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  • Save the Date for MNSAH's Spring Tour to Des Moines

    Des Moines | Dates: 06 – 08 Jun, 2014
    Join MNSAH members for a weekend tour to Des Moines, Iowa. Highlights of the tour will include the Des Moines Art Center, Salisbury House and Gardens, Papajohn Sculptural Park, Drake University, the Moderne-style Butler house, historic Sherman Hill neighborhood, and more.

    Visit work designed by well-known architects including Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier, I.M. Pei, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Weese. 

    Details about the tour will be announced shortly. 
  • Mark Hinchman: The Short, Brilliant, and Modern Career of Y.T. Lee: Kuala Lumpur, 1953-1970

    Singapore | Dates: 25 – 25 Feb, 2014
    A lecture on the life and work of a Chinese architect active in Malaysia, before and after independence.
  • From Below the Ground Up: A Geologist’s Reading of Urban Cemeteries in NYC

    New York | Dates: 11 Mar, 2014
    Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

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

    On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm Sidney Horenstein will speak on From Below the Ground Up: A Geologist’s Reading of Urban Cemeteries in NYC. New York City has the most diverse geology of any city in the United States. What role, if any, did geology play in the location and design and maintenance issues of our historic cemeteries? Older cemeteries, to some extent, preserve original topography. They are also important places to study the processes of weathering as well as the physical and chemical properties of the stones used in monuments, mausoleums and gravestones. With such a variety of cemeteries in the five boroughs, each individual site is a geological educational resource. Mr. Horenstein will share some historic and prehistoric clues embedded in these unique landscapes to help us better understand the physical character of their rich landscape. Learn more here.

  • Garden Dialogues: Florida Gulf Coast

    Sarasota | Dates: 29 Mar, 2014
    On Saturday, March 29, get exclusive access to this private garden and landscape in Sarasota and hear directly from the designer and his client about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Houston

    Houston | Dates: 16 Mar, 2014
    On Sunday, March 16, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Houston and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Miami and Palm Beach

    Miami and Palm Beach | Dates: 15 – 30 Mar, 2014
    On weekends between March 15th and 30th, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Miami and Palm Beach and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • What’s Out There Weekend Miami

    Miami | Dates: 12 – 13 Apr, 2014

    What’s Out There Weekend Miami, scheduled for April 12 & 13, will offer tours of lush, tropical flora and landscapes from Palm Beach to Miami Beach and elsewhere. Tour highlights include Miami’s Lincoln Road, from the iconic 1960s Modernist blocks designed by Morris Lapidus to Raymond Jungles’ recent design at 1111 Lincoln Road and West 8’s Miami SoundScape Lincoln Park at the New World Symphony; Fort Lauderdale's Bonnet House’s 35 acres of tropical gardens that incorporate an eclectic and diverse mix of regional ecosystems; and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, the masterwork of Colombian landscape architect Diego Suarez, who merged Italianate classical design with native tropical plants in this extravagant ten-acre estate garden. Other notable regional parks, plazas, and botanical gardens will also be included in Weekend tours. What’s Out There Weekend tours provide fascinating insights about city shaping, landscape architecture and the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know about.

    The What’s Out There Weekend program dovetails with the Web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database currently features more than 1,500 sites, 10,000 images and 750 designer profiles.  And, What's Out There is optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices, and includes What's Nearby - a GPS-enabled function that locates all landscapes in the database within a 25-mile radius of any given location.

    Registrations will be posted in late February!

  • Jewish Architecture – New Sources and Approaches

    Braunschweig | Dates: 01 – 03 Apr, 2014

    Braunschweig, April 1 - 03, 2014
    Registration deadline: Mar 15, 2014

    Jewish Architecture – New Sources and Approaches

    In 2014, Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe will celebrate the 20th anniversary of cooperation between the Center for Jewish Art/Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Department of Architectural History/Technische Universität Braunschweig that resulted in the establishment of the Bet Tfila – Research Unit. During the past 20 years several research projects, surveys, exhibitions, etc. were carried out, generously supported by various private donors, public institutions, and foundations.

