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  • Architectural Firm Crawl in Downtown Honolulu

    Honolulu | Dates: 25 Apr, 2014

    On Fri. April 25 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm we will host our last Architecture Month event, the annual Architecture Firm Crawl in Downtown Honolulu.

    Have You ever wondered what an architecture studio looks like or what an architect does? 

    If so, please join us for our annual AIA Honolulu Architecture Firm Crawl during Architecture Month in April. View Event Flyer (PDF).

    When:   Friday, April 25 from 5pm - 8pm
    Where:  Various Downtown Honolulu Firms (listed below)
    This event was developed to allow the public to learn more about our participating architecture firms by getting to meet their people and hearing/seeing some of their wonderful projects.

    How does this work?  Put on your walking shoes, print our firm crawl map (listed here closer to the event) with participating firms and head out the door at the end of the day.  Walk by yourself or with a group of colleagues/friends from firm to firm.

    Stop by one or all and in any order… it’s totally up to you!

    FIRM CRAWL MAP: Click HERE for a printable PDF of a map over participating firms.  If you register online we will email you the map closer to the event.

    2014 Participating Downtown Honolulu Firms: 
    We will add more firms to this list as they confirm their participation.

    Register Online: Please register online for planning purposes.

    Questions? For questions please email Camilla Nicholas, Communication and Program Manager.

  • Grabar Grants and Fellowships

    Dates: 14 – 14 May, 2014
    The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) has established a permanent fund in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and in support of the annual award of a program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships. These competitive awards are intended to encourage and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology and are open to all nationalities. Applicants must be HIAA members in good standing at the time of application. Membership status will be verified by the HIAA Secretary, as necessary. Applicants from outside the United States are responsible for meeting the requirements for and obtaining any visas necessary for visits to or residence and research in the United States. Upon request, HIAA will supply documentation of the grant and/or fellowship award, the dates of the award, and financial support. The Grabar Grants and Fellowships are administered by HIAA’s Grants and Fellowships Committee. There are two deadlines for the Grabar Travel Grant. The first is May 15, 2014 and the second is December 15, 2014. The post-doctoral application deadline is December 15, 2014. Fellowships. For more information and to apply, see http://www.historiansofislamicart.org/Home/Grabar-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx
  • A Conversation in the Garden with Thomas Woltz

    Charlottesville | Dates: 28 Apr, 2014
    Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Reservations: Required

    Join us for an elegant garden party with celebrated landscape architect and author Thomas Woltz on the West Lawn of Monticello. Draw­ing on his work from Monticello, Woltz will speak about how mod­ern design meth­ods can improve ecology and reveal cultural and historic land­scapes. Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, fine art, and ar­chitectural history. He was re­cently profiled in Elle Decor andGarden Design magazines. Enjoy informal tours of Monticello and the gardens, fine Virginia wine, and hors d’oeuvres. 6-8 pm, $65 per person (includes a $30 charitable gift).

    Offered as part of our TOM (Topics on Monticello) Talks℠ series.

  • Tennessee Preservation Trust Statewide Preservation Conference

    Germantown | Dates: 01 – 03 May, 2014

    Since 2000, the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference has brought together heritage supporters from across the state for educational sessions, tours, and networking opportunities. The annual conference travels around the state and showcases the historic character of a different community each year. The 2014 conference will take place in Germantown, May 1 – 3.

    More information on Conference events, speakers, and registration will be added as they are confirmed. Check the 2014 Program page for updates or go to our Registration Page to sign up now.

    If you would like to support the Conference, please visit our Sponsor page to download information on how to become a Conference Sponsor.

    Want to join the conversation and find out first the latest news on the conference? Like us on Facebook and share your thoughts with us. Be sure to visit the site again soon for registration information.

    Are you a member? If not, you’re going to miss out on the discounted rate on registration. Help us protect Tennessee’s historic sites (and get the discounted rate!) by becoming a member today!

  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Tour of Salem's Historic Fences

    Salem | Dates: 26 Apr, 2014
    Saturday, April 26, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Meet in the lobby of the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Mass.

    $10 Historic New England Historic Homeowner members, $15 Historic New England and Historic Salem, Inc. members, $25 nonmembers

    Tour the Salem Common Historic District and learn about the joint efforts of Salem's Community Preservation Act and local neighborhood associations for the restoration of this landmark. After touring the common, join Historic New England experts Sally Zimmerman and Eric Peterson to review other local historic fences and learn about how you can make improvements to your own property.

