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  • 2014 AIA Multicultural Summit: The Many Voices of Architecture

    New Orleans | Dates: 12 – 13 Sep, 2014

    Join us in New Orleans for two days of panel discussions, round tables, and networking. We'll explore a diverse range of philosophies and perspectives, and discuss the latest issues facing the profession, all in a welcoming space.

    Theme: The Many Voices of Architecture

    Mission Statement: To promote a cultural change within the profession and its leadership through the celebration of successful architects from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

    Summit Goals: Our goals for the summit include:

      • Strengthened communication and interaction between professional practitioners and educators

      • Increased global knowledge in the architecture and design and construction community

      • An enthusiasm for social equity and inclusion within the architecture profession

      • Strengthened cross-cultural understanding and leadership in diversity education and practice

  • Conference on the Preservation and Stewardship of Historic Places

    Yellowstone National Park | Dates: 30 Sep – 03 Oct, 2014

    Immerse yourself in the rustic architecture of Yellowstone National Park while learning from seasoned professionals how to apply preservation treatments, protect, and preserve rustic-style historic structures.

    Besides wildlife and geysers, Yellowstone is also home to hundreds of examples of beautiful rustic architecture. Many of these buildings are as loved by park visitors as the incredible natural features. But Yellowstone is also a place where the natural elements are harsh and extreme, the purposing of these facilities is often substantially different from the original intents, and the human activity within the buildings can be incredibly high. This is why the world’s first national park is a perfect place for a conference like this!

    This conference is for those historic and rustic architecture practitioners who are looking to build new skills and network with professionals and craftspeople in the field. The conference will provide opportunities to learn and exchange ideas through hands-on experiences, classroom presentations and facilitated dialog.

  • We Are City [SUMMIT] 2014

    Indianapolis | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 21 2014, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

    “We Are City SUMMIT,” presented by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., will resurface for its third iteration on August 21 with an eclectic mix of national and local speakers who work and play in the trenches and front lines of urban development, civic involvement and artistic engagement. Through observation, exploration and interaction, the half-day conference will challenge local “city builders” to think innovatively and act boldly about the future of their city.

    “This is the most diverse collection of speakers we’ve hosted for SUMMIT, not just in terms of gender, race or locale, but also in profession,” said We Are City Co-Founder John Beeler. “By combining and juxtaposing different points of view and disciplines, our hope is to inspire bold, innovate thinking and amplify city improvement conversations within the Indianapolis metro area.”

    The latest We Are City IMPORT, which invites thinkers and creators of all sorts to Indianapolis and introduces them to the city via short-term residencies, will culminate at the SUMMIT. Matthew Skjonsberg, a PhD researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne, is the next IMPORT resident and will speak at the SUMMIT. Individuals with an interest in creative city-building are encouraged to register now for the SUMMIT. 

    Local presenters include Sara Green (The Art Assignment, Indianapolis, Ind.) and Phyllis Boyd (Green 3, Indianapolis, Ind.). Visiting speakers include Matthew Skjonsberg (Laboratory of Urbanism, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland), Nettrice Gaskins (Georgia Tech’s Digital Media Program, Atlanta, Ga.), Claudia Folska (Denver Regional Transit District, Denver, Colo.), Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.), Jace Clayton and Rocio Rodriquez Salceda (Artists, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ryan Gravel(Perkins+Will, Beltline, Atlanta, Ga.).

    CLICK HERE to register.  

    For more information about the SUMMIT and a complete schedule of events, visit www.WeAreCity.us.


    About We Are City - 
    We Are City is a joint effort founded by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University and The Kinetic Project. The mission of We Are City is to inspire heightened conversation about city-building in Indianapolis, and to celebrate people and projects that exemplify smart, unique, and bold city-building. In addition to the SUMMIT, We Are City produces the BRIEFING, a bi-weekly email digest that highlights city-building news, and has created a residency program called IMPORT to introduce thinkers and creators to Indianapolis.

  • Lunch and Learn - Fire Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

    San Diego | Dates: 22 Jul, 2014

    1 CE/LU
    Lunch provided

    Free for AIA. $15 for non-members.

    Fire Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

    This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood technical characteristics and building code related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code.

