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  • 7th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

    Dubuque | Dates: 07 – 08 Oct, 2014

    Whether you're a public official trying to develop a green local economy, a college or hospital administrator working to reduce your institution's carbon footprint, or a business owner just hoping to lower your monthly utility bill, it's almost certain you'll be more successful by joining with like-minded people to brainstorm ideas and develop solutions that benefit everyone.

    Sustainability is a community affair.

    Collaboration will be a common thread in the keynote addresses, workshops, tours and exhibits at the 7th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, to be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on Oct. 7 and 8.

    Registration for the conference is now open at http://gscdubuque.eventbrite.com. Presented by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, the conference is supported by Crescent Electric Supply Company and other corporate sponsors. Programming will include keynote addresses by two internationally-known thought leaders in sustainability and urban development, as well as 25 workshops, two mobile tours and dozens of vendor exhibits.

    Storm Cunningham, CEO of ReCitizen, L3C, will present the luncheon keynote address on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Cunningham’s organization is a Washington, DC-based international network for citizen-led regeneration of communities and natural resources, providing tools for crowdsourcing, crowdmapping and crowdfunding. He also has written several books, with his third, “FIXERS: New Leaders for Broken Times,” due for publication in 2015. It documents the global rise of adaptive renewal in today's climate of uncertainty.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Gil Penalosa, executive director of the Canadian nonprofit 8-80 Cities, will deliver the keynote luncheon address. A former commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogota, Colombia, Penalosa is passionate about building cities for everyone and using parks and streets as both public places and avenues of sustainable mobility for walking, cycling and public transit. He has worked on projects with more than 150 cities worldwide, and also is an urban expert on mobility and citizen engagement for the Danish firm, Gehl Architects.

    The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is an opportunity for leaders from local government, businesses, schools and non-profits to learn from experts and colleagues who will share the latest research and best practices for successfully implementing  sustainability projects across a broad spectrum of community disciplines, including healthcare, energy, resource management, environmental services, and urban planning and design.

  • Richard Meier Model Museum

    Jersey City | Dates: 18 Jul – 26 Dec, 2014
    The Richard Meier Model Museum has been designed and curated by Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier, and it includes a large model exhibition area,a sculpture exhibition, and a library.
  • SXSW Eco 2014

    Austin | Dates: 06 – 08 Oct, 2014

    SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action.

    Our SXSW Eco Flipbook is your guide to the latest conference information. Learn more about the SXSW Eco audience through our conference statistics, browse programming themes and explore ways to participate in SXSW Eco 2014. Read it here >>

  • IntenCITY: IDA 60th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

    Ottawa | Dates: 03 – 06 Sep, 2014
    IntenCITY: this year’s annual IDA conference and tradeshow will focus on intensification of downtowns and districts worldwide. Successful revitalization and continued urbanization across the globe has turned our city centers into dynamic places of change. With more businesses, more employees, more residents, and more visitors choosing downtowns, demand for increased services and amenities is at an all-time high. New transit lines, more bikes, more pedestrians, pedi cabs and cars all contribute to the increasingly complex infrastructure above grade and below. Our city centers are becoming physically and programmatically more intense. IntenCITY: Learn how place managers and downtown leaders are rising to the challenge.
  • CONSTRUCT 2014

    Baltimore | Dates: 09 – 12 Sep, 2014
    CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.  This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event.  

    CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.

    Find hundreds of exhibitors with the newest trends and practices on the show floor and, with non-conflicting hours, attend your choice of over 50 accredited courses. The education program sessions, taught by experts, offer AIA LUs and HSWs and GBCI CE. Unparalleled networking opportunities include the Welcome Reception, the CSI Night Out event and other social events.

    Plan now to attend this power-packed event that has been designed for you, the architect, specifier, engineer and the commercial building team.
  • SarasotaMod Week[end]

    Sarasota | Dates: 09 – 12 Oct, 2014

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents “SarasotaMOD Week[end],” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture. Prominent architects, designers, historians and authors will explore why Sarasota, Florida became the nucleus of an internationally significant architectural movement.  The conference will include presentations, panel discussions and tours (on land and water) of important modernist projects.


