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  • Sustainability and Historic Preservation: A Bicycle Tour of Portland’s Central Eastside

    Portland | Dates: 13 Sep, 2014

    What is the relationship between architectural preservation and environmental sustainability? Come explore this question on a tour of Portland’s Central Eastside which has a variety of examples of adaptive reuse, some ambitious sustainable renovations, and a mostly-level biking experience.

    Along this tour you’ll see a former flour mill, a one-time PGE power plant, Portland’s only Ford automobile assembly facility, a re-purposed firehouse, a school in the midst of a historic adaptive reuse project, as well as a former laundry, and even a former library designed by noted Portland architect A.E. Doyle.

  • Metal Fest 2014 – Celebrating the Metal Arts

    Astoria | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014

    Local and regional metal arts practitioners, Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery & Public House are collaborating to produce Astoria’s first Metal Fest event – Saturday, July 19, noon to 9pm, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom and Brewery.

    The festival will highlight metal artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest and a diverse range of techniques including blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and fabricating in metal. Participating artists include: Vern Wilson, sculptor; Lynn Gledhill, President of the Northwest Blacksmith Association; Mike Neely, Mark Moshofski and David Curl, professional blacksmiths and more.

    Artisans will demonstrate their techniques, display their work and offer work for sale. In addition, artists are donating original work for a live auction of work that will be displayed in the Fort George Lovell Showroom gallery. Proceeds from the auction and a percentage of sales will be donated to Clatsop Community College to help support its new blacksmithing three-course sequence beginning Fall Term 2014. Registration for the first course in this series, Blacksmithing I (BLD199) is now open at www.clatsopcc.edu/register.

    Live music and a BBQ by the Fort George Brewery will be available throughout the event.

    Please direct inquiries to: Lucien Swerdloff, 503-338-2301; lswerdloff@clatsopcc.edu.

  • Queen Mary Art Deco Festival

    Long Beach | Dates: 28 Aug – 01 Sep, 2014

    “Cruise” back in time to the Golden Age of Travel for a weekend aboard one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs in history. Drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the World.

    The Queen Mary boasts some of the grandest and intricate interior designs ever accomplished on an ocean liner. Influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s, her strong curves and geometric forms represent elegance, glamour, function and modernity.

    Art plays a prominent role in the décor of the ship. Further enhanced by the use of over 50 different types of woods from all over the world, The Queen Mary earned her nickname, the "Ship of Woods."

    With elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and wood carvings found throughout the ship, it’s no wonder she is widely considered one of the best examples and landmarks of Art Deco style in the world.

    Pack your vintage duds and celebrate the luxury and grandeur immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby at the 10th Annual Art Deco Festival presented by the Queen Mary in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

  • The Common Citizenship of Forms: New Sculpture by Jeff Carter

    Chicago | Dates: 10 Jul – 31 Aug, 2014
    Using ready-to-assemble components from the global home-furnishings store Ikea, Jeff Carter repurposes them into architectural models that are simultaneously familiar and a bit off-kilter. His constructions explore the formal vocabulary of Bauhaus architecture while also considering the dilemma of modern material culture: can mass-produced consumer goods be “good” design? Which is more socially useful: inexpensive products to buy or artisanal production and jobs?
  • The Period Room: Museum, Materiality, Experience

    Leeds | Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014

    Since the late 19th century the Period Room has been a consistent presence in the public museum, and yet over the past 25 years the Period Room has become a contentious museum object, leading many museums to question the legitimacy of the Period Room as an effective and appropriate method of display and interpretation.

    As dislocated fragments, often remodelled to fit the spaces in the museum, the Period Room is, for some: a signifier for the inauthentic, an outmoded method of display and an example of unfashionable museum interpretation. Many museums retain their Period Room displays, but the recent changes in the perspectives on Period Rooms have also led a number of museums in the UK, Europe and the USA to reconsider their continued relevance as museum objects. This may include dismantling or de-accessioning the displays, and in some cases, repatriating the Period Rooms to their places of origin (if they still exist).

