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  • AIA Austin 2014 Summer Conference & Product Expo

    Austin | Dates: 21 – 22 Aug, 2014

    Each year AIA Austin provides the design community in Austin with an educational conference offering up to 18 hours of professional and continuing education in a relaxed and "local" way.

    We also host a Product Expo, highlighting local suppliers offering new and exciting products and/or services.  The expo is for one hour, each day, during the lunch hour. 

    If you are unsure about the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, click HERE.
    If you are unsure about the continuing education requirments for your Texas architectural license, click HERE.

    This year's conference is August 21-22, 2014 at Norris Conference Center and provides you with an opportunity to fulfill most of your requirements for continuing education.




    2014 Vendor Expo
    Allegion, PLC
    Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
    DuPont Tyvek/Weatherization Partners
    Exclusive Windows & Doors
    Grand Iron Doors
    Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
    Spec-All Products, Inc.
    The Mendicant Architect
    TimberTown Austin
    Visual Innovations

    Happy Hour Sponsors:
    Johnson Equipment Company
    True World Services

     August 21, 2014 - 8:00am - August 22, 2014 - 6:00pm


    Norris Conference Center
    2525 Anderson Lane
    Austin, TX 78757
    Phone: AIA - 512.452.4332
  • Pittsburgh History & Historic Landmarks Foundation Urban Gardens Bus Tour

    Braddock | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014
    35 members of PHLF, $60 non-members, includes a complimentary one-year membership in PHLF.

    We will have a guided tour of Braddock Farms, the largest production site of Grow Pittsburgh. Grow Pittsburgh is an urban agriculture and teaching network, established in 2005. Bring some cash to purchase the day’s freshly picked produce.

    On the way back to Wilkinsburg we will stop at another community urban garden and finish the tour with a visit to PHLF’s Piano Place on Jeanette Street.

    • Board our bus at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center (LPRC)
    • Parking: there is a free small lot directly across Rebecca Avenue from the LPRC and plenty of free on-street parking
    • Reservation deadline:  Monday, July 14 to Mary Lu Denny 412-471-5808 or marylu@phlf.org
  • The Virginia Accord

    Richmond | Dates: 19 – 20 Sep, 2014

    As the Virginia Society AIA looks towards the next 100 years in Virginia, it brings together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability. Consider these topics through the lenses of transportation, the constructed environment, public health, land development, and urban infill at the Virginia Accord on Sept. 19–20, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Va. Read the summary and proposition.

    Confirmed speakers include Richard Jackson, author of Making Healthy Places; James Cramer of Greenway Consulting and Chair of the Design Futures Council; Jason Hartke, VP National Policy and Advocacy USGBC; Mary Hines, Vice-Chair, Arlington County Board and chair, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; Kim Tanzer, FAIA, Past-President of the National Academy of Environmental Design; and Ed Walker founder of Cityworks.

    About the Accord

    Sustainability of the Commonwealth is only achievable through the confluence of principles that reinforce job creation and environmental sustainability. We cannot have a viable job-centric economy with polluted air, water and devastated natural habitats.  Our natural environment cannot be sustained if the population is economically disadvantaged.  A balance is critical for the longevity of the quality of life in the State and region.  This requires commitment and compliance by a wide range of professionals, but none more important than those engaged in the built-environment.  With support from the institutions of higher education in Virginia who provide education and a knowledge base in support of multiple disciplines, Virginia can lead the world in responsible natural and constructed environments. Read the principles of the Accord.

    Registration is expected to open in mid-July.

  • Publication: International Journal of Islamic Architecture (3.2)

    Dates: 09 Jul, 2014

    Dear Colleagues,

    On behalf of the staff of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA), I would like to announce the publication of the special issue on mobility and Islamic architecture (Vol.3, Issue 2). This is the sixth of a bi-annually published peer-reviewed journal on architecture, urban design, planning, and landscape architecture. IJIA aims to encourage dialogue between practitioners and scholars and enhance appreciation for the urban heritage in the region and pioneering design work. The journal is committed to inviting new research on understudied topics and reaching out to a broad international readership.