    Registration is recommended. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Useful Arts and Useful Knowledge: The Founding of the Athenaeum

    Philadelphia | Dates: 07 Apr – 17 May, 2014

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia began at the end of 1813 with a simple meeting  of a  group of young men, most of whom were University of Pennsylvania graduates and already or soon-to-be members of the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, and the Philadelphia Society for the Promoting of Agriculture.  Their goal was to establish “Reading Rooms.”  On the 9th of February 1814 the group adopted the  Articles of Constitution and elected a slate of Officers and a Board.  William Tilghman would serve as President, with James Mease, M.D., Vice-President, and Roberts Vaux, Treasurer.  The Board of Managers included, among others, Nicholas Biddle, Robert Hobart Smith, Thomas Isaac Wharton, and Benjamin Chew, Jr., all names prominent in their professions.  At this February 9th meeting the organization was formally titled “The Athenaeum of Philadelphia,” using the title that had become popular for membership libraries  with its connection to Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom.  On March 7, 1814 the rooms formally opened.  Employing the Athenaeum's rich archives, "Useful Arts and Useful Knowledge" focuses on the early days of the Athenaeum, its officers, and the first books and magazines purchased.  

    Free Admission

    Exhibition Dates: April 7-May 17

  • NY14 Passive House Conference & Expo

    New York | Dates: 17 Jun, 2014

    Passive House, the leading international building standard for high-performance and low-energy construction, is undergoing a transformational focus toward the big buildings we use and occupy every day.   No longer the exclusive bastion of single home “first adopter” pioneers, Passive House is now focusing on our apartment buildings, our schools, shops and office buildings.

    NY14 Passive House Conference & Expo is an exploration of these bigger, universal building types, with presentations showcasing concrete examples by leading practitioners from around the world.  It is also an Expo of leading component and service providers that cater specifically to the Passive House market.   Both the conference and expo are focused on delivering information to professionals.

    So if you design, build or own big buildings, this expo will give you the practical context to go Passive.  See you Tuesday, June 17th in New York City.

    About Passive House: Passive House is an international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany.  Building to the Passive House Standard reduces our buildings’ operational energy demand to an optimized extent through passive measures and components such as insulation, airtightness, heat recovery, solar heat gains, solar shading and incidental internal heat gains.   Passive House reliably delivers up to approximately a 90% reduction in heating and cooling demand and up to a 75% reduction in overall primary energy demand when compared to our existing building stock.   Passive House buildings affordably and predictably provide the most resilient, comfortable and healthy interior environments.  For more information on its meaning read NYPH blog posts:

  • de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home

    Los Angeles | Dates: 10 May, 2014

    design east of La Brea (de LaB) is pleased to present its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes. The homes featured on de LaB’s “Architects at Home” Eastside home tour include:

    Paige Residence by Tom Marble
    Paige is a 2500 square foot home with attached 1250 square foot studio/garage on an acre of land in Northeast Los Angeles. A series of rooms built around a courtyard, it also extends to outdoor rooms with incredible views in various direction. The interior features richly colored accents, multiple generations of furnishings, and a collaborative aesthetic between the artist and architect who live there.

    Murnane Residence by Project M Plus
    Project M Plus’ Lucile House sits on the top of the Moreno Hills in Silver Lake. With views from the Hollywood sign to the San Gabriel Mountains, the architecture is informed by Dutch design. The work is characterized by inventiveness, the creative use of materials, and experimentation. An open plan, large glass windows, subtle angled roof, and a cantilever structural system minimizes site impact.

    Elysian House by Bunch Design
    Located in Solano Canyon, this 105-year-old house was transformed by opening up existing tiny spaces into one open space. Kitchen, dining and living area all open to one another, but each is defined by its own identity, using color and material, allowing the space to be connected but with unique characteristics.

    Elysian Cottage by Bunch Design
    Located in Solano Canyon next to downtown Los Angeles, the two-bedroom, one-bath house frames the natural surroundings using carefully placed windows and creates a cabin-like space that is contemporary but also warm and intimate. The home draws much of its inspiration from ancient Japanese design. The ceiling, made of clear Douglas fir, emphasizes the linearity of the house and helps make the house feel simultaneously cozy and large.

