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    Dates: 16 Apr – 15 May, 2014

    Call for papers - FABRICATIONS 24:2 
    a themed issue, 'Lost in Conversation: Constructing the Oral History of Modern Architecture'
     (Papers due 15 May 2014)

    Oral history is as old as history itself and might be considered the first 'kind' of history. The extensive modern use of the term 'oral history' is however relatively new, certainly when it comes to the historiography of modern architecture. Even though this novel research method has brought about a significant expansion of the existing canon of modern architecture, its use within the discipline of architectural history and theory is not (yet?) set in stone and research results are consequently widely diverging. This conference aims to on the one hand explore issues of knowledge-generation relating to architecture through the use of oral history and on the other hand problematize the 'operational' aspects of this methodology within the discipline.

    Questions include, but are not limited to: What specific types of information are disclosed through the implementation of oral history in architectural historiography that would have otherwise remained unknown? How do oral histories 'form' and 'endure' over time and how does this differ from the construction of 'written histories'? Does the oral history interview minimize the role of the architectural historian and offer a more 'authentic account'? Does the popularity of oral history feed into the critical regionalism-bias, offering a more diversified and often more place-based understanding of post-war modernism or, does it conversely support claims of growing globalization in modern architecture? How might oral history unsettle the very foundations of architectural historiography, for instance, does 'reliability' become an irrelevant concept or are these oral accounts in fact more rich, nuanced and idiosyncratic? And what role does oral history assume within the architectural archive?

    From an operational point of view, the oral history method also gives rise to a set of questions that mainly relate to the positioning of the interviewer vis-à-vis the interviewee. It is common knowledge that up until the 1970s architecture was a largely male-dominated profession. In recent decades however women have become much more visible in the discipline, not only in the architectural practice, but also in architectural history. Many women are - by extension - involved in oral history projects, which leads us to question what the importance is of (what might be called) the 'erotics' of oral history methodologies, especially if it is (young) women interviewing elderly men. Beyond sexual dynamics, how are these oral histories affected by cultural or political differences between the interviewer and the interviewee? ...In short, what does oral history contribute to the understanding of modern architecture and how much might be 'lost in conversation'?

    These questions will be explored at a one-day conference, 'Lost in Conversation: Constructing the Oral History of Modern Architecture', organised by the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland (Brisbane) on 1 November 2013. Abstracts for this conference are due in with Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au) by 12 July 2013. For more information, visit the Conference website.

    'Lost in Conversation' will then become the theme for Fabrications Vol. 24, No. 2. Papers for this issue of Fabrications are due in with guest editor, Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au) by 15 May 2014. Papers must conform with the Guidelines for Authors.

  • UNITE @ Payette

    Boston | Dates: 01 May, 2014

    Join Design Museum Boston’s next UNITE event at leading architectural design firm, Payette! We will gather for a panel discussion on collaborative generosity and organizational psychology led by IDEO’s Colin Raney. Come enjoy light refreshments, Harpoon Beer, non-alcoholic beverages while you question your current work environment. Free for Design Museum Boston members and $10 for non-members. This UNITE is part of ArtWeekBoston!

    Participating Panelists:

    • Elizabeth Kankainen, Designer at Payette and advocate for Young Leadership.
    • Rich Benoit, Workplace Consultant at Steelcase

    This UNITE will be hosted by Payette, leading architectural firm at their beautiful location in downtown Boston. Payette’s design approach focuses on the inhabitants of buildings, and they strive to create buildings that transcend function to transform places and improve people’s lives.

  • 2014 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation

    Washington | Dates: 15 May, 2014

    Thursday, May 15, 2014 
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Constitution Hall 
    1776 D Street, NW
    7:00pm – Ceremony
    Reception to Follow

    The DC Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office and DC Preservation League cordially invite you to the 2014 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Awards ceremony begins at 7:00 with a reception to follow.

    CLICK HERE to register.

    CLICK HERE to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

  • The Preservation of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers' Office

    Washington | Dates: 30 Apr, 2014
    April 30, 2014
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Octagon 
    1799 New York Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Join APT DC and GSA for a discussion at the Octagon Museum about the discovery, preservation and transformation of the rooms used by "the Angel of the Battlefield", Clara Barton, as her Missing Soldiers Office during the Civil War.

