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  • SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium: Active Learning Environments—Engaging Active Learners

    Houston | Dates: 23 Sep, 2014

    Experience firsthand an active learning environment and its potential for application on campuses. In the morning session, faculty attendees will become participants—“active learners”—as they engage in a live simulation that focuses on real-world scientific problems by means of satellite feeds and (via Skype) the help of NASA experts. 

    How does the trend toward active learning pedagogies impact our instructional materials, our classroom activities, and our classrooms? As we move into 21st century learning environments, our physical spaces will need to support new interactive teaching and learning methods. Two afternoon panel discussions will focus on the active learning practices educators employ now and expect to employ in the future and the impact these practices will have on instructional, support, and other space. This symposium, through self-directed and competency-based exercises, topical lunch table discussion options, and tours of active learning spaces, will impart a professional learning experience that models cutting edge active learning curricula.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Engage in an active learning environment as a "learner" through a live simulation and transfer the experience to your institution's strategies.
    2. Recognize the role of competency-based activities in learning outcomes.
    3. Understand the trends in technology tools in the classroom.
    4. Explore space needs as they relate to active environments.
  • Green Careers Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

    New York | Dates: 12 Aug, 2014

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

    Where: DORMA Design Center 1040 Avenue of the Americas 22nd floor New York, NY 10001

    LinkedIn is an online tool to showcase your professional profile. According to Job Search and Career Management subject matter expert John Crant, "Your LinkedIn Profile should be your own 'Sales Brochure' that helps build your credibility and your reputation." Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by John on ways to navigate LinkedIn as well as strategies for generating an impactful and effective profile. This meeting will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile. In order to accommodate building security, REGISTRATION FOR THIS WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11th. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Schwamb: katie@greenhomenyc.org. Visit www.greenhomenyc.org to learn more!

    Speakers: John Crant

    Organized by: GreenHome NYC

  • Fair Housing: Policies and Procedures

    New York | Dates: 31 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 1 HSW

    When: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM THURSDAY, JULY 31

    Where: DORMA New York Design Center 1040 Avenue of the Americas 22nd Floor New York, NY 10018

    This course will provide an overview of the Fair Housing Act's nondiscrimination policies and procedures, including federally protected classes and prohibited activities under the law. Emphasis will be placed on Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications for residents with disabilities as well as best practices related to service and companion animals. This session is particularly applicable to property managers, sales or leasing agents, human resources departments, and others with direct interaction with existing or prospective residents.

    Speakers: Victoria Lanteigne, SWA

    Sponsored by: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

  • Oregon's Painted History

    Portland | Dates: 01 Aug – 30 Sep, 2014

    Portland artist Anna Magruder loves painting people from the past, going on vintage treasure hunts, and is always on the lookout for striking images and stories from bygone days. Her recent project, “Oregon's Painted History” brings those interests together. Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, this series of historic surrealist paintings portray some of the hidden stories and people behind Oregon's history.

    The idea for the project emerged after Magruder did a painting titled Métis, for a group show at The Robert Newell House Museum in St Paul, Oregon. Métis refers to children of French Canadian men in the fur trade and Native American women. The family portrait of mother and father with their daughter between them, sharing a braid of hair, alludes to the struggle for identity between two cultures. After receiving overwhelmingly positive response to the painting, she realized that there was more history to explore and show through her art. “Our city is influenced by what has gone on before and I wish to honor this history as well as the courage and resilience of the people who have paved our way,” says Magruder. She wonders what remains the same, what has changed for the better, or what is worse.

  • Walking Tour: Ladd's Addition Historic District

    Portland | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014
    Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places.

    Pre-Registration is Required.

  • Walking Tour: Piedmont and Walnut Park Neighborhoods

    Portland | Dates: 31 Jul, 2014
    In addition to the well known planned neighborhoods of Irvington and Ladd's Addition, Northeast Portland is also home to the lesser known but architecturally rich neighborhoods of Piedmont and Walnut Park. These areas contain many fine examples of familiar styles such as Queen Anne and Arts & Crafts but also the less frequently seen forms of Byzantine, Jacobean and Prairie style.