    WHAT:    de LaB East Side Home Tour: Architects at Home

    WHEN:    Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    WHERE:    Solano Canyon, Montecito Heights, Silver Lake

    TICKETS:  Early bird tickets are available for $35. After April 21, tickets will go up to   $45. Tickets are available at http://www.designeastoflabrea.org.

    QUESTIONS:  hello@designeastoflabrea.org

    About de LaB:
    design east of La Brea is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that celebrates and supports local creatives in their efforts to enlighten, improve and engage the city. Through events that are educational, inspirational, and interactive, de LaB unites an enthusiastic community of local residents who are invested in the future of LA.

  • How Does the Brain Respond to the City?

    Brooklyn | Dates: 13 May, 2014
    Tuesday, May 13
    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place
    Brooklyn, NY
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    What grabs our attention in the congested city?

    The latest research in neuroscience is revealing fascinating things about human perception and the relationship between what we see and what we experience. And with inexpensive but high-powered tools such as electroencephalography-based (EEG) brain-computer interfaces (BCI) now increasingly accessible, it’s getting easier to tap into the signals underlying attention, stress, and our processing of the world.

    Join Van Alen Institute and Columbia University GSAPP Cloud Lab for an interactive tech demo of BCI research projects, followed by a dialogue among designers, technologists, biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, and environmental psychologists exploring what brain data tells us about our experience of the city. Can new technologies deepen our understanding of how people relate to place and improve how we design cities?

    In advance of this event, we invite you to join us with Cloud Lab on Sunday, April 27 to experience a brain-computer interface for yourself. This research workshop will use mobile EEG technology to record the brain’s response as we explore Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Register for the April 27 research workshop→

    Your brainwave data will be aggregated into a spectacular visualization produced by Cloud Lab and presented on May 13. Other project demonstrations will include OpenBCI, a low-cost, programmable, open-source EEG platform, and MindRider, a bike helmet that translates EEG feedback into an embedded LED display. Drinks will be served after the conversation.

    Conversation participants: Mark Collins, Director, Cloud Lab, Columbia University’s GSAPP; Josue Diaz, Designer, MindRider;Arlene Ducao, Chief, MindRider; Toru Hasegawa, Director, Cloud Lab; Dave Jangraw, Neuroscientist and Biomedical Engineer, Columbia University; Ilias Koen, Builder and Artist, MindRider; Joel Murphy, Co-Founder & President, OpenBCI; Connor Russomanno, Co-Founder & CEO, OpenBCI;Nancy Wells, Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.

  • The Imprint of the City

    Brooklyn | Dates: 09 May, 2014
    Friday, May 9
    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place
    Brooklyn, NY
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    How does the physical and sensory richness of the city shape who we are—for worse or for better?

    To launch Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events, the Institute and ISSUE Project Room present a fast-paced medley of music, poetry, personal reflections, conversations, and performances by designers, artists, musicians, writers, social scientists, and others exploring the meaning of well-being, and the effects of the city on our minds and bodies.

    Doors at 7:00 pm. The celebration continues with drinks following the program.

    Contributions by: Vito Acconci, designer; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Business Development at BIG; Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University; Ariane Lourie Harrison, principal of Harrison Atelier and a critic and lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture; Seth Harrison, principal of Harrison Atelier and founder of Apple Tree Partners; media artist Brian House; poet Rachel Levitsky; artist, designer and founder of The Center for Urban PedagogyDamon Rich; artist Martha Rosler; Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture,Meredith Tenhoor; modular synthesizer artistBen Vida; and musician C. Spencer Yeh.

  • CFP: Industries of Architecture (Newcastle, 13-15 Nov 2014)

    Newcastle | Dates: 21 Apr – 01 May, 2014

    13 – 15 November 2014, Newcastle University, SAPL, and various venues around Newcastle

    Keynote Speakers: Adrian Forty (UK) / Peggy Deamer (USA) / Aggregate

    (USA) / Sérgio Ferro (France/Brazil) / Gail Day (UK).