    To celebrate this anniversary, Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe organizes the interdisciplinary and international conference “Jewish Architecture – New Sources and Approaches” in order to discuss the actual and future approach to architecture as part of the Jewish visual heritage. On the basis of primary sources and case studies, the tangible evidence of Jewish architecture will be revealed, analyzed, and placed in contrast to European architecture. The conference will emphasize the documentation and preservation of Jewish monuments and sites as well as their integration and transformation into museums.

    The conference will continue the discussion and network established during the previous Bet Tfila conference, held in 2007. The results were published in the volume “Jewish Architecture in Europe,” ed. by Aliza Cohen-Mushlin and Harmen H. Thies, Petersberg 2010.


    Im Jahr 2014 feiert die Bet Tfila – Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa den 20. Geburtstag des Beginns der Kooperation mit dem Center for Jewish Art/Hebrew University of Jerusalem und dem Fachgebiet Baugeschichte/Technische Universität Braunschweig, aus der sich die Bet Tfila verstetigt hat. Während der vergangenen 20 Jahre wurden verschiedene Projekte, Untersuchungen, Ausstellung etc. durchgeführt und umgesetzt, die von verschiedenen forschungsfördernden Einrichtungen, Stiftungen und Privatpersonen gefördert worden sind.

    Um den aktuellen und zukünftigen Umgang mit dem Kulturgut "Jüdische Architektur" zu diskutieren, plant die Bet Tfila – Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa eine interdisziplinäre und internationale Tagung mit dem Titel "Jewish Architecture – New Sources and Approaches" an der TU Braunschweig. Anhand konkreter Sachquellen und Fallbeispiele sollen dabei die materiellen Zeugnisse jüdischer Architektur in Deutschland und Europa aufgezeigt, analysiert und kritisch vergleichend in den Kontext der allgemeinen europäischen Architektur eingeordnet werden. Im Fokus stehen das Sachzeugnis selbst und die aus ihm abzuleitenden Interpretationsmöglichkeiten. Dabei zeigen die aktuellen Entwicklungen die Dringlichkeit eines Diskurses, in dem Vertreter der verschiedenen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen einerseits den Stand ihrer Forschungen erläutern und neue Arbeitsmethoden und -techniken vorstellen, andererseits aber auch zukunftsweisende Perspektiven für Forschungsaufgaben entwickeln sollen. Vor allem soll dabei ein Schwerpunkt auf dem praktischen Umgang mit dem Kulturgut "jüdische Architektur" in den Bereichen Dokumentation, Denkmalpflege und Musealisierung liegen.

    Die Konferenz soll den wissenschaftlichen Diskurs und das während der letzten Bet Tfila Konferenz im Jahr 2007 gebildete Forschungsnetzwerk erweitern. Die Ergebnisse der letzten Konferenz sind veröffentlicht im Band 6 "Jewish Architecture in Europe" der Schriftenreihe der Bet Tfila, herausgegeben von Aliza Cohen-Mushlin und Harmen H. Thies, Petersberg 2010.

  • The V&A/RCA Postgraduate Programme in the History of Design announces two new MA scholarships for 2014/5.

    London | Dates: 21 Feb, 2014

    The V&A/RCA Postgraduate Programme in the History of Design announces
    two new MA scholarships for 2014/5.

    V&A/RCA History of Design is a two-year full-time MA programme, based
    at both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art, and
    offers a unique platform for study in three specialist areas:
    Renaissance and Early Modern; Modern and Contemporary; and Asian, Early
    Modern to Contemporary. MPhil and PhD are also offered, as part of the
    Doctoral Studies Programme in the RCA School of Humanities.
    New scholarship for students applying from India: The Bonita Trust
    Scholarship in History of Design

    We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for 2014-15 for
    candidates applying to the V&A/RCA History of Design MA Programme from
    India. The student must be an Indian national. The Bonita Trust
    Scholarship in History of Design covers full overseas fees for the two
    years of the MA and also includes a maintenance grant of up to 3,100 GBP
    per year.

