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  • Rarely Seen at Otis House

    Boston | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass. 

    $25 

    Join Historic New England staff for a visit to the 1796 Otis House Museum followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library and Archives. Museum Operations Manager Melinda Huff leads a tour of the elegantly furnished Beacon Hill residence of Harrison Gray Otis and his wife, Sally. Otis was a congressman and real estate entrepreneur who lived and entertained lavishly in this home designed by their friend, Charles Bulfinch. Visit the third floor of the house, a space not on view to the public. Following the house tour, Senior Curator Lorna Condon highlights some of her favorite photographs, prints, architectural drawings, and ephemera in Historic New England’s vast Library and Archives. Explore the history of the collection and current collecting areas. Historic New England preserves more than one million archival items that document New England's social, architectural, and cultural history.

    In partnership with the Boston Center for Adult Education.

    Registration is required. Please visit www.bcae.org to register.

  • Appleton's Jackson House Tour

    Portsmouth | Dates: 13 Aug, 2014
    Wednesday, August 13, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    Free to Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton’s 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England’s founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Twilight Talks: Chronicles of Old Boston

    Boston | Dates: 12 Aug, 2014
    Tuesday, August 12, reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:15 p.m.
    Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

    $10 Historic New England and Victorian Society members, $12 nonmembers

    For nearly four centuries Boston has been a center of learning, literature, and innovation. Though the city may be most famous for its roles in the American Revolution and in modern scientific developments, the nineteenth century was perhaps Boston’s grandest era. Chronicles of Old Boston, published by Museyon Guides, features twenty-nine dramatic episodes in the city’s history, many from the Victorian period. Author Charles Bahne shares the stories behind scandals such as America’s first bank failure and the murder of Dr. George Parkman, disasters such as the Great Boston Fire, and crowning achievements such as the invention of the telephone and the great Peace Jubilees of 1869 and 1872. As a student at M.I.T.’s School of Architecture and Planning, Charles Bahne was captivated by Boston and its history; in the decades since he’s shared his enthusiasm for the city he loves, working as a writer and tour guide. In addition to Chronicles of Old Boston, he is also the author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail.

    Co-sponsored with The Victorian Society in America, New England Chapter. 

    Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Down to Earth: A How-To Tour of the Hamilton House Gardens

    South Berwick | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014
    Sunday, August 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine 

    Free to Garden and Landscape Members, $8 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

    Learn the inside scoop on the day-to-day work of maintaining the Hamilton House gardens from the gardeners themselves while you pick up valuable tips to implement in your own garden. Gardeners Mimi Demers and Kathy Gray share their knowledge and experiences, touching on a variety of how-to topics including buying plant material, feeding and fertilizing, favorite tools, dealing with bugs, and more. 

    Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • PastForward National Preservation Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

    Savannah | Dates: 07 – 15 Aug, 2014

    National Preservation Conference registration rates will increase after Fri., Aug. 15. Register for PastForward, Nov. 11-14, Savannah, Ga. today and save. PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. Visit www.PastForward2014.org for complete conference details, including registration.

  • Chicago’s Pullman District: Our Next National Park?

    Chicago | Dates: 20 Aug, 2014

    The famous and historic Pullman community of Chicago may receive federal National Park status within the next two years. Join Chicagoan Lynn McClure of the National Parks Conservation Association (Chicago regional office) as she explains why Pullman is so significant, what recent developments have led to its consideration for National Park honors, and how the AIA Chicago community can help chart a path for Pullman’s future.

    Pullman news published August 5:

         Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation

         Pullman neighborhood to get $1.5M to rehab historic homes

         State, city to rehab homes in Pullman neighborhood



  • Connecting Boston to its Waterfront: How the Harbor Garage will transform the city’s downtown

    Boston | Dates: 20 Aug, 2014
    Price: Free and open to the public.

    Join Trent Tesch AIA of Kohn Pedersen Fox and Fred Kramer AIA of ADD Inc as they discuss the opportunity before us: creating a cutting-edge building on the waterfront that will become a premier destination in North America.

    Whether it’s a four-season programmable space with a retractable roof or other significant offsets on this highly coveted property, the Harbor Garage project is going to redefine Boston’s downtown.

    This event includes a short presentation by KPF and ADD Inc followed by a moderated discussion focusing on design excellence for Boston’s waterfront.

    Moderator
    Shauna Gillies-Smith, RLA Ground Inc.

    Panelists
    Andrea Leers FAIA, principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates
    Alex Krieger, principal at NBBJ
    George Thrush FAIA, Northeastern University School of Architecture 

    The Harbor Garage concept is part of the Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) for the downtown waterfront. Currently, the MHP Committee is meeting monthly to discuss an amendment to the MHP and the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (Chapter 91).

    Imagine with us. 

    This event is free, but registration is required. Click "Register" below to RSVP to this event.

  • Building Blocks: An Introduction to Boston Architecture

    Boston | Dates: 18 Aug, 2014

    Back by popular demand the BSA is offering a new session of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: Building Blocks: An Introduction to Boston Architecture

    Indulge your passion for design and discover the uniqueness of Boston’s streets!

    Keith N. Morgan, professor of Architectural History at Boston University, offers an accessible introduction to Boston’s urban fabric by focusing on the political and economic forces, together with the natural environment, that have shaped the way that Boston’s distinctive buildings and architectural patterns have evolved.

  • Boston GreenFest 2014

    Boston | Dates: 15 – 17 Aug, 2014
    Price: Free and open to the public.

    You're invited to Boston GreenFest!

    Boston GreenFest celebrates many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities. Let's envision our future together & have fun at the same time!