    Pre-Registration is Required.

  • Historic Preservation and Portland's Comprehensive Plan

    Portland | Dates: 09 Sep, 2014

    The City of Portland has just released a draft update to its 1980 Comprehensive Plan and is now giving the public an opportunity to provide feedback on issues such as historic preservation.

    In order to help ensure that Portland’s historic resources are viewed as a vital component of the Comprehensive Plan, we’re bringing together City planning staff for this panel discussion moderated by Bosco-Milligan Foundation Vice-President Steve Dotterrer.

    This session is an opportunity for two important things:

    1. It is your chance to learn about the provisions for historic resources that are in the draft Comprehensive Plan from Eric Engstrom and Bill Cunningham, the city staff who drafted the proposals.

    2. It is also your chance to work with other Portland preservationists to prepare comments on the plan for the Planning Commission hearings which begin later in the month of September. To learn more about Portland's 2035 Comprehensive Plan, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/57352

  • Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York

    New York | Dates: 15 Oct, 2014 – 15 Feb, 2015
    Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical; complex, hyper-real views that no single shot—or the eye—could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.
  • Gosline Residence Open House

    Seattle | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Join us for an open house and chance to meet the architects of the Gosline Residence.  This contemporary home, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is beautifully situated on Capitol Hill's east slope overlooking the Arboretum.   This unique residence was tailored to meet the owner's needs, and features basic building materials, including common wood framing, plywood, concrete, steel and glass.  Several custom touches and finishes make the most of the building's site and natural materials resulting in a home that is warm and inviting.

    Architects Peter Bohlin and Robert Miller will be available at the event to talk about the process of designing the home and answer questions throughout the event.  

    Brief remarks and a casual reception with light refreshments offered from 6 to 6:30.
  • Design Details Tour: Lions, Griffins & Walruses, Oh My!

    Seattle | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014
    Co-sponsored by the Smith Tower's Chinese Room.  Examine the hidden life of buildings as we seek out intricate adornments and elaborate embellishments.  Tour includes a stop at the Smith Tower's Chinese Room, and an additional fee (discounted from the public rate) to see this lovely historic space. 

    NOTE: Tour starts at SAF Gallery, 1333 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98101, located in the Rainier Square Atrium, third level.

    Tour lasts approximately two hours. SAF Members always receive discounts on all ticketed programs. General admission is $17.50 in advance / $25 day of. Advance purchase is highly recommended; spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours are conducted rain or shine. Tour participants are responsible for their own personal safety. Most routes involve hills, stairs, escalators, and elevators. This tour is not recommended for children under age 12.

    Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions about SAF Tours.

  • Diamonds & Gold Tour: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style

    Seattle | Dates: 01 Aug, 2014
    Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s. Following the horrors of World War I, architects began fusing modern structural advances with beautiful, lively, organic designs to create the style known as Art Deco. On this tour, we'll go back in time to visit lush lobbies and ornate commercial buildings to learn how technology, archeology and French design influences some of Seattle's most impressive buildings. You'll discover diamonds and gold. And you'll see how Northwest imagery was incorporated into the Deco elegance and innovation of these architectural gems. Featured stops Exchange Building, the Seattle Tower and Washington Athletic Club.

    NOTE: Tour starts at SAF Gallery, 1333 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98101, located in the Rainier Square Atrium, third level.

    Tour lasts approximately two hours. SAF Members always receive a discount to all of our ticketed programs. General admission is $15 in advance / $25 day of. Advance purchase is highly recommended; spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours are conducted rain or shine. Tour participants are responsible for their own personal safety. Most routes involve hills, stairs, escalators, and elevators. This tour is not recommended for children under age 12.

    Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions about SAF Tours.
  • In Process, SAF’s 2014 Annual Architectural Model Exhibit

    Seattle | Dates: 12 Sep – 03 Oct, 2014
    In Process, SAF’s 2014 Annual Architectural Model Exhibit
    On view: September 12 – October 3, 2014
    407 Union, Rainier Square
    Free Admission

    Before a design is resolved in its final form, the stages of conception, revision, evolution and divergence have important roles to play. Ideas travel a long way before they coalesce in a polished model, object or space. In Process will highlight architectural renderings, hand-drawn sketches, presentation models, study models, animations, and design process documentation so that visitors get an insider’s view on how design happens.