    This conference, jointly organised by the University of Leeds and The Bowes Museum, and supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, considers the Period Room, and the historic interior, from a wide variety of perspectives in order to address some key questions about the history and practice of Period Room displays in Museums.

    The conference has an interdisciplinary framework incorporating theoretical and practice-based perspectives. It brings together leading academics and museum professionals from a wide range of institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA, to discuss, debate and share perspectives on history and interpretation of Period Rooms and historic interiors in museums.

    For conference delegates there is also a chance for wider participation in the debates through the mid-conference ‘Sandpit’. We hope that the conference will have wide appeal and that it will have a significant impact on future museum practice and museum theory.

    Conference highlights include:

    • Keynote talks from Thomas Michie, (Senior Curator, Decorative Art and Sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and Giles Waterfield, (Former Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery).
    • Closing conference address from Professor Helen Rees Leahy (Professor of Museology at the University of Manchester).
    • Conference speakers include museum professionals from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; National Museums, Scotland; Historic Royal Palaces; The Science Museum, London; The Jewish Museum, Vienna, and the Universalmuseum Joannneum, Graz. As well as academics from University of Cambridge; University of Ghent; KTH Royal Institute, Stockholm; De Montfort University; University of Durham; Open University; University of Potsdam; University of Southampton.

    Included in the conference fees are:

    • Presentations on the innovative methods of display and interpretation of the English Interiors Galleries at The Bowes Museum, led by senior curators.
    • An organised field trip to Auckland Castle.
    • Evening wine receptions at both The Bowes Museum and Auckland Castle.

    The full conference programme and costs are available via The Bowes Museum website:www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

    For further information, or to request a booking form please contact Rosie Bradford at The Bowes Museum by email: ThePeriodRoom@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or by telephone: 01833 694615.

    High demand for is expected for Conference Tickets so early booking is advised.

  • Call for Entries: Pamphlet Architecture 35

    Dates: 17 Jun – 01 Sep, 2014

    Following the success of the inaugural call for entries, which produced the Pamphlets 23–30, Pamphlet Architecture, with renewed support from the National Endowment for the Arts, announces the 2014 competition.

    To promote and foster the development and circulation of architectural ideas, Pamphlet Architecture is again offering an opportunity for architects, designers, theorists, urbanists, and landscape architects to publish their projects, manifestos, ideas, theories, ruminations, insights, and hopes for the future of the designed and built world. With far-ranging topics including the alphabet, algorithms, machines, and music, each Pamphlet is unique to the individual or group who authors it. This call for ideas seeks projects that possess the rigor and excitement found throughout the rich history of Pamphlet Architecture.

    The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2014. The winning entry will engage important issues facing architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urban design today in a way that is as visually provocative as it is intellectually compelling. The winner will be given a grant of $2,500 to develop the proposal into an 80-page, black and white, 7-by-8½-inch book, which will be published by Pamphlet Architecture, Ltd. / Princeton Architectural Press as Pamphlet Architecture 35. The outcome of the competition will be announced here on September 12, 2014, and entrants will be notified by email.

  • Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Jun – 30 Sep, 2014

    Inspired by the past century of design achievement and looking toward the future with insight and creativity, Starts/Speculations represents an anthology of work from Chicago’s graphic design legacy and a glimpse into how the tools we use to design and communicate could evolve and influence our interactions in the future.

    Beginning with a letter that articulates visual design standards for the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, the exhibition is a broad overview of the past century of graphic design in Chicago with a particular focus on the influence of European modernism through the establishment of the New Bauhaus in 1937. As the Chicago Design Museum evolves and grows, we look forward to exploring and sharing more of Chicago’s design legacy by unearthing the stories that make our city unique, as well as highlighting dynamic influences from across cultures, borders, and disciplines. We consider this the start of something more—more ideas, more conversations, and more discovery.