    The Bonita Trust is a philanthropic trust established under Gibraltar
    law in 2004, with its vision to help communities address some of the
    important health and education challenges facing them, leveraging
    cutting edge technologies and Internet-based solutions. Since its
    inception Bonita has committed over £15 million pounds to both communal
    based and cross-border projects in the areas of health, medical
    research, human community services, education, culture and heritage,
    female entrepreneurship and disaster relief.

    New Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture in Context Prize for students
    applying to the Renaissance and Early Modern specialism
    We are very pleased to announce this new award available for students
    from the UK or EU applying to the Renaissance and Early Modern
    specialism of the V&A/RCA History of Design MA Programme. The Robert H.
    Smith Renaissance Sculpture in Context Prize is offered to a student who
    intends to undertake research in any aspect of Renaissance sculpture and
    its broad cultural and social context. The award offers a contribution
    towards the fees of 3,000 GBP a year for the two years of the MA.

    In addition to these two new scholarships, the V&A/RCA History of
    Design Programme also offers several other scholarships for UK and EU
    students.  The scholarships and awards are given on a competitive basis,
    judged at interview. Students should indicate their interest in and
    suitability for the Awards on their application form. Interviews will be
    held in March 2014, in person or by Skype.

    Please note these scholarships and awards are only available for MA
    students. For further information on research degrees in History of
    Design and RCA Humanities, please visit www.rca.ac.uk or contact

    Home/EU fees for 2014/15 will be 9,000 GBP per annum. Overseas fees
    will be 27,900 GBP per annum. The College is designated as an eligible
    institution for a Guaranteed Student Loan under the new Direct Loan
  • CFP: Religion and Modernist Architecture Post-WWII (24-26 Jun 14)

    Toronto | Dates: 26 Feb, 2014

    CFP: Religion and Modernist Architecture Post-WWII (Toronto, 24-26 Jun 14)

    Toronto (Canada), June 24 - 27, 2014

    Deadline: Feb 26, 2014

    Call for Papers for a panel at the 2014 ISIH conference in Toronto.

    We are looking for two papers to complete a panel on:

    ‘Apocryphal and Apostolic Modernism. Forgotten connections between religion and architecture, 1945-1970’.

    Panel description:

    This panel seeks to discuss the connection between religious and philosophical concepts and the theoretical discourse on architectural modernism from the period 1945-1970. The  panel is structured around two different questions that, to a certain extent, mirror  each other.

    The first one is: in what way has religious thinking, of Catholic origin, influenced the theoretical discourse on architectural modernism? Here, the panel seeks papers that will focus on the writings of (European) architects whose theoretical concepts (e.g. form,

    empathy) did root in religious traditions. Often, canonized views on modernism have, unjustly, neglected and even excluded this complex type of religious imagination. Next to focusing on this ‘apocryphal modernism’, the panel also seeks to answer a second question: in what way did non-religious, philosophical and aesthetic concepts influence the theoretical discourse on religious architecture? Here, the panel wants to concentrate on writings (monographs, art-theoretical journals) by (European) Catholic intellectuals from the fifties and the sixties that reflect on the necessity to innovate religious architecture in line with modernist ideals. This part can be termed  “apostolic modernism”. As this panel will disclose the diverse aesthetic theories that were mobilized to safeguard a ritualistic or sacred understanding of the built environment in an increasingly technocratic society, it covers a ‘hinterland’ of both intellectual and religious history. We are looking for three papers which do not reduce the impact of religious beliefs to a regressive element at work within modernity, but disclose the interaction between artistic and religious imagination in the twentieth century, and this in the field of architecture.

    Deadline: Please contact me before the end of february with a short proposal. Thanks!


  • Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens

    Savannah | Dates: 27 – 30 Mar, 2014

    The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah's finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.

    Savannah has the largest urban landmark historic district in the United States. In this 2.5 square mile area, there is an astonishingly preserved genteel city encompassing the beauty, architecture and history of the old South. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe whose colonial plan was based on a grid of residences and broad thoroughfares with spacious public squares at regular intervals. This design has blossomed into a gracious city whose downtown has been enhanced by more than fifty years of preservation activity. Twenty-two oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes and churches give Savannah a character of its own.

    Events fill quickly and may have limited seatings, so please reserve your tickets early!