    Speaker:
    Mr. Richard W. Geary is the president of Richard W. Geary & Associates, Inc. and represents Hoover Treated Wood Products as a marketing consultant. He has over 45 years of experience in the forest products and softwood lumber industry.

    He is a current member of the International Code Council and the Los Angeles Basin, Orange Empire and San Diego Area Chapters of ICC.

    July 22 @ 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm

  • Architecture & Design Day Trip: Tijuana, MX

    Tijuana | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    Join AIA San Diego, the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana and Tijuana Architects Association for an exciting and informative day-trip exploring the sophisticated, compelling places and spaces of Tijuana illuminating Mexico’s continuing transition to a vibrant and successful economy and culture.

    Participants will visit the AIA San Diego 2013 Design Award winning Tijuana Autism Clinic as well as the city’s impressive Art Center, Children’s Museum, Musical Arts Center and Culinary School.

    The tour will begin Saturday morning, July 12 at 9:00 am, just over the Mexican side of the San Ysidro border-crossing and conclude at about 5:00 pm the same day.

    Throughout the program, the group will be accompanied by a representative of the Tijuana Architects Association & the AIA San Diego as well as a qualified English/Spanish speaking interpreter/guide. The journey will be coordinated with local officials to ensure smooth and secure operation.

    Participants must have a valid U.S. or other passport (exceeding 6 months from expiration at the time of re-entry to the U.S.) and are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to enter Mexico as tourists/visitors and to return to the United States.

    Cost: $50

  • AIA|LA Exhibition Opening Reception: The Best Laid Plans

    Los Angeles | Dates: 15 Jul, 2014
    AIA|LA Exhibition Opening Reception: The Best Laid Plans

    When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Where: AIA|LA Offices, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031
    Hours: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    In the exhibit, The Best Laid Plans, Linda Hart reimagines several architectural plans from a selection covering a time period of over 2,000 years. The white, blind embossed prints represent the more distant past—works dating from the 2nd to the 18th centuries. The full color Giclée prints reflect the more recent past and are abstract versions of 20th century plans.

    About the artist:
    Linda Hart holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from UCLA with a particular focus on various forms of architectural representation. She has taught at SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design and UCLA. Courses include The Cinematic City and Competitions classes that focus on drawings as the primary method for transmitting ideas.
  • Midtown Manhattan: Modernism Evolving - Crosstown Section: 53rd St. East to West

    New York | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

    When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 12

    Where: Offsite Committee Events   

    AIANY Tours

    View a variety of classic Modern, late Modern and Postmodern designs by SOM, Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pederson Fox and others. Highlights include Lever House, the Seagram Building, Citicorp Center, the CBS Building, and the Museum of Modern Art’s multi-building complex. Smaller gems like the former American Folk Art Museum, the Austrian Cultural Institute and Paley Park are also included.

    Meet at the northeast corner of Third Avenue & 52nd St. (in front of 875 Third Ave.)

    Price:
    $20 AIA member
    $30 non-member

    Click here to Register

    TOUR IS LIMITED TO 15 (Waiting List available)

    Organized by: the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

    AIANY, and The AIANY’s Architectural Tour Committee, and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

    This program is related to the exhibition Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, on view from June 12 through September 6, 2014. 

  • Platform: Maya Lin

    Water Mill | Dates: 04 Jul – 13 Oct, 2014

    How humans experience and impact the landscape is of primary concern to Maya Lin, one of the foremost artists of our time whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Using technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Lin takes macro and micro views of the Earth—via sonar resonance scans, and aerial and satellite mapping devices—and translates that information into expressive sculptures, drawings, and sited installations.

    This summer at the Parrish, Platform: Maya Lin will feature Lin’s Pin River – Sandy, a massive geographical installation depicting the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain, composed of thousands of straight pins, installed on the east wall of the Norman and Liliane Peck/Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Gallery. Three new recycled silver works, Accabonac Harbor, Georgica Pond and Mecox Bay, related to the location of the Museum on Long Island’s East End will be installed on the wall opposite Pin River – Sandy. Lin’s three marble sculptures,Arctic Circle, Latitude New York City, and Equator, representing the typographies at each of these positions on the globe, will be installed in concentric rings in the center of the Wassong Family Gallery at the entrance to the Museum. Through works of extraordinary beauty, Maya Lin reveals aspects of the natural world that are normally invisible to us and emphasizes the interconnectedness of all regions of the planet.

    Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of our time. Her acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. Through sculpture and drawing, Lin merges rational order with notions of beauty. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums worldwide, and has also created permanent outdoor installations for public and private collections from New York to New Zealand. Lin is currently at work on her final memorial, What is Missing?, a project that raises awareness about the crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Born in 1959 in Athens, Ohio, Lin graduated from Yale University and the Yale School of Architecture.

    Platform: Maya Lin is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Pace Gallery, New York, Linda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, Debra and Leon Black, and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation.

    Platform is the Museum’s ongoing series of artist-driven projects that embrace experimentation and unconventional approaches to exhibition and programming, exploring art making as a way of understanding the world and creating new information about how we live in it.

  • Treasure Houses in England's Norfolk

    Norfolk | Dates: 13 – 17 Oct, 2014
    The Georgian Group has planned a tour of certain private homes and collections in Norfolk, England, from October 13 through 17. Among the houses on the itinerary are Sandringham Hall as well as Holkham Hall (where our tour will be guided by Viscountess Coke).

    The cost of the tour is $3925 per person in a double room (there is a $380 single room supplement), and includes all entrance fees and meals. Below is a link to the American Friends of the Georgian Group website, where the brochure for the trip appears in the calendar tab. I’ve also copied the brochure. 

    I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the trip. In addition, the trip coordinator in London is available to discuss details. Feel free to call me at 201-725-5364. 

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kindest regards,

    Beverly Bell
    Membership Chairman
    The American Friends of the Georgian Group 

    link to brochure (the third item in the calendar):
    http://www.americangeorgians.org/calendar.htm

  • Bike Parking in San Francisco: Policy, Design, and Best Practices

    San Francisco | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    The ultimate goal of this hour-long course is to acquaint architects and designers with best practices for designing indoor and outdoor bike parking. The course addresses a variety of solutions to the common challenges of creating functional and efficient bike parking, while offering a fluency in bike parking products, an understanding of cyclists’ needs, instruction on utilizing bike parking to optimize LEED points, and suggestions for integrating sound bike parking into overall building design.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify different types of bicycle parking, including both short- and long-term, and be able to select the appropriate solution for different building markets.
    2. Understand the needs of cyclists in order to design bicycle parking that will satisfy their requirements.
    3. Maximize the number of LEED points on a building project through bicycle parking design.
    4. Integrate sound bicycle parking into overall building design.

    Speaker Bios:

    • Sarah Reiter is the category manager for commercial bike parking with Saris Cycling Group. In this role, Sarah directs product development, marketing, and strategic planning. She works closely with bike/ped coordinators and city officials from across the U.S. to determine best practices and market needs for bicycle infrastructure, parking, and storage solutions.

    • Andrew Dutton is a sales representative in the commercial bike parking department at Saris Cycling Group. He manages sales within design and government channels and works closely with architects, landscape architects, building contractors, property owners, urban designers and city planners throughout North America to promote and develop best bicycle parking solutions.

    This event is co-sponsored by The San Francisco Bike Coalition, Saris Cycling Group, and AIA San Francisco. Refreshments provided by Saris Cycling Group.

    July 17, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    AIA or SF Bike Coalition Member - $10 
    General Admission - $15

  • Landscape on the Front Lines: Resiliency Begins on Site

    New York | Dates: 29 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JULY 29

    Where: At The Center   

    Risks, natural or man-made, most often have a cause and effect that transcends any individual building and impacts wide areas. The structure of the landscape, especially at natural edges like the ocean’s shore or fault zones, is always changing and adapting the land to new conditions. This can take place suddenly or in geologic time. How do landscape architects accommodate these processes in designing places that can reduce risk, adapt to climate change, and function as great public open space that is ecologically and esthetically rich? Case studies will demonstrate exceptional resilient design for three parks, two campuses—one institutional and one governmental—and a surprising golf course atop a water filtration plant.