    The glimpse into the future includes work from:

    Chris Eichenseer
    Jonathan Petersen, with animation by Tommy Dalton
    Matt Wizinsky
    Other Forms
    The Post Family
    Studio Blue

    The reflection on the past features work on loan from the following institutions and/or collections:

    AIGA Chicago
    AIGA National
    Bauhaus Chicago Foundation Archive & Collection
    Edward H. Bennett Collection, Ryerson & Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago Film Archives
    Crosby Associates
    IIT Archives, Paul V. Galvin Library
    John Massey Inc.
    University of Illinois Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections Department
    VSA Partners

    Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future will run from June 12 through September 30, 2014. During this time, the museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00-7:00 pm.

    The store will also be open during this time, featuring items for purchase from the following designers and studios:

    Craighton Berman, Craighton Berman Studio
    Marjie Best, Best Design Chicago, Inc.
    Ivan Brunetti, Columbia College Chicago
    Sharon Burdett, Strand Design
    Jay Byrnes, Fourth is King
    Tyler Deal, Idiot Pull
    Nick Disabato, Draft Design Inc
    Sarah Dodson, MAKE Literary Productions
    Firebelly Design
    Kyle Fletcher, USKLF
    Ryan Ford
    Iker Gil, MAS Context
    Emily Haasch
    Steven Haulenbeek, Steven Haulenbeek Design Concepts Inc.
    Heart & Bone Signs
    Matthew Hoffman, You Are Beautiful
    taylor hokanson, chicago knit works
    Jesse M Hora, MAKE and co.
    Quinn Keaveney
    Joseph Klomes, _unproductive
    Kim Knoll, RFRM Jewelry
    Legacy Frameworks
    Frances MacLeod
    Mike McQuade, McQuade Inc.
    Julie Morelli, Nourishing Notes
    Ork Posters
    Po Campo
    Public Media Institute
    Thomas Quinn, Blank is the New Black
    Michael Renaud, Pitchfork
    Erin Rensink, Kozie Prery
    Lance Rutter
    Ben Stagl, ChiLab
    Jude Stewart
    Studio Limited
    The Society of Typographic Arts
    Roman Titus and Tanner Woodford, Applied and Chicago Design Museum
    Eric Weber, RightAngle Workshop

  • Thinking Through Design

    London | Dates: 23 Jun, 2014
    Monday 23 June 8pm

    Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, discusses critical design practice with Designs of the Year nominees Onkar Kular from the Royal College of Art, Ben Barker and Sam Hill from Pan Studio and James Bridle, to ask how design can transcend practicality to make us think differently.

    £14 Adult
    £10.50 Student
    £7.50 Member*

    The ticket price includes entry to the museum from 6.30pm.

    T 020 79408783
    Ticketweb (booking fee applies)

  • Louis Kahn / The Power of Architecture

    London | Dates: 09 Jul – 12 Oct, 2014

    The American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the Twentieth Century. Kahn created buildings of monumental beauty with powerful universal symbolism.

    This exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films. Highlights of the exhibition include a four-metre-high model of the spectacular City Tower designed for Philadelphia (1952-57), as well as previously unseen film footage shot by Kahn’s son Nathaniel Kahn, director of the film ‘My Architect’.

  • New Moscow – Новая Москва, Urban Development by International Competitions 2012-2014

    Berlin | Dates: 31 May – 05 Jul, 2014

    A new series of international architecture competitions are characterizing a clear change in the current urban planning strategy of Moscow. The initiator of these developments is the incumbent chief architect of the Russian capital, Sergey Kuznetsov. Together with his team, he has breathed new life into Moscow’s urban development since taking office in mid 2012. The exhibition New Moscow – Новая Москва presents two international competitions – from the fields of landscape planning (1st prize Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York) and cultural building (1st prize Heneghan Peng, Dublin) – and through these demonstrates the great gains for the city’s urban planning that are being drawn from this open, global approach.

    Both of the competitions presented in the exhibition demonstrate the great potential for development and innovation in Moscow to meet the growing demands of the city residents for cultural and leisure facilities. A further important topic is the extension of the traffic infrastructure of this growing city, which is initiating a radical change in the building policy of the Russian capital.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design from East and West in One Context

    Los Angeles | Dates: 13 Jul – 14 Sep, 2014
    Visiting Hours:
    Fridays: 6-10 PM
    Sat/Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM
    Admission is $10 on Saturdays, when there are docent-led architecture tours of the house. The suggested donation on other days is $10. Related events are free with donation to the VDL House.

    Competing Utopias is a design collision that should never happen. But somehow, in Los Angeles, in 2014, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it will.

    This installation is a ‘mash-up’ in the most provocative sense of that word. Its force comes from the collision of two design cultures that have been kept apart but have been visually connected in ways yet unexamined. What we propose is an experimental installation that presents Cold War modern design from East and West in one context.

    Competing Utopias is organized by two Los Angeles institutions: the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences and the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, each a different type of museum. The Neutra House is an iconic Los Angeles mid-century modern house museum, designed by Austrian born American architect Richard Neutra. The Wende Museum is the largest archive of Cold War artifacts in the world. Both ‘institutions’ originated in German speaking Europe, both subsequently landed in Los Angeles. Their collections embody two forks of a Cold War history.

    The Cold War was fought not just with guns, but also with art, design, and culture. Who would formulate the vision for the future of humanity? Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, historians, curators, and artists are investigating the divisions between East and West in their visual expressions of modernity — how were they different and how were they similar? Form knows no political boundaries or foreign languages — in this most basic sense the ‘cultural Cold War’ was a truly global competition of ideas and ideals.

    The strength of this installation comes from its simplicity; that a cultural disruption is arranged by just a few simple acts. All of the objects from the Neutra House will be removed and Cold War objects from the Wende collection will repopulate the home: chairs, tables, lamps, phones, pictures, books, cooking utensils and even Stasi surveillance equipment, to be stand-ins for the removed originals. While the installation will not have any physical labels in order to provoke an unimpeded conversation about the contrasts and similarities of modern design, digital information will be available online and on site-specific iPads provided for further research and exploration.

    The installation is meant to ask more questions than it could possibly answer. Why do design objects from the East fit so seamlessly, often invisibly, into a high design mid-century home from the West? Is Cold War design from West and East so different after all? And how has Los Angeles as a place of this cultural collision altered the meaning of these design histories?

    Competing Utopias will challenge and broaden our understanding of Cold War design and will compel us to reflect upon an entirely new context for these histories that is the installation itself.

    Special events will be presented in conjunction with the installation, including lectures and summer dinner parties with luminaries in architecture, design, film, as well as screenings of ‘rediscovered’ DEFA technical and zoological documentary films from East Germany.
  • Open to the Public: Civic Space Now

    New York | Dates: 12 Jun – 06 Sep, 2014

    What makes public space compelling and enjoyable? What, in fact, makes it public? Government funding? Municipal policing? The recent “occupation” of parks, plazas, and squares, including POPS (privately owned public spaces) by protest movements worldwide has focused attention on the significance—and indispensability—of broadly accessible public space as a setting for political demonstration. And now, amidst the ubiquity of digital communication, the simple desires for face-to-face encounters and a sense of community, however transitory, also compel us to seek out the shared experiences that public spaces provide. Yet public space, often slow in the making, is easily compromised. Vulnerable to market pressures, public space loses its essential character through excessive commercialization, branding, and programming. Its creation and maintenance require both patience and vigilance.

    The contemporary public spaces presented in this exhibition—thirteen in New York and one each in the nation’s three next largest cites, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston—demonstrate a broad range of approaches to design, access, financing, and management. These case studies are primarily dedicated to congregation, circulation, or contemplation, though many combine elements of all these functions. Whatever their use and impact, however, each of the spaces seen here is intended to serve the public—as complex, confounding, and contested as that goal can prove to be.

    Curator: Thomas Mellins

  • Exhibition: Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards

    Brooklyn | Dates: 05 – 22 Jun, 2014

    Warehouse 623 Gallery is pleased to announce “Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards“, an exhibition of alternative architectural schemes for the Atlantic Yards site. “Abstracts of ”, a selection of photographs by Jean-Marc Bellaiche, will be shown concurrently.

    In response to growing concerns about the direction that development of the Atlantic Yards might take and the potential impact on the surrounding communities, a group of architects exploring alternatives from a design perspective will present their work. The exhibition has been organized by architect Thomas Barry, principal of the Brooklyn-based design firm OPerA Studio, with contributed exhibits from five firms, including Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D);Amoia Cody ArchitectureDavid Cunningham Architecture PlanningMatthias Altwicker and Farzana Gandhi; and OPerA Studio.

    For more information please visit the exhibition’s official website.

  • Reason & Intuition: Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane

    London | Dates: 04 Jul – 24 Aug, 2014

    This summer, the art, architecture and design of Finland will be celebrated in London.Reason & Intuition – Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane is a new exhibition bringing together the finest works of an acknowledged great of international modernist architecture and design and three collections of images by an acclaimed Finnish photographer.

    Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a central figure in international modernism. His sculptural, and highly functional, furniture produced in the 1930s remains influential and very popular.

    Reason & Intuition will feature around forty Aalto creations, including chairs, tables, lights, glassware and textiles, as well as rarer pieces, such as a collection of original designs and plans for some of Aalto’s 500 buildings and glassware designed by his first wife and collaborator, Aino.

  • Exhibition: Europe’s Best Buildings / Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

    Vienna | Dates: 10 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014

    The Mies van der Rohe Award, today one of the most important and prestigious prizes for architecture within the European competition, was first set up in 1987 by the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona. This prize which involves a total sum of 80.000 EUR is organised and awarded every two years.

    In 2013 five finalists were chosen from 335 projects nominated by European institutions and international experts – ultimately the eminent members of the jury chose the new Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik designed by the Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen in collaboration with the Islandic practice Batteríið and the artist Olafur Elíasson, which was opened in 2011.

    The travelling exhibition presents a total of 39 exceptional buildings from throughout Europe using plans and photographic material as well as numerous models. In the Architekturzentrum Wien the exhibition is augmented by the virtual presentation of 15 additional nominations with Austrian involvement. A catalogue with the projects selected by the jury – prizewinners, finalists and shortlist – will be presented in the context of the exhibition.

    More information on the exhibition can be found here.

    Title: Exhibition: Europe’s Best Buildings /  2013
    Website: http://www.azw.at/event.php?event_id=1492
    Organizers: Fundació Mies van der Rohe
    From: Thu, 10 Jul 2014
    Until: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 
    Venue: Architekturzentrum Wien
    Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 , Austria

  • Conversation / Soft Footprints: Works by SO – IL

    Water Mill | Dates: 20 Jun, 2014

    Friday, June 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

    A conversation on architecture hosted by architect 
    Maziar Behrooz (New York) with special guests Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, co-founders of  SO – IL, with support from AIA Peconic. 

    SO – IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO – IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world.

    SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from the master plan of a cultural campus in Shanghai, China to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum. Projects include the flagship store for Benetton in NYC, student housing in Athens, Greece, the presence of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC, and a campus museum at UC Davis.

  • “Live Work Play”: An Exhibition of Local Award Winning Architecture from South England

    Winchester | Dates: 14 Jun – 06 Jul, 2014

    Live Work Play is a new exhibition of architecture and urban design, staged by RIBA Hampshire and curated by author Lucy Bullivant, showcasing the rich work of Hampshire-based architects.

    There is an architectural legacy in the region of high creative standards and deep responsiveness to society, and the exhibits feature a mix of considered, robust, elegant and ingenious designs, showing how a variety of highly talented local architectural practices have added value to a wide mix of client briefs, responding to today’s needs across ‘Live Work Play’.

    Free entry

  • In Conversation: Flexform and Zahid Sardar

    San Francisco | Dates: 19 Jun, 2014


    A Conversation with Italy-based, Flexform Owner Giuliano Galimberti,
    Moderated by Acclaimed Design Editor Zahid Sardar

    Time: 6-8 pm

    “Cin Cin!” is a stimulating conversation with Italy-based Flexform owner Giuliano Galimberti, moderated by acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar. The dialogue is a highlight of the upcoming grand opening party of Flexform’s first West Coast flagship showroom. The event is free and open to the public.

    The discussion will explore Flexform’s vision, in the context of Italy’s design history and manufacturing. It will also highlight its long-standing collaboration with celebrated designer Antonio Citterio, and the company’s global influence on the design industry. Flexform’s legacy continues to be led by the Galimberti family, since its inception in 1959.

    The San Francisco Flexform showroom is the most comprehensive West Coast presentation of the Flexform collection. Flexform SF was brought to the Bay Area by owner Gregory Herman of 33SIXTY, who has over 20 years of luxury goods experience with top European furniture brands.

    Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres exclusively catered by Domenica Catelli, Catelli’s Restaurant, Geyserville.

    Flexform SF, info@flexformsf.com
    Press: Coralie Langston-Jones, coralie@socialblueprint.com

    Visit http://www.flexform.it

  • VAF Chicago: Call for Papers

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jun – 01 Nov, 2014
    The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) invites paper proposals for its Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, June 3-7, 2015. Iconic tall buildings are Chicago’s hallmark, yet it is the bungalow belts, bascule bridges, and “L” train lines that beckon vernacular analysis. Chicago is a network of neighborhoods with ubiquitous building forms, but a closer analysis reveals constant change and a diverse tapestry of communities frayed by the legacies of segregation. For the 2015 conference, the theme Neighborhoods in Transition will guide VAF as we go “Out of the Loop” and into the city’s vast grid to reflect on the regeneration or dissolution of community. Buildings, streetscapes, and neighborhoods will be VAF’s point of departure for its investigation of Chicago’s spatial and social patterns, material evidence and existential boundaries, and communal and cultural identities. Papers for VAF Chicago may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all vernacular topics are welcome, and for the 2015 Conference, we encourage papers that ask questions of the built environment and engineered ecologies for which Chicago represents a seminal model or serves as case study for trends occurring nationally and internationally. Trends include those in the architectural and building trades, in industrial and commercial sectors and for the workers in those arenas, in urban and city planning, and in models for societal restructuring that include urban renewal, relocation, and public housing. Submitting an Abstract Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and no more than twenty-minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are especially encouraged. Proposals must be one-page, fewer than 400 words, and include the paper title, author’s name, and email address. You may include up to two images with your submission. Please clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content. Attach a one-page CV to your proposal submission. Presenters must deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers who do not register for the conference by March 1, 2015, will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not committed to attending the papers session on Saturday, June 6th. There may be limited financial assistance, in the form of Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships, to offset registration costs to students and recent graduates. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014, and submissions should be emailed to the VAF Papers Committee Chair at papers@vafweb.org. For general information about the Chicago conference, please see www.vafchicago.org.
  • Call for Nominations: SESAH Publication Awards

    Dates: 16 Jun – 31 Jul, 2014
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2014 SESAH Publication Awards The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is seeking nominations for the 2014 Publication Awards. The awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states). Three categories of publication that are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. The copyright should be no earlier than 2013. An article or essay should be copied in triplicate and include complete bibliographic information. Book titles must include full bibliographical information. Please submit books to be reviewed (or nominations) to the Publications Award Committee by July 31, 2014. For more information, please contact the 2014 Committee Chair, Virginia Price at va.price@yahoo.com.