    Javier Vidal Aguilera
    Michael Austin & Manuel Castaneda
    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Kathy Barrett
    DLR Group
    Goodspeed Architecture
    Robert Hutchison Architecture
    Integrus Architecture
    Miller Hull Partnership
    Roger H. Newell Architects
    Olson Kundig Architects
    Perkins + Will
    SAB Architects
    Schacht Aslani
    SRG Partnership
    Suyama Peterson Deguchi
    SvR Design Company
    Seattle Urban Sketchers
    Weber Thompson
    Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape

    Morgan Wynne
    Brian Starr
    Beth Mahan
    Ben Ahearn, Carey Moran, and Kristin Karlsson
    Wendy Fan, Michelle Kang, and Leslie Maienschein-Cline
    Alexandra Cadiz, Jess Cienfuegos, Kelley Chen, Alison Deng, Nolan Higa, Rat Sam, Jesse Shih, Daniel Vu, Lucy Wu, and Janice Yeung

    If you have any questions about the exhibit please contact aletheia@seattlearchitecture.org or 206-667-9184.
  • Robert Winthrop Chanler Symposium

    Miami | Dates: 19 – 21 Oct, 2014
    A two-day symposium examining the life and works of an American early-20th century decorative artist, Robert Winthrop Chanler (1872-1930). The event is organized by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which is the site of Chanler’s Swimming Pool grotto ceiling (1916) and home of his decorative screen Vizcayan Bay (1920). As Chanler's work is equally unique in approach and subject matter as it is in use of materials, the program will bring together professionals who have studied Chanler from a variety of perspectives. The symposium will be the first of its kind and a groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of Chanler’s oeuvre and the unique conservation approaches his work necessitates. Program: Noted historians, art and architectural conservators, and curators will present in the program. Featured topics include: - American Modernism in painting, sculpture and decorative arts - Early 20th century political history and art - Commissioning practices in the American Gilded Age - The history of decorative art in the early 20th century - Advances in decorative art materials and fabrication techniques - The 1913 Armory Show - The evaluation of conservation treatments for mural paintings Early registration ends August 15th. For more information, please visit the symposium website: http://vizcaya.org/chanler-symposium.asp
  • 3rd International Iconic Houses Conference

    Barcelona | Dates: 25 Nov, 2014

    The Iconic Houses Network and La Pedrera proudly announce the 3rd International Iconic Houses Conference taking place 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera in Barcelona Spain, with pre-conference house tours from November 22nd – 24th. The Iconic Houses Conference 2014 focuses on architecturally significant 20th century house museums around the Mediterranean.

    The Iconic Houses Conference is an opportunity for a high level debate to take place about the cultural, technical and bureaucratic requirements of maintaining modernist heritage in the 21st century. The aim is to share good practices, solutions for the specific difficulties that all who are involved in running a 20th century house museum encounter.

    Come and join us! Please registrate here.

  • Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference

    Washington | Dates: 31 Oct – 02 Nov, 2014

    The Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference, sponsored by the Art History Program of American University, offers participants a space in which to engage with the expanding legacy of Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, two pioneering feminist art historians and professors emerita of art history at AU. This year’s conference includes sixty-eight papers in seventeen sessions. The papers have a global focus that spans a broad range of topics and time periods; together they illustrate the diverse ways in which feminist research and interpretation continue to inform art historical analysis and scholarship. 

    Conference participants come from across the country and around the world to share views, debate issues, and network with colleagues and friends. Increasing attendance at these annual conferences demonstrates the continuing centrality of issues raised by feminist art history and the vitality of research by feminist scholars. The annual Feminist Art History Conference at American University has become a recognized successor to the Barnard College Feminist Art History Conference in New York as an important forum for ongoing feminist scholarship.
    All events this year will take place on the American University campus. Registration opens on Friday afternoon at 3:00 and the afternoon session starts at 4:00.  On Friday evening we will host an opening reception at 6:00 and the keynote address by Dr. Lisa Gail Collins will be held from 7:00 to 8:15.  Conference sessions continue all day Saturday with a networking reception at 5:30.  On Sunday morning there will be a single plenary session from 10:00 to 12:00, followed by a special tour at 1:00 of an exhibition showing work by four Washington-area women photographers in the American University Art Museum.

