seminars or workshops. We also welcome submissions of projects that
    could be workshopped or collaborated on in the context of the symposium.

    Submission Guidelines:

    — For a paper, please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute talk,
    and a CV.
    — For a poster, please submit a 300-word abstract and a CV.  A sketch
    of your poster is optional. If selected, posters must be printed and
    provided by the participants, and can be up to 30” x 40”.
    — For a creative work, please submit up to 10 images and/or a 2-minute
    video or sound clip, a 300-word project description, and a CV.
    — For a pre-constituted panel of up to four papers, please submit a
    300-word abstract describing the panel topic, and a 150-word abstract
    and author’s CV for each proposed paper.
    — To propose to lead a roundtable, seminar, or praxis session, please
    submit a 300-word description of the topic and CVs for all proposed
    participants.  You may also propose a topic without having chosen

    If you have any questions about possible submissions or formats for
    submissions, please contact us at debatingvisualknowledge@gmail.com.

    Send submissions to debatingvisualknowledge@gmail.com by April 11,
    2014. Selected participants will be notified by mid-May.

    Information Studies www.ischool.pitt.edu
    History of Art and Architecture www.haa.pitt.edu

  • Chicago Art Deco Society, AFC and CCSAH: an Art Deco Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 23 May, 2014
    Friday, May 23, 2014, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at The Alliance Française de Chicago

    Please join us for a lecture by architect Pascal Laurent of Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM). He will present a slide lecture on the 1931 Exposition Coloniale Internationale, erected in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris, and its impact on architecture, industrial design and ocean liner interiors.

    Reception to follow in the Salon.

    Cosponsored by the the Alliance Française, CADS and CCSAH.

    Cost: $15.00 to members, and $20.00 to non-members of CCSAH, CADS, and/or AFC. 

    RSVP: Judy Freeman: jrfree3500@aol.com
  • 2014 National Preservation Conference - Call for Ideas, Proposals and Submissions

    Dates: 01 – 17 Mar, 2014
    Call for Ideas, Proposals and Submissions

    Be a part of the premier educational and networking event for those who care about saving places – submit a session Idea, a Field Study proposal or an Affliate Event today. Your expertise, knowledge and ideas will help shape PastForward, th 2014 National Preservation Conference, Nov 11-14 in Savannah, Ga. More than 2,000 preservation professionals are expected to attend, including architects, historians, urban planners, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals. Share your ideas, innovative approaches and knowledge to help strengthen the historic preservation movement.

    Call for Ideas

    Have an opinion on what you think hot topics are for preservation? Heard an inspiring speaker you think would resonate with the audience at the National Preservation Conference? Have a suggestion on what people need and want to hear in Savannah? Now is your chance to tell us!

    We want to hear your ideas for shaping the seminar-style and classroom programming. Unlike years past where we did a call for session proposals, which required you to be responsible for content and delivery from start to finish, a call for ideas encourages you to submit your thoughts, and we will work with you to potentially bring them to life for the conference.

    The process for submitting an idea is quick and easy. Simply fill out our form to pass along your ideas by March 17, 2014.

    Call for Field Study Proposals

    Are you or your organization involved in top-notch preservation work in Savannah? Is there a cutting edge strategy that you employ to revitalize your community? Can preservationists from around the country learn from your experiences, and would you like the opportunity to hear their perspectives?

    Showcase your historic project, topic or site, and share your successes, challenges and lessons with attendees. Demonstrate the strategies you’ve implemented to save buildings and local history so attendees can incorporate into their efforts in their communities.

    What is a Field Study?

     *   A first-hand look at local preservation projects, taking attendees into the community or region (can be up to 90 miles outside of Savannah)
     *   The local area’s most significant places, such as a single building, downtown retail corridor,  historic neighborhood,  rural landscape, series of bridges, historic rail or road corridor, park,  culturally significant place,  series of homes or buildings by the same architect, etc.

    Submit your Field Study Proposal by March 17, 2014.

    Call for Affiliate Event Submissions

    Affiliate Events include gatherings such as networking sessions, dinners, luncheons, receptions, board meetings, and the like.  These may take place in an official conference property or off-site. All details are arranged by the Affiliate Session Manager with input from the National Trust. Your affiliate event will appear on the conference website, in the Final Program and may appear in additional promotional emails.

