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  • Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats

    New York | Dates: 24 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014

    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been a great deal of design thinking about how to retrofit affected buildings. Some creative ideas include increasing building volumes to make up for the units lost by placing utility systems on higher floors or implementing innovative landscape design to keep flood waters at bay. Many of these solutions, however, face regulatory barriers and very high price tags – a challenge for New York City’s affordable multifamily housing in the flood zones. 

    The NYU Furman Center, in partnership with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, organized the Retrofit Solutions Workshop in January 2014 to engage the building community in a collaborative conversation about retrofitting affordable housing for future threats. This exhibition showcases the ideas from that charrette and explores the options and impediments that multifamily buildings face as they seek to prepare themselves for long-term climate resilience.

    Curators: The NYU Furman Center
    Design: Remake


    Exhibition Opening

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

  • Display Architecture: Department Stores and Modern Retail

    Dates: 25 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014
    Call for Contributions (Edited Volume)
  • QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

    New York | Dates: 17 Jul – 31 Oct, 2014

    The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realmexhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.

    Congratulations to the winners:
    ENYA Prize: The Queensway Steps
    Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux
    Paris, France

    2nd Prize: Queens Billboard
    Nikolay Martynov 
    Basel, Switzerland

    3rd Prize: Make It! Grow It!
    Song Deng & Rene Biberstein
    Toronto, Canada

    Student Prize: EBB & Flow
    Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo, and Jessica Johnson
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Honorable Mention: Upside Down Bridge
    Hyuntek Yoon
    Queens, New York, USA

    Claire Weisz, FAIA, Co-founding Partner at WXY, part of the QueensWay feasibility study team 
    Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations
    Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, project manager of the Highline project
    Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, MAS, former Chief of Staff to the former Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Ting Chin, Co-founder of Linearscape, winners of the 2012 ENYA prize
    Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
    Frank Lupo, FAIA, Steering Committee Member of Friends of the QueensWay.
    Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land

    QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter  and is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’


    Exhibition Opening
    Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevatinng The Public Realm 
    Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ENYA 2014 Ideas Competition Exhibition Open House 
    Thursday, July 31, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Rockaway!

    New York | Dates: 29 Jun – 01 Sep, 2014

    Featuring solo projects by Patti Smith, Adrián Villar Rojas, and Janet Cardiff as well as an international group show.

    Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014.

    Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival. Hosted by the National Park Service (NPS), which owns and manages Fort Tilden, Rockaway! showcases the natural and historical beauty of Fort Tilden, in which RAA has had a public gallery for the past 19 years.

    Rockaway! was conceived by MoMA PS1’s Director, Klaus Biesenbach, in close collaboration with Patti Smith. There will be an additional group show in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial.

    History of the Collaboration

    MoMA PS1’s collaboration with RAA and the New York City Department of Parks &
    Recreation (DPR) began with the VW Dome 2, a temporary cultural and community
    center the museum constructed on Beach 95th Street in Rockaway Beach following the rescue and volunteer efforts the museum organized in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Operated through June 30, 2013, the VW Dome 2 was made possible by a long-term partnership with Volkswagen of America.

    Given its work on the VW Dome 2, MoMA PS1 was in a unique position to facilitate a coordinated effort between the newly established JBRPC, a public-private partnership with NPS and DPR dedicated to improving the 10,000 acres of public parkland throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula, and local artists and community groups in the Rockaways. Rockaway! is an encouraging example of the many collaborations that have developed through the challenging process of rebuilding the Rockaways.

    The Exhibition

    The acclaimed international artist, writer, and musician Patti Smith—a Rockaway resident—conceived a large-scale installation, photography exhibition, and site-specific outdoor installation (The Resilience of the Dreamer) specially for Rockaway! Having witnessed personal belongings of Rockaway residents being destroyed and washed away during Sandy, Smith will install a gilded four-post bed with pure white linens in a long-abandoned building that lacks windows and parts of its roof. The bed will wear down physically, yet remain in place, a symbol of courage and resilience.

    In the RAA galleries, an exhibition of photographs taken by Smith over the last several years focuses on objects that were dear to their owners: Robert Mapplethorpe’s slippers, Robert Graves's hat, Virginia Woolf’s bed, Frida Kahlo’s corset, and William Burroughs's bandana, among others. The adjoining gallery is dedicated to Walt Whitman and includes books of his poetry that visitors are invited to read. Smith has also placed five granite stones engraved with verses from Whitman’s poetry along the trails of Fort Tilden to mark the far ends of this scenic urban park on the ocean.