    This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Gail Collins, is Professor of Art History at Vassar College.  Professor Collins earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and has taught at Vassar since 1998.  Her talk, titled “Here Lies Love: Feminism, Mourning, and a Quilt from Gee’s Bend,” is drawn from her current book project on history, memory, creativity, and community.  Her recent publications include New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement (co-edited, 2006), which included her Introduction and essay titled “The Art of Transformation: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements.” In 2006 she also published Art, Artifacts, and African Americans: Context and Criticism (2006). For the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she co-authored the catalog African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings (2003). In 2002 she published The Art of History. African American Women Artists Engage the Past.

    The Feminist Art History Conference is open to the public. Advance registration (by Friday, October 24) is recommended. The $55 conference fee ($20 student rate, with ID) includes all sessions, keynote address, receptions, and breaks.  This year there will be a $10 charge for the catered lunch on Saturday, payable with your registration online. Late registration (on-site) will be available for $75 ($30 student rate, with ID) plus $10 for the lunch.  This year we have arranged for two conference hotels with discounted rates. For more information on the program, hotel discounts, and other details, please visit the conference web site at http://www.american.edu/cas/art-history/femconf/index.cfm.

  • Foundation for Landscape Studies 2015 Book Prizes

    Dates: 28 Jul – 01 Dec, 2014

    The upcoming deadline for nominations for The Foundation for Landscape Studies book prizes is December 1, 2014.   

    There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2015.  Please see the list of previous winners of these prizes on the website www.foundationforlandscapestudies.com

    The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design.  The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies. 

    Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award may be found at www.foundationforlandscapestudies.com. The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2014. 

    We welcome nominations for the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from both publishers and authors.

    Please submit all inquiries to:

    Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
    Foundation for Landscape Studies
    7 West 81st Street
    New York, NY 10024


  • Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism

    Bloomfield Hills | Dates: 21 Jun – 12 Oct, 2014

    Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism
    Public Exhibition Dates: June 21, 2014 – October 12, 2014 

    This first comprehensive survey of Paul Evans's work, this exhibition will document Evans's role in the midcentury American studio furniture movement, his approach to furniture as sculpture and abstract composition, and his unremitting new approaches to metal. Opening earlier this year at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and then traveling to Cranbrook Art Museum—the only other venue for the exhibition—Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism will be comprised of some sixty-eight works, spanning the artist's entire career. It includes choice examples of Evans's early metalwork and jewelry, collaborative pieces made by Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell during the fifties when they shared a studio, as well as a comprehensive selection of Evans's studio work representing his sculpted steel; verdigris copper; copper, bronze and pewter; argenté sculpted bronze, and cityscape techniques. The show will also include examples of Evans's sculpture as well as a selection of work he produced for Directional Furniture Company. The presentation at Cranbrook Art Museum will include work by Evans’s contemporaries selected from Cranbrook’s permanent collection, including the celebrated Shuey Collection, placing his pioneering designs for furniture with the context of concurrent trends in midcentury art and design.

    Paul Evans studied Metalsmithing at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1952 and 1953, working with Artist-in-Residence Richard Thomas.

    For an interview with architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Paul Evans, please click here.

  • David Osler’s Former Architectural Studio Tour

    Ann Arbor | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014

    Registration for the David Osler architectural studio tour is now open.

    Sunday, August 10, 2 pm – 5 pm
    This event has limited space availability. Cost: $10/person. Registration is required.

    Osler’s architectural studio was built in 1902 by the Washtenaw Light and Power (predecessor of Detroit Edison) as a place to change voltage from high to low, it had been empty since 1949. Windows were missing. The slate on the roof was damaged from the years of being jiggled by all the trains going by. Conduit insulators were sticking out just below the roof. The inside was a total mess. In addition, the neighborhood, then filled with ramshackle houses, was considered a bad part of town. Osler admits “there were not many who would want it,” but he could see the possibilities. “It was like the building was shaking hands with me,” says David Osler, describing turning a deserted electric power substation into a modern office. He made the dilapidated shell into a useable space and then put on an addition, staying within the perimeters allowed by the structure and lot. The tour will show how a historical building can successfully be repurposed. The current owners of the building, Dr. Kristine Freeark and Dr. Robert Zucker, will be in attendance to answer questions about the most recent reuse of the building.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    a2modern is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the awareness of and appreciation for mid-century architecture and design, celebrating the accomplishments of the architects, designers, builders, and homeowners in Ann Arbor. UMMA is pleased to partner with a2modern to provide audiences the opportunity to experience Ann Arbor’s modernist architecture in conjunction with the exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham on view July 19 –October 12, 2014.

    The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham is the final in a series of architectural exhibitions that also featured Michigan Architects David Osler (Part 1) and Robert Metcalf (Part 2). It is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan.

    Space is limited


    The office is located at 916 Fuller Street. There is not enough room to park at this location so, you will need to park nearby and walk a bit to get to the office. Some suggestions:

    To the east (toward Glen):

    On Glen Court there are spaces on the street with no time limit. At the end of Glen Ct. is a U of M parking structure (open on weekends and weekdays after 6 p.m.). No UM permit is required on Sundays. [This is kitty corner to Angelo's and has plenty of parking]

    In the other direction there’s parking on State St. and on High St.

  • Reel San Francisco Stories: On-Location Movies and Preservation

    San Francisco | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Through a broad spectrum of film genres, author Christopher Pollock will examine the unexpected role of on-location movies in recording and conserving historic places in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Roxie Theater.
  • Bruce G. Moffat: The Chicago Freight Tunnels

    Chicago | Dates: 02 Sep, 2014

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Doors open at 6 p.m.
    $10 suggested donation at the door.

    NOTE: The location has been changed due to recent flooding of the Charnley-Persky House. This lecture will take place at the Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place.

    Moffat is a transportation enthusiast with many years of service at the Chicago Transit Authority and is the author of several books about Chicago’s transportation, including Forty Feet Below: The Story of Chicago's Freight Tunnels (Interurban Pr, 1982), The Chicago Tunnel Story: Exploring the Railroad “Forty Feet Below” (CERA B-135, 2002), and The “L”: The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 (CERA B-131, 1995). He is co-author, with Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, of Chicago: City on the Move (Cityfiles Press, 2007)

    In his talk, he will discuss the history of the Chicago Freight tunnels, a system he visited several times and a topic he covered for the Network issue of MAS Context.

    2014 Fall Talks

    After the successful Spring Talks series organized by MAS Context earlier this year, we are thrilled to announce our 2014 Fall Talks, a series of four lectures that will take place in Chicago from September to December.

    This second series will discuss the city and its architecture, from physical and economic to cultural and social aspects. Presenters in this series include Bruce G. Moffat, Molly Wright Steenson, Alison Fisher, and David Schalliol. We know you are going to love their work too.

    Before and after the talks, there will be time to socialize and engage with the presenters and audience. We want to make sure each of you have the chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends.

    The Fall Talks will take place at the Charnley-Persky House, the international headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Adler and Sullivan at the time that Frank Lloyd Wright was a draftsman in their office, is internationally recognized as a turning point in modern residential architecture. To learn more about the house and the organization, please visit www.sah.org.

    Fall Talks Calendar:

    Tuesday, September 2
    Bruce G. Moffat
    Author and Chicago transportation expert
    “The Chicago Freight Tunnels”

    Tuesday, October 7 
    Molly Wright Steenson
    Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
    “Architectures of Information”

    Tuesday, November 11 
    Alison Fisher
    Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator Department of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago
    “The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s”

    Tuesday December 2
    David Schalliol
    Sociologist, photographer, and digital media specialist
    “The Area”

    All the talks are open to the public ($10 suggested donation includes lights snacks), but an RSVP is required. Looking forward to seeing you during our Fall Talks!