    This volume contains an editorial by Christiane Gruber, book and exhibition reviews, conference précis, and articles that treat the role of mobility in Shi‘i shrines in India, the Hijaz Railway as carrier of sacred space; the portable embodiment of power in Ottoman tents; the transfer of ideas in the Khedival architecture of Egypt; large-scale depictions of Safavid tile decorations in the Victoria and Albert Museum; Shangri La as the site of Doris Duke’s engagement with Islamic art; and the present-day production of appliqué tent fabrics in Cairo.

    The sixth issue of the IJIA is available in print and online. Please click on the link below to preview the sixth issue abstracts:


    We would appreciate it if you would share this announcement with your colleagues. And we also look forward to receiving your contributions, comments, and suggestions.


    Mohammad Gharipour
    Director and Founding editor

  • Truck-A-Tecture

    Omaha | Dates: 27 Jun – 23 Aug, 2014

    Truck-A-Tecture will be on display at KANEKO from June 27–August 23.

    Truck-A-Tecture examines architecture as redefined by mobility and technical expansion. This exhibition will generate a unique conversation and offer a new perspective on modern housing. A mash-up of popular and elite cultures, Truck-A-Tecture will transcend the current definitions of “pre-fab” and “mobile architecture.”

    Topics of nomadism, transportation, trucking culture and the nature of “home” are among the topics to be explored in this exhibition. Other issues to be considered in this dialogue are sustainability and technological advances that have led many to a leaner, more efficient lifestyle.

    Leaders in the filed of architecture will participate, with four firms designing and building full-scale structures. Once complete, these structures will travel to KANEKO from their various locations of construction around the country.

    Participating architecture firms:
    *Jones Partners, Architects – Los Angeles, CA
    *Mark Mack Architects – Venice, CA
    *Min|Day – San Francisco, CA / Omaha, NE
    *Office of Mobile Design – Venice, CA

    Thank you to our sponsors RDO Truck Centers, hutch: mid-century furniture finds, an anonymous donor and the KANEKO board for their support of this exhibition.

    Public gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm and Saturdays, 1–5pm.

  • Moving Modern

    New York | Dates: 23 Jul, 2014

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

    Where: At The Center   

    When the iconic Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe was put on the auction block in 2003 in New York City to be sold to the highest bidder, it had an unusual caveat- the winning bidder would have the option of moving the house to a location of their choosing. The publicity surrounding the auction for the first time presented Mid-Century modern architecture in a new light as a moveable and collectable commodity. In the years that followed, several more iconic houses were moved- or proposed for moving- both as the only option to save the building and for private collection.

    The "Moving Modern" program will examine four recent case studies with their contemporary architects and advocates: the Aluminaire House (1931) by Kocher & Frey; Maison Tropicale (1951) by Jean Prouve; the Pearlroth House (1959) by Andrew Geller; and the Lieb House (1969) by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

    Join us for documentary film excerpts and a panel discussion that will consider what are the nuanced implications if Modern architecture becomes a collectible commodity like art work or is treated as "moveable" heritage? Can a Modern building's significance be maintained if it is taken from its original site? Does a Modern building's design significance stand independent from its original site, as does a work of art or sculpture?

    Luca Baraldo, Associate, COOKFOX Architects
    Jon Michael Schwarting, AIA,
    Andre Tchelistcheff, AIA, Founder, Andre Tchelistcheff Architects 
    James Venturi, Filmmaker

    Moderator: Mary Kay Judy

    Mary Kay Judy is an architectural conservator and preservation consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a consulting architectural conservator on several significant Modern properties including the Painting Gallery and Brick House at the Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut, Philip Johnson's 9 Ash Street House (Thesis House) in Cambridge and the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois. Judy has also consulted on the conservation of Modern architecture in Tallinn, Estonia, Tbilisi, Georgia and Lucknow, India. In New York City, her practice focuses on architectural conservation support services and project representation for New York City's current- and future- Landmarks. Judy's article, "Moving Modern" Modern Architecture as Moveable Heritage, was published in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Forum Journal in Fall 2011.