    In addition, the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas will present a selection of small sculptures made from unfired clay and straw, inspired by the nests of the tiny Argentinian birds known as horneros. Installed in several locations throughout Fort Tilden, these nests invite local birds to inhabit them, offering a temporary home in this beautiful and fragile environment. These nests—a number of which can be found along the impressive hills and former batteries—also highlight the military history of Fort Tilden, which was built to provide protection against a potential enemy invasion from the ocean.

    Thanks to a loan from The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Tilden’s military chapel—which was damaged by Sandy and is now being restored—will showcase one of the highlights from the MoMA collection: The Forty Piece Motet by Janet Cardiff, a spatialized adaptation of a sacred 16th-century motet created by recording each member of a choir individually and giving each voice its own speaker.

    The final component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood. Artists include:  Nanu Al-Hamad, Uri Aran, Davide Balula, Neil Beloufa, Anna Betbeze, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Lizzi Bourgatsos, Olaf Breuning, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, James Clar, Shezad Dawood, Rodney Dickson, Thomas Dozol, Zachary Drucker, Olafur Eliasson, James Ferraro, Fred Fleisher, Ryan Foerster, Shingo Francis, Daniel Gordon, Hugh Hayden, Rachel Harrison, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Camille Henrot, Jonathan Horowitz, Donna Huanca, Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Gavin Kenyon, Caitlin Keogh, Andrei Koschmieder, Ajay Kurian, Sadie Laska, Margaret Lee, Dominik Lejman, Jason Losh, Isabelle Lumpkin, Nancy Lupo, Marcos Lutyens, Gloria Maximo, Ryan McNamara, John Miller, Tracey Moffatt, Marlie Mul, Georgie Nettell, Adrienne Pao, Elizabeth Peyton, Adam Putman, Ugo Rondinone, Aura Rosenberg, Tom Sachs, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Michael Stipe, Keith Tallet and Sally Lundberg, Stewart Uoo, Allyson Vierira, Patrick Walsh, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris, Saya Woolfalk, and Amy Yao


    Exhibits at Fort Tilden are open to the public free of charge on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon–6:00 p.m. The Surf Club exhibit is also open to the public free of charge Monday–Friday, noon–midnight; Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–midnight. The Forty Piece Motet by Janet Cardiff will be open through August 17 only.




    Fort Tilden (169 State Road) is accessible by the Q22 and Q35 buses, the A train/shuttle to 116th St. and weekend ferry service on the American Princess. Parking is available at adjacent Riis Park. The Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th Street) is on the A train/shuttle to Beach 90th Street; bus service includes the Q22 and Q52. Parking is limited to on-street.

  • CONF: Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses Wallace Collection (London, Sept. 12-13, 2014)

    London | Dates: 24 Jun – 31 Aug, 2014

    CONF: Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses Wallace Collection, London, September 12 - 13, 2014 Registration deadline: Aug 31, 2014

    The relationship between museums and domestic spaces is a long and complex one. Museums were born in the houses of collectors, while the reconstruction of the house or domestic room - of 'home', effectively - continues to be an influential if controversial model for museum display. On the other hand, museums have at times invested heavily in the idea of their spaces as public, scientific and definitively non-domestic. The line between house and museum is therefore also one between public and private, scientific and domestic; and house-museums/museum-houses have acted both to confirm, to alter, and to undermine this line completely.

    The 2014 MGHG conference seeks to understand the historical development of this relationship by investigating the ways in which museums have acted as houses, and houses have acted as museums. It will also explore the ways in which house-museums and museum-houses have been positioned in boundary zones of space and time, and what effect they have had on those boundaries. The programme can be viewed and tickets can be purchased online here:



    Friday 12 September

    10.00 - 10.30 Registration and refreshments

    10.30 - 10.45 Introduction

    10.45 - 12.15 Panel 1: The early modern legacy (Chair Stephanie Bowry)

    Theda Jurjens, 'Artists’ houses: spaces of knowledge, artistic production and social reputation'

    Cristiano Guarneri (IUAV University, Venice), 'A private display for a public space: The Statuario Pubblico (1587-96) – a Venetian approach to the display of ancient sculpture'