    Workshops: BIM Goes the Architect / Working with Regulation: Creative engagements between architects and Regulation / Retrofit in Practice:

    What next? / On Site: Observations and conversations on the design and production of the built environment / Risk and Reflexivity:

    Architecture and the industries of risk-distribution / New Glass Performances and Materials Designed for Purpose

    This 2½ day conference invites architectural theorists, historians, designers and others to explore the industrial, technical and socio-economic contexts in which building is constituted that are all too often sidelined within the architectural humanities. Industries of Architecture will also host a number of open-structured debate-oriented workshops with the aim of bringing into the discussion those working in building, technology, law, practice management, construction or in industry together with researchers in the architectural humanities. In addition, the opening night features public screenings of a series of artists’ films that explore the production of architecture, including the work of Harun Farocki and Allan Sekula.

     Call for Papers: For detailed information about Industries of Architecture and for the full CFP please go to:


    500 word abstracts, including title, and 50 word biog to be sent to IOA@ncl.ac.uk by 1 May 2014.


    We're also delighted to announce the launch of the IOA website at http://industriesofarchitecture.org. You can find updated details on venues, programme, film screenings and ticket prices. Registration will be open from May 1st.


    The IOA Organisers: Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech, Adam Sharr.

  • Conference: Dressed for Architecture

    Zurich | Dates: 13 – 14 Jun, 2014

    Conference:  Dressed for Architecture June 13-14, 2014 Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur gta ETH Zürich | Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 15 | | POSTFACH 152 | CH 8093 Zürich | karl.kegler@gta.arch.ethz.ch

    Clothes, just like architecture, convey ideas, concepts and ways of life. The notion of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" as a comprehensive work of art is a striking illustration of the close connection between architectural space, body and dress. Dress and suit as much as architectural forms express ambitions of reform and modernism, functionalism or regional style. The interactions between clothing and architectural space range from the habits of religious communities and dress regulations of princely courts to designs of futuristic space outfits. Important architects and theorists of architecture of the 20th century have not only written about the interactions and interrelations of architecture, dress and clothing, but also designed clothes of their own. Furthermore architects have often used special standards of dress as a sign of social distinction.

    The conference strives to explore the interactions between architectural designs and corresponding ideas of man in dress or suit.

    The focus will be on the 20th century however, earlier periods or futuristic visions of architecture and dress will be addressed and considered as well. The range of contributions goes from the architects' dress of the renaissance up to current works of the Zurich fashion designer Christa de Carouge. The conference will explore the complex and changing claims between clothing, architecture and ideas of contemporary life from the perspectives of architectural history and cultural studies.

    The conference is open to everyone. Particitipants are kindly asked to register by e-mail to the organizers, since seats are limited.

    The conference is organized by Karl R. Kegler, Ita Heinze-Greenberg, Niklas Naehrig, gta, ETH Zurich, and Anna Minta, Department of Art History, Bern University. It is generously supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, and Bern University/mvub-project funding.

    Contact: Dr. Karl R. Kegler | Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur gta ETH Zürich | Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 15 | | POSTFACH 152 | CH 8093 Zürich | karl.kegler@gta.arch.ethz.ch

  • The Future of Outdoor Lighting is Now

    New York | Dates: 08 May, 2014

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 8

     At The Center   

    Bob Parks, Executive Director, International Dark-Sky Association

    Bob Parks is founder of the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce (VOLT), an all-volunteer, non-profit, grassroots advocacy group since 2000. Its mission is to promote safe and efficient outdoor lighting. VOLT has been successful helping localities in Virginia to enact lighting ordinances and was instrumental in the passage of legislation to require that all state facilities purchase only full cut-off fixtures.

    Mr. Parks is an avid amateur astronomer and past president of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, the largest of its kind in the United States. He has been a member of International Dark-Sky Association since 2000. In 2005, he founded the Almost Heaven Star Party at Spruce Knob, WV, one of the darkest observing sites on the East Coast.

    In March of 2009, Mr. Parks joined IDA to launch the Washington Office for Public Policy and Government Affairs. As managing director, he was charged with keeping Congress and federal agencies up-to-date regarding IDA’s mission and its issues. In addition, he is working to build a coalition of environmental and energy organizations that have parallel goals to reduce light pollution, conserve energy, and preserve the natural environment.