    Luca Baraldo, Associate at COOKFOX Architects, graduated with a Master in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude from Istituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia; Venice, Italy. He began his professional career at S. Russell Groves. After joining COOKFOX Architects, Luca brought his architectural and interior expertise to projects like the Tahari Showroom at One Bryant Park, City Point, a 1.8 million square foot mix-complex in Downtown Brooklyn, and 130 West 12th St, a 43 unit high end boutique re-development in the West Village. Once promoted associate, Luca focused on the COOKFOX residential portfolio, leading the interior design of 301 East 50th St, a 57 condominium luxury building in Midtown East, and CityTower, a 380 unit building in Downtown Brooklyn. For the past four years Luca followed all phases of 615 Dune Road in Westhampton Beach, from design to construction of a new single family home and the restoration of Andrew Geller’s iconic “Double Diamond” house.

    Michael Schwarting is an architect, urban designer and professor. He has a B. Arch. and M. Arch in Urban Design from Cornell University and received a Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. He was an Associate in Richard Meier and Associates and has practiced as Jon Michael Schwarting Architect and been a Partner in Design Collaborative with Piero Sartogo, Karahan and Schwarting Architecture Company, and presently Campani and Schwarting Architects. Work has been exhibited and published internationally in journals and books. Projects have received a PA Citation and LI AIA ARCHI awards. He has been recognized and placed in several competitions. He has directed the restoration of the 1931 Aluminaire House since 1987 and founded the Aluminaire House Foundation. He is a Professor of Architecture and has served as Chair in the undergraduate program and as Director of the graduate program in Urban and Regional Design at New York Institute of Technology. He also taught at Columbia, Yale, Penn, Cornell, Cooper Union, Syracuse and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.

    Andre Tchelistcheff was born in San Francisco, California to Russian émigré parents and raised in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkley in 1984, and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. He is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Institute of Classical Architecture. Established in 1998, the office of Andre Tchelistcheff Architects bases its practice on conceptual refinement, attention to craftsmanship and detail, and stylistic fluency. The work of the practice spans a wide range of commissions including new homes, townhouse renovations and additions, offices, showrooms, hotels, and institutional buildings.

    James Venturi is the producer of and a character in the film SAVING LIEB HOUSE. He and Frederic Schwartz were partners in the move of the house. He is presently working on a feature film on his parents, the architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

    Organized by: AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
    Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

  • North Brother Island: An Illustrated Book Talk

    New York | Dates: 05 Aug, 2014

    Doors open at 6:00/Talk starts at 7:00

    The Paris Café119 South Street (at Peck Slip)

    n 1902 famed social commentator Jacob Riis, writing about North Brother Island, which then housed the Riverside Hospital said, “Today, where once was a waste of sand, are broad and shaded lawns; winding, well-kept walks, trees, shrubs and flowers; handsome, substantial buildings and hospital pavilions or ward.” Later in his article observing the differences in smallpox hospitals in Europe
    compared to this institution on North Brother Island, he noted that the “isolation secured in New York is absolute.” And though the island, 20 acres stranded in the middle of the East River, would see decades of activity both positive and tragic, this absolute isolation, even with vast transportation advancements citywide, would be the reason why the island was abandoned to nature by the middle of the 20th century.

    Photographer Christopher Payne was granted permission by the city to photograph the island and its ruined structures, and the result is North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City. The book tells the story of the island; its thriving years, its connection to a number of infamous events and people, and recent decades when vegetation has consumed the now crumbling buildings. The book includes photography by Mr. Payne, a history of the island by University of Pennsylvania professor and preservationist Randall Mason, and an essay by author Robert Sullivan.

