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  • UCLA A.UD: RUMBLE

    Los Angeles | Dates: 09 – 14 Jun, 2014
    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design‘s end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty, and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 240 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.

    RUMBLE takes place in Perloff Hall on the UCLA campus and at IDEAS on the Hercules campus in Playa Vista.
    Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
    Perloff Hall, M-S, 9am – 5pm
    Info: 310.267.4704
    Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.
    Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations 
    Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu
    The campus map is available at www.maps.ucla.edu/campus/

    IDEAS at the Hercules Campus, 5865 S. Campus Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094
    Information: 310.267.4704
    Parking is available on site.

    http://www.aud.ucla.edu/news/rumble_2014__441.html

  • Conversations in Place: The Past in the 21st Century

    Long Beach | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014

    Rancho Los Alamitos hosts The Past in the 21st Century, a panel of nationally renowned directors and preservationists who will explore the evolving role of museums and historic sites and how they are being re-imagined for next generation audiences in an ever-changing, multi-cultural world on August 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    Presenters include Richard West of the Autry National Center of the American West; Wayne Donaldson, Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos. 

    Rancho Los Alamitos is located at 6400 Bixby Hill Road in Long Beach. Tickets may be obtained online at http://www.rancholosalamitos.org or by calling 562.431.3541.

    The event is sponsored in part by Metabolic Studio and IMPRINT Culture Lab.

  • Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design

    New York | Dates: 23 May – 01 Jun, 2014

    After successful exhibitions in Oslo and Tokyo, Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design comes to New York this May. Drawing attention to the country’s contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the exhibition presents fine and rare decorative arts and furniture created in Norway between 1940 and 1975, in conversation with artwork by acclaimed Norwegian artists, including multiple works by modern master Edvard Munch. The exhibition will be on view from May 23 – June 1, 2014 at Openhouse Gallery in Soho.

    The exhibition features over 500 works of high-end decorative arts and furniture from this significant part of Norwegian design heritage: tables and chairs by iconic Norwegian designers such as Torbjørn Afdal, Fredrik Kayser, and Sven Ivar Dysthe; glassware and ceramics from Benny Motzfeldt, Herman Bongard; and decorative arts and jewelry treasures from Grete Prytz Kittelsen, Tone Vigeland, and Arne Tjomsland are among the objects that will be featured in this selling exhibition of 44 Norwegian designers.

    Works will be presented by a select group of artists who played various roles in developing the traditions of Norwegian design and architecture during the twentieth century. One of the featured artists, Edvard Munch, paved the way for other Post-War artists with his innovative work, marking a breakthrough in Norwegian art history.

    The intention behind Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design is to raise international awareness of Norway’s significant contribution to Scandinavian mid-century modern design, alongside those of Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Norwegian Icons tells the story of Norway’s design history through a series of exhibitions and catalogues. The catalogue accompanying the New York exhibition features a selection of works by important mid-century Norwegian designers and highlights their role in shaping this unique period in Norwegian design history.

    Of the 92 objects presented in the Oslo catalogue, 34 have won international gold design medals. In the Tokyo catalog, 36 designers and their objects were portrayed—22 of whom have won international gold design medals in competition with renowned designers such as Arne Jacobsen (Denmark), Hans Wegner (Denmark), and Charles and Ray Eames.

  • Design + Dining: Chicago's Gold Coast (AIA Convention Event)

    Dates: 26 Jun, 2014
    • Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Charnley Persky House and Madlener House
    • Tickets: $50
    This event is part of the 2014 AIA National Convention program. For more information and to register, visit convention.aia.org.

    Astor Street is the heart of Chicago’s prestigious and architecturally-rich Gold Coast neighborhood. Attendees can explore the area on their own with a provided guide map or by joining available docents to augment the experience. Stop in for refreshments at two remarkable neighborhood treasures: the National Landmark Adler & Sullivan 1892 Charnley–Persky House, now home to the Society of Architectural Historians, and at the Prairie Style 1901 Madlener House, designed by Richard E. Schmidt and Hugh M. G. Garden, and home to Chicago’s Graham Foundation since 1963.