    To have your affiliate event included in our conference proceedings, please click here. Affiliate event submissions are due April 1, 2014.

    For more information on submitting a session idea, Field Study proposal, and an Affiliate Event submission please visit www.preservationnation.org/conference or contact the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference staff at 202-588-6100 or e-mail conference@savingplaces.org.
  • Working Models Forum

    Montreal | Dates: 01 – 28 Mar, 2014
    The Working Models Forum is accepting presentation proposals relevant to the overall conference theme or one of the three thematic sessions being held on May 9 and 10, 2014. Prospective participants are asked to submit a proposal (500 word max) for a 20-minute presentation and CV by March 28, 2014. The sessions are: 1) Redefining Technics, 2) Mobilizing Models and 3) Design Intelligence and Prototyping. Each session will include 3-5 presentations and conclude with a moderated roundtable discussion and question period. Please outline how your presentation will address the questions and issues of the specified session. Submissions from students, academics and professionals in all fields of work and study are welcome. Please submit your proposal and CV to wmf@farmmresearch.com by March 28, 2014. Visit http://farmmresearch.com/wmf/ for more information on sessions, events and speakers.
  • The Real Houses of Miami Beach

    Miami Beach | Dates: 28 Feb – 30 Mar, 2014

    A Photography Exhibit:

    The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) will present a photography exhibit to highlight Miami Beach’s remarkable architectural heritage and to promote the preservation of single-family homes built in the 1920s – 1960s.

    “The Real Houses of Miami Beach” date back to our city’s first Golden Age, from the 1920s – 1940s. Many of these homes were the first structures to be designed and built on man-made islands dredged from Biscayne Bay – including Star Island, Sunset Islands, Venetian Islands – and beautiful neighborhoods like Bayshore, North Bay Road, Pinetree / La Gorce, Nautilus, and Normandy, among others. Design styles include Mediterranean Revival, Streamline Moderne, MiMo and Art Deco, all adapted to Miami Beach’s tropical lifestyle.

    Photographer Arthur Marcus has artfully captured a selection of unique homes that dot the shores of our island paradise. Arthur Marcus has practiced architecture in Miami and Miami Beach since 1992. He has worked on numerous historic renovations as well as designed new buildings in the Art Deco Historic District. Mr. Marcus works with a diverse clientele and is skilled in navigating projects through the planning, design, permitting and construction processes. He is an MDPL Board member and an active member of its Public Policy Committee, which advocates for historic preservation in Miami Beach. He is also a self-taught photographic artist.

    Join MDPL on a journey to discover the hidden gems of Miami Beach, in its first photo exhibition focused on historical single-family homes. Opening night is Feb 27th at 7pm, and includes a short presentation from MDPL regarding our single-family home preservation efforts. Local media are welcome to attend. 

  • The Art Deco Preservation Ball

    San Francisco | Dates: 10 May, 2014


    Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World's Fair

    We will be honoring those who have committed themselves to preserving the culture of the Art Deco era (1918-1941) with our 2014 Art Deco Preservation Awards and an evening of dancing and entertainment. Presented by the Art Deco Society of California [501(c)3].

    White Tie, Black Tie, and Formal Attire of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s requested

    Please dine before the Ball. There will be light appetizers but no meals served. You can find a list of nearby restaurants here.

    Click here to download the full brochure

  • Art in Bloom: A Tribute to Art and Flowers

    Milwaukee | Dates: 27 – 30 Mar, 2014

    Celebrate the arrival of spring with friends and family, enjoying fragrant, art-inspired floral designs throughout the Museum. See what breathtaking arrangements top regional designers create to complement the art in the Museum’s Collection—and in the feature exhibition, Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art.

    A popular community event, Art in Bloom not only immerses you in beauty, but also provides you with opportunities to enhance your floral and gardening knowledge. Be sure to catch this year’s lecture and master class with renowned floral designer Loann Burke. Don’t miss the lecture and demonstration by floral sugar artist Ann Ruth. And in other lectures and workshops, Zannah Crowe, Heidi Hornung, Café Calatrava Chef Micah Kaufman, Kostas Koutantzis, Melinda Myers, and Michael Yanny will share additional ideas and suggestions for your home this season.

