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  • Sound and Scent in the Garden: Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

    Washington | Dates: 09 – 10 May, 2014

    Organized by Dumbarton Oaks senior fellow and professor of landscape architecture at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, D. Fairchild Ruggles.

    The 2014 Dumbarton Oaks symposium in Garden and Landscape Studies (May 9-10, 2014) is on the theme of sensory perception. While we often approach gardens as things to be seen—thus engaging the rational, intellectual part of the human brain—Sound and Scent in the Garden explores the more elusive experiences of sound and smell. Important dimensions of garden design and performance, and often having a powerful effect on the human body, these senses are ephemeral and can be difficult to study. The papers in the symposium explore the ways that the historical experience of sound and scent can be recuperated, and explain the meaning of those senses for landscape design, past and present.

    To register, complete the registration form and mail it to the address on the form, along with a check for $65 ($40 for students.)  This event has been approved for 12 LA CES (ASLA) credits for landscape architects.

  • SSAC 40th Annual Conference

    Fredericton | Dates: 28 – 31 May, 2014

    REGISTRATION HERE

    As proud host of the 2014 Conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, Fredericton is ready to welcome you with its rich culture, its architecture and natural beauty.

    The evolution of Fredericton’s built heritage and its unique character developed hand in hand with the area’s designation and growth as the Capital of New Brunswick. The landmark buildings in the city are a direct result of this governmental and administrative status, as much as the pastoral and picturesque setting on the wonderful St. John River, recently named a Canadian Heritage River.

    From the early and simple Loyalist vernacular dwellings to the most flamboyant Victorian mansions, or from National Historic Sites like Christ Church Cathedral to little-known Modernist gems, the sweep of Fredericton’s architecture is the most direct connection to the social and economic conditions of the past, and how that past has fashioned this exceptional city.

    Fredericton is fortunate to possess a vibrant, safe and very walkable downtown that is filled with historic and cultural treasures, like the renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery, a protected multi-block historic district, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, two university campuses, and one of the best farmers markets in Canada. As a diverse and bilingual city, it offers a strong sense of welcome to visitors.

    Nearby is the storied seaside resort town of St. Andrews, which is a designated National Historic District, and the McAdam Train Station, one of the country’s most magnificent remnants of our railway glory years of a century ago. Both of these will be among the organized outings planned for the conference, as will be a walking tour of the University of New Brunswick on the hill overlooking downtown Fredericton.

    Principal Venue: New Brunswick College of Craft and Design/Old Soldier’s Barracks.

    Set right in the centre of downtown, this National Historic Site was recently incorporated as part of the campus of the adjacent New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. A robust three-storey stone building built between 1826 and 1828 to accommodate over 240 British soldiers, the Barracks’ ordered and symmetrical design is a simple Georgian structure with stone walls and circulation via outside balconies.

    When the entire Military Compound was declared a National Historic Site in 1964, the barracks’ exterior was restored to its 1865 appearance, with one interior suite restored as a soldiers’ bunkroom.

    The Barracks is now a fully functional academic building for the NBCCD, housing the College library, classrooms, computer labs and offices. The ground floor vaulted casemates house artisan shops during the summer.




  • The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble & Annual Meeting

    Cartersville | Dates: 16 – 18 May, 2014

    Discover Northwest Georgia's best kept secret: Cartersville. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2014 Spring Ramble on May 16-18, 2014.

    Cartersville 's rich history dates from 1000 CE, when indigenous peoples began the first of three phases of construction of the Etowah Indian Mounds, the most intact Mississippian culture site in the Southeastern United States. You'll also explore the more recent 19th and 20th century history of the area, starting in quaint downtown Cartersville. You'll see the world's first Coca-Cola outdoor advertisement at Young Brother's Pharmacy, the 1929 Grand Theatre, and two restored Bartow County Courthouses. You'll meander through the residential section of Cartersville, where elegant homes date back to the late 1860's, including Rose Lawn, the former home of evangelist Samuel Jones that was fully "Victorianized" in 1895. You'll tour the countryside and discover the magnificent antebellum plantation Valley View, surrounded by its original boxwood gardens. You'll visit the nearby village of Euharlee, incorporated in 1852 and known as "The Covered Bridge City."