    $0.00 APT Member

    $10.00 Non-APT Member Ticket

    Join APT DC at the Octagon Museum for a presentation on the Preservation of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers' Office. This presentation by Caroline Alderson and Beth Hannold from GSA’s Center for Historic Buildings will explore GSA's recently completed conservation, rehabilitation, and selective restoration of 437 Seventh Street, NW in Washington, DC, scheduled to open in May 2014 as Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Museum. Clara Barton lived and worked in the Seventh Street boardinghouse during and after the Civil War, prior to establishing the American Red Cross. GSA was preparing to sell the former Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation property for planned demolition and residential redevelopment when a cache of personal possessions discovered in the attic of the long vacant third floor revealed it to be the forgotten location of Clara Barton’s Civil-War era quarters and Missing Soldiers Office.

    Through a unique transfer, easement, operating agreement and public-private partnerships, the adaptive reuse and museum restoration have come to fruition with minimal federal funding. The project evolved continually as new evidence came to light, along with emerging restoration technologies and changing museum practices. The result is an authentic and visually compelling restoration with many opportunities for visitors to experience GSA’s discovery first hand.

    1 LU/HSW has been requested from AIA. If you would like AIA credits for the presentation, we are requesting a $5 donation to the Founder's Fund. More information on the Founder's Fund can be found here.

    Metered street parking is available beginning at 6:30. The presentation will begin at 6:45. The Octagon is also accessible from the Farrugut West Station (M:Blue/Orange, 18th Street Exit). Light refreshments will be served.

    Can't attend? See the "before and after" video provided by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.

  • ARLIS/NA 2014: Art + Politics

    Washington | Dates: 01 – 05 May, 2014


    I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 42nd Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America in Washington, DC exploring our theme, "Art+Politics." The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington from May 1-5, 2014. As the preeminent event for our organization of art and visual information professionals, the conference will provide attendees the occasion to connect with over 700 participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and to interact with book dealers, book artists, systems vendors, and other exhibitors in our large exhibits hall. For the first time in the history of the Society, the conference will be held in the hometown of the sitting President, so I am even more excited to have you explore my Washington!

    The Grand Hyatt is located in downtown’s Penn Quarter (with a Metrorail red line station in the building) and is adjacent to the restaurants and nightlife of the popular Chinatown area, walking distance to the museums on the National Mall, a few stops on the Metro to Dupont Circle and only a short taxi ride to my own neighborhood in the hip and happening H Street NE corridor. Our conference committee hopes participants will take full advantage of the District’s many public transportation options that are located all around the hotel from the Metrorail and Metrobus to the Capital Bikeshare program. Come ready to traverse the city like a local!

    As the capital of the United States of America, Washington is a city blessed with impressive governmental cultural agencies like the National Gallery of Art, the museums and research centers of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The District of Columbia is also fortunate to house many incredible private institutions like the Phillips Collection, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Hillwood Estate and Museum, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Kreeger Museum, and dozens of theatres and musical venues. We encourage you to extend your stay and explore the varied neighborhoods of the Capital city. Tours will vary from all-day explorations to short walking tours of nearby sites.

    In addition to the cultural life of the city, ARLIS/NA conferences offer many social highlights. Dumbarton Oaks will hold a reception and offer presentations exploring their many amazing research resources and collections on Friday, May 2. Our annual Convocation and Reception will be held on Saturday night at the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and will be a truly special event where we will be addressed by Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent for National Public Radio. Local architectural historian James M. Goode will present his latest research project on the historic residential architecture of Washington at our Membership Brunch on Sunday morning.

    The theme of the 42nd Annual Conference is "Art+Politics" and we have identified four intersections of these seemingly divergent realms: Of, By, and For the People; Fostering Creativity; Preserve and Protect; and Power and Agency. Papers and sessions will explore these ideas as well as address other library issues that affect us all from RDA implementation to copyright concerns. Our popular workshops will range from book arts to provenance research. Between thought provoking sessions, useful workshops, beautiful exhibits, fun social gatherings and diverse cultural offerings, it will be an exciting conference. I hope to see you here!


    Gregory P. J. Most

  • The Cultural Landscape Foundation Awarded $75,000 in National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grants

    Dates: 16 Apr, 2014

    $75,000 in NEA Arts Works Grants Provide Funding for What’s Out There and the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Video Oral History Project

    Washington, DC (April 16, 2014) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced it has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grants totaling $75,000.  The grants provide $35,000 to fund research and development for What’s Out There, a free, authoritative, profusely illustrated, searchable online database of the nation’s designed landscapes; and $40,000 for the completion of interviews and related activities for the Pioneer of American Landscape Design Video Oral History Project, which documents, collects, and preserves first-hand information from pioneering landscape architects. 

    “We are honored the NEA has chosen to award What’s Out There and the Pioneers Video Oral History Projectcritically needed funding,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s founder and president. "TCLF will now be able to chronicle Texas’ designed landscape legacy, continue work on several oral histories and optimize the entire oral history series for smartphones and similar handheld devices.”