    Speakers:
    Welcome: 
    Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA
    , 2014 AIANY Chapter President, Founding Co-chair Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
    Nette Compton, ASLA, Trust for Public Land, 2014 ASLA NY Chapter President (invited)
    Moderator:
    Donna Walcavage, FASLA
    , Stantec

    Taewook Cha, ASLA, Supermass Studio: The Water Institute Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA 
    Marcha Johnson, PhD, ASLA, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation: Park on Randall’s Island that measures Sea Level Rise
    Olin Partnership American Embassy, London (invited)
    Ken Smith, FASLA, Workshop Ken Smith Landscape Architecture: Crotona Water Filtration Plant (invited)
    Jackson Wandres, ASLA, The RBA Group: Restoration of Rockaway Boardwalk,
    Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture: St Patricks Island, Calgary, AB

    Organized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee & ASLA NY

    Price: Free for Students, AIA and ASLA members; $10 for non-members

    Register Here

    This program embraces the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 presidential them of “Civic Space: Civic Spirit” and aligns with the summer exhibition, “Open to the Public: Civic Space Now.

  • NTX Sustainable Showcase 2014

    Dallas | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE), USGBC North Texas, and the CSI Dallas Chapter will host a showcase of the latest green building products and technologies for commercial and residential use. The 7th Annual NTX Sustainable Showcase will be held on Thursday, July 17 at the Dallas Arboretum and will focus on the health and environmental IMPACT of buildings and materials. Showcase is for architects, engineers, interior designers, developers, contractors, owners, facilities managers and others interested in the sustainable building industry. The event will be followed by a private social hour and garden tour.

    Overview:

    This year’s showcase will feature as keynote speaker David Riz, AIA, LEED AP of KieranTimberlake. As principal of the firm, he has led projects that employ experimental construction methodologies with radically altered supply chains and lofty sustainable goals. David has been responsible for numerous award-winning projects that have been featured in Architect, Architectural Record, Metropolis, TIME, The New York Times, and Wired.

    Panelists include Bill Walsh, Healthy Building Network; Keith Lindemuler, Nucor; Gary Christensen, Christensen Corporation; Roderick Bates, Kieran Timberlake; Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle, Tom Lent, Healthy Building Network, and more. Click here for a full schedule of events, and here for a full list of speakers.

    For more information, visit the NTX Sustainable Showcase website. Find us on Facebook and Twitter

  • FitNation: Active Design in Dallas

    Dallas | Dates: 15 Jul, 2014

    The FitNation exhibition currently on display at the Dallas Center for Architecture highlights strategies that make the built environment more conducive to healthier lifestyles. Through active design, practical changes to our cities, towns and neighborhoods can encourage physical activity as a part of everyday life, establish healthier routines, and promote exemplary design.

    Dallas-area projects in the show include: the Churchill Recreation Center (DSGN Associates), the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Park Pavilion program (including Elliott and Associates Architects and Snohetta), the Diabetes Health and Wellness Center at Juanita L. Craft Recreation Center (Perkins + Will),  La Bajada Urban Youth Farm (UTA School of Architecture), the “Parklet” (bcWorkshop and Downtown Dallas, Inc.), Texas Horse Park’s River Ranch Activity Center and Administration Building (BRW Architects Inc.),  and UTD’s Center for BrainHealth (HKS, Inc.)

    On Tuesday, July 15, several of the architects represented in the show will provide a more in-depth look at their featured projects and talk more about how active design is transforming their work.

    The 6:30 p.m. presentation will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested at the door. RSVP to info@DallasCFA.com. 

    Parking at DCFA:
    We are located between Harwood and St. Paul on the Woodall Rodgers westbound service road.  There is limited parking available in front of the building.  Parking is also available in the garage after 5:30 p.m. and the lot behind the Dallas Credit Union building, accessible from Harwood Street.  Paid parking garages are within walking distance at the Advancial Building (1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway) and the Crescent Court (Pearl and McKinney).

    Dart Train: A short walk from Victory Station and St. Paul Station. Visit www.dart.org for more information.

    MAC Trolley: Take M-Line Trolley. Visit www.mata.org for more information.