  • Speaking for Themselves: Women of Seward House Tour

    Auburn | Dates: 29 Mar, 2014

    March 29, 2014  – 

    11am. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for museum members. Reservations required.

    This glimpse into the lives of the women of the Seward family through their personal diaries and letters shows their insight into gender relations, politics, and social customs in the antebellum and Civil War periods.

  • Merchant's House Museum St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants

    New York | Dates: 16 Mar, 2014
    Sunday, March 16, Tours at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
    St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants

    Join us for a back-stairs look at the Merchant’s House, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). Come climb the narrow staircase to the just-restored fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work. You’ll learn why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without them.

    Included with regular admission. Reservations not required.
  • Dayanita Singh

    Chicago | Dates: 01 Mar – 01 Jun, 2014

    Although Indian artist Dayanita Singh (born 1961) began her career as a photojournalist, she now considers herself “a bookmaker working with photography.” Over the last 30 years, she has developed a way of working in fluid, interconnected photographic series that she revisits in various contexts—often in book form. Singh has referred to the photographs in her vast archive as individual “words” that she arranges and rearranges into diaristic narratives dealing with Indian life and culture. 

    While the artists' book has been her primary mode of display and communication, in 2013 Singh began constructing what she calls portable “Museums”—large wooden structures that can be opened and placed in various architectural configurations, each holding 70 to 140 photographs that span her artistic oeuvre. For each presentation, Singh rearranges the photographs so that at any given time only a portion of the photographs is on view, while others wait their turn within the structure. This installation brings together one of Singh’s earliest photographic series, Myself Mona Ahmed (1989–2001), newly acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago, with a recent related Museum structure, Museum of Chance (2013).

    Singh met the outcast eunuch Mona Ahmed (a combination of female and male first names) on assignment in 1989. The two, who became fast friends and remain very close to this day, have together endeavored to think through and explain what it means to be truly unique in the world. “She wanted to tell the story,” writes Singh, “of being neither here nor there, neither male nor female, and finally, neither a eunuch nor someone like me.” In addition to the series devoted to her, Singh frequently uses images of Mona Ahmed in her Museum structures, attesting to the significance of their friendship. The Museum of Chance, which features more recent photographs of Mona Ahmed, was selected for the Art Institute’s installation for its use of images connecting the artist’s past and present, making it an anchor of the Museum series.

    Dayanita Singh is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor, Elizabeth and Harvey Plotnick, and Janet and Richard Horwood.

  • The Historic House Museum Symposium

    Lorton | Dates: 15 Mar, 2014
    March 15, 2014 
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

    The Historic House Museum Symposium 
    Presented alongside the 2014 VAM conference

    How are historic house museums adapting to the future?

    $15 per person Includes symposium admission, 
    boxed lunch, & a special tour of 
    Gunston Hall. Parking is free. 

  • Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Introduces Built By Women: New York City

    Dates: 21 Feb, 2014

    Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation announces the launch of a unique project this month called Built By Women (BxW): New York City.  Initial funding for research has been made possible through a generous grant from the New York Building Foundation.  Additional support for the project is derived from a partnership with the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Architectural Preservation and a Planning Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

    Built by Women: NYC will include 100 outstanding structures, or environments in the City designed by women. The purpose of this project is to provide members of the public, ranging from students to adults, and residents to visitors with a unique “collection” through which they can explore the complex and fascinating built environment in which they live, play, learn, work, worship, shop, and manage all aspects of their lives in the dense urban landscape of New York City.

    The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) works to ensure that the contributions of women to the building industry are acknowledged and recognized. Women, in almost all fields of endeavor, tend to fall out of history books. By focusing on the work of women, the Foundation does not draw a comparison with the contributions of men, but rather, sheds light on work by women in fields that have traditionally been dominated by male practitioners.

    James T. Hanley, executive director of BWAF says, “Built by Women: New York City presents the Foundation with an exciting opportunity to focus public awareness on some of the finest projects designed by women in the City.  These feats of engineering, landscape design and architecture will serve as a means to expand knowledge of the wide array of issues facing all practitioners in these fields.  Our goal is to foster a deep appreciation of the built environment through the work of women who devote their careers to shaping our world.”

