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  • Exploring the Covert Capital

    Washington | Dates: 16 Jul, 2014
    Wednesday, July 16 - 6:30 pm

    $8.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, $10.00 for non-members.

    Washington, DC, may be the United States’ official capital, but the northern Virginia area is the covert capital of a secret empire. Anchored at one end on the Pentagon and at the other on CIA headquarters, the area has been profoundly affected in its architecture, culture, and politics by the covert business done there, business which touches every part of the globe.

    Join Professor Andrew Friedman of Haverford College for a fascinating discussion of an aspect of the secret world of espionage that you probably never considered: architecture. Afterwards, Professor Friedman will sign his book Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia, and you can examine photographs from the secret files of the International Spy Museum showing long-gone classified CIA facilities around the Washington area.

    Co-sponsored by Historical Society of Fairfax County and Latrobe Chapter, SAH.

  • Garden Dialogues: Chicago/Lake Forest

    Lake Forest | Dates: 02 – 03 Aug, 2014
    On August 2nd and 3rd, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Lake Forest, IL and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    Saturday, August 2nd, 5:00 to 6:30pm | Lake Forest

    Lake Forest Garden
    Peter Schaudt, Steve Gierke, and Jayson De Geeter, Hoerr Schaudt, withThomas Norman Rajkovich, Architect and Jeanne Nolan and Jacqueline Kotz, The Organic Gardener Ltd.

    This charming, English country style home was designed in the early 20th century and is nestled quietly into enchanting woodland. The garden’s focal point is a placid lap pool, where a classical fountain and masonry walls establish a serene sense of enclosure. Adjoining the pool court, a foursquare cutting garden and organic vegetable garden are bordered by a tool house at the ravine’s edge. The garden’s structure dissolves into a natural wood that blends with the surrounding neighborhood.

    Sunday, August 3rd, 10:00 to 11:30am | Lake Forest

    The Walled Garden at Little Orchard
    Craig Bergmann, Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc.

    On a 5.4-acre bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, landscape architect Craig Bergmann has skillfully and respectfully brought new life to Little Orchard, a garden designed by one of the profession’s great practitioners, Ellen Biddle Shipman. The site is part of the historic Howard VanDoren Shaw estate built in 1896. The estate’s owners engaged Bergmann in 1999, and the resultant garden, finished in 2000, is a nod to Shipman's elegant spatial approach. An extensive collection of woody and herbaceous plantings is featured in symmetrically configured planting beds centered on the view to Lake Michigan. The owner's passion for plants and gardens is reflected in the numerous intimate vignettes set within this expansive space.

  • Exhibition: What Models Can Do

    Siegen | Dates: 29 Jun – 12 Oct, 2014
    A new  in Germany looks at the history of the architectural model in contemporary art. It begins with a legendary model by Charles Simonds, covers the 1990s with Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Pitz and Thomas Schütte, and ends up in the present day with Alicia Framis, Hinrich Sachs and Carlos Garaicoa.

    In the field of architecture and urban planning, the three-dimensional architectural model – on a reduced scale -- continues to function as a tool when communicating planned or realised architecture. The model can efficiently provide information about larger spatial contexts, which are either experienced very differently in their original dimensions or may even be impossible to experience at all. Through its reduction in size, the model also facilitates a reduction in spatial complexity. Suddenly, it is possible to grasp things at a glance that can only be understood in their original size through the time-consuming process of a physical inspection.

    It is noticeable that contemporary art frequently adopts the architectural and urban model, removing it from its tightly framed functional context, adapting its phenomenological qualities and giving it a fresh function in the context of artistic questions. In the conceptually dominated art of the last 40 years, the architectural model is opened up poetically and employed in a metaphorical and theatrical fashion. Another important aspect in this context is the mysterious aura of the miniature (Gaston Bachelard), which the eye can penetrate – without the body, so to speak, but without forgetting the physical experience.