    Program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
    To register, please call 212-614-9107 or email bharmon@hdc.org.

    *Food and drinks will be available for purchase

    The Paris Café, first opened in 1873, was frequented by such personages as Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt, and was nearly closed after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy.
  • CFP: River Cities: Historical and Contemporary (Dumbarton Oaks, 8-9 May 15)

    Washington | Dates: 14 Sep, 2014

    Call for Papers: River Cities: Historical and Contemporary (Dumbarton Oaks, 8-9 May 15)

    Deadline: Sep 14, 2014

    The dynamic relationships between cities and their rivers, a landscape of potentially critical adaptability and resilience, is the focus of the

    2015 Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks.  Building on the emergence of urban humanities and urban landscape history, we propose to consider the urban river as a city-making landscape deserving of careful reading and analysis: past, present, and future.

    The subject of this symposium builds on a new multi-year initiative in urban landscape studies, which Dumbarton Oaks is launching in 2015 with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its principal goal is to create a dialogue between designers and scholars to address the landscape consequences of advancing urbanization. With this task in mind, the 2015 symposium aims to bring together the work of contemporary designers with the historical perspectives of scholars, encouraging practitioners and historians to bridge the gaps between their modes of thinking. We consider historians to include those in art history, urban history, and architectural history among others. We would particularly welcome proposals for collaborative or paired presentations by designers and historians working on similar topics or the same city.

    Please submit a 300 word abstract to Thaisa Way (tway@uw.edu) by September 14, 2014 to be considered for the 2015 Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies symposium: River Cities: Historical and Contemporary. If accepted, full papers will be due on March 1, 2015 for presentation in May 2015 (most likely May 8-9, 2015).  For more information, contact Thaisa Way, University of Washington.

  • CFP: Future Anterior Journal

    Dates: 15 Sep, 2014

    CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: September 15, 2014.


    Special Issue co-edited by Ines Weizman and Jorge Otero-Pailos

    Future Anterior invites essays that explore the relationship between copyright and preservation from a historical, theoretical and critical perspective. Both copyright and preservation laws are aimed at protecting unique human achievements, but they point to different, even opposing threats. Whereas copyright is meant to protect private interests from public encroachments, preservation mostly aims to safeguard the public interest against private forces. But as the categories of private and public are redrawn under the pressures of globalization, what challenges and opportunities lay ahead for preservation?

    Both preservation and copyright law attempt to answer a basic question: Who has the right to make a copy? This question has a long but unexplored history within preservation. Carlo Fea, the Italian neo-classical jurist and preservationist, passed laws to forbid overzealous collectors form taking original sculptures from churches and using poor replacement copies as payments for cash-strapped priests. But as copying techniques improved, it became common to place copies outdoors and to move original works of architecture and sculpture inside museums (think of the copies that replaced the original capitals of the Doge’s Palace, or the replica of Michelangelo’s David in Piazza della Signoria). These days, preservation and copyright are both challenged by new modes of digital production, which put new pressure on the notion of absolute authorship and ownership.

    What makes mechanical architectural copies so interesting is that, even though they emerge at the same time as reproductions in other fields, they escaped the same association as representative phenomena of modernity. Yet, just like the print, the photograph, the film or the digital file, architectural copies are a product of architecture and a media form in themselves, part of an endless series of ‘aura-less’ multiplications. Legal scholar Bernard Edelman has shown how in nineteenth-century France photographs were at first considered to be mere mechanical reproductions of reality, and hence in the public domain. It was only when photography became accepted as an artistic practice that it received legal protection and ‘the real as object in law [became] susceptible to appropriation, sale and contracts’. To what degree does contemporary art still serve as the measure and instrument for the regulation of copies? Can copyright law help explain the opposition to consider preservationists as artists, or even authors? Essays may investigate these questions, as well as critically analyze modes and practices of appropriation in preservation as they compare to other fields.