    Provider: AIA Chicago
  • CFP: Architectural Design Research Symposium VENICE 2014

    Venice | Dates: 23 Jun, 2014

    ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

    VENICE  19th - 20th NOVEMBER 2014

    REVISED CALL FOR PROPOSALS  NEW SUBMISSION DATE OF 23RD JUNE http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fad/research/architectural-research-through-design

    THEME

    This symposium provides a forum to reflect on the emergence of research through design in the context of Architectural Education and Critical Practice. As articulated in recent publications and on the evidence of postgraduate activity around the globe, design as the primary vehicle for research innovation has entered a confident and mature stage. What are the themes that emerge from this body of work? What tactics have evolved through conceiving design as the core research method? What are the "unique national features and mentalities that continue to exist and flourish"? (Koolhaas, 2013)

    VENUE

    The 2014 Venice Biennale and its theme of Fundamentals, provides a stimulating space in which to address these questions. This event is associated with the New Zealand exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.<http://www.nzia.co.nz/news--media/new-zealand-at-the-2014-venice-architecture-biennale.aspx> The symposium will be held at the venue of the NZ exhibition, the Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Calle de le Erbe, Cannaregio.<http://maps.google.co.nz/maps/ms?msid=203523385005704610577.0004f36e8660a25b07694&msa=0>

    SYMPOSIUM FORMAT

    The intent of the symposium is to maximise opportunities for discussion and debate over an intense 24 hour period: Evening reception  Morning keynote (TBC) - morning PechaKucha style presentations, lunch, afternoon round table sessions in small groups  -  final panel discussion based on roundtable sessions  evening dinner.

    To facilitate the discussion we intend to have a soft bound book of presentations available at the symposium. Each presenter(s) has 1000 words and up to 6 images available for this ?first edition?. Subsequently, there will be opportunity to submit extended chapters for the final edition research book that will document the symposium.

    All proposals and book chapters will be subject to double blind international peer review.

  • Special Movie Showing at The Cliff Dwellers: William Le Baron Jenney: Boston, Paris, Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014

    Special Movie Showings at The Cliff Dwellers

    Saturday, June 7, at 10:30

    Preview Showing on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30

    Cliff Dwellers and their friends are invited to this special showing of:William Le Baron Jenney: Boston, Paris, Chicago has been organized by Cliff Dwellers John Notz and Walker Johnson and is co-sponsored by the Alliance Francaise of Chicago and by The Chicago Literary Club. 

    While both showings at the Club will be in French, copies of a competent translation of the script into English will be available, on site, and are, now, available in the Web Site of The Alliance Francaise of Chicago, via its Library Page.

     This film was written and filmed at the direction of the Alumni Association of the Paris university (The Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures) attended by William Le Baron Jenney in connection with Jenney's being named by it as "Centralien" of the Year 2012.  Just as Jenney followed Gustave Eiffel through the Ecole Centrale, Jenney's designation, as Centralien of the Year followed that designation of Eiffe.

    You are invited to make reservations prior to the showing on June 4. 

    John Notz will provide an introduction at each showing

    Remarks by Walker Johnson will precede the June 7 showing. 

    Attendees are invited to stay for lunch after the showing on Saturday, June 7.  A discussion of Jenney's life and his career will continue over lunch.

    Make reservations by e-mail to reservations@cliff-chicago.org or by calling 312-922-8080.  

    Both showings will be in the Sullivan Room, for which there is irony, as Mr. Sullivan did not care for or admire Mr. Jenney.  Space is limited somake reservations right away.  The April showing at the Alliance Francasise sold out.  See you at the movies.  

    NEW GUEST PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS AT THE GARAGE LOCATED AT 17 E. ADAMS, WITH ENTRANCE ON ADAMS BETWEEN WABASH AND STATE. $10 FOR UP TO 12 HOURS AFTER 4PM AND ON WEEKENDS. SEE DON SANTELLI FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS. MEMBER PARKING IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE LOCATED ON MICHIGAN AVENUE. SEE DON FOR THE APPLICATION TO OBTAIN DISCOUNT PARKING.