    On the one hand, reference to the architectural model helps to develop issues concerning the sculpture; on the other hand, the architectural model can serve – precisely because of its interim state between concept and realisation – as an instrument of criticism and utopia. It is this not-only-but-also, this simultaneity of direct sensory presence and yet suggestive distance to the viewer’s sphere of experience, which constitutes the fascination of the model.

    The exhibition writes a brief history of the architectural model in contemporary art. It begins with the legendary model by Charles Simonds, covers the 1990s with Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Pitz and Thomas Schütte, and weaves the thread further, up to the present day, with Alicia Framis, Hinrich Sachs and Carlos Garaicoa.

    Participating artists: Absalon, Michael Ashkin, Thomas Bayrle, Peter Downsbrough, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Alicia Framis, Carlos Garaicoa, Ludger Gerdes, Christian Haake, Gabu Heindl & Drehli Robnik, Matthew Day Jackson, Friederike Klotz, Langlands & Bell, Rita McBride, Isa Melsheimer, Stephan Mörsch, Sirous Namazi, Hermann Pitz, Hinrich Sachs, Michel Sauer, Thomas Schütte, Laurie Simmons & Peter Wheelwright, Charles Simonds, Stephen Willats, Elizabeth Wright und Yin Xiuzhen.

  • Call for Applications: Editorial Board, Architectural Histories

    Dates: 27 Jun – 31 Aug, 2014
    Architectural Histories, the open access journal of the European Architectural History Network, is issuing a call for applications for its editorial board. Application deadline is 31 August 2014. http://journal.eahn.org/announcement/view/5
  • Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

    Dates: 04 Jun – 10 Sep, 2014
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a visionary design for a proposed Guggenheim museum in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. To enter this open, two-stage competition, register and submit your Stage One design by September 10, 2014.

    The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition is the first open, international architectural competition to be organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. This initiative reflects the Guggenheim’s long history of engagement with architecture and design and its belief that outstanding original design can speak across cultures, refreshing and enlivening the urban environment.

    Following a detailed Concept and Development Study by the Guggenheim Foundation, the City of Helsinki has reserved a prominent waterfront site for the architectural competition of the proposed museum. The site is located in the Eteläsatama, or South Harbor area, an urban space of great national and cultural significance, close to the historic city center and immediately visible to visitors arriving by sea.

    It is envisaged that the Guggenheim Helsinki would organize and present internationally significant exhibitions of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries while also specializing in Nordic art and architecture. Within the Guggenheim Foundation’s international constellation of museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Helsinki would be distinctive in its active inclusion of design and architecture in its programming.

    From a global perspective, Helsinki is emerging as a city to watch. Standing at the intersection of East and West, Helsinki has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Europe. The city recently has embarked on an ambitious yet highly sensitive program of renewal and development, initiating the greatest urban change in its history since Helsinki became the capital of Finland two hundred years ago.

    An increasingly popular visitor destination, Helsinki serves as a standard bearer for Finland and a model for cities around the world, benefiting from an exceptional education system, entrepreneurial spirit, appetite for innovation, and success in international happiness indices.

  • Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture

    New York | Dates: 04 Jul – 19 Oct, 2014

    Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.

    In the early and mid-20th century, the concept of space was critical in defining the modern movement in architecture. Notions of architectural space related to the coherence between the interior and exterior of buildings emerged as a new feature. Counteracting previous understandings of architecture as a progression of styles, space became a privileged quest of architectural practice. In time, however, space was actively reclaimed by artists, geographers, sociologists, and others as their domain of intervention and reflection. As proposed by French philosopher Michel Foucault, ours is the epoch of space, an expanded field imbued with complex meanings.

    Twenty international projects by architects and artists, in large-scale models, drawings, photographs, videos, and even a room-sized installation, survey how architecture addresses this expanded field. Spatial conceptions in the exhibition range from “assemblage” and “envelope” space, to “fictional” and “performative” space. Participants offer a global panorama of architectural practice today, from acclaimed architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, and Kengo Kuma, to young, emergent practices such as Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Chile; Ryue Nishizawa, Japan; Ensamble Studio, Spain; and the New York-based SO-IL and MOS Architects.

  • Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814–2014

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Jul – 19 Oct, 2014

    Using historical maps, broadsheets, books, objects, and textiles, Crossings and Dwellings tells the story of 19th-century European Jesuits and women religious who arrived on the country’s expanding western frontier to serve both indigenous and immigrant populations. This exhibition includes liturgical and educational treasures, such as globes by Willem Jansz Blaeu (Dutch, 1571–1638), drawings by Nicolas Point, S.J. (French, 1799–1868), maps by Pierre Jean De Smet, S.J. (Belgian, 1801–1873), the chalice of Sébastien-Louis Meurin, S.J. (French, 1707–1777), a cope made by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ (French, 1769–1852), and vestments created by indigenous people and presented to De Smet. The exhibition will also examine the pioneering role of the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) in building Chicago educational institutions, including several schools in Holy Family Parish, Immaculata High School, and Mundelein College.

    Crossings and Dwellings commemorates both the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1814–2014) and a century of women’s education at Loyola-Mundelein (1914–2014). For more information, visit LUC.edu/crossings.

    The exhibition is curated by Stephen Schloesser, S.J., Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, and Ellen Skerrett, Chicago historian and author. Sponsored by the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage and supported by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University Chicago.

  • Pirates, Rebels, and Religion! - 17th C. Domestic Material Culture Symposium

    Surry | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    Saturday July 12th 2014 10:30AM - 2:30 PM

    Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle is honored to have a stellar line up of archaeologist from the east coasts coolest 17th century sites speaking at our second annual 17th Century Domestic Material Culture Symposium.

    Underwater Archaeology on Black Beard’s Sunken Galley
    'Queen Anne's Revenge' Recovered Galley Goods & Personal Gear from Blackbeard's crew, 1718"
    Dr. Linda Carnes-McNaughton, RPA
    Program Archaeologist/Curator
    Fort Bragg CRMP

    Artifacts from Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676 at Bacon’s Castle.
    "Archaeology at Bacon's Castle, 1978 - 2013"
    Nick Luccketti, MA, RPA
    Principal Archaeologist & Partner
    James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc.

    Archaoelogy at St. Mary’s City, considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America
    "Landscape, Material Culture, and the Struggle for Political Authority in Maryland: A New Look at the "Maryland Designe”
    Dr. Julie King
    Archaeologist/ Anthropology Professor
    St. Mary's College of Maryland

    Space is limited to the first 35 patrons. Early registration is only $40 per person and includes Symposium attendance and a gourmet bagged lunch. Late registration is between June 29th and July 9th, 2014 and is $50 per person. Click here for tickets!

  • Northampton Historic Preservation Society Lecture on the Lawn at Vaucluse

    Machipongo | Dates: 29 Jun, 2014

    If you have an interest in historical plantations in Northampton County, you may wish to join the Northampton Historical Preservation Society on Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 for an afternoon at the lovely Vaucluse in Machipongo. Vaulcuse is a Tidewater plantation home originally built in 1784 on the banks of the Hungar River in Machipongo.  It is one of the oldest plantations in the county.

    At this event, the home owners Linda and David Rogers will share the historic property's history and provide interesting anecdotes.  Vaucluse is both a National Historic Site and a Historic Virginia Landmark. 

    The Vaucluse Lecture is presented as the first of a three-part Lecture on the Lawn series which will focus on homes on Westerhouse Creek.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 27th at The Glebe, the home of Jack Wescoat and Sunday, September 14th at Winona, the home of Mary and Herman Walker.

    The Northampton Historic Preservation Society is requesting a $10 per person donation at the event. They encourage everyone to dress casually and ask guest to bring their own lawn chair and beverage of choice.  The event will be held only if weather permits.

  • The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Sep, 2014

    Thursday, September 18
    6 p.m.
    Museum Members $5; Public $15   Buy tickets

    Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

    John Gardener Low was a talented tile artist, who was also a savvy businessman. His tiles graced fireplace surrounds, soda fountains, cast iron stoves and a multitude of other products.  The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain.  For all of the 1880’s and the early years of the 1890’s the popular Low art tiles sold in large numbers.