    In June 2010 the IDA Board appointed Mr. Parks as Executive Director

    Organized by: AIANY Building Codes Committee
    Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members
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  • Reading the Streetscape: Greenwich Village Walking Tour

    New York | Dates: 03 May, 2014

    Discover how to "read" buildings for information about the City's growth and development and look at the city's architecture from a design perspective in this 2-hour walking tour. You'll never walk down the street the same way again!

    When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SATURDAY, MAY 3

    Where: At The Center   

    Using the built environment as a visual tool for understanding the city’s growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, Greenwich Village tells a story of riches to rags and back again. Discover the many changes this neighborhood experienced as the city’s advancing population steadily moved northward, swallowing up this existing village and then leaving it behind as the city’s center moved further uptown. From townhouse to tenement to tower, Greenwich Village’s residential buildings and important commercial buildings chronicle these changes to provide a rich central chapter in our Manhattan trilogy. 

    Price: $25/ person

    Related Programming

    This walking tour is the third in a 3-part series entitled, 
    "Reading the Streetscape: How NYC Grew" 

    Trace the development of New York City from the 17th to the 21st centuries on these interactive architectural walking tours that uncover the city’s history, hidden in plain sight in the city’s buildings and streetscapes. Become familiar with key elements of design and learn how to “read” buildings for information about NYC’s growth and development. You’ll never walk down the street the same way again! 

    New Amsterdam: 

    Explore the paths of streets laid down by our Dutch forefathers four centuries ago and learn what the Dutch West India’s company town New Amsterdam was like. Learn how the Dutch created landfill to maximize the area of their outpost and see the archeological remains of some important early buildings and other parts of this town that are still here today. This tour will be a great introduction to this Manhattan trilogy charting how NYC grew.

    Battery Park City

    New York’ City’s effort to create a new neighborhood to serve the revived Financial District in the late 20th century borrowed heavily from New York City’s past. Experience the streets, public places and promenade that stitch together a collection of ‘modern’ buildings that were inspired by the architecture and urban spaces of New York City’s greatest neighborhoods. Think Jane Jacobs’ West Village, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, Sutton Place and see how architects employed the patterns, details, materials and fragments of the past to create a sense of place. This tour will bring the Manhattan trilogy full circle and can also be enjoyed and understood as a stand-alone tour.

  • Emerging Public Spaces

    Brooklyn | Dates: 10 May, 2014
    Saturday, May 10
    Albee Square
    Corner of Fulton St and Bond St
    Brooklyn, NY

    As neglected, underutilized urban sites are reactivated as spaces for public use, how can we retain the playful, experimental, unscripted, and the open-ended?

    Van Alen and Public Workshop, an organization that creates engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities, invite you to join us for an outdoor, hands-on construction workshop in Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, where we’ll work together and build a pop-up pavilion in the pedestrian plaza. Following the workshop, we’ll convene in the collaboratively constructed space to discuss how as city-dwellers we use—and define the use of—public space.

    Conversation participants: Daniel Campo, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University and author ofThe Accidental PlaygroundLeslie Koch, President of the Trust for Governors Island; Alex Gilliam, founder of Public Workshop.

    Workshop 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Conversation 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. With thanks to Robert Silman Associates, Structural Engineers.

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  • Embodied Architecture Yoga Session, presented by Van Alen Institute

    Brooklyn | Dates: 18 May, 2014
    Sunday, May 18
    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place
    Brooklyn, NY

    You may be familiar with practices such as yoga and meditation, but have you thought about their potential to expand our thinking about how we design and inhabit space?

    This guided session led by Richard Allon, yoga and meditation instructor and principal of Richard Allon Architect & Associates, will work with the body, mind, breath, and space to cultivate awareness of both the internal landscape of the body and the shared urban environment. Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat!

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  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network 34th Annual Conference

    Jackson | Dates: 15 – 17 May, 2014

    34th Annual Conference – Michigan Places Matter: Discovering how your community’s cultural resources can make placemaking unique

    Jackson, May 15-17, 2014

    When you distill the facts and features that define Michigan to its purest form, it comes down to two things, our residents and our places.  Taking this a step further – it is our residents that have made our places important.  From our early settlers, to those who were innovators in our industry, arts, education, and even our religious growth, have created places that continue to define the best of our state.  While these people who shaped our landscape are no longer with us – the evidence of their activities surrounds us.  From our roads, to our cities, the things that define us – are all here because of someone who came before.  And, these places matter!