  • CFP: EuropIA.14: Architecture, City and Information Design

    Nice | Dates: 30 May, 2014

    The main topic of EuropIA 14 is about the complex, interdependent and independent relationships between Architecture and City Design (Urban Planning) that have been recently increased by the important and aggressive involvement as well as impact of Information and Communication Technology on the City, Architecture Perception and Design Practice. No doubt that professionals of Architectural and City Design have largely used ICT tools in their design. However they still hesitate to integrate information design as part of their design fields and as an important integrated component of the Architecture and the City. In fact information design, via the Internet as smart objects, communicative objects, etc., that have penetrated, in an informal way, via ICT users, the universe of architecture and city design (urban planning). Nowadays, ICT users perceive very differently most of the given functions of their habitation, offices and the city. Indeed, on the first hand unforeseen usages of ICT have seriously influenced the design and the development of ICT itself. On the other hand, emphasizes have shifted the relationship the users with their architectural and urban spaces (including the infrastructures and transportation).

    EuropIA.14 observes that the three domains of design (Architecture, City and Information) have become highly interrelated. The conference invites authors involved in one or more of these areas to submit their research work and/or design projects to describe their experiences and studies of this issue (interrelation of the three domains). Presentations of ongoing and future approaches are amongst valuable contributions.

    Topics of interest for this conference include, and not limited to the following: 

    • Architecture Design
    • Augmented Reality
    • BIM and semantics representation
    • City Design
    • Design conflicts management
    • Design Theory
    • Digital aids to architectural design creativity
    • Generative and Parametric Design
    • Hybrid Spaces Design
    • HyperUrban
    • IFC and standard representations
    • Information Design
    • Information Modeling
    • Mixed Reality
    • Multi-agent decision-support systems
    • Ontology knowledge models
    • Open Data
    • Process and product modeling
    • Sustainable/ green design systems
    • User Participation in Design
    • Virtual Reality

    The conference will compare the different scientific positions and current results that are emerging in the international field from research on these topics, aimed at enhancing design, namely architectural, Urban and Information by means of tools that support the integrated Process/Product design activity in a collaborative space.

    Topics should thus be developed with respect to: innovative and effective representations of entities and products (in the most general sense possible, creativity, requirements, methods, processes, etc.); real-time explanations of the meanings of quantities and qualities involved, and their attendant constraints; agents allowing dynamic notations among ‘internal’ representations used by each actor in their own ‘space’ of competence, and ones used to communicate their work to experts in other fields; a high quality of adapted ergonomic human interfaces.

    Paper submissions are invited on these and related topics describing past and current research efforts, as well as experience with proof-of-concept, prototype and operational systems.

    Instructions to Authors

    • Papers submitting : maximum of 20 000 Characters plus figures.  PDF, MS-Word formats are accepted.
    • Final accapted papers must be in MS-Word and  submitted directly to the conference secretary: eia14@europia.org
  • CFP: (Re)mediation (Los Angeles, 25 Oct 14)

    Los Angeles | Dates: 01 Jul, 2014

    CFP: (Re)mediation (Los Angeles, 25 Oct 14)

    Los Angeles, October 25, 2014

    Deadline: Jul 1, 2014

    (Re)mediation: the 49th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Association Symposium

    Saturday, October 25th, 2014

    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

    Deadline for paper proposals: July 1

    The graduate students of the department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, invite proposals for a symposium to take place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in October 2014. We are looking for papers that engage with the notion of (re)mediation, broadly defined; (re)mediation can refer to remedy, reworking, or reuse as well as to questions of artistic medium and attendant technology. We seek papers from a wide variety of historical, cultural, methodological and disciplinary perspectives, and welcome submissions from all fields of art historical inquiry. Potential topics of interest include:

    •    Art, architecture, and environmental remediation: environmental

    engagement, spatial reuse and recontextualization, art and architecture as social or ecological stop-gaps, artistic intervention in spaces of tragedy, etc.

    •    Transhistorical mediation: the second lives of art objects, the

    appropriation and reuse of spolia, the status of the copy, etc.

    •    Technological remediation: the historical replacement of media and

    technology by newer forms more suited to historical circumstance; moves toward or away from advanced means of production; prosthesis; anachronism and nostalgia as relates to media and technology

    •    The boundaries of media: changing definitions of artistic medium,

    representations of one medium in another, the absence of medium, impacts of historical and contemporary technologies on questions of media, etc.

    Please send abstracts of 300 words or fewer, as well as a current C.V., to arthistorygradsymposium@gmail.com no later than 5pm on July 1.

  • CONF: Architecture Under Attack (London, 30 May 14)

    London | Dates: 30 May, 2014
    A symposium exploring the spatial dimensions of siege, destruction, renewal and commemoration during and in the aftermath of the First World War. Organised by the Architecture, Space and Society Network, Birkbeck.