    Join us in Cartersville, what could easily become your new favorite small town in Georgia!

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  • Illinois Statewide Preservation Conference

    Evanston | Dates: 27 – 29 Jun, 2014
    Landmarks Illinois is pleased to co-sponsor the 2013 conference along with the Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commission and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Join us in historic Evanston for an exciting round of educational sessions, tours and events.

    This year’s conference features ten lively sessions covering topics to insure that historic 
    preservation remains relevant for your community today and tomorrow. Preservation 
    commissioners can take advantage of a full-day CAMP program conducted by the National 
    Association of Preservation Commissioners. The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council will 
    also hold their quarterly meeting concurrently with the conference. 
     
    The conference organizers are grateful for the generous financial support provided by Richard H. 
    Driehaus Foundation of Chicago and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. 
     
    Continuing education credits are anticipated for American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the 
    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members. 

  • Roots of the Piedmont: History and Preservation in Central NC

    Chapel Hill | Dates: 30 – 31 May, 2014

    Preservation Chapel Hill and the Orange County Department of Cultural Resources invites you to save
    the date for “Roots of the Piedmont: History and Preservation in Central NC” on May 30-31, 2014.

    The symposium is an opportunity for preservationists of all backgrounds to come together to network with
    colleagues from across the region, brainstorm the challenges they face in their communities, and
    celebrate the successes of preservation efforts in Central North Carolina.

    The first day of the symposium will be held at the Carolina Inn and include Certified Local Government
    training. Sessions include the NC Preservation Plan, contemporary design in historic districts, legal
    considerations for preservation commissions, working with the local nonprofit, and preservation
    leadership, stewardship, and partnership for the 21st century. CLG credits will be available.

    The keynote address will be presented Friday evening by Dr. Daniel Bluestone, professor and director of
    the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Dr. Bluestone
    recently published Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation, for which
    he received the 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award by the Society of Architectural Historians. Dr.
    Bluestone’s book will provide the basis for his keynote address, “Integrity, Harmoniousness, and
    Compatibility: The Conundrums of Context.” For well over a generation historic preservationists have
    been stewards not only of historic buildings and landscapes but also of the design controls that regulate
    changes to historic places. The keynote will use case studies to explore how the preservation movement
    is doing with its design control efforts, and what the long-term impacts might be. The keynote address will
    be followed by an opening reception at the historic Horace Williams House.

    Hillsborough will host the second day of the symposium at the Historic Orange County Courthouse. The
    day will feature presentation on midcentury Modern architecture, archaeology as a preservation tool,
    preservation of Rosenwald schools, transportation corridors, and preservation of Native American sites.

    The symposium will conclude with tours of Hillsborough and a reception at Moorefields historic site.

    Advance registration opens April 14, 2014, at $20 for one day registration and $30 for full registration.

    For more information, contact Cheri Szcodronski, Preservation Chapel Hill Executive Director, at 919-942-
    7818 or cheri@preservationchapelhill.org or Peter Sandbeck, Orange County Cultural Resources Coordinator at 919-245-2517 orpsandbeck@orangecountync.gov.

  • Mid-Century Renovations and the Northwest Regional Style

    Portland | Dates: 31 May, 2014

    A Lecture

    Mid-Century Renovations and the Northwest Regional Style

    Saturday, May 31, 2014
    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Members: $12    General Public: $20

    Do you own a Mid-Century house that needs work to restore its original character and charm? Do you have woodwork in your postwar home that needs attention, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Maybe you just love the Mid-Century aesthetic in all its many flavors? If any of this sounds to your liking, have we got the program for you!

    Join us as Patrick O'Neill, master craftsmen, woodworker, and owner of Greenline Fine Woodworking provides an overview and detailed look at several mid-century modern restoration/renovations – including homes designed byPietro Belluschi and John Yeon. This 90 minute program will include plenty of time for Q & A as Patrick will also provide tips, information, and resources for those wishing to undertake mid-century restorations in the beautiful Northwest Regional style. Bring your questions or even a photo to share.