    Online Registration Closes May 7, 2014.

  • Vernacular Architecture Forum 2014

    Galloway Township | Dates: 07 – 11 May, 2014

    Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore
    Galloway Township, New Jersey, May 7-11, 2014

    VAF's 2014 conference is scheduled for May 7-11, 2014. "Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore" will focus on the vernacular architecture and landscapes of southern New Jersey, from ca. 1700 to 2000, including sites in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties, ranging across southern New Jersey from the Delaware Bay to the Pine Barrens to the state's Atlantic beaches. The conference is co-sponsored by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and will be headquartered at the beautiful Stockton Seaview Hotel and Conference Center in Galloway Township, NJ. 

    The New Jersey Pine Barrens and the state’s coastal landscape, including small fishing and boat-building towns along the Delaware Bay, will be the setting for tours of historic industrial, agricultural, and recreational development. The stories of diverse peoples who settled Down Jersey will be told through surviving buildings and landscapes, with conference tours highlighting the presence of New England shipbuilders and Quaker farmers in the 18th century; the African-Americans who established their own free communities in the mid-19th century; the European Jewish immigrants who relocated here to escape late 19th century pogroms; and the Italian immigrants who brought commercial agriculture into the 20th century, helping to make New Jersey "The Garden State."

    The conference will run from Wednesday, May 7 though Saturday, May 10, 2014, and will include an opening reception with keynote speaker Bernard L. Herman on the evening of May 7 at Stockton College. Two days of tours on May 8 and 9 will offer four different routes—two on each day. There is such a rich variety of vernacular buildings and landscapes that no single conference participant will be able to experience everything during the conference.  Paper presentations on Saturday, May 10, will be followed by an evening gala at Seaview, the conference sessions are detailed here.

    The Sunday tour has been cancelled.

    The organizers of the Vernacular Architecture Forum in New Jersey look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event. VAF 2014 coincides with the celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, and we will have buildings on tour that date from each century of the state’s existence.

    Registration: Go to conference website here.

    Questions? Contact local coordinators at NJVAF2014@gmail.com

  • Preservation and Community: 20th Annual Historic Preservation & Downtown Conference

    Island Pond | Dates: 02 May, 2014

    Please join us for the 2014 Historic Preservation and Downtown Conference that promises to be a lot different than previous conferences.

    The May 2nd conference will be in the beautiful and remote Northeast Kingdom, in Island Pond, VT.  There are lots of overnight accommodations, so consider coming early and staying late!

    We welcome as keynote speaker an old friend, Nancy Boone, formerly Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and now the Federal Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    Conference day will feature the 2014 Preservation Awards recognizing the best in historic preservation over the last two years, followed by duo-tracks of half-hour presentations: crisp, fast-moving TED-like talks built around Historic Places and Strengthening Communities.

    For those who prefer the outdoors, there is a tour of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge-Nulhegan Basin Division visitor center with an optional mile hike along the Nulhegan River where, besides wildlife, you can see a historic truss railroad bridge.  There is also a visit planned to Brighton State Park.

    Or, you can spend the day ice fishing—just kidding! (I think.)

    For those interested in coming early, on Thursday—the day before the conference—we are organizing a "Hands on Hammer" Service Day to help with exterior woodwork repairs at Christ Church. Click here for more information.

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    Registration Deadline: April 23

  • Cincinnati Preservation Association’s Spring House Tour 2014

    Cincinnati | Dates: 10 May, 2014

    Cincinnati Preservation Association’s 2014 Mansions of Lafayette Avenue house tour on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. will feature three outstanding historic residences. Two are architectural icons built for “barons of Clifton”: “Oakwood,” the 1866 Norman Revival home of Henry Probasco, and “Scarlet Oaks,” the 1870 High Victorian Gothic mansion of George Shoenberger. The newest of the three, “Stonehedge,” is an 1887 Swiss Chalet with Arts and Crafts flavor built for H.C. Hulbert.


    Reservations required. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 513-721-4506, mailing payments to 342 W. 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or online at www.cincinnatipreservation.org. Cost is $25.00 for CPA members and $30.00 for guests/nonmembers. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

    Will Call and parking will be at the Cincinnati Women’s Club, 330 Lafayette Avenue.

    For more information, call 513-721-4506.