    Funding for What’s Out There (WOT)

    WOT currently features more than 1,500 site descriptions with 750 landscape architect and designer profiles, all illustrated by more than 10,000 images. The program not only raises awareness about the diversity of designed landscapes in our midst, it also provides a critical context for historians, inspires design professionals through its extensive image archive, and enhances local and regional heritage tourism efforts.  WOT includes a concise glossary of 27 landscape types (e.g. park) and 49 sub-types (e.g. large municipal park) and 14 styles (e.g. Prairie style), which create a framework for the site descriptions and designer profiles. Each WOT entry includes a 200-word description of the site’s design history, six to eight photos, categorization into the appropriate landscape type, style, and designer, an interactive map (providing context with other nearby sites), and a Web link for additional information.  WOT has also been optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices and includes What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all sites in the database within a 25-mile radius of any given location.

    In the past few years, state-specific efforts have added considerably to the database. TCLF’s partnership with the Maine Historical Society and funded with a previous NEA grant produced more than 150 WOT entries, and another NEA grant is currently funding a similar effort in Virginia.  TCLF is now planning to focus on Texas’s landscape legacy and has already secured the participation of students and faculty from the State’s four university landscape architecture programs - at University of Texas at Austin and Arlington, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech - and partner organizations with complementary missions to identify, research and photograph sites, and collaboratively vet and post them to WOT to share with the public.

    Funding for The Pioneers of American Landscape Design Video Oral History Series

    The Pioneer of American Landscape Design Video Oral History Projectlaunched in 2003, is the leading collection of video-recorded oral histories documenting the lives and careers of significant and influential landscape architects, in their own words. Each oral history features first person interviews with the subjects in their homes and/or studios and offices, interviews with colleagues and/or family (as appropriate), archival material, as well as location shoots at significant built works.

    A portion of this grant will be used to conduct an oral history with Philadelphia landscape architect Harriet Pattison. Over the course of her half-century career, Pattison collaborated with some of the most notable architects of the 20th century, including Robert Venturi and Louis I. Kahn (her son, Nathaniel Kahn, created the documentary “My Architect” about Louis Kahn).  Grant funds will also be used to complete oral histories from existing footage for landscape architects Robert Royston and Ruth Shellhorn. These two designers, based in Northern and Southern California, respectively, were responsible for some of the state’s best-known public spaces.  The remainder of the grant will be used to optimize the series for iPhones, iPads and similar handheld devices, from which TCLF has received the greatest increase in traffic to its Web site.

    About the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grants

    Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts.  The NEA received 1,515 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $76 million in funding. Of those applications, 886 are recommended for grants for a total of $25.8 million.

    For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA Web site athttp://arts.gov.

    About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

    The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 16-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers.  Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs. 

  • How To Make Waste Public: Experiments With Infrastructure

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Apr – 25 May, 2014

    Curatorial Residency & Symposium

    Skylight Space, WUHO

    Resident: Curt Gambetta, Woodbury School of Architecture

    WUHO Gallery
    April 19-May 25
    Symposium & Opening
    Saturday, 19 April, 6:00-8:00 PM

    How to Make Waste Public is a curatorial residency about architectural and artistic experiments with the consequences of society’s waste-making. Culturally, waste is understood as a largely private dilemma—a moral and technological responsibility of private individuals and increasingly large private corporations. Furthermore, its smells, toxins and byproducts are bagged, pressed and sent to the periphery of cities and economies. In these and other ways, waste remains an open secret, a process that society participates in but rarely acknowledges. In response, the residency examines artistic, architectural and scholarly practices that question this veil of secrecy. Seen together, these practices propose that waste is a cultural and spatial problem as much as a technical issue. Alongside a salon of design research conducted in collaboration with architecture students at Woodbury University and the Buffalo School of Architecture, it will explore practices such as architecture, video and land art from the past few decades, examining the aesthetic and spatial possibilities of making waste public.

    Open studio, 1-6pm: dates TBA

    Rear Gallery, WUHO

    Saturday, April 19
    1:30-6:00 PM


    Lydia Kallipoliti (Syracuse University and Cooper Union)
    Mariana Moglievich (New York University)
    Margo Handwerker (UCLA)
    Maite Zubiarrue (UCLA)
    Curt Gambetta (Woodbury University)

    The symposium will bring into conversation critical perspectives on artistic and architectural interventions into the waste stream. It will discuss a number of sites of cultural and spatial experimentation, including experiments with materiality, the design of facilities and cultural norms about waste making and disposal. In juxtaposing practices that span art, pedagogy and architectural practice, the panel will reflect on the multivalent role of experimentation with the consequences of abject, dangerous substances such as garbage. If knowledge about waste and its consequences is increasingly invisible and complex, how do experimental practices open up the world of waste to new forms of inquiry, invention and urban experience?