  • Biophilia in the Built Environment

    Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco | Dates: 29 – 31 Jul, 2014

    Biophilia means "love of life." Humans have a biological need to experience a daily connection with nature. Yet, today people spend on average 90% of their time indoors. While this new reality challenges this human-nature connection, there is opportunity to invite nature indoors through biophilic design.

    Research points to the many benefits of creating these connections and helps substantiate the business case for applying it. Daylight and views of nature are correlated with improved learning performance for students, healing times for hospital patients, productivity in office employees and retail sales growth.

    This application is of particular interest to Glumac. As engineers, we are fascinated by human-nature relationships and strive to continually broaden our understanding of the money-saving impact they can have for our clients’ projects.

    To share our interest in biophilic design, Glumac is hosting a StraightTalk forum in partnership with nationally acclaimed green building and biophilic design expert, Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green, LLC. Joining Bill will be Susan Painter, Ph.D. Senior Planner and Research Studio Director at AC Martin (for the Seattle and LA events), Bert Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mithun (for the Seattle event), and Gail Brager Ph.D., Associate Director at the Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley (for the San Francisco event).

    Choose your location to register:


    StraightTalk - SEATTLE: Biophilia in the Built Environment

    Los Angeles

    StraightTalk - LOS ANGELES: Biophilia in the Built Environment

    San Francisco


    StraightTalk - SAN FRANCIS

    CO: Biophilia in the Built Environment

  • 56th Dearborn Garden Walk

    Chicago | Dates: 20 Jul, 2014
    The North Dearborn Association (NDA) is pleased to host its 56th annual Dearborn Garden Walk on Sunday, July 20th from 12pm-5pm. Tickets are $30 (advance) / $35 (gate) and include a Dearborn Garden Walk program with a map for a self-guided tour of the gardens, live jazz and classical music in select gardens, and guided architectural walking tours of historic Dearborn Parkway.

    Advance sales end on Saturday, July 19th, at 12:00pm – all advance ticket purchasers are automatically entered in drawings for goods and services from neighborhood businesses. 

    Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy taking part in what is considered to be one of the country’s oldest 
    garden walks. This nationally recognized event draws crowds from all over the world to take part in a one-day, self-guided walking tour of gorgeous secret gardens throughout Chicago’s historic Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. 

    An intimate garden walk experience, ticket-holders will experience a variety of private rear gardens 
    ranging from minimalist to classic small gardens and patio/terrace designs; each showcasing the most creative use of outdoor space in an urban setting. Many of the gardens are created around entertaining and sitting areas, offering city dwellers additional living quarters in the warmer months. 

    The very popular garden vignettes will continue as part of the tour this year. Each year, some of 
    Chicago’s most talented designers transform a handful of backyard spaces into amazing outdoor 
    entertainment and living areas utilizing a variety of outdoor tables, chairs, colorful cushions, linens, floral decorations, and other accessories including fine china, crystal, and flatware.

    In addition to the self-guided walking tour and garden vignettes, visitors can participate in an hour-long, wonderfully entertaining and educational sidewalk guided tour of historic Dearborn Parkway that highlights the outstanding architectural facades in the neighborhood.
  • AIA Chicago BRIDGE: A Leadership and Mentorship Program for Young Architects

    Chicago | Dates: 06 Aug, 2014

    Bridge is celebrating five years as the highly successful mentoring program sponsored by AIA Chicago, the College of Fellows and the Young Architects Forum.  It was created to provide Young Architects and Associate AIA members with access to local AIA Fellows (FAIA), leaders and designers from the architectural community.

    This training and leadership program requires active participation in a mentorship setting.  Emerging Professionals interested in participating should have proven leadership and a willingness to learn.  The Bridge program participants can range from recent graduates to Young Architects licensed 10 years or less.

    Overview of Program

    This program intends to Bridge the gap between the need for mentorship in our profession and the ability of experienced architects to pass on what they have learned to the future generation of architects. 

    Each selected Bridge participant will be paired with a local AIA Fellow acting as their mentor.  The program will incorporate informal social events and organized mentorship discussions focusing the conversation on past experiences, career development, and the future of the architectural profession.  Throughout the program, the mentors and their mentees will also meet in a one-on-one setting to informally discuss specific professional goals while further developing and strengthening their relationship.