    This event is free and open to the public.  To book a place please click here
  • AIA|LA Spring 2014 "How Do Architects Live?" Tour: The Phineas Kappe House

    Sherman Oaks | Dates: 08 Jun, 2014
    When: Sunday, June 8, 2014 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Where: Sherman Oaks, CA
    Who: Architects Anne Zimmerman, AIA & Mark Piaia, AIA's home originally designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA

    Click here to register


    AIA|LA is proud to announce our second "How Do Architects Live?" Tour featuring a 1956 home designed by living architect legend, Ray Kapee, FAIA, a pioneer in southern California architecture and one of the founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc).

    Originally designed for his parents in 1956, Ray Kappe and his wife Shelly ended up living in the home for 10 years while they completed their now infamous Pacific Palisades home.

    Husband and wife architects, Mark Piaia, AIA and Anne Zimmerman, AIA purchased the home 10 years ago, and on a limited budget began to renovate it to its original state.

    Come see what its like for two architects to live and renovate a home designed and inhabited by Ray Kappe!

    The house has been featured in the following tours, books and exhibition:
    • The 2012 SAH/SCC "Apotheosis Kappe" house tour
    • Marvin Rand's photographs in the 1998 book House Design Ray Kappe Architects/Planners, part of Themes and Variations series, copyright 1998 The Images Publishing Group
    • The 2003-2004 A+D exhibit and exhibit monograph, Ray Kappe: A Retrospective." http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/ray-kappe
  • Greetings From Philadelphia: Great Architecture on Postcards

    Philadelphia | Dates: 19 May – 25 Jul, 2014
    Since its founding, Philadelphia has had a tradition of fine architecture and well-designed public places. And since the 19th century, many of those buildings and places have been commemorated with the humble pictorial postcard. Now, to celebrate its own 10th anniversary and the great history of design in Philadelphia, the Design Advocacy Group (DAG) has gathered postcards of many of the sites in Philadelphia that it believes exemplify great architecture and urban design..
  • An Extraordinary Collection of Talent and Artistry: the Depression-era Buildings of Texas A&M

    Dallas | Dates: 29 May, 2014

    The 1930’s campus expansion and building program resulted in a fine collection of ten buildings designed by Frederick E. Giesecke, campus architect, and Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, his chief designer. This collection includes some of the most memorable buildings on the campus due to the use of color, iconography, and other decoration. Within this context, a detailed analysis of the interior finishes was undertaken with a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, that should help build awareness on the part of the building stewards of the high quality of design and craftsmanship that remains.

    Nancy McCoy, FAIA, FAPT is a principal with Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture and has specialized in historic preservation for over 25 years. She has led several projects at Texas A&M, including the Military Walk Renovation, the YMCA Renovation, the Jack K. Williams Building and Scoates Hall Capital Renewal projects.

    Justin Curtsinger, is an architectural intern with Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Texas A&M and is a part of the team working on the Jack K. Williams and Scoates Hall Capital Renewal projects.

    The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door. To RSVP, e-mail info@DallasCFA.com.


  • 2014 George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist Residential Design

    Dates: 08 Jun, 2014
    The George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture is a unique design competition featuring $6,000 in awards, a blue-ribbon jury of internationally known architects and designers, and online public voting.  

    NCMH created the Matsumoto Prize in 2012 honor of George Matsumoto,  one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University's School of Design who created some of North Carolina's most well-known and well-loved Modernist houses.  

    The Matsumoto Prize encourages young architects and prospective clients to continue the Modernist movement in houses so important to North Carolina's artistic leadership.

    Most people don't realize, or even suspect, that North Carolina has the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in America.  Yet, thanks to Henry Kamphoefner and the establishment of the NCSU School of Design in 1948,  we do. 

    The Matsumoto Prize promotes new talent and provides motivating honors and incentives for a new generation of architects.  It also contributes to wider public recognition of Modernism in all its forms (architecture, art, furniture, and fashion) and recognizes the significant economic and aesthetic impact of Modernism across North Carolina.  

    The Matsumoto Prize is the only juried architecture competition in North Carolina that focuses on Modernist houses, provides financial awards, involves a national jury plus public voting, and connects to a major architectural archive.  It meaningfully and powerfully engage the public with the architecture they love and showcases exceptional Modernist architects and designers in North Carolina.

    2014 Matsumoto Prize Rules, Terms, and Conditions

    1.  The Matsumoto Prize is open to anyone with primary design responsibility for a completely built, from-the-ground-up, single-family Modernist house of at least 800 heated sf with a CO on or after January 1, 2008.  The house must be in North Carolina; the designer(s) can be from anywhere.  Renovations, additions, multi-family, or any house that won a Matsumoto Prize Jury or People's Choice award in the past are ineligible. 

    2.  There are no educational or licensure requirements for submission.  Your design stands for itself.  if you wish, you may submit more than one house.   If you have a disagreement with another person or firm concerning credit for a house design, get it worked out before submission and/or consider submitting jointly. 

    3.  Jury Awards:  $3,000 first place, $2,000 second place, $1,000 third place, plus a nice trophy for each.  The jury will choose one house per cash Prize honor. There will be no ties. A designer and/or their firm can win only one of the cash Prize honors.  The jury will give feedback on the winning submissions.  None of the jury or their firms will submit for the Prize.  There will be three People's Choice awards which come with a certificate. 

    4.  Contacting any of the jury is strictly prohibited; however, submitters are actively encouraged to publicize their participation in the Matsumoto Prize through any digital means, including asking clients, prospects, and the public to vote.

    5.  Public voting is limited to one vote per e-mail address.  Addresses that are or appear to be machine-generated or fraudulent will not be counted.  However, if people want to vote more than once, say from a home email and a work email, that's fine.  NCMH's decisions on vote eligibility are final.  Vote counts will not be released; only the results of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

    6.  This is a transparent competition which means you may not submit anonymous houses.  All submitted information, images, and video will be available to the public and will be part of the NCMH 4100+ house digital archive in perpetuity.  

    7.  NCMH reserves the exclusive right to accept, edit, or reject any information, image, video, or other submission component for accuracy, appropriateness, style, size, or length; or for compliance with these rules, terms and conditions.  In the event a submission is rejected, that submission's fees will be refunded.  

    8.   Enjoy browsing, but unless otherwise noted, all these houses are private property and closed to the public -- so don't go tromping around uninvited. 

    2014 Submission Requirements.  Deadline Sunday, June 8, 2014, 5pm EST

    Part One. 
     Please send ONE e-mail titled "Matsumoto Submission - Your Name" with the following information togeorge@ncmodernist.org:

    1.  The working name of the house, the homeowners name(s), house address, architect/designer name(s) and phone number(s), and the builder. 
    2.  A statement certifying that "the submitter has: 
    a)  secured rights to use any submitted images, video, or audio; 
    b)  secured permission from the house owners to enter this competition; and 
    c)  agrees without exception to all the rules, terms, and conditions listed at www.ncmodernist.org/prize2014.htm."  
    3.  Please attach a headshot JPG or PNG of the person primarily responsible for the house design.
    4.  Please attach a PDF of the Certificate of Occupancy from the appropriate county verifying the house's completion on or after 1/1/2008.

  • TALK: Jason Payne

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jul, 2014
    JUL 16, 2014, 6PM

    Jason Payne is Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of California Los Angeles and Principal of Hirsuta LLC, an experimental design practice located in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design degree from Columbia University. Prior to founding Hirsuta in 2008 he worked as project designer for Reiser + Umemoto/RUR Architects and Daniel Libeskind Studio and co-partnered the award winning office Gnuform. Payne has held teaching positions at The Ohio State University, Rice University, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Bennington College.
  • Art Deco Symposium: French World’s Fairs and Ocean Liners by Pascal Laurent and The Houses of Tomorrow by Keith Bringe

    Chicago | Dates: 23 May, 2014

    Please join us! Chicago Art Deco Society and Chicago Chapter SAH’s exploration will include a special reception afterwards in the Eleanor Wood-Prince Salon. 

    The years 1931-4 marked the construction of the brilliant Art Deco Exposition Coloniale in Paris, and of Chicago’s Century of Progress International Exposition at the lakefront between 12th and 39th Streets, organized by a commission including East Coast architects Ray Hood and Paul Cret, and Chicagoans Hubert Burnham, John Holabird, and Andrew Rebori. 

    Please join us for an illustrated lecture by architect Pascal Laurent, instructor of history and design at the Ecole Supérieur d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM) of the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He will present a slide lecture on the 1931 Exposition Coloniale Internationale, erected in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris, and its impact on architecture, industrial design and ocean liner interiors. Art Deco fans know the Paris 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moderne, and the spread of the style in all areas of design, with work from noted designers. The 1930-31 ocean liners “SS Atlantique” and “SS Paris” are examples. Later, the 1935 “SS Normandie” and the 1937 Paris Exposition announced a new step in the evolution of Art Deco. His slide lecture is co-sponsored by CADS and CCSAH; Mr. Laurent will discuss Art Deco’s dramatic evolution from the late 1920s to its later elaboration in the 1930s. 

    Keith Bringe will also speak briefly on subsequent designs for the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, including the Houses of Tomorrow. 

    Reception is to follow.

    Space is limited to 150 persons. Replies are due by Thursday, May 22, reservation deadline. RSVP, questions: Judy Freeman at (773) 929-0329; Email:jrfree3500@aol.com.

    $15.00 Members of CADS, CCSAH, or AFC

    $20.00 Non-Members

  • Replicating Mount Vernon

    Washington | Dates: 03 Jun, 2014
    A Lecture by Lydia Mattice Brandt, PhD - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Mount Vernon is the most replicated building in the United States. Americans slap those spindly white columns onto funeral homes, dry-cleaners, motels, and McMansions. But how and why did George Washington's eccentrically vernacular mansion get translated onto such a wide range of commercial and residential buildings? Over the past 200 years, Mount Vernon has become an iconic architectural image that is flexible enough to serve an astonishing range of building types and functions, political points of view, and understandings of the American past.

    Lydia Mattice Brandt is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches architectural history; the history of American art; and the theory, methods, and practice of historic preservation. This summer, she is a fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, where she is finishing her book on the image of Mount Vernon in popular American architecture and culture.

    The First Congregational United Church of Christ
    945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    6:30 pm – reception; 7:00 pm – lecture

    $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members.
  • A “Brand” New Library Awaits: Panel Discussion and Tour

    Glendale | Dates: 13 Jul, 2014

    A “Brand” New Library Awaits
    Panel Discussion and Tour, Glendale
    Sunday, July 13,2014, 01:30 PM

    Join SAH/SCC for a tour and panel discussion on the restoration of Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center. This program is sponsored by the Brand Library and Art Center. 

    The original home of Leslie C. Brand was designed by Nathaniel Dryden in 1904, and has just enjoyed an exterior and interior renovation by Gruen Associates. Headed by Debra Gerod, FAIA, the restoration included uncovering and rehabilitating the original hand-painted ceilings, recreating original door and window openings, and bringing back into prominence the Mansion’s original character. 

    Panelists include Debra Gerod, Partner, Gruen Associates; Fran Offenhauser, Principal, Offenhauser/Mekeel Architects; Cindy Cleary, Director of Library, Arts & Culture, City of Glendale; Carolyn Flemming, Library Services Administrator, Cindy of Glendale; and Tom Bilisoly, Senior Artisan-Conservation, Spectra Company. The discussion will be moderated by SAH/SCC Board Member, Jay Platt.

    The panel discussion will be followed by a self-guided tour of the building and light refreshments. This event is free but limited capacity requires an RSVP. Please send your name and the number of seats you would like reserved to info@sahscc.org. A confirmation email will be sent to you.

    A Brand New Library—July 13, 2014; 1:30-4:30PM; FREE. Reservations required; space is limited. Email us your RSVP info@sahscc.org.


  • John Parkinson’s Iconic Vision: SAH/SCC Lecture & Walking Tour

    Los Angeles | Dates: 14 Jun, 2014

    John Parkinson’s Iconic Vision
    SAH/SCC Lecture & Walking Tour, Downtown LA
    Saturday, June 14,2014, 01:30 PM

    Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 14th, as SAH/SCC explores architect John Parkinson’s legacy in downtown Los Angeles. Stephen Gee, author of the book Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles (Angel City Press, 2013), will share his research on this important, yet little known, contributor to our built environment. The lecture and book signing will be held at the current home of the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), better known historically as the Security National Bank (John Parkinson, 1916).