    John Gardner Low was a painter before he started his tile business, having studied in Paris from 1858 to 1861 with Constant Troyon and Thomas Couture.  He was well acquainted with many of the great artists of his time, including Elihu Vedder, Francis Davis Millet, William Rimmer and Childe Hassam. 

    The story of the Low Company is often told with images which display the wide range of products made by the company.

    The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America.
    This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2014 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

    Richard Pennington, a former Boston Globe reference librarian, received his Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College. He and his wife lived in Chelsea from 1992 to 2005, in an 1886 Victorian house with two Low tile fireplace surrounds. He has been intrigued by the subject since 1997, and his research in ongoing. He is the author of the 244 page, full-color book, Low Art Tile – John Gardner Low and the artists of Boston’s Gilded Age.

  • Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion

    Elkart | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014

    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (return time approximate)
    Museum Members $65; Public $75   Buy tickets

    Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

    Join us this fall for our second travel tour which takes us to Elkart, Indiana to experience the Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. Your visit includes a tour of the Ruthmere Mansion and the 1831 Beardsley House. After lunch, en route back to Chicago, an additional stop will be made in South Bend at the Joseph D. Oliver House, also known as Copshaholm. Built in 1895, this 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house features all original furnishings.

    Fees include guided tours, lunch, and round-trip transportation by motor coach from the Driehaus Museum. For questions about accessibility during the tours, please call 312.482.8933, ext. 31.

  • World Architecture Festival 2014

    Singapore | Dates: 01 – 03 Oct, 2014

    World Architecture Festival is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients. Now in its seventh year WAF has been bringing the architectural community together to celebrate, learn and connect since 2008 and is your passport to the international architecture scene

    Growing each year, it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and from all corners of the industry. Seize the unique opportunity that WAF provides to meet your peers with, clients, press and suppliers from around the world. Strengthen your understanding, your work, your contacts and your future prospects.

    Find out more about why you should attend WAF here.

  • 100% Design

    London | Dates: 17 – 20 Sep, 2014

    100% Design is officially the UK’s largest design trade event with over 27,000 visitors including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers. The event is held between the 17-20 September and is the biggest event during the London Design Festival. 100% Design is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors in 2014.

    100% Design occupies a special place in the UK design industry’s heart. First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, the show has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK. Now, for the 20th edition the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future; 100% Design will continue its traditional role to support design, both in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London’s design agenda.

    Learn more and register now at 100percentdesign.co.uk.

  • Summer School of Architecture Bač 2014

    Vojvodina | Dates: 22 – 31 Aug, 2014

    Summer school of Architecture Bač 2014
    Vojvodina, Serbia, 22-31 August 2014

    Application for 2 subsidized places: June 30th, 2014 (results will be published within 5 days)
    Early bird registration: July 5th, 2014
    Registration deadline: July 31st, 2014

    Organizers_Group of Architects (Belgrade, Serbia) and rese arch (Pieštany, Slovakia) | Co-organizers_The Provincial Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and Serbian Chamber of Engineers | Partners_ Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade, Earth & Crafts, Smart Citizen, Noumena | Support_Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic


    The program is encouraging multidisciplinary international collaboration, dealing with the issues of implementation and monitoring of projects of heritage protection within the local, regional, and European framework.


    The Summer School will take place from Friday, August 22nd, and last until August 31st. The workdays are beginning at 10:00 AM lasting until 07:00 PM (including 1 hour lunch break). The program of the School is divided into two modules. Both modules are focusing on earth architecture of Vojvodina – the adobe and rammed earth.


    This module will open on 22nd of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module lectures and workshops is to develop the fitting method for the energy survey, monitoring and management for protected areas. The module will implement the Smart citizen platform, using the infrastructure of the study group of Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade & Nekoliko arhitekata design studio, developed for the project of National typology of residential architecture in Serbia.