    As the production of architectural copies is becoming more digital, networked and diffused, we are witnessing more aggressive legal attempts to control the right to reproduce architecture. As Winnie Won Yin Wong wrote (Future Anterior 9.1) recent legal attempts to define “trade dress” signal an attempt to regulate, not just architectural form, but also ambiance and atmosphere as property. From the perspective of preservation, which relies heavily on design guidelines to implement legally binding decisions, what is the future of aesthetic regulation? We welcome essays that explore how objects (and specifically architectural interiors, buildings and cities) have been and are today presented, discussed and contested (in court, or other legal debates) as a dispute over authorial, private or public property.

    In preservation, intellectual copyright is hard to define and regulate – harder than in most other arts. Its potential scope is also overwhelming, implying that almost every gesture in the construction of space would have to be protected. What sorts of architectural and urban copies are subject to copyright? If copyright is the right to copy, replicate, duplicate and receive the financial benefits of this act, could one argue copyright law in fact enabled architecture to be copied, replicated, mass produced and exported across the world? How did the circulation of copies help or undermine the idea of preservation in-situ? How could the history of national and international copyright laws inform that of modern preservation?

    Future Anterior invites papers from scholars in preservation and its allied fields (juridical studies, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, geography, political science, urban studies, and planning) that explore these and related questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Future Anterior is a peer-reviewed journal that approaches the field of historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry. A comparatively recent field of professional study, preservation often escapes direct academic challenges of its motives, goals, forms of practice and results. Future Anterior invites contributions that ask these difficult questions from philosophical, theoretical, and practical perspectives.

    Articles submitted for peer review should be no more than 4000 words, with five to seven illustrations. Text must be formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. All articles must be submitted in English, and spelling should follow American convention. All submissions must be submitted electronically. Text should be saved as Microsoft Word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi at 8” by 9” print size. Figures should be numbered and called out clearly between paragraphs in the text. Image captions and credits must be included with submissions. It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use and pay any reproduction fees. A brief author biography (around 100 words) must accompany the text.

    Click for further manuscript guidelines.

    Acceptance or rejection of submissions is at the discretion of the editors.

    Please do not send original materials, as submissions will not be returned.

    Please email all submissions to:


    Or mail to:

    Future Anterior

    400 Avery Hall

    Graduate Program in Historic Preservation

    Columbia University

    New York, NY 10027

    Questions about submissions can be mailed to the above address or emailed to:

    Jorge Otero-Pailos

    Founder and Editor, Future Anterior

    Associate Professor of Historic Preservation

    Columbia University



    Ines Weizman

    Professor of Architectural Theory

    Bauhaus University Weimar


  • Screening of My Architect by Nathaniel Kahn - A RIBA and Design Museum Event

    London | Dates: 22 Jul, 2014
    Tuesday 22 July 6.30pm

    RIBA, Swarovski and the Design Museum present a one off screening of My Architect

    Celebrating the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture at the Design Museum this summer (09 July – 12 October 2014), this one off screening will be introduced by Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic.

    The American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the Twentieth Century. He created buildings of monumental beauty, including The Yale Center for British Art, The Salk Institute, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He also had an unusual personal life, leaving behind three families when he died of a heart attack in a Penn Station bathroom.

    In this celebrated documentary film his son, Nathaniel Kahn, travels the world visiting his father’s buildings, colleagues, students and family. Featuring interviews with many giants of modern architecture, including Frank Gehry, Muzharul Islam, I.M. Pei, Anne Tyng and Philip Johnson, this film provides unique insight into the life, creativity, buildings and influence of an extraordinary architect.

    My Architect was nominated for the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

    “Spellbinding…a Citizen Kane-like meditation” New York Magazine

    “A deeply personal film of great intelligence” The Guardian

    “One of the best films of this, or any year!” Hot Ticket

    This event is supported by Swarovski.

    £9 Adult
    Students £6.50
    RIBA members £6.50
    Members £6.50*

    *discount excludes Access members

    The ticket price includes a 20% discount on exhibition entry to Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture at the Design Museum.

