South Hadley |
Dates: 15 – 24 Jul, 2013
The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and image management. The grant will support attendance at an educational event of the grantee's choosing (such as an association conference, symposium or workshop), or engagement in relevant research activities (such as publications and/or fieldwork). In recognition of the differing professional development needs for an emerging professional and an established career professional, two awards will be funded. One grant will be awarded to a student or new professional who has up to five years of experience in the field, and the other grant will be designated for a career professional with six or more years of experience. At the discretion of the VRAF Board and with approval of the applicant, an application may be moved to a different category that better fits the experience criteria or the applicant can choose to withdraw the application.
Although the specific criteria for the grant may change from year to year in order to provide support for a range of experiences and community members, with the 2013-2014 awards we encourage the VR community to consider opportunities at any visual resources-related professional development venue.
The VRAF Professional Development Grant is part of the Foundation's mission to advance awareness of critical issues for effective digital information management (including intellectual property and copyright); to encourage the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; and to facilitate workplace training. The VRA Foundation supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse, global audience.
Each of the two 2013-2014 awards will provide a grant of $850. The grant is for use between September 13, 2013 and September 12, 2014.
Dates: 11 Jul, 2013
Panel Discussion: A River Runs Through It: Developing and Designing Chicago's Second Shoreline
As Chicago develops plans to transform the Chicago River into the city's second shoreline, we get excited about more opportunities for recreation, increased public access, preservation of natural habits, and retail revenue streams to fund these developments. Who wins and who loses as we develop and redesign this shore? Can we create connected and visionary designs that serve the varied needs of retail, residential, riparian life, and recreation?
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- $10
DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 11th, 5:30pm - 7pm
MEET: CAF Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Dates: 12 Jul, 2013
As part of the Institutional Cooperation Agreement signed between the Central University of Venezuela and Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Symposium “Designing for Life, Boston / Caracas” looks to analyze some of the most relevant urban interventions made in Boston’s urban history in relation to the proposals of the contest of ideas to transform La Carlota Air Base into a Metropolitan Green Park, sponsored by the city of Caracas.
Curated and designed by renowned architects and professionals in the field of design, planning, and urbanism from different institutions from North and South America institutions, Design for Life Boston / Caracas will reveal the opportunities design has to offer and how it can impact urban contemporary cities in numerous and contrasting ways.
The exhibition, which spans an array of disciplines including architecture, design, built environment, and urban planning, will be a mixed overview of three exhibitions: The exhibition of the 12 finalists of the Competition of Ideas for La Carlota, an exhibition of the integration and works of the city landscape by students of Wentworth and a last “Caracas Zenith” sponsored by the Foundation for Urban Culture in Caracas.
The event will take place at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Avenue in the city of Boston, next Friday, July 12, 2013. The symposium looks to be a place for exchange of ideas and experiences in order to learn how design can effectively transform the contemporary city.
Dates: 10 Jul, 2013
Landscape historian, Barbara Geiger will discuss Low- Key Genius: The Life and Work of Landscape-Gardener O.C. Simonds, her biography of a significant Chicagoan.
Meticulously researched by Geiger, Low-Key Genius
is the first full-length biography of Ossian Cole Simonds (1855- 1931), a leading Midwestern landscape-gardener in the early decades of the twentieth century.
The book presents a thorough study of Simonds' career, from his apprenticeship with William LeBaron Jenney at Graceland Cemetery through his last commissions for the Morton Arboretum, the Alexander Graham Bell gravesite in Nova Scotia, and Gilbert Grosvenor's estate Wild Acres.
Often referred to as a “Prairie style” designer, Simonds pioneered the use of native species while continuing the naturalistic design tradition of Capability Brown, Humphry Repton, and Frederick Law Olmsted. His concern for preserving our natural water and forest resources was prescient in an age of unregulated mineral extraction. With commissions from some of the era's most influential families, including the Pullmans and Lowdens, Armours, Deerings, and Pattens, Simonds worked with these tastemakers to create landscapes of subtle, refined beauty, appropriate to their locale.
Barbara Geiger teaches in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Regenstein School at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and other locations in the Chicago area. A landscape historian and educator, her philosophy is that each individual needs to know about the landscape we inhabit if we are to create true sustainability.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Old School House History Center in Douglas.
Dates: 20 Jul, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Dana-Thomas House for Susan Lawrence Dana to entertain. In keeping with Susan’s tradition, the Dana-Thomas House Foundation will provide an evening of entertainment at
Jazz in Bloom, Saturday, July 20, 6-9 PM. Well known in the Central Illinois and beyond, The Sam Crain Trio is our featured musical talent.