    Opening Reception

  • Lecture: Momoyo Kaijima, “The Found”

    Princeton | Dates: 30 Apr, 2014

    4/30 - The Found
    Momoyo Kaijima
    Architect, Atelier Bow Wow, Toyko

    In the Spring term of 2014, the Princeton School of Architecture will continue the series of lectures and public debates about the aesthetics of the Rarefied: what is the architecture that grows in a resource-depleted environment? Rarefied aims to capture an environment, an atmosphere of asphyxia which surrounds a practice driven by the lack of financial credit and natural resources. Which are the practices and the aesthetics that will succeed these decades of excess, and the architecture that results from them?

    The Rarefied sessions are set in a round-table format where speakers join Princeton SoA faculty members and selected graduate students in a studio-like environment. The lectures will be streamed online for the general public from the Princeton School of Architecture home page.  Every session will be focused on a particular modality of the Rarefied.

    All lectures take place at 6:00 PM in room N107, Architecture Building. For additional information please call 609-258-3741, e-mail soa@princeton.edu, or visit soa.princeton.edu. Lectures made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lecture Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.

  • Lecture: Koichi Suzuno

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 May, 2014

    MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm

    Director of Torafu Architects, Tokyo, Japan

    Since founding Torafu Architects in 2004, Suzuno Koichi and Shinya Kamuro employ a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and filmmaking. Key works include NIKE 1LoveHouse in  Kohoku and airvase. Light Loom (Canon Milano Salone 2011) was awarded the Grand Prize of the Elita Design Award.

    Airvase book
     and Torafu Architects 2004-2011: Idea + Process were published in 2013 and a picture book titledTorafu’s Small City Planning was published in 2012.

    Suzuno has been a lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tama Art University among other universities in Japan. Prior to founding his own studio, he worked at Coelacanth K&H and at Kerstin Thompson Architects, Melbourne. He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Science University of Tokyo and completed the Master Course of Architecture, Yokohama National University in 1998.

    Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
    Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
    Info: 310.267.4704
    Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)

    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/

  • JCHS Symposium: "Opening the Gates of Opportunity: Realizing the Potential of Gateway Cities"

    Cambridge | Dates: 18 Apr, 2014
    Friday, April 18 
    01:00pm - 05:30pm 

    Open to the public, but requires registration

    Gateway Cities are midsize urban centers in Massachusetts facing stubborn social and economic challenges, but with many assets that have unrealized potential. Our half-day event, Opening the Gates of Opportunity: Realizing the Potential of Gateway Cities, will bring together community leaders, public officials, policymakers, faculty and students to exchange ideas and information about workable solutions for cities and local economies. The agenda will feature speakers who represent a cross-section of new ideas for revitalizing our cities and neighborhoods. Out of these discussions we hope to capture innovative, cross-sector, collaborative ideas and models that will feed into the work that is being done by students and faculty in urban planning.  


    Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies


    Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

  • L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design: Changing Cities

    Washington | Dates: 28 May, 2014
    W. Paul FarmerFAICP, chief executive officer of the American Planning Association, delivers the 2014 L'Enfant Lecture on Urban Design and Planning. He discusses planning interventions to address challenges facing cities around the world: immigration, climate change, and urbanization.
    1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.
    Photo: Shnaghi, China. Photo by flickr user Robert S. Donovan.

    Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Hurricanes: An Urban Perspective

    Washington | Dates: 12 May, 2014

    Scientists predict that hurricanes will increase in severity and frequency, presenting a clear and present danger to highly populated urban areas. A panel of experts discusses the elements needed to prepare for and mitigate the effects of hurricanes and storm surges in urban areas. This program complements the exhibition Designing for Disaster, which is open to attendees before the talk.

    Panelists include:
    Richard Reed, senior vice president of disaster cycle services, American Red Cross (moderator)
    Richard Knabb, Ph.D., director, National Hurricane Center  
    Calvin Drayton, first deputy commissioner, New York City Office of Emergency Management
    Alex Washburn, head of the Stevens Institute of Technology Faculty Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence Center (CRUX)
    1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.



    Hurricanes: An Urban Perspective is generously sponsored by the American Red Cross.


    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Photo: Hurricane Sandy's storm surge pushes seawater into New York City's Carey Tunnel. Photo by Andrew Burton, Getty Images.

    Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Smart Growth: The Difficult Rebirth of American Urbanism

    Washington | Dates: 12 May, 2014

    New city neighborhoods are in demand, yet urbanism, transit, and walkable streets can face resistance from a deeply rooted suburban value system. Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, posits that in order to succeed, urbanists must offer a compelling vision of change. A book signing follows the talk.

    1.0 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.0 CM (AICP) / 1.0 PDH (LA CES)

    FREE. Pre-Registration required. Walk in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Smart Growth is generously supported by the National Association of Realtors. Additional support is provided by Smart Growth America.

    Photo: Intersection in Wheaton, MD. Courtesy of Dan Reed.

    Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • SESAH's 2014 Publication Awards, Call for Nominations

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

    Palm Springs | Dates: 19 Apr, 2014

    Due to a challenging work schedule Brad Cloepfil will not be able to speak at next month's ADC Evening Lecture.  However, we are delighted to report that Jim Isermann, a practicing artist, based in Palm Springs, will present on his current work.

    Since receiving a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1980 Isermann's artistic output has chronicled the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture. From functional installations to discrete objects he has maintained an unflagging belief in the beauty of utilitarian design.

    Currently Isermann divides his practice between labor-intensive studio work for gallery and museum exhibitions and the digital design and oversight of commissioned projects that utilize commercial manufacturing processes. In 2006 the museum's Contemporary Art Council commissioned the large installation that resides on the wall leading up to the Steve Chase Wing. Most recently Isermann mounted solo exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery, New York in 2012, Corvi-Mora, London in 2013, and Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles in 2014. Commissioned projects include Untitled, 2010, as seen in the above photo.

    This lecture is free for members of the Architecture and Design Council and the Contemporary Art Council. Tickets for nonmembers are $15 and available via the Box Office at 760-325-4490 or by visiting the web site.

    A short annual membership meeting of the Architecture and Design Council will precede this presentation. Afterwards, please join us for a reception in the Marcuse Sculpture Garden.

    This evening is sponsored by the E. Stewart Williams Memorial Fund and ADC board member Roswitha Smale.

    The Architecture and Design Council would also like to thank its Platinum Sponsor, Phillips, for its support.

  • James Stockard, "Affordable Housing: It's Just (A) Right"

    Cambridge | Dates: 09 May, 2014
    James Stockard
    Friday, May 09 
    06:30pm - 08:00pm 
    Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
    Free and open to the public

    James Stockard serves as the Curator of the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  The Fellowship is a program that provides mid-career practitioners whose work involves the built and natural environment with a year of independent study at Harvard.  Prior to assuming that role in 1997, Mr. Stockard had a 27 year career as a consultant, working in the fields of affordable housing and community development.  Based on that experience, he teaches courses on the US housing delivery system and on neighborhood analysis and development at the GSD.  His consulting work included assignments ranging from housing production to policy analysis and program evaluation. He also conducted a wide range of training activities for public agencies and non-profits.  His work has involved projects at the local, state and national levels.  He was the Principal Investigator for the Public Housing Operating Cost Study commissioned by the US Congress.  Prior to that, he served as the Special Master for the District of Columbia Housing Authority when it was under the supervision of Federal Judge Stephan Graae.  He has contributed articles to volumes on housing policy and serves on several housing-related boards for public agencies in Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

  • The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley - Indianapolis, IN

    Indianapolis | Dates: 29 May – 25 Jun, 2014

    In conjunction with the 2013 Landslide® the Indianapolis Central Library in partnership with Indiana Modern will host the Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, a traveling photographic exhibition celebrating the life and career of Dan Kiley, one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs documenting the current state of some of Kiley's most significant designs.

    Generous support has been provided by Presenting Sponsors, The Davey Tree Expert Company and Victor Stanley, Inc., with additional support from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architecture magazine and the Hubbard Educational Foundation.

    Learn more about The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley and future exhibition venues here.

  • Garden Dialogues: New York

    Dates: 18 May – 07 Sep, 2014
    On dates in May through September, get exclusive access to private gardens in New York and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Washington DC-Maryland

    Washington | Dates: 17 May – 01 Jun, 2014
    Saturday May 17, 2014 | 11:00am - Sunday June 1, 2014 | 03:30pm

    On dates in May and June, get exclusive access to private gardens in Washington, DC and Maryland and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • Garden Dialogues: Dallas + Fort Worth

    Dallas + Fort Worth | Dates: 17 – 18 May, 2014
    On May 17th and 18th get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Dallas and Fort Worth and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.