    Please note - this screening takes place at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

    RIBA information line: 020 7307 3999

  • 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). Each project is fully represented in this timely exhibition, which seeks to bring one of the twentieth century’s greatest master builders to a new audience.

    BOOK ADVANCE TICKETS NOW (booking fee applies)


  • 12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination

    Coral Gables | Dates: 05 Jun – 14 Sep, 2014
    This summer, in celebration of the World Cup in Brazil, the Coral Gables Museum presents 12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination. The original exhibition, developed in partnership with the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA, details the twelve cities and stadiums that will host the games and represent Brazil in the eyes of the world during the World Cup.

    12 Stadiums│12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination is divided into three sections: Cities, Stadiums and Urban Soccer Culture. The cities will be represented by extraordinary photos by native artistic photographers who will share their unique view of their communities. The stunning new stadiums will be showcased with photos and architectural drawings and models. The exhibition will also include video, interactive kiosks and objects that depict the soccer club fans’ culture, showing how soccer permeates the urban life in all the cities.

    For more information call 305-603-8067.
    Exhibit Curator: Adriana Sabino
    Exhibit Designer: Little Gables Group
  • DAC Youth & Family Programs: Sustainable Solar Design and Smart Building Materials

    Washington | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    "Put on a sweater!" is a common phrase heard during the winter months when the heating bill is highest; it is well known that reducing use of your heater or air conditioner can save money. The cost of heating and cooling is directly related to the amount of energy a building is consuming. Architects and designers use passive solar building design and appropriate insulation to help building and homeowners save money, conserve energy and stay comfortable year-round. Students will learn strategies for placing a building on a site in order to best utilize passive solar building design. They will consider building orientation, window placement, building materials and shading. Students will also have the opportunity to test how different types of materials insulate water and explore a few different types of building products.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. By registering for this workshop you grant permission to the Washington Architectural Foundation to publish photographs related to the event.

    12 JULY 2014
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

    District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW

    $10 per child.

  • Eminent Domains: 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards

    Washington | Dates: 13 Jun – 26 Jul, 2014

    Eminent Domains presents award-winning residential projects from the 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. This annual awards competition, co-sponsored by the Washington Chapter, AIA and Washingtonian Magazine, recognizes excellence in residential design throughout the Washington Metropolitan region.

    As with previous competitions, jurors from out of town reviewed more than 90 submissions. They knew nothing of the projects nor their designers beforehand. With gratitude, this year’s jury included Toshiko Mori, FAIA, principle of Toshiko Mori Architect in New York, NY; Michele Thackrah, AIA, LEED AP, principle of Archer & Buchanan Architecture in West Chester, PA; and Rolando Rivas-Camp, FAIA, Deputy Chief Architect at the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The majority of winning selections portray modern detailing and aesthetics, the varieties that were—and remain—commonly out of fashion for a region dominated with conservative and traditional designs. Even the two historic renovations that won created modern living environments to otherwise out-of-date homes. What we see today is a region with inhabitants that are challenging the usual architectural response.

    Congratulations to the winners: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect; Schlesinger Associates Architects; David Jameson, Architect; Rixey-Rixey Architects; Jacobson Architecture, LLC; Bonstra|Haresign ARCHITECTS; and McInturff Architects.

    This exhibition is organized by the Washington Chapter, AIA and generously supported by ABC Imaging.

  • 25 Architects Series: Modular Homes

    Washington | Dates: 19 Jul, 2014

    Please join us at the District Architecture Center for a lecture by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, on his Washingtonian Award-winning design for bm Modular One.

    At first glance, this home appears to be a classic example of his work, composed of simple geometric forms and distinguished by elegant, exquisitely executed details.  Few people would suspect that the basic structure of the house was prefabricated in a factory in southern Virginia and shipped to the site in Bethesda on flatbed trucks.  During the two weeks that the 13 modules were being made at the Virginia factory, the on-site contractor in Bethesda was busy constructing foundations and a basement to match the modules’ specifications.  Upon delivery to the site, the modules were assembled in just two days. The name of the project incorporates the clients’ initials and refers to the fact that it was the first modular building Gurney ever designed.