    During its first phase, criteria for the selection of works to be included in the project will result in a collection of buildings that will be tied to women who are part of the Foundation’s Dynamic National Archive. Based on this material, maps and tours will be developed for the public. When available, these resources will be accompanied by recorded audio information that may include interviews with designers. The New York Humanities Council Planning Grant, will be employed in working with museum staff members with expertise in education and exhibition design, to formulate downloadable materials that will enable individuals, along with educators and community groups to “mount an exhibition” of Built by Women: NYC. This will include study materials and questions designed to engage people in discourse about why and how buildings, or other aspects of the environment shaped by human hands, are designed. Raising awareness of the many practical, economic and societal factors that have an impact on our built environment is an important goal of the project.

    For more information about this project, contact us at:

    Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
    6 Barclay St, 6 Fl
    New York, NY 10007
    E-mail: info@bwaf.org
    Phone: 212.577.1200

  • The Ames-Webster Mansion: History & Restoration of a Gilded Age Boston Landmark

    Boston | Dates: 07 – 08 Mar, 2014
    Join the ICAA for a two-day exploration of one of Boston’s most storied residences. Soon to undergo a large-scale renovation, the Ames-Webster mansion was designed in 1871 by the firm of Peabody and Stearns. The Ames’ fascination with European art and fine craftsmanship led to an expansion 10 years later that included the addition of ornate carving work, murals by Beaux-Arts painter Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant, and an intricate glass skylight by American artist John LaFarge. ICAA Board of Directors member Kahlil Hamady presents a two-day course on the mansion’s history, relevance to the city of Boston, and impending restoration by his firm of Hamady Architects. The first day will include lectures by restoration experts and architectural historians and demonstrations by one of the city’s finest craftsman. Day two will be composed of a series of instructor-led drawing sessions of the exterior, interior, and architectural details. By the end of the program, participants will have gained a practical perspective on the philosophical design approach required to address the challenges of preserving and restoring a significant historical property.
  • Architecture & Design Film Festival: Chicago 2014

    Chicago | Dates: 24 – 28 Apr, 2014
    The Architecture & Design Film Festival is the nation's largest film festival celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design is returning to Chicago’s magnificent Music Box Theatre. ADFF showcase more than 30 films, and many panel discussions, book signings and Q&A's with design leaders and film makers from around the world.

  • Architecture & Design Film Festival: Los Angeles 2014

    Los Angeles | Dates: 12 – 16 Mar, 2014
    The Architecture & Design Film Festival is the nation's largest film festival celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design. This year the festival will come to downtown Los Angeles to the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre Center. ADFF showcase more than 30 films, and many panel discussions, book signings and Q&A's with design leaders and film makers from around the world.

    How this festival works:

    • 30 Films - ranging in length from 2 minutes to 95 minutes.
    • Each of the individual films has been curated into 15 programs.
    • Tickets are sold by program and each program presents 1-3 films of varying lengths.
    • Programs have a total running time of approximately 90 minutes.
    • To purchase tickets or see the full schedule click here.
  • Millionaires and Military Men: The Seventh Regiment Armory Commission and Design

    New York | Dates: 11 Mar, 2014

    Speaker: Chelsea Bruner
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 
    6:00 p.m. 
    Meet-the-Speaker reception to follow

    Completed in 1881, Manhattan's Seventh Regiment Armory is now recognized as one of the most important surviving collections of late 19th-century high-style interiors. It served as headquarters for the country's most elite volunteer militia, with spaces designed by the leading firms of the period, including Herter Brothers, Pottier & Stymus and a young Stanford White. This talk byChelsea Bruner, PhD CUNY Graduate Center and Victorian Society in America Summer School student, Newport 2010, will explore the Armory's remarkable interiors while connecting changes in aesthetic discourse and professional design practice of the 1870s and '80s to larger issues of immigration and industrialization that transformed New York City during that tumultuous period.

    Location: Dominican Academy, 44 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
    Admission: Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. The VSNY cannot guarantee seating after 6:15 p.m.