    Attendees will be provided with a four-color self-guided walking tour brochure and will be encouraged to visit the locations on foot after the lecture. Attendees will also be encouraged to visit the exhibit, “No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station” at the Los Angeles Central Library. Marilyn Musicant, SAH/SCC member and an organizer of the exhibit, will be on hand to answer questions.

    Our hope is for those who are interested to meet up informally at a no-host cocktail hour event at a downtown watering hole at the end of the day to discuss their adventures and observations. 

    Although Parkinson is best known for his design of Los Angeles City Hall (Parkinson & Parkinson, with John C. Austin and Albert C. Martin, 1926-8) and Bullock’s Wilshire (Parkinson & Parkinson, 1928), he designed dozens of important buildings in downtown Los Angeles. There are still several major intersections where all four (or nearly all) of the corner buildings were designed by this seminal figure.

    Participants will also be encouraged to visit the Central Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (Bertram G. Goodhue and Carleton M. Winslow, 1922-26) for a viewing of a new exhibit on Union Station (1934-9), another Los Angeles icon by Parkinson & Parkinson. Joined in practice by his son Donald to form Parkinson & Parkinson (during which time he was most prolific), he also had an earlier partnership with Edwin Bergstrom. After Parkinson’s death in 1935, his son continued to carry on the firm’s architectural traditions and name for 10 more years. 

    John Parkinson: Downtown—June 14, 2014; 1:30-5:30PM; $17.50 each for SAH/SCC members; $22.50 for Non-members. Reservations required; space is limited. Public transportation is encouraged. Nearby parking information will be supplied once tickets are purchased.


  • IIDA NY Healthcare Forum: Spring Cleaning

    New York | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 20146:00 PM — 9:00 PM

    Buffing, waxing and bleaching oh my!

    Healthcare facilities invest a significant amount of capital creating aesthetically appealing facilities to enhance and advance the health of patients and employees. The protection of this investment is paramount. A designer’s reputation hinges as much on the beauty and function of the space as it does on the facility’s ability to withstand abuse and be maintained. Our panel discussion will focus on maximizing the value of these spaces by facilitating a dialogue between the various stakeholders. We will address the challenges that designers and facility personnel face in specifying and maintaining materials. Representatives from a hospital facility program, installation/maintenance company, and interior design will discuss the topic. There will be ample time for an open dialogue to share personal experiences and ask questions. Come see if your latest specification will stand up.

    MODERATOR: Amy Mays, Design Principal, HDR Architecture

    SPEAKERS:
    Maria Mediago, Vice President Facilities Management, The Valley Hospital
    Cathy Dolan, Senior Project Manager, Stamford Hospital, Founder, Health Well Done
    Randall Weis, President and Founder, RD Weis

    0.2 IDCEC CEU and AIA LU 2.0 will be provided for this course.
    IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education prior to December 31, 2015. All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements.

    The current compliance period applies if you became a Professional or an Associate Member prior to January 1, 2014. This allows you two years to complete the 1.0 CEU requirements. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2014 your first compliance period begins January 1, 2016.

    Event Sponsors:
    OFS
    LP Ciminelli
    Tarkett
    DIRTT

  • TALL DC: New Monumentalism

    Washington | Dates: 22 May – 10 Jun, 2014

    Since it was enacted by Congress, the Height of Buildings Act of 1910 has restricted how tall buildings can be designed in the District of Columbia.

    TALL DC: New Monumentalism features student work from the Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning (CUA) that provocatively explores what Washington could look like in the absence of this law.

    Working within CUA’s Emerging Technologies and Media graduate concentration, students analyzed two of Washington’s most recognizable structures, the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, and questioned the definition of “monument” in the contemporary context of global commercial markets, residential migration, and iconic skylines.

    Three distinct proposals for a mixed-use ‘skyscraper’ were created for the Department of Commerce site located near the National Mall. Using radically different design strategies, each concept offers a creative and controversial idea for building a TALL DC.

    The studio was led by Associate Professor Lavinia Fici Pasquina with Daniel Gillen, Founding Principle of DGD. Participating students include John Abowd, Elizabeth Esposito, Brittany Fernald, Rayan Hakeem, Marie Hunnell, Mani Kordestani, Ryan Nugent, Azita Soltani Far, and Nina Tatic.

    http://aiadac.com/sigal-gallery/tall-dc