    Daily event admission is $17 adult/$5 Member, Thursday through Sunday. Programs requiring tickets and reservations are noted and tend to sell out quickly. To purchase, order online, mail the completed form with a check made payable to the Milwaukee Art Museum; or call 414-224-3803.

    Advance ticket orders must be received by Friday, March 21, 2014.

  • I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

    Miami Beach | Dates: 28 Jun – 28 Sep, 2014
    June 28 2014 - September 28 2014
    Seventh Floor, The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

    The first major exploration of the theater and industrial designer who The New York Times dubbed “the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century.”

    A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958) played a significant role in the 1920s and '30s, shaping not only modern America but also the nation’s image of itself as innovator and leader into the future. Bel Geddes most famously expressed his dynamic vision of this American future—streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic—with his unforgettable Futurama exhibition at the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair. Bringing together some 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films of theater sets and costumes, housing projects and appliances, airplanes and automobiles, the exhibition underscores that Bel Geddes sought nothing less the transformation of American society through design.

    I Have Seen the Future is a traveling exhibition organized by th Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

  • An Evening of Miami Architecture and Typography

    Miami Beach | Dates: 28 Feb, 2014
    Date:  Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location:  Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
    Event Information

    An Evening of Miami Architecture and Typography


    What is the Miami aesthetic? How do architecture and design define Miami? Explore these questions and more during an evening devoted to Miami architecture and typography at The Wolfsonian-FIU.


    6:00 PM - CLOG: MIAMI Panel Discussion


    When it comes to architecture, something is definitely happening in Miami today. CLOG is an independent publication that slows things down. With a measured, multi-dimensional approach, each CLOG issue explores a single subject that is particularly relevant to architecture now. CLOG's editors and contributors will discuss the MIAMI issue and get to the bottom of this transformative moment for architecture in Miami.



    Jean-Francois LeJeune, Professor, University of Miami, School of Architecture



    Ray Fort, Designer, Arquitectonica

    Nick Gelpi, Founder and Design Principle, GELPI PROJECTS/ PALEO STUDIO and Assistant Professor, Florida International University, College of Architecture

    Andrew Kenney, photographer

    Jacob Brillhart, Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture and Principle, Brillhart Architecture

    Melissa Brillhart, Principle, Brillhart Architecture

    7:30 PM - How Culture Affects Typography

    Designer, blogger and "typophile" Nikki Villagomez explores Miami typograhy and the impact of culture on the design process. Using a compliation of publicity-submitted images, Villagomez compares Miami's typographies to those used in other cities, revealing the impact space and place have on typographical choices. Co-presented with AIGA.

    For more information, click here.

    Sponsored by Perrier.

    Free and open to the public.

  • Finland: Designed Environments

    Minneapolis | Dates: 10 May – 17 Aug, 2014

    Marvel at the explosion of creativity in Finnish design over the last 15 years. “Finland: Designed Environments” presents a selection of the most elegant, artistic, and thought-provoking objects and projects by Finnish designers, craftspeople, and architects. These objects share an inherent practicality, but are thoughtfully designed for an elevation of the user’s experience.

    The exhibition encompasses furnishings, fashion, and craft, as well as architecture and urbanism. It also includes submissions from the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 (a bi-annual international designation awarded by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

    Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Support provided by the Consulate General of Finland in New York and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

  • Save the Date: CCSAH Summer Bus Tour of the Fox River Valley, Elgin, Batavia, Geneva, and Aurora

    Chicago | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014
    What: All-day bus tour of architectural highlights.

    Where: Leaving as usual from downtown at Adams and Michigan Avenue, from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

    When: SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

    Cost: Around $105.00, still to be determined. Come join us for an intriguing tour of architectural sites: the 1931 Venetian Art Deco Paramount Theatre by Rapp and Rapp in Aurora in the morning; after lunch, the Elgin Historical Society, the Wing Mansion and Elgin Watch Company Observatory, several sites in Batavia and St. Charles, a historic house in Aurora, and much more (to be announced). Restauraunt lunch included. 

    CCSAH details flyer still to be mailed.