    Thomas Schauerte (City of Nuremberg Art Collections), 'From memorial to

    museum: the Dürer house in Nuremberg'

    12.15 - 12.30 Curator's introduction to the Great Gallery rehang (in lecture theatre)

    12.30 - 13.15 Private view of Great Gallery

    13.15 - 14.30 Lunch (not provided)

    14.30 - 16.00  Panel 2: Architecture and museums/houses (Chair Sarah


    Jeremy Aynsley (University of Brighton), 'Curating Bauhaus houses, 1923-2019'

    Maria D’Annibale Williams (Ohio University), 'Museum space in Fascist Verona and the display of social identity: a case study'

    Jane Whittaker (Bowes Museum), 'Mrs Bowes’s mansion and galleries at Barnard Castle, Durham'

    16.00 - 16.30  Tea/coffee

    16.30 - 17.30 Round table: curating houses as museums (Chair Mark


    Abraham Thomas, Nicholas Tromans, Giles Waterfield

    17.30 - 19.00 Wine reception

    Saturday 13 September

    10.00 - 10.30 Tea/coffee

    10.30 - 11.30 Keynote lecture (Chair Kate Hill)

    Helen Rees Leahy, 'The pleasures and paradoxes of house museums'

    11.30 - 13.00 Panel 3: Concepts and approaches (Chair Elena Greer)

    Sophie Forgan (Captain Cook Memorial Museum), 'Interpretation and anthropological approaches to the historic house museum'

    Lydia Brandt (University of South Carolina), 'George Washington’s Mount

    Vernon: America’s First House (museum)'

    Helen Williams (Northumbria University), 'The literary house museum: an eighteenth-century invention?'

    13.00 - 14.15 Lunch (not provided) (13.45-14.15, MGHG AGM)

    14.15 - 15.45 Panel 4: Modern spaces, art and houses/museums (Chair Barbara Lasic)

    Flaminia Gennari Santori (Syracuse University Florence), 'Tropical baroque – Vizcaya: a Venetian-inspired house museum in Miami, FL'

    Angela Bartholomew (VU University Amsterdam), 'Chambres d’amis and the mediation of site (1986)'

    Louise Shannon (V&A), 'Creating "Tomorrow": Norman Swann moves into the V&A'

    15.45 - 16.15 Tea/coffee

    16.15 - 17.45 Panel 5: Science at home and on display (Chair Ilja


    Elisabeth Hoffman (University of Kassel), 'Art and science: the interior of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s home as a museological and epistemological concept'

    Helen McCormack (Glasgow School of Art), 'The anatomist at home: the Great Windmill Street Anatomy School and Museum'

    Caroline Morris (University of the West of England), '"…Fit like a snail to its shell"'

    17.45 Conference ends

    Note: all conference sessions except the Great Gallery view take place in the lecture theatre. Tea and coffee are provided in the Meeting Room. Wine reception takes place in the Café. Lunch is not provided, but there are many places for lunch very close to the Wallace Collection.

    The Wallace collection opens at 10.00 so please do not arrive earlier.

  • Fellowship: Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Application 2015-2017

    Dates: 24 Jun – 10 Jul, 2014
    Deadline: July 10, 2014

    The highly competitive Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship develops the next generation of leaders in community- based design. Rose Fellows take part in a unique three-year experience offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. As integral members of their host organizations’ staff, fellows gain practical experience in site acquisition, site planning, architectural design, developing financial pro-formas, applying for financing and obtaining public approvals. Fellows also typically help their hosts improve standards and practices for design excellence, sustainability and community engagement. Rose Fellows also gain a national support system of colleagues who share their passion for public interest architecture and community development.

    Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. EST, July 10, 2014. Finalists will be invited to interview in October 2014, for positions beginning January 2015.