  • Firmily Feud: An Architectural Game Show

    Dallas | Dates: 21 Jul, 2014

    Name DFW's newest architectural game show sensation? Survey says…Firmily Feud! On the heels of a wildly entertaining, highly publicized edition of Firmily Feud at Main Street Garden and just in time for summer, this edition of Firmily Feud takes the game back to its origins at The Foundry. Once again, we have polled hundreds of every-day Dallas citizens on questions related to the field of architecture and put the most popular answers on the board. This time, the task of revealing these answers goes to 4 awesome teams:

    • Milby Attorneys & Counselors - AIA Dallas Industry Allied Partner & Annual Patron Sponsor
    • Swingle Collins & Associates - AIA Dallas Industry Allied Partner & Annual Patron Sponsor
    • Rogers-O'Brien - AIA Dallas Industry Allied Partner & Annual Patron Sponsor
    • TEXO (The Construction Association) Members  

    Also back by popular demand, teams will be assisted by the "Architectural Lifeline Council" which is made up of some of DFW's most seasoned design professionals, and this time, as a first for the series, a lucky audience volunteer. Because what better way to connect with your audience than by making them part of the game?

    Each team will have to dig deep and push the limits in order to topple the competition and exert themselves as the Firmliy Feud victor. You don't want to miss this battle royale as once again the champion will take home the coveted Firmly Feud trophy, bragging rights and a well-deserved sense of entitlement.    

    Firmily Feud is free, open to the public, and at The Foundry, a winning combination for a fun and entertaining night out with friends. Be there - because if we have learned anything from the past editions of Firmily Feud - it's that anything can and will happen. 

    Start the summer off right at The Foundry July 21st at 7:00 p.m. - come out to play, drink, socialize, network and have a great time with your fellow design professionals.

    Be sure and register to join the fun!

  • Urban Design Committee: Humanism for Landscape Urbanism with Eric Kramer

    Boston | Dates: 24 Jul, 2014

    Eric F. Kramer, principal at Reed Hilderbrand, will present how Landscape Urbanism has been an effective vehicle for reasserting the significance of landscape architecture as a design practice, leveraging the discipline’s systems-based approach and a contemporary interest in environmental issues to take on increasingly complex urban projects. Relying on mapping, dynamic modeling, and the extensive use of metrics, Landscape Urbanism has embedded a sense of scientific certainty in the process of design.

    As a practice that describes itself as working at the intersection of nature and culture, we ask how cultural value, meaning, and significance - the human systems which are harder to quantify, map, and manipulate - find a place in shaping our environment in an era of landscape urbanism, or its more recent progeny, ecological and even tactical urbanism. Humanism, a concept that reasserts human agency and the link between physical experience and intellectual development, may be a model for reinserting ourselves, as designers and dwellers, into the matrix of values that shape our landscape and our public realm. Because, in the end, it is the experience of our environment, the social interactions that take place there, the memories we develop there, and the ideas we imagine in a space that make it meaningful, lasting, and significant.

    This presentation aims to set the stage for a vibrant discussion of how design of the public realm today engages cultural values on even footing with more easily identified environmental and economic values. Respondents will include David Grissino, Senior architect and Urban Designer at the BRA; Elizabeth Sisam, Associate Vice President for Planning at Harvard University; Patrick Tedesco a Principal with NBBJ; and Meera Deean an urban designer with Utile.

    A number of Boston-area projects which will serve as a basis for this discussion can be previewed and visited utilizing the following link, a cell-phone web-app designed for the 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, which was held in Boston:  
    http://www.reedhilderbrand.com/2013/phone/asla-2013-boston-fieldbook.html

    Bio
    Eric Kramer, a principal with Reed Hilderbrand, in Cambridge, MA, has overseen the design and implementation of significant projects that utilize rigorous technical and horticultural systems to accommodate intensive programmatic requirements. Recent projects include the Clark Art Institute, Central Wharf Plaza, the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion and Greenway Carousel, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan for Allston, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Master Plan in Lincoln. He received his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his BA from Amherst College. He currently teaches at Rhode Island School of Design.

     

    To learn more about the Urban Design Committee, visit architects.org/committees/urban-design-committee.

    Click "Register" to attend.

    1.5 LU

  • New Architecture on Cooper Square, Bond St. and the New Bowery

    New York | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

    When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Meet at Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. just below Astor Pl.

    Explore new architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street and the Bowery. Highlights include Fumihiko Maki’s new Astor Place office building, Morphosis’ Cooper Union academic building, new residential developments on Bond Street, SANAA’s New Museum, Norman Foster’s Sperone Westwater Gallery, new hotels, as well as older landmarks in these historic N.Y.C. neighborhoods.