During the evening guests are welcome to tour the Dana House at their leisure. This is the only evening summer event held at the house and allows attendees the opportunity to experience the Frank Lloyd Wright designed environment as special guests, very much as it was originally intended. The art glass takes on a particularly lovely sparkle in the summer evening light.
Music and evening entertainment were also a part of the Taliesin Fellowship life of the Frank Lloyd Wright community. Evening events would involve elegant dress and grooming, music and plays and very fine meals. These events taught Wright’s students the appreciation of gracious living and the incorporation of various arts in their architecture. In Susan Lawrence Dana, Wright found the ideal client, one who already held these same interests and fine tastes and could afford them. Together they created one of Wright’s most lavish residential projects of the Prairie period of his career.
Admission includes delectable food by Arena Catering and a cocktail bar. A silent auction featured at the event has become renowned for rare and unusual decorative arts and collectables as well as golf and baseball game packages, entertainment tickets, spa treatments, gift baskets and so much more. The event attracts attendees from Springfield and central Illinois, as well as from the Frank Lloyd Wright community nationwide. $60 per person admission includes all food and beverages and makes for a complete evening of entertainment. Proceeds from the event support the education and preservation programs of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation, which was established in 1983.
Dates: 01 Jul – 29 Sep, 2013
The National Building Museum is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Field Fellowship. Applications are due September 29, 2013. The Field Fellow will be announced on November 1, 2013
Fellowships at the National Building Museum provide scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research related to the Museum’s broad areas of interest in the building arts. In addition, fellowships provide opportunities for interdisciplinary learning through exposure to all aspects of the Museum’s daily operations. This year, the Field Fellowship will support the creative, educational, and non-commercial use of video or multimedia projects to interpret the built environment. The intent is to foster the creation of content that can be used to enhance design education.
Dates: 03 – 06 Oct, 2013
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH; sacrph.org) invites graduate students enrolled in PhD, master’s degree, and professional degree programs to participate in the Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History to be held at the Fifteenth National Conference on Planning History in Toronto, Canada, October 3-6, 2013.
The workshop will focus on the production and communication of research in planning history and continues SACRPH’s tradition of providing graduate students with an intellectual and social climate to launch careers and contribute to the scholarship of planning history.
At the workshop students will work in small groups with a senior faculty member to address questions and receive feedback on their research projects and other research-related questions. Students’ proposals will be distributed to student and faculty participants in advance of the workshop.
Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2013
Abstracts are due on July 8, 2013. Abstract submissions must be between 300-350 words, and sent in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A submission will be considered registered only upon receipt of a confirmation message by the Organizing Committee.
The primary focus of East West Tampa will be the design and development of modern schools, community colleges and universities.
San Francisco |
Dates: 21 – 27 Jun, 2013
Since 2006, AIGA San Francisco has organized San Francisco Design Week as a way to reach out to a diverse community of over 24,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, tourists, and more. AIGA SF will be partnering with the San Francisco chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), and Adobe Systems, to sponsor a full week of events highlighting the diversity and professionalism of the design community around the bay. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design-graphic, product, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, et cetera-has in the San Francisco Bay Area.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1914 as a small, exclusive club, AIGA now represents more than 24,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by more than 67 chapters and more than 200 student groups.
The San Francisco chapter of AIGA is one of the largest and most active in the country. Run by an Executive Director and a volunteer board of directors, the organization celebrates design and provides unparalleled opportunities for networking within the local design community and a variety of resources to advance professionalism and broaden knowledge. AIGA SF's events stimulate discourse and enrich the collective experience of design.
Dates: 20 – 22 Oct, 2013
Registration is now open for the CyArk 500 Launch and Conference. Join leaders in the heritage, technology, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy fields at this two-day event at the Tower of London.
This event will increase awareness of the need for heritage documentation and preservation, showcase new tools available to governments and heritage site managers, and find creative ways to increase funding for these initiatives.
Dates: 20 Jun – 02 Sep, 2013
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2014-2015, as well as early applications for the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. The deadline is Monday, September 2, 2013 (12 pm EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.
The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 26 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. The Academy does not award fellowships in the natural sciences.
Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy's lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district.
Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the United States. US citizenship is not required; American expatriates are not eligible. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields - such as journalism, filmmaking, law, or public policy - must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. The Academy gives priority to a proposal's scholarly merit rather than any specific relevance to Germany.
Please note that the next application period for the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition will be in 2014. The Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts is an invitation-only competition.
Following a peer-reviewed process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2014-2015 Berlin Prizes will be announced in spring semester 2014.
Dates: 01 Jul, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse is a one-of-a-kind-in-the-world building that not only serves its original purpose of being a rowing boathouse, but the beauty and simplicity of the design make it an idea venue for community events and private celebrations alike.