    Gurney will walk us through the design process and answer questions about this game-changing home.

    19 JULY 2014
    11:00AM - 12:00PM

    District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW

    Free. Registration required.

  • Karuna Class + Tour

    Portland | Dates: 25 – 26 Jul, 2014

    High performance meets high design in the recently completed Karuna House, the first building to achieve three of the world’s most demanding energy efficiency certifications:  LEED for Homes Platinum, MINERGIE-P-ECO, and Passive House US. Join Hammer & Hand and Holst Architecture for a Friday class and Saturday project tour that dispel the myth that high performance building and high design don’t mix. Karuna House’s advanced building science and Passive House construction detailing have resulted in both award-winning design and high energy performance. The home earned AIA Portland’s 2030 Design Award last year, and has reached Net Zero energy usage due to onsite solar panels.

    Friday, July 25 | 12-2pm: 2-hour class, AIA Portland Office. Earn 2 HSW/SD LUs.
    Speakers: Sam Hagerman, President, Hammer & Hand, Jeffrey Stuhr, AIA, Partner, Holst Architecture, and Cory Hawbecker, LEED AP, CPHC Associate and Sustainability Coordinator, Holst Architecture

    Saturday, July 26: 1-hour tour, Karuna House, Newberg, OR. 1 HSW/SD LU.

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    Friday’s class will include a primer on Passive House US standards, followed by a case study examination of the design and construction of Karuna House. Saturday’s home tour will build on this class material and feature members of the project team diving deep into inspirations, assemblies, and lessons learned.

  • 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

    Washington | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014
    Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

    Click here to download a brochure.
  • 2014 CRAN Symposium: The Architecture of Influence

    Charleston | Dates: 18 – 20 Sep, 2014
    The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), a Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects, will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled ‘The Architecture of Influence,’ the three-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture. 

    CRAN is committed to the promotion of high-quality residential architecture irrespective of style.

    “The Architecture of Influence” will explore the importance of history and context in the design of new houses, and in particular how the careful consideration of historical architectural styles – both traditional and Modernist – can help architects design houses that contribute to established physical and cultural settings. How a new house or building looks is fundamental to how a community responds to it, and this symposium is intended to encourage an ongoing conversation about what it means to design a good architectural neighbor in the 21st century.

    Keynote speaker Andres Duany, FAIA, founding partner of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., will present the talk ‘We Hate Codes, But…’. Andres and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of the town of Seaside, Florida. Since then, their planning practice has over 200 plans in the process of implementation, and has a particular expertise in writing codes. Andres will discuss the role of codes and their use in mitigating mediocrity in architecture.

    Keynote speaker Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, founder and senior partner of RAMSA, will present a history of the planned garden suburb in conjunction with the recent publication of Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City. The book, which he co-authored along with David Fishman and Jacob Tilove, is the definitive history of the garden suburb from its origins in late-eighteenth-century England to the onset of the Second World War, and suggests how the principles of traditional town planning can inform efforts to remedy fraying urban fabric and suburban sprawl in our own time.

    In addition to the keynotes, other speakers will include Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, Robert Adam, RIBA, Calder Loth, Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, and Sandy Isenstadt.

    The symposium will feature three Architect Roundtable Discussions, including panelists Gary Brewer, AIA and David Salmela,  FAIA; Gil Schafer III, AIA, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, AIA, and Marc Appleton, AIA; and  Julie Snow FAIA, Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, and Robert Gurney, FAIA.

    House Tours of local homes will be offered on two separate mornings. Friday morning will feature homes in downtown Charleston. Saturday morning will feature homes of Kiawah Island, including the historic Vanderhorst Plantation.

  • 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.