    Seven years ago Boston GreenFest was an idea born around the kitchen table. Its predecessor was altWheels, a wonderful festival focusing on alternative transportation and energy. Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., creator and organizer of Boston GreenFest, picked up the baton and ran outside these limits to make it all-encompassing and all-embracing. Many said you can't be everything for everybody. We said, why not?

  • Built By Women New York City (BxW NYC)

    Dates: 08 Aug – 31 Oct, 2014
    Help the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments, either contemporary or historic, designed and/or constructed by women in New York City.
  • CHP Breakfast: Enhance Your Building’s Power Reliability

    New York | Dates: 20 Aug, 2014

    Post-Sandy, forward-thinking building owners and managers are taking action to ensure the delivery of critical services. They understand all too well the importance of keeping the lights on, the elevators running, and water flowing. And, should the next wide-scale grid outage happen during the deep freeze of winter, on-site electricity is essential to operating boilers and keeping pipes from bursting.

    NYSERDASolar One, and Urban Green Council invite building owners and property managers to learn how a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system generates electricity, and can help save money while keeping the lights on when the grid goes down. Hear how your building could benefit from installing a CHP system, and how to take advantage of $100 million worth of incentives available from NYSERDA.

  • EP Screening: Tiny - A Story about Small Living

    New York | Dates: 28 Aug, 2014

    New Yorkers are all too familiar with the concept of living in small quarters.  However, most would be surprised to find that there are people who do so by choice. In the film TINY, Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith explore the growing trend towards living small by building their own tiny home and profiling individuals who have downsized to spaces smaller than the average parking spot.

    Join the Emerging Professionals for a screening of TINY: A Story About Living Small followed by a lively discussion about the financial, environmental, and personal benefits of downsizing and its application to NYC.

  • Pecha Kucha Night Brooklyn presents Volume 1

    Brooklyn | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014

    Join us for Brooklyn//Volume 1 at Galapagos Art Space! 

    The theme: Travel, Transport, and Exploration

    Hosted by: Peter Exley

    Speakers: Nate Cooper / Fabien Cousteau / John Czarnecki / Cynthia Drescher / Alia Kate / Tiffany Lentz / Zach Lieberman / Brian Markham / Jim Venturi / and more ! / and a virtual appearance by Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein!

    Tickets can be purchased here: 

    http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5231485

  • Bridging Continents, Bridging the River: Norwegian-American Engineers and the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities

    Minneapolis | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014
    The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul owe their origins to the Mississippi River—for its water power and its river commerce. As these river towns grew, they also became host to the one of the largest urban communities of Norwegian immigrants in the United States. These two stories come together in “Bridging Continents, Bridging the River: Norwegian-American Engineers and the Mississippi in the Twin Cities,” cosponsored by the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH). The tour will focus on the work of five immigrant engineers from Norway who played major roles in shaping the aesthetics and engineering of the river as it winds through both cities. The tour will begin at Augsburg College with a presentation on the work of the engineers in both cities. A bus and walking tour will then provide a close look at a number of surviving bridges, including the Third Avenue Bridge, the Broadway Bridge, the Ford Bridge, and the Washington Avenue Bridge. In addition to the history of the structures, the tour will discuss several bridge rehabilitation projects, exploring the collaboration between historians and engineers in efforts to preserve historical authenticity while providing for current and future travel needs. Our guides for the tour include Kristin Anderson, MNSAH and Augsburg College; Dennis Gimmestad, NAHA; Steve Olson, Olson & Nesvold Engineers; Charlene Roise, Hess Roise Historical Consultants; and Kristen Zschomler, Cultural Resources Unit, Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  • Saint Paul, MN walking tour

    Saint Paul | Dates: 11 – 11 Oct, 2014
    Dayton’s Bluff, high above downtown Saint Paul to the west and the adjoining Swede Hollow, is among the capitol city’s oldest neighborhoods. Join us on October 11, as MNSAH member Aaron Rubenstein, a historic preservation and land use consultant, gives an introductory presentation then leads us on a walking tour this fascinating neighborhood, followed by optional self-guided tours or a group tour of Swede Hollow.
  • Speakeasy Night at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

    Eugene | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    A jazz-age fundraiser for the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

    A local landmark since its construction in 1888, the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House welcomes you. Step back in time and enjoy a guided tour, learn about local history, join our book club, take tea, attend a lecture, host a party or special event. There’s always something new to see and do at the Castle on the Hill!
  • Tour of McGilchrist & Roth Buildings in Salem

    Salem | Dates: 06 – 28 Aug, 2014
    Doty Pruett Wilson & Company PC invites you to join them on a tour of the McGilchrist & Roth Buildings in the heart of downtown Salem!
  • Breuer and the Benedictines: A Modern Collaboration

    Collegeville | Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2014
    Lecture by author Victoria Young on the release of the book "Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space." Event will be held in the chapter house of Saint John's Abbey.
  • TIMES SQUARE, 1984: The Postmodern Moment

    New York | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014 – 18 Jan, 2015
    TIMES SQUARE, 1984: The Postmodern Moment July 8, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • Jeff Carter: The Common Citizenship of Forms

    Chicago | Dates: 10 Jul – 31 Aug, 2014
    Using ready-to-assemble components from the global home-furnishings store Ikea, Jeff Carter repurposes them into architectural models that are simultaneously familiar and a bit off-kilter. His constructions explore the formal vocabulary of Bauhaus architecture while also considering the dilemma of modern material culture: can mass-produced consumer goods be “good” design? Which is more socially useful: inexpensive products to buy or artisanal production and jobs?