    The program benefits include an opportunity to be mentored by experienced professionals and FAIA members. Participants will develop communication and relationship skills, advance professional skills, expand professional and personal networks, experience team performance, and develop community leadership.

    Selection of Participants

    A maximum of 16 participants will be selected by a committee made up from members of the AIA Chicago Board.  Individuals who submit an application will be notified by email no later than August 13th, 2014 if they have or have not been selected to participate in the Bridge program.


    If you are interested in participating in this program, please download and fill out the application form and submit the completed form along with your resume to info@aiachicago.org or fax it to 312.670.2422 no later than 5:00 pm CT on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.


    • Introductory Session for Mentors:  August 19th, 2014

    • Introductory Session for Mentees: August 22nd, 2014

    Program introduction

    Venue: AIA Chicago

    • Meet-Up #1:  August 28th, 2014

    Meet and pair-up with the FAIA mentors.

    Venue: AIA Chicago

    • Meet-Up #2:  Mid-September 2014

                     Discussion: “In Review” – Mentors share their experiences of the profession. 

                     Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #3:  Early October 2014

    Guest Speaker

    Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #4:  Late October 2014

    Discussion: “Look Ahead” – Mentees share about themselves / the future of the profession.

                    Venue: TBD

    • Meet-Up #5: Mid November 2014

    Fire-side Chat: Program wrap-up celebration

    • Throughout the program, we encourage a minimum of two informal, one-on-one meetings between mentor and mentee.

  • CFP: “Craft and the Machine: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”

    Morris Plains | Dates: 21 Jul, 2014

    Call for Papers:  The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the American Fine and Decorative Arts Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art seek submissions for the Fourth Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium to be held at the Stickley Museum on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Deadline July 21, 2014.

    “Craft and the Machine: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”

    One of the overriding concerns of craft reformers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries was the degree to which mechanization should be integrated into craft production.  On the one hand, Irene Sargent echoed anti-machine sentiments in Gustav Stickley’s The Craftsman when she wrote “The slave of the machine must follow its movements at the peril of his health, sanity and life… He is in all things the opposite of the master craftsman…” Yet, at virtually the same time, Frank Lloyd Wright argued the opposite: “The great ethics of the Machine are as yet, in the main, beyond the ken of the artist or student of sociology; but the artist mind may now approach the nature of this thing from experience, which has become the commonplace of his field, to suggest, in time, I hope, to prove, that the machine is capable of carrying to fruition high ideals in art – higher than the world has yet seen!”  We seek papers about craft—broadly construed as both historical and contemporary work—that sheds light on the complexities of this subject.  Less a binary opposition than a strategy that reformers and practitioners employed to connect with audiences, we welcome papers from diverse periods and media that address the role of the machine in craft production.  What sort of strategies—myths even—did practitioners and reformers use?  What do these anxieties signaled by craft tell us more broadly about the cultures that produced them?

    We invite current graduate students and recently graduated scholars to submit proposals for 20-25 minute papers that critically examine these issues.  Please direct any questions to:

    Jonathan Clancy

    Director, American Fine and Decorative Arts Program Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York jonathan.clancy@sia.edu<mailto:jonathan.clancy@sia.edu>

    Submission Guidelines:

    Please submit the following by July 21, 2014:

    ·       A one-page abstract of your topic with title.

    ·       A current c.v.

    All submissions will be reviewed by August 1 and you will receive an email with the decision about your proposal.

    Accepted proposals must submit a final draft of the paper by September 7th, 2014.

    Participants must be able to attend the symposium in order to deliver their paper.

  • Oculus Book Talk: John Massengale, Street Design

    New York | Dates: 11 Aug, 2014

    1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, AUGUST 11

    Where: At The Center   

    John Massengale, AIA, will present Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, published by John Wiley & Sons.

    Massengale and Dover know how to fix America's neighborhoods, cities, and towns: make them walkable again. That begins with great streets where people want to be, streets that are comfortable, safe, and interesting. In Street Design, two accomplished architects and urban designers share insights on how good street design can increase happiness, unlock economic value, improve our health, and lower our carbon footprint.