  • Historic Multi-Family Housing of NW Portland

    Portland | Dates: 03 Jul, 2014

    Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful mansions, when in fact, it has a surprising history as a "rental" district. The Couch family built some of the earliest upscale rental units. In the 1920s, Elmer Feig became well known for his Northwest Portland apartment designs, and a housing crunch during World War II led to the conversion of many classic homes into multi-family units. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this fascinating aspect of one of Portland’s most endearing neighborhoods.
  • Terra Cotta Downtown

    Portland | Dates: 29 Jun, 2014

    Downtown Portland’s collection of terra cotta clad buildings is one of the finest in the nation, exemplifying the popularity of this building material during the early decades of the 20th century. The concentration of these buildings, designed by the likes of architect A.E. Doyle, also shows us how, by 1910, the city’s central business district had moved west of 4th Avenue.
  • “Total Reset” Exhibition

    New York | Dates: 25 Jun – 10 Aug, 2014


    Fellows Will Develop Four Innovative Research and Design Proposals for Public and Affordable Housing in New York

    Program Developed in Response to Mayor de Blasio’s “Total Reset” for Housing
    Press preview: Wednesday, June 25, 5 p.m. (RSVP to press@nolongerempty.org)
    Opening reception: Wednesday, June 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Exhibition dates:  June 26 to August 10, 2014
    Exhibition hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
    Location:  The Sugar Hill Project, 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

    We are pleased to announce the inaugural Institute for Public Architecture Fellows. In residence this summer in Harlem as part of No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” exhibition program, the Fellows will develop four innovative research and design proposals for public and affordable housing in New York. The residency, exhibition, and public programs continue the IPA “Total Reset” series on housing.

    Inaugural IPA Fellows are Kaja Kühl, in association with Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Preservation and Planning’s 5 Borough Studio; Nadine Maleh; Quilian Riano; and the team of Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich.  For more information, please visit http://www.the-ipa.org.


    Mayor de Blasio has declared a “total reset” for public housing in New York. At the same time, the decline of affordable housing options has become New Yorkers’ greatest concern.

    In the spring, the IPA launched the “Total Reset” series with a Roundtable exploring ambitious, achievable ideas for public and affordable housing in New York. This summer, IPA Fellows respond to the roundtable discussion with housing proposals that connect design, policy, and community engagement. Follow their progress through our public events and online updates, announced via Facebook and Twitter.

    The residency and installation are located in Broadway Housing Communities’ new affordable housing development in Sugar Hill, designed by architect David Adjaye. Fellows were nominated by top New York architects and housing experts and selected by a jury of Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Karen Kubey, Susanne Schindler, and Juliette Spertus.


    Exhibition Opening
    Wednesday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.
    No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” opens, including the IPA “Total Reset” residency and installation.

    “Total Reset” Public Workshops
    Thursday July 10, 5-8 p.m. (new date)
    Wednesday July 23, 5-8 p.m.
    “Total Reset” features public workshops with Sugar Hill community members, housing experts, and designers. At each workshop, Institute for Public Architecture Fellows will present their work-in-progress and IPA executive director Karen Kubey will moderate a discussion.

    “Total Reset” Open Studio Reception
    Wednesday August 6, 6-8 p.m.
    Meet the Institute for Public Architecture Fellows and explore their work.

    All events at The Sugar Hill Project, 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Events are free and open to the public. RSVP to info@the-ipa.org.

  • CFP: 9th Savannah Symposium: The Architecture of Trade (Savannah, Feb. 5-7, 2015)

    Savannah | Dates: 23 Jun – 31 Aug, 2014

    The SCAD School of Building Arts architectural history department invites submissions for the 9th Savannah Symposium.

    The biennial Savannah Symposium series brings together scholars and professionals from a diverse range of fields to address an architectural or urban topic that is relevant to Savannah and to other parts of the world, as well as to other periods in history. The goal is to offer speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact with others who share an interest in the topic at hand, but who may be from a different discipline or field. 

    This year, the Savannah Symposium investigates the Architecture of Trade and features keynote presentations from Nasser Rabbat, Ph.D, director of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Michael Hudson, Ph.D., president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends and professor of economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

    View the call for papers.

    About the Savannah Symposium

    Begun in 1999, the past eight symposia in the series have attracted 350 speakers from 28 countries across six continents. Previous symposia have addressed themes of the city square, architectural authenticity, commemoration, regionalism, building in the public realm, world heritage and national registers, spirituality, and modernity across time and space.

    Two prior symposia resulted in the following publications:

    • David Gobel and Daves Rossell, eds. “Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory.” University of Virginia Press, 2013.
    • Thomas Gensheimer and Celeste Guichard, eds. “World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective.” Transaction Publishers, 2014.

    View details about past symposia.