The Fontana Boathouse draws thousands of visitors each year who want to take in and see first-hand the architectural beauty of Wright's design.
It also draws thousands of local visitors to the picturesque shores of the Black Rock Canal as one of the first Buffalo waterfront community venues built in decades.
Bring family and friends for the best view of the Canada Day fireworks courtesy of the Friendship Festival. Our friends in Fort Erie shoot off fireworks at 10pm on July 1st right across the river from the boathouse. There will be food and beverages to purchase and music playing, so bring your chairs and make yourself at home at this celebration of friendship and our Canadian neighbors.
Reservations are required. Call 716-202-0502 for more details.
Dates: 24 – 25 Jun, 2013
ULI’s Place Making 2013 will convene the diverse players necessary to make mixed-use and transit-oriented development work. You will find partners for new projects, practical examples of what is working in today’s economic climate, and the cutting-edge research on demographic and financing trends for which ULI is known. Programming focuses on what factors drive demand for new development, where and how new partners will be found, how deals are structured, and practical examples of elements that will enable you to create truly successful places.
Join us as we explore the new frontiers of mixed-use development. As we come out of the recession, the rules have changed. Partnerships have expanded beyond traditional private developer and city hall to include educational institutions, health care providers, sports franchises, art facilities, and much more! And the target market is different. What do the millennials want? How do you attract the boomers – and do you want to? And at the end of the day, how do you make money while creating a real sense of place?
Los Angeles |
Dates: 23 Jun, 2013
When: Sunday, June 23
Where: “Dwell on Design” event, produced by Dwell Magazine, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Who: Elena Pacenti, Director of the Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD, will be at the NSAD booth, #223.
Learn about an exciting new global design collaboration in Southern California between the award-winning Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, and the New School of Architecture and Design (NSAD) in San Diego. As a result of these collaborations, NSAD is offering a new Bachelor of Interior Design program through the Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD.
Elena Pacenti, director of the Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD, comes to San Diego from her post directing the Design School at Domus Academy in Italy; she brings the Domus Academy emphasis on advanced design methodologies for anticipating needs and trends in a continuously evolving society. Domus Academy in Italy has received recognition from around the world, including being named three times by Businessweek magazine as one of the best design schools in the world. The academy also received the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award for the quality of its academic and research approaches, and it was included in the 2012 publication of Masterclass: Product Design: Guide to the World’s Leading Graduate Schools from Frame Publishers.
Dates: 27 Jul, 2013
Learn how to restore your wood windows with John Hindman and craftsmen from Red River Restorations, as they teach the essentials of repairing wooden sash windows. Held at the beautifully restored chapel at the Commodore Perry Estate, participants will learn to glaze, paint, weather-strip and unstick painted-shut windows. You will also learn how to safely remove lead paint.
$75 per person.
Dates: 19 – 21 Jun, 2014
This session will be part of the 3rd EAHN International Conference to be held in Turin, June 19-21, 2014. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.
Dates: 12 – 15 Mar, 2014
The Visual Resources Association's 32nd Annual Conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Wednesday March 12th through Saturday March 15st in the elegant and historic Pfister Hotel.
Proposals are now being solicited for the 2014 program sessions, workshops, papers, posters, special interest/user groups, and case studies. All proposals are welcome. The proposal deadline is July 15, 2013.
Gold Coast, Queensland |
Dates: 02 – 05 Jul, 2013
Griffith University is pleased to join the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and Bond University in hosting Open: The Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, to be held from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th July 2013 on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Dates: 25 Jun – 29 Sep, 2013
This exhibition will be a global overview of ways in which the existing infrastructure of cities around the world is being redesigned, repurposed, and reimagined to serve alternate and expanded functions for urban dwellers and visitors. Reprogramming the City will celebrate more than 40 examples of imaginative reuse and repurposing of urban infrastructure, from physical objects to the city’s most functional systems and surfaces. Cities represented include London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and Boston.
Curated and designed by renowned urban design director Scott Burnham, Reprogramming the City will reveal the city as a creative platform for new approaches to urban design.
New York |
Dates: 17 Jun, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Vishaan Chakrabarti will discuss ideas from his new book A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, published by Metropolis Books. With illustrations by SHoP Architects, where Chakrabarti is Partner, and a foreword by Sir Norman Foster, A Country of Cities argues that, “by removing the legal, economic, and moral imbalances that incentivize sprawl, we can realize a more prosperous, more sustainable and more equitable nation.”
Tickets are $10 for League members; $25 for non-members. Staff of firms with League memberships may purchase tickets at the member’s rate. Proceeds from ticket sales will help support the League’s publication Urban Omnibus.