    Price:
    $20 AIA member
    $30 non-member

    Click here to Register

    TOUR IS LIMITED TO 15 (Waiting List available)

    Organized by: The AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

    AIANY, and The AIANY’s Architectural Tour Committee, and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

  • PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 18

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 17 Jul, 2014

    PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 18
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Bricolage Theater | 937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    6:20 - Doors open. Network & mingle with Pittsburgh creatives while enjoying cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
    7:20 – Presentations begin.

    Admission: $15 per person. Pay at the door. Price includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvres.

    PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. PechaKucha Night is about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent.

    The program provides a voice, not only for architects and designers, but also for public artists and all creative types, who want to share their work and ideas.

    Join the Facebook event.

  • Alternatives to the Traditional Lawn

    Houston | Dates: 10 Jul, 2014

    Architecture Center Houston will host a panel discussion and Q&A session exploring alternatives to traditional lawns. Karen Lantz, AIA, Lantz Full Circle, will discuss her recent project using sustainable design solutions and practices easily achieved in Houston's climate. Heidi Sheesley with Treesearch Farms will introduce a conversation about alternative plants, concepts and trends in gardening. David Cater with Utility Research Garden will talk about garden design, planting food and bamboo, and why rainfall can be enough to nourish our landscape. Garden Architecture curator Kathleen English, AIA, English & Associates Architects, will moderate the evening.

    Treesearch Farms is generously donating several door prizes to be given away by raffle to attendees.

    5:30 Happy Hour
    6:15 Presentation

    Featured speakers to include David Cater, Utility Research Garden; Karen Lantz, AIA, Lantz Full Circle; and Heidi Sheesley, Treesearch Farms.



  • Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space

    Houston | Dates: 16 Jul, 2014

    Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space captures the recollections of the modern American master architect and artist who designed the historic U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington D.C.  Born to Russian immigrants in a New York City brownstone in 1923, Lundy showed an early aptitude for drawing and painting. His talent led him to art school at New York University, but his studies were cut short when he enlisted in World War II. The young soldier soon found himself serving in Patton's Third Army in France, where he kept sketchbooks that are now part of the collections of the Library of Congress.

    Surviving a serious wound that earned him the Purple Heart, Lundy went on to study architecture under Walter Gropius at Harvard University. Upon graduation, he began practicing architecture in Sarasota, Florida, designing a number of churches, schools and commercial projects that garnered many awards. In 1960, he moved his practice to New York and went on to receive the commission from GSA to design the U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington D.C.

    In 2008, GSA, proud steward of the U.S. Tax Court, nominated it to the National Register of Historic Places, making it the youngest of GSA’s more than 1,600 buildings to receive this designation. Realizing an unprecedented opportunity to capture on film the recollections of the original architect for this exceptionally significant building, GSA preservationists began working with Lundy to create a documentary on his life, work, and legacy. 

    The film was released in January 2014 for the benefit of the American public.  The Historic Building Film Series is part of the Public Buildings Heritage Program, which GSA produces in support of the National Historic Preservation Act and Executive Order 13287, Preserve America. For more information, please contact historic.buildings@gsa.gov.

    ArCH Members will receive 1 MIP point when they sign-in at this event. Membership is free and you can sign-up when you RSVP online for this event. 

    5:30 Happy Hour Reception
    6:15 Film Screening

    Mr. Lundy will be in attendance for this special screening.

    The film will be preceded by previews for the 2014 Architecture Center Houston Film Festival: Architecture Meets Life.

  • Tour of the Magic Chef Mansion

    St. Louis | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014
    12 noon – 4 p.m

    The Magic Chef Mansion was built for Charles Stockstrom, the founder of the company that became Magic Chef Stove Company. The residence, designed by Ernst Janssen and completed in 1908, remained in the Stockstrom family until 1990. The home has been restored to its turn-of-the-century elegance, including original lighting fixtures and period furnishings.

    Tours of the Magic Chef Mansion are scheduled in conjunction with most Saturday afternoon Compton Hill Water Tower Openings.

    Adults - $15    Seniors 65 & up - $12    Children 6–12 – $8

    Cash only, please

    Children under 6 years – Free (All children must be accompanied by an adult.)

    Tour schedule subject to change

    Group tours are available at other times. Contact us for more information.