    Street Design is the essential handbook for urban designers, civic leaders, architects, city planners, engineers, developers, landscape architects, and community activists: it is ideal reading for any person who wants to make their comunity walkable and create memorable streets that are not just routes to somplace else, but great places that are destinations in themselves. 

    John Montague Massengale, AIA, is an architect and urban designer in New York City. He is a board member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), which The New York Times called "the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in the post-Cold War era" and a formr Director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. With Robert A.M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915 and The Anglo-American Suburb.

    Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - RSVP using the form to the right 
    $10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

  • Albany’s Annual Tour of Historic Homes

    Albany | Dates: 26 Jul, 2014

    Don’t Miss the 37th Annual Tour of Historic Homes in historic downtown Albany. Ride in a vintage trolley or horse-drawn carriage and tour beautifully-restored historic homes, churches, and museums.

    Visitors can tour the homes in any order they like. Homeowners and Hosts/Hostesses will be available to answer questions about restoration efforts, historic house maintenance and why they chose Albany as home. 

    Tickets available on the day of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. at the Albany Visitors Association, 110 3rd Ave SE. Adults $15.00, Seniors & Groups of 10 or more $12, Monteith House Museum Members $10.00 Children 12 & under, free with paid adult. 

    Historic downtown Albany’s restaurants and shops will be open for this event and many will have quilts on display throughout the weekend. 

  • Nantucket Preservation Trust Annual August Fête

    Siasconset | Dates: 07 Aug, 2014
    Thursday August 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

    Please join us at the annual August Fete a special celebration of Nantucket’s historic architecture. The annual event, provides details of the island’s architectural heritage as guests tour historic houses and enjoy a tented reception.This year homes in Sunset Heights and the Underhill Cottages will be available to tour. Tour goers will have the chance to view homes along ‘Sconset streets including: Pochick and Magnolia. There will be a gala reception with live music by Coq Au Vin Ensemble, food by Nantucket Catering Company, and Spanky’s Raw Bar and more! 

  • History Play Date: Design Your Own Farmhouse

    New York | Dates: 26 Jul, 2014

    Saturday, July 26
    History Play Date: Design your own Farmhouse

    What would your dream farmhouse look like? Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse for some inspiration! Learn about the architectural elements of Manhattan’s oldest farmhouse and then cut, collage, design and craft your own dream farmhouse inspired by the Dyckman farm.

    Recommended for children age 5 and up.
    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org

  • Keck + Keck Open House: Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hirsch Residence

    Highland Park | Dates: 20 Jul, 2014
    Sunday, July 20
    3 - 5 pm

    Keck + Keck Open House
    Visit an iconic modern house on the lakefront in Highland Park.
    Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hirsch residence, built in 1961

    Join us for an afternoon reception in an iconic work of Mid-Century Modernism. 

    The Hirsch house features a curving plan, based on a segment of a circle. A finely detailed custom home, it includes numerous built-ins, skylights, and of course the trademark Keck window vents. Curving hallways connect zones of activity. Built on a steep wooded bluff that drops to Lake Michigan, the house complements the spectacular site and takes advantage of the northeastern view toward the lake. 

    The Hirsches admired the Hopf House in Kenilworth, and requested some of the same features, including the purple/black brick and the alumnum porte cochere that connects the drive-through garage to the house. 

  • Walking Tour – Evanston Women’s History

    Evanston | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    Evanston Women’s History – August 2

    Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape.

    $20/$15 for members
    11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
    All tours begin at 225 Greenwood Street, unless otherwise indicated

  • Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art

    Kalamazoo | Dates: 14 – 17 May, 2015
    Nearly every Italian civitas created one or more foundation narratives that glorified and advertised its origins. In Florence, for example, an anonymous writer drafted a chronicle circa 1200 that recounted the city’s ancient past and the heroic exploits of its early leaders. In the trecento, Giovanni Villani expanded upon the story and embellished it with the addition of fanciful anecdotes. Other major centers, such as Arezzo, Perugia, and Bologna, formulated similar narratives, which told of conquering Romans or the noble Etruscans before them. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, civic legends—typically a conflation of history and myth—were already being promoted and disseminated through art and architecture, long before the age of Coluccio Salutati and Flavio Biondo. In cities that had actually been founded in antiquity, such artworks commonly served to enhance or exaggerate the historical truth, often with propagandistic intent. Other cities, such as Siena and Venice, were not established until the Middle Ages and thus found themselves in the difficult position of having to invent their ancient pasts. In Siena, the communal authorities adopted the Roman she-wolf as the primary symbol of the Republic by the middle of the duecento, and it was systematically replicated in painting and sculpture, including on the exterior of public buildings, until the end of the Renaissance period.