    The Module 1 will be followed by the workshop of parametric design (by rese arch & NOUMENA ARCHITECTURE), demonstrating the available tooling for the purpose of heritage monitoring and preservation actions.


    Prior to Module 2, a study trip to Neštin, Vojvodina, will be organized, for the purpose of visiting newly restored rammed earth house.


    This module will open on 28th of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module is preventive preservation of the adobe wall in household number 10 in Bačka tvrđava Street in the lower town of the Fortress on Bač. The lectures and the workshops, provided by the team of the Earth and Crafts Centre for Earthen Architecture, focusing on the process of preparation of the preservation actions, architectural crafting and urban design tools.

    The necessary  expertise for the heritage protection will be provided by the Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural monument and Centuries of Bač Fund, followed by the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial Planning of Serbia - IAUS.

    A detailed certificate will be provided by the organizer for the purpose of obtaining ECTS credits.

    Official language: English


    We are inviting international participants: professionals and students of architecture, technology, civil engineering, architectural conservation and art history.


    The registration fee is 200 EUR* (100 EUR per module*) and includes costs of tuition (workshops +lectures), working material and boarding (three meals per day + accommodation). We provide accommodation in near-by boarding house (mostly dormitory-style). Fees do not include travel costs.

    Given the hands-on character of the Summer School, it is our recommendation to bring your own laptop. Internet connection will be provided by the organizer. The installation of required (free) software will be communicated in a timely manner.

    * The early bird prices are available until the July 5th 2014.

    The full price is 250 EUR for entire 10 days course (workshop and fieldtrip included) of 120 EUR per 4 days module.


    Your application should include:

    – submitting the application form ( link);

    – a short CV (2 pages maximum).


    – submitting the application form (link);

    – a short CV (2 pages maximum);

    – a letter of motivation (2 pages maximum).

    Exchanging the subsidy for money is not possible.

    Please e-mail your application documents to (grupaarhitekata@gmail.com).

    Deadline for applications is July 31st 2014;

    Deadline for early bird application July 5th 2014.





  • Perception in Architecture. HERE AND NOW

    Berlin | Dates: 27 – 28 Jun, 2014

    Date: Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:30am-5:30pm. Saturday, 28 June 2014, 9:30am-12:30pm
    PlaceANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory,  Christinenstr. 18-19 (Pfefferberg), 10119 Berlin

    The definitions of space are as diverse as the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role - from science to philosophy, art and architecture - and within each field the assessments of space are often simplified or reduced. With such an approach, we refuse ourselves access to 'new spaces', whose definitions and perspectives, strategies and processes of perception from all fields of human activity are too rarely considered in a cohesive manner. This is where the ANCB programme 'No Space Without Traits' comes in: particularly through artistic approaches, it aims to open doors into spatial worlds that until now have remained closed. This programme enables investigations from different methodologies, practices and objectives from art and science, based on creative, behavioural and cultural science positions and processes.

    With the symposium we aim to generate a stimulated discourse focused on but not limited to the following themes:

    - space as collective entity
    - multiplicity of existence
    - spatial truth in the here and now
    - individual perception and the others
    - physical, visual, sonic and virtual manifestations of space in relation to social, cultural, historical and political forces

    The symposium is open to the public and will also serve as a kick-off event for a two week-long design studio for architecture students of the University of Sydney that will take place at ANCB.

    The event will be in English. Admission is free. Please register at reply@aedes-network-campus.de, indicating whether you would like to participate in the BBQ (costs: 10€). We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Barcelona Glories: Dialogues & Transformation

    New York | Dates: 12 – 28 Jun, 2014

    In February 2013, the Barcelona City Council launched an international competition to select a team of architects for the Glòries Catalanes Square Project. The competition invited architects to transform a 32 acre roundabout of elevated highways into a public space that would facilitate circulation and sustainable mass transit, maximize green space, and showcase a multitude of public services.