    Seating is Limited
    Pre-Registration is Strongly Suggested

  • The Rose and the Chrysanthemum: Japanese Influence on NW Architecture

    Portland | Dates: 03 May, 2014

    Join the Architectural Heritage Center for a lecture on the Japanese influence on northwest architecture.

    A craze for all things Japanese swept the United States beginning in the late 19th Century. By 1910, Japanese influence on Portland architecture began to take hold. The Arts and Crafts movement was highly indebted to the Japanese aesthetic, and it can be seen today in the thousands of craftsman bungalows throughout the Portland area. Japanese influence was perhaps even stronger during the mid-20th Century and it continues to this day in our local architecture.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance at visitahc.org

  • CFP: Modernizing the Modern (SECAC, Sarasota, 8-11 Oct 14)

    Sarasota | Dates: 10 – 20 Apr, 2014
    Sarasota, Florida, USA, October 8 - 11, 2014
    Deadline: Apr 20, 2014

    Southeastern College Art Conference, (SECAC) 2014

    Session
    Modernizing the Modern: The Conundrum and Challenge of Preserving and
    Restoring Modern Architecture

    This session aims to highlight the conundrum and challenge of
    "modernizing" modern architecture.  Preserving and restoring Modern
    architecture is, in itself, a conundrum: at the time that such
    buildings were designed and built, they were meant to be new and
    contemporary, turning their backs on the past.  Preserving and
    restoring such architecture means freezing "the new" and making a
    museum piece out of it.  It also presents many technical challenges,
    given that such buildings often utilized innovative and/or untested
    materials, detailing, and methods of constructions. This session
    welcomes papers that either treat the topic in a generalized manner or
    are in-depth case studies of a particular preservation and restoration
    of a Modern building.

    Session to be chaired by Christopher Wilson, Ringling College of Art +
    Design.

    Please use SECAC's online form and submit your abstract and CV no later
    than midnight EDT on April 20, 2014.
    http://www.secollegeart.org/conference

  • The Digital World of Art History: Standards and Their Application

    Princeton | Dates: 26 Jun, 2014

    The Digital World of Art History 2014

    Standards and Their Application                                                       

    A one day conference at Princeton University organized by the Index of Christian Art and the Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    McCormick Hall, Room 101

    Princeton University

    The full program is available at http://ica.princeton.edu/conference.php

    There is no charge to attend and all are welcome but pre-registration is required as spaces are limited.

    To register, please contact Fiona Barrett at fionab@princeton.edu before June 18.

  • SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury

    New York | Dates: 09 Oct, 2013 – 30 Apr, 2014

    SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury
    October 9th, 2013 through April 2014
    Museum hours are 12-6 PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

    Click here to view the virtual exhibition

    SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ stories-constitute a new type of skyscraper in a city where tall, slender structures have a long history.

    Sophisticated engineering and advances in material strengths have made these spindles possible, but it is the excited market for premium Manhattan real estate that is driving both heights and prices skyward, Reported sales seem almost inconceivable: some penthouses in the buildings featured here are in contract for $47 million to $95 million.

    The rarified geographies of where these projects take shape and the economics of high land costs, high-style design and construction, and stratospheric sales prices are deconstructed. The buildings featured include the super-slender towers of the "57th Street phenomenon"-432 Park Avenue, One57, and the feather-thin 111 West 57th scheme-as well as downtown's 56 Leonard, the Four Seasons at 30 Park Place, and the planned Tower D in Hudson Yards.

    Ultra-luxury is a distinct clientele, to which the towers' developers direct their branding and marketing psychology. But there is also a "simple math" in the logic of luxury that shapes the design of these projects in every aspect.

    The exhibition is organized around a series of themes and featured projects. It begins with a history of slenderness and examines the special engineering issues, wind tunnel testing, and damping devices against sway that must be designed for tall and very thin structures. The "invisible Monopoly game" of assembling contiguous lots and piling up air rights, the options for optimizing floor plans and ceiling heights, and the simulation of views and lifestyles of the future domiciles in showrooms and on websites are other topics.

  • Architectural Theory Review (ATR) Happy Hour

    Austin | Dates: 11 Apr, 2014

    At the upcoming SAH conference in Austin, TX, Architectural Theory Review (ATR) published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge) will be hosting an informal happy hour to introduce the journal to a wider audience. Our aim is to solicit top-quality essays from early career researchers and senior scholars in the field.

    When: Friday 11 April 2014 from 5.45-7.45pm
    Where: Hyatt Regency Marker 10 bar
    Details: Free canapés and a cash bar will be available for those who wish to have wine/beer.

    Contacts:
    Sean Anderson sean.anderson@sydney.edu.au or Jennifer Ferng jennifer.ferng@sydney.edu.au

    We will be giving away three institutional subscriptions to the journal at the event. For all SAH members and conference attendees, we will be offering free access to six recent articles from ATR (see link below).

    http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/ratr-society-of-architectural-historians

    Please encourage all of your colleagues, friends, and students to attend on Friday night. We look forward to seeing everyone in Austin!

    Sean Anderson and Jennifer Ferng (University of Sydney)

  • Revivals and Romantics: New York in the 19th Century

    New York | Dates: 01 – 29 May, 2014

    Design in the 19th century was a richly complex matter.  Inspired by ideas of the picturesque, bolstered by confidence in the increasing verve of the American economy, and concerned about the effects of industrialization, New Yorkers built elaborate and layered interiors.  In this course, you will visit the spectacular interiors of the Park Avenue Armory by Tiffany and other significant designers, plus the Gothic Revival fantasy Lyndhurst, the historic Morris-Jumel mansion with its Empire Period furnishings, and the Aesthetic Movement masterpiece Olana. 

    General Information  

    No previous art or design history experience is necessary to enjoy these classes, but if you have any background, your knowledge will be greatly enhanced!

    In addition to four site visits, students will be able to access suggested readings, short online lectures, and other materials to greatly enrich the experience.

    Class size is limited to 10 people to provide a personally tailored experience.  Each class session is approximately 2 hours at the site.

    Transportation to and from the location is the responsibility of each student, but we will help to facilitate carpooling.  Most sites are easily accessible by car, MTA subway or bus, Metro-North, NJ Transit, or LIRR trains.

    Cost per course is $300, which includes all admission and docent fees.  

    Registered students will be sent specific information about course logistics via email. 

    Registration is non-refundable within thirty days of the start of the class. 



  • INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2015-2016

    Princeton | Dates: 01 Jun – 01 Nov, 2014
    The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540
  • Architectural Record’s Innovation Conference 2014

    Los Angeles | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    Architectural Record brings its acclaimed Innovation Conference to Los Angeles, a city known for blurring the boundaries between urbanism, architecture, and the landscape. Topics range the merging of landscape and architecture; to the growing influence of Mexico’s architects; to the integration of contemporary art, technology & design.
  • 2014 AIA Iowa Spring Conference

    Ames | Dates: 16 Apr, 2014
    2014 AIA Iowa Spring Conference
    ÆFFECT:DESIGN MATTERS

    Please join your colleagues for the 2014 AIA Iowa Spring meeting in Ames on Wednesday, April 16 at the Scheman Building.
  • Celebrating Past, Present & Future: 2014 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference

    Lincroft | Dates: 04 – 05 Jun, 2014

    Welcome to 
    "Celebrating Past, Present & Future" 
    2014 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference

    Advocates Opening Reception 
    Wednesday, June 4 at Historic Thompson Park 

    NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference 
    Thursday, June 5 at Brookdale Community College

    The conference is co-hosted by the NJ Historic Trust, NJ Historical Commission, NJ Historic Preservation Office, and the Common Wealth of New Jersey.

    Highlights for this year’s program:

    - Opening Keynote Speaker Ned Kaufman, author of Place Race and   Story; Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation 

    - Closing Plenary Speaker John Durel, consultant to museum and   cultural organizations and author of Building a Sustainable Nonprofit   Organization

    - Two special educational tracks for “Heritage Tourism” and “Disaster   Recovery” 

    - Choice of three field workshops: Sandy recovery efforts, the   architecture and reuse options for Bell Labs, or the history and   innovation of Camp Evans military site

    - 17 classroom sessions for nonprofit and museum managers,   planners, historians, municipal and county officials, archaeologists,   architects, historic preservation commissioners and preservation   professionals

    The conference is pursuing continuing education credits for select sessions for AIA, AICP and ASLA. 

    This annual event relies on corporate support to make this a sustainable activity. Become a conference sponsor and take advantage of registration, exhibit, and advertisement opportunities.

    Business vendors and nonprofits can exhibit in "The Marketplace.”

    Join your colleagues and register by May 1 to take advantage of the early bird rate.

  • 2014 South Carolina Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

    Columbia | Dates: 22 Apr, 2014
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    SC Archives & History Center
    Columbia, SC 29223

    The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation invite you to join us for an informative and fast-paced conference that features a wide range of topics about South Carolina history, historic structures, archaeology, and preservation how-tos. Each of six 45-minute sessions will offer three topics from which to choose. Details about the various sessions can be found in our brochure. (Click here to download brochure.)

    Click here to register now.

  • 2014 Alabama Preservation Conference

    Florence | Dates: 24 – 26 Apr, 2014
    Join us for the 2014 Alabama Preservation Conference, Preserving Alabama: Finding Your Historic Rhythm, in the Shoals. Tracks include sessions on historic tax credits and economic incentives, revitalizing downtown with the Alabama Main Street Program, and workshops on sharpening your preservation skills. Tours, lectures, entertainment and more. 2014 Alabama Preservation Awards to be presented. Hosted by the Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama Trust, Black Heritage Council.
  • In the Secret Garden - 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea

    Chicago | Dates: 11 May, 2014

    Sunday, May 11
    Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Museum Members $60; Public $70 Buy tickets

    Please note: Reserved seating is assigned by ticket purchase date.

    Join us for our popular Mother’s Day Tea! Celebrate this special day in the Museum’s historic ballroom where you’ll be transported to a magical garden and enjoy a special tea service—featuring a delicious an array of fine teas, petite scones, finger sandwiches, and butter cookies. Complimentary tours of the Museum will be available following the tea. This is the perfect way to treat your mom to an afternoon of luxury and relaxation.

    During the event guests are invited to a special Trunk Show featuring hand crafted home décor items from Julia Knight, a discount will be available on all items purchased during the Tea.  Browse our eclectic selection of objects that transform the everyday into something wonderful.

  • Hildreth Meière and the Classical Roots of Art Deco

    Chicago | Dates: 08 May, 2014

    Thursday, May 8
    Reception 5:30 p.m., Lecture 6:30 p.m.
    Museum Members $15, Public $25   Buy tickets

    After clicking “Buy tickets,” you will be directed to an external website – Brown Paper Tickets, from there you can purchase tickets to this ICAA lecture.

    If you would like to purchase tickets to additional programs at the Driehaus Museum you will need to return to driehausmuseum.org.

    The modern approach to decoration now known as Art Deco represents an amalgam of a myriad of artistic movements.  Cubism, exoticism, and the Ballets Russes are the most frequently cited influences, but Art Deco also incorporated elements of Art Nouveau, Futurism, and Constructivism.  In addition, many designers of the Deco era, including the American muralist Hildreth Meière, often looked to the classical past for inspiration. 

    Meière was one of the most talented, prolific, and versatile American muralists of the twentieth century.  During her forty-year career, which extended from the early 1920s to her death in 1961, she completed approximately one hundred commissions.  She designed murals for office buildings, churches, government facilities, theaters, restaurants, cocktail lounges, ocean liners, and world’s fair pavilions, and she designed for a wide variety of mediums that included paint, ceramic tile, glass and marble mosaic, terra cotta, tapestry, leather, metal, and stained glass.

    Despite her extensive body of work, Meière is not well known, even among art and architectural historians.  But even though her name may not be familiar, many of her designs are—the medallions representing Dance, Drama, and Song for the Fiftieth Street façade of Radio City Music Hall, the color scheme of the stunning red banking room at One Wall Street in Manhattan, the interiors of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, and the whimsical bronze silhouette of Mercury and the winds for the Logan Square Post Office here in Chicago. 

    Join us for a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the main hall, the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
    Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, co-author with Catherine Coleman Brawer of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière, scheduled for publication in May 2014, will acquaint you with this talented artist and her modern interpretations of classical themes.  Her book, The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière, will be available for purchase during the book signing immediately following the lecture.