    The Italian Art Society will host three sessions in which scholars investigate the artistic programs of Italian cities in the medieval and early modern eras as they relate to their foundation legends. These sessions aim to advance our understanding of the interrelation between civic identity and visual culture while exploring the complex sociopolitical circumstances underlying the manufacture and propagation of historical narratives. Papers addressing questions of patronage, historiography, iconography, political ideology or cultural interchange would be especially welcome.

    Please submit a paper proposal to the organizer, Max Grossman (megrossman@utep.edu) Deadline: September 15, 2014
    Please include the following materials in your application:
    1) A one-page abstract
    2) Completed Participant Information Form available at the website of the Medieval Congress: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF
    3) A one-page CV
  • 2014 SAH Awards Gala

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Nov, 2014
    The Society of Architectural Historians will present five Awards for Architectural Excellence during the 2014 SAH Awards Gala. The theme of the 2014 Gala is "A Foundation for Preservation," honoring those individuals who initiated early preservation work in Chicago and continue to support and encourage preservation. The Gala benefits SAH's educational mission and restoration of the Charnley-Persky House.

    For more information, visit sah.org/gala.
  • 19th Annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour

    Mill Run | Dates: 23 Aug, 2014

    Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as the sun sets over the ridges of the Laurel Highlands during the 19th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    The tour, concert and picnic dinner, sponsored by Huntington Bank, provides guests with an opportunity to experience the house, mingle with old and new friends and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Organizers invite guests to walk through the rooms of the house at their own pace as the changing light allows visitors to see Fallingwater from an entirely new perspective.

    At twilight, a lantern-lit path will lead guests to a meadow, where they will enjoy live jazz performed by BET's "Jazz Discovery Showcase" Winner The David Bach Trio, a spirited eclectic group of artists from Washington, DC, while dining on a gourmet picnic dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s chef.

    Space is limited – tickets should be purchased by Aug. 18.

    To be properly prepared for the evening we suggest smart casual attire, comfortable shoes and a jacket or light sweater as the evening air is often chilly. Lawn chairs and flashlights will be provided courtesy of Huntington Bank.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or by using our secure on-line ticketing system. If purchasing your tickets on-line, please email Event Coordinator Katlyn Andyjohn at kandyjohn@paconserve.org and let her know if you have any special dietary needs.

    • Available by advance ticket purchase only
    • Tickets available on-line or by phone
    • $225.00 per person non-members
    • $200.00 per person members*
    • Saturday, Aug. 23

    6:30 p.m. - Reception on the bridge and self-guided house tours 
    8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Gourmet picnic and jazz concert in the meadow

    A portion of the price -- $100 – is tax deductible and supports the preservation of Fallingwater.

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  • Prairie School Design Workshop

    Oak Park | Dates: 28 Jul – 01 Aug, 2014

    (Prerequisite: Youth Architecture Workshop Level I)

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style is characterized by its geometric designs, horizontal lines, lack of ornamentation, and simple hipped roofs. The style was born and developed in Wright’s Oak Park studio, where participants in this workshop will design, draw to scale, and construct a model of a two-story Prairie style residence. They will also learn the geometry of designing a hipped roof and will present their projects to parents and friends at an architectural critique. To experience the Prairie style for themselves, students will tour Wright’s Robie House, one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. A professional architect will provide instruction and guidance.

    Maximum capacity for this session is 12 students.

    To reserve a seat, call 708.725.3828 or email educate@flwright.org

    Monday thru Friday

    Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014


    8:30-11:30 am


    Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL *MONDAY ONLY: Frederick C. Robie House 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


    $225 Trust members $250 non-members