  • The Berlin Prize: Call for Applications 2015/2016

    Berlin | Dates: 23 Jun – 29 Sep, 2014
    The American Academy in Berlin is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline is September 29, 2014, at 6pm CET (12 noon EST). Click here to apply online.
    Click here to download instructions explaining the online application.
    Click here to download the paper application, should you prefer to apply by mail. 
    Composers and visual artists, please note: the selection processes for the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition and the Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize in the Visual Arts are based on nomination rather than application. A small number of invited candidates will be considered by two independent international juries.
  • Preservation of Prehistoric Mounds in Missouri

    St. Louis | Dates: 05 Aug, 2014
    Chris Koenig, Veterans Curation Program of St. Louis, discusses how to identify and help protect prehistoric mounds in Missouri.

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 at 7:00 pm
  • Archigram’s Los Angeles: A Sentimentality for the Future

    Chicago | Dates: 21 Jul, 2014
    Archigram’s Los Angeles: A Sentimentality for the Future
    JUL 21, 2014, 6PM

    Please RSVP

    The images of Los Angeles by Britain’s Archigram group are a little perplexing. Are they depicting the Los Angeles of the 1960s, or a projected Los Angeles? Los Angeles was the new locus of the urban imaginary in the vanguard circuits of 1960s London. Archigram’s projections of a future Los Angeles were, perhaps, nostalgic for California’s recent past, and really served vanguard London’s larger fantasy of spontaneous, populist, self-organized urbanism.

    Simon Sadler is Professor of Architectural and Urban History at the University of California, Davis. His publications include Archigram: Architecture without Architecture (MIT Press, 2005); Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism (Architectural Press, 2000, co-editor, Jonathan Hughes); and The Situationist City (MIT Press, 1998). He currently coordinates the California section of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Archipedia project.

  • 2014 AIA Iowa Convention

    Des Moines | Dates: 25 – 26 Sep, 2014
    The AIA Iowa Convention is the place to be to show off your latest and greatest products and services to architects and those related to the profession from around the state. There are over 140 booths to choose from in a variety of locations.

    This event attracts more than 1,000 attendees in the industry to Des Moines for a two day conference including 24 professional development workshops 5 outstanding keynote speakers and over 140 exhibitors.
  • Form Follows Faith: The Influence of Belief on the Architecture and Crafts of American Communal Societies

    Amana | Dates: 09 – 11 Oct, 2014

    The 2014 Conference of the Communal Studies Association will be held at Amana, Iowa, site of the Amana Society, one of the longest lived and successful American communal societies. In 2014 the Community of True Inspiration, now known as the Amana Church Society, will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its founding in Himbach, Germany, November 16, 1714.

    The conference theme is Form Follows Faith: The Influence of Belief on the Architecture and Crafts of American Communal Societies. Conference papers that explore the ways in which religious and social beliefs informed the distinctive community and social organization, architecture, crafts and other products of communal societies are encouraged. Belief can be interpreted as religious or social beliefs and ideals.

    The Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.

  • 2014 Preserving the Historic Road Conference

    Savannah | Dates: 26 – 28 Sep, 2014
    Savannah, Georgia, "The Hostess City of the South," provides a beautiful backdrop to our next conference, Savannah 26 – 28, 2014. Upon founding Savannah in 1733 General James Oglethorpe organized the now famous squares as military parade grounds among the residences, businesses and churches of the capital city of the 13th Colony. Beyond Savannah, American Indian roads transformed into colonial trade routes, such as the King’s Road, and were later used during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. These same roads evolved into the highways of the modern era, providing the lifeline between growing industries and the bustling Port of Savannah. These same roads further enticed travelers to southern vacationlands via the Dixie Highway and the Atlantic Coastal Highway (US 17). So journey on down with your fellow road enthusiasts and enjoy some fine southern hospitality! 

    The 2014 Preserving the Historic Road Conference, partnered with the National Scenic Byways Foundation, will provide a diverse and comprehensive conference program, which will include enlightening educational sessions, and informative mobile workshops to unique sites (featuring some great shrimp, grits and barbeque). The combination of these events will let you experience southern road culture, history and local issues that tie in to the national, and global, perspective of historic road identification and protection. 

    We hope this year’s conference transports you through history through the stories that roads create, whether they surround city squares or traverse as national highways. Historic roads are connections through time and place. We thank you for traveling to Savannah to participate in lively discussions, share your insights and experiences. Our goal is to ensure you have a memorable experience, filled with southern hospitality. Take home new ideas and strategies to help in your continuing efforts to tell your stories and preserve historic roads in your states and communities. 

    Don’t miss Preserving the Historic Road 2014!

  • 2014 Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference

    Council Bluffs | Dates: 24 – 26 Sep, 2014
    The 2014 League Annual Conference & Exhibit, September 24-26 in Council Bluffs, includes a wide variety of workshops that promise quality training and education for all attendees. After joining the Wednesday afternoon workshops and visiting the exhibit hall that evening, attendees will have numerous learning opportunities the next two days.

    The Thursday slate includes four sessions that each feature several great workshops. The two morning sessions (9-10 a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m.) has workshops on topics such as economic development, improving water quality, nuisance abatement, sustainability and wellness programs.
    Following lunch, there are two more sessions (2:15-3:15 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.) that offer workshops on a variety of topics, including online city services, financial oversight, open meetings and open records, and public involvement in city projects.

    Wrapping up on Friday morning (8-9 a.m.), another strong menu of topics will be offered, including insurance best practices, the challenges of growth with aging infrastructure and service sharing.
    With so many different educational offerings some attendees could feel overwhelmed. One tip is to plan ahead by reviewing the full conference schedule. Also, cities sending multiple attendees can cover more ground by joining different workshops.
  • Preserve Iowa Summit

    Cedar Rapids | Dates: 21 – 23 Aug, 2014

    The Preserve Iowa Summit is the only statewide annual event for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation and historic commercial district revitalization in Iowa!

    Network with people who recognize the importance of downtown revitalization and historic preservation at a pre-summit gathering, then learn how historic preservation can give you the tools to discover, retain, and enhance your community’s sense of place with general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, tour options and additional networking opportunities that will be held throughout the day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    To learn more about the Summit or to print out the agenda prior to registering online on this site, please visitiowaeconomicdevelopment.com/preserveiowa.

  • “Speculative Practice and Education” Lecture

    Boston | Dates: 23 Jun, 2014

    Wentworth architecture students have organized a talk centered on the topic of "Speculative Practice and Education" to take place Monday, June 23. Blount Auditorium will host the event at 5:00 p.m.

    Francesco Stumpo, ’14, Lauren Andrus, ’16, and Anthony Polidoro, ’15, had the chance to co-op in Berlin and Barcelona this past spring semester, and were encouraged to talk about their experiences and what they learned while abroad.

    The lecture will open up with a brief video introduction to the emerging concept of speculative practice. The students talk about speculation in architecture, departing from the principle that it can be defined as "the deliberate formulation of new ideas based on existing knowledge and intelligent projection.”  

    The talk will conclude with a presentation covering work done by students and professionals within the field of speculative practice. The lecture is expected to be 30 minutes, with time for questions and discussions about the themes presented to follow.

    More information about the event can be found here.

  • Continuing Education Panel: Terra Cotta New York

    New York | Dates: 24 Jun, 2014

    Architectural terra cotta is one of the most prevalent ornamental features in urban environments, and New York City is filled with remarkable examples. The skyline here is rich in terra cotta figures and intricate decorative  detail. This program will present a thorough consideration of varied aspects of this material.

    Topics to be covered will include an in-depth discussion of the use of terra cotta in historic and modern buildings; the manufacturing of terra cotta for restoration and for new construction and case studies of the restoration and maintenance of these historic buildings. The program will feature four speakers, each an expert in this field.

    Speakers are:
    Susan Tunick- President, Friends of Terra Cotta and author of Terra-Cotta Skyline.

    John Krouse- President, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
    Dan Allen- Principal, CTA Architects
    Harry Kendall- Principal, BKSK Architects

    Tuesday June 24, 2014
    8:30 am-Check in
    9:00- 1:00-Program
    at the
    Neighborhood Preservation Center
    232 East 11 Street
    New York, NY 10003
    Friends of HDC-$100  
    Includes continental breakfast

    3.5 AIA Approved LU/HSW Credits/ 3.5 NY State Licensing Credits

    For more information or to RSVP please contact Brigid Harmon at 212-614-9107 or bharmon@hdc.org.