    Ten multidisciplinary teams developed their proposals over the past ten months, guided by criteria set down in theAgreement for Glòries, signed in 2007 after a long civic participation process. The winning proposal, CANOPY, was designed by Agence Ter & Ana Coello de Llobet.

    The transformation of the Glòries square is one of Barcelona’s most significant municipal projects in recent years. The scale of the site and its location at the junction of three of the city’s most important thoroughfares make this a complex project. Its development has been divided into different phases to optimize efforts and resources and minimize social, economic, and environmental impacts. Each phase requires efficient coordination between different municipal areas and the support of all implied operators. The project is currently in the demolition phase.

    To view a video on the transformation of the roundabout and the project’s historical evolution, please click here.

    This exhibition is related to AIANY’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."

     This program is part of BCN-NYC Urban Bridge 2014: A Year of Catalan Architecture in New York.

  • Kress Foundation Funds NYARC Art Librarianship Fellowship (Call for Applications)

    New York | Dates: 23 Jun – 18 Jul, 2014

    2014-2016 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellow
    Fixed duration position: 24 months from date of hire; non-renewable
    Expected start date: September 2014

    The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art, The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend eight months onsite at each NYARC institution for a total of two years in the position.


    • Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.
    • Assess and provide recommendations regarding the usability and interface design of a new tool that will be implemented as part of NYARC’s web archiving initiative, both throughout its development and after its launch. This will involve engagement with researchers, staff, and a technical team.
    • Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
    • Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives.


    • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred by June 2014.
    • Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
    • Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

    Reports to Librarian, Reader Services, The Museum of Modern Art; Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library; Assistant Librarian, Brooklyn Museum

    Salary & benefits: The stipend for this full-time (35 hours/week) position is $30,000 per year.  In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive $2,000 annually for travel to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).  Health benefits are included.  

    Application deadline: Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org.  Please include “2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.  Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2014.

    Notification: Finalists will receive notification via email by August 8, 2014.

  • Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats

    New York | Dates: 24 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014

    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been a great deal of design thinking about how to retrofit affected buildings. Some creative ideas include increasing building volumes to make up for the units lost by placing utility systems on higher floors or implementing innovative landscape design to keep flood waters at bay. Many of these solutions, however, face regulatory barriers and very high price tags – a challenge for New York City’s affordable multifamily housing in the flood zones. 

    The NYU Furman Center, in partnership with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, organized the Retrofit Solutions Workshop in January 2014 to engage the building community in a collaborative conversation about retrofitting affordable housing for future threats. This exhibition showcases the ideas from that charrette and explores the options and impediments that multifamily buildings face as they seek to prepare themselves for long-term climate resilience.

    Curators: The NYU Furman Center
    Design: Remake


    Exhibition Opening

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

  • Display Architecture: Department Stores and Modern Retail

    Dates: 25 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014
    Call for Contributions (Edited Volume)
  • QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

    New York | Dates: 17 Jul – 31 Oct, 2014

    The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realmexhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.

    Congratulations to the winners:
    ENYA Prize: The Queensway Steps
    Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux
    Paris, France

    2nd Prize: Queens Billboard
    Nikolay Martynov 
    Basel, Switzerland

    3rd Prize: Make It! Grow It!
    Song Deng & Rene Biberstein
    Toronto, Canada

    Student Prize: EBB & Flow
    Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo, and Jessica Johnson
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Honorable Mention: Upside Down Bridge
    Hyuntek Yoon
    Queens, New York, USA

    Claire Weisz, FAIA, Co-founding Partner at WXY, part of the QueensWay feasibility study team 
    Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations
    Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, project manager of the Highline project
    Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, MAS, former Chief of Staff to the former Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Ting Chin, Co-founder of Linearscape, winners of the 2012 ENYA prize
    Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
    Frank Lupo, FAIA, Steering Committee Member of Friends of the QueensWay.
    Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land

    QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter  and is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’


    Exhibition Opening
    Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevatinng The Public Realm 
    Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ENYA 2014 Ideas Competition Exhibition Open House 
    Thursday, July 31, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm