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  • Sleep 2014: The Hotel Design Event

    London | Dates: 26 – 27 Nov, 2014

    Europe’s leading exhibition and conference for the hotel design, development and architectural community.

    Sleep is an annual meeting place for the global design community, where designers, architects, hotel owners, developers, operators and investors join with one common objective – to source and knowledge share for the design and creation of stunning hotel environments.

    The Sleep Event in 2014 will represent the very best in hotel design excellence, with an edited exhibition of the finest international product suppliers, curated concept spaces and high-level complimentary Conference. Network with your peers and build new business relationships to take you through to 2015 and beyond.

    Sleep is London’s leading hotel design show and runs for two days, from Wednesday 26 November to Thursday 27 November at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH.

    Visit Sleep 2014 for a unique experience that will inspire hotel interiors across the globe.

  • The anatomy of a building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

    London | Dates: 08 Sep, 2014 – 13 Feb, 2015
    Discover London’s most extraordinary building and the art of modern architecture. A unique exhibition marking the centenary of visionary architect Sir Denys Lasdun in his modernist masterpiece the Royal College of Physicians, which turns 50 this year.
  • Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural Landscape

    Dover | Dates: 23 – 25 Apr, 2015
    April 23-25, 2015, Delaware State University The National Council for Preservation Education is hosting a conference to highlight and share the innovative work that applies the Traditional Cultural Place perspective beyond its application to Native American historic resources to identify, document and mitigate impacts to properties important to other cultural groups. The issue of diversity in historic preservation, in terms of landscape associations, culture, and practice, is a critical and complicated one. This conference will provide a forum for the discussion of how issues of diversity challenge the application of conventional methods of identification, documentation and mitigation. The historic resources to be discussed at this conference are best described as Traditional Cultural Places (TCPs), a term most often applied to those properties of importance to Native American/Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations. The title, Learning from the Reservation, pays homage to the perspective of the sovereign nations who deal with the impact of the dominant American culture on their land and community. The cultural groups being discussed at this forum can benefit from the hard work and legacy of the application of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) through the lens of the Tribal Preservation programs. The most challenging historic resources are those that continue to function into the present in the same manner as they were in the past, protected by groups who continue to manage and preserve their culture. As practitioners, we have a challenge to assist these living historic communities with getting the recognition and protections of the NHPA in ways that actually protect what the community values about their places. What constitutes physical integrity when a property is continuing to be used as it was historically? What alternative documentation strategies have worked? The goal of this conference is to bring together practitioners who have wrestled with these issues to discuss the challenges faced in an open and supportive environment, to share solutions, and have a dialog with the National Park Service, State Historic Preservation Offices, preservation practitioners and the cultural communities who need the protections of the NHPA. Written and revised in the 1990s, the National Register of Historic Places Bulletin 38, Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties provided an approach to tribal preservation issues and alluded to the application of these principles to non- Native American properties. The application and acceptance of these guidelines was without much further guidance or framework for the preservation practitioners to use. Bulletin 38 is under revision by the National Park Service staff, providing an opportune time to discuss the issues of the application of these principles and hear the NPS perspective on where this approach is headed. The conference will be organized around a single track of papers focused on three aspects of working with non-traditional Traditional Cultural Places: Identification, Documentation, and Mitigation. Confirmed speakers include: preservation consultant, blogger and Bulletin 38 co-author Tom King; consultant, professor and visionary, Ned Kaufman; and National Register and National Historic Landmark Program Manager Paul Loether. Papers can address all three topics but must focus primarily on one aspect. A stipend to cover travel expenses will be offered to all successful paper authors to facilitate participation in this event. Paper proposals should be no more than 400 words in length, and should be accompanied by a one-page c.v. Submit paper proposals by October 15, 2014, via email to Rebecca Sheppard, rjshep@udel.edu and Jeremy Wells, jwells@rwu.edu. Authors will be notified by November 30, 2014, regarding acceptance of papers. Full drafts of selected papers will be due by February 1, 2015. For information about the conference, contact Robin Krawitz via email at rkrawitz@desu.edu or 302-857-7139. Conference sponsors include: the National Council for Preservation Education, Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, Roger Williams University, the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office and Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, and the Historic Preservation Education Foundation.
  • Living on the Edge: Strategies for Building and Preserving Resilient Coastal Communities

    Galveston | Dates: 08 – 10 Oct, 2014

    Galveston Historical Foundation’s Center for Coastal Heritage, in partnership with University of Texas Medical Branch’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, is organizing a three day conference on coastal resilience.

    The conference will provide a platform to discuss the challenges and strategies for building and preserving a resilient Gulf Coast. We will explore the connections between the natural environment and the cultural heritage of coastal populations.

  • Historic Windows: Managing for Preservation, Maintenance, and Energy Conservation

    Madison | Dates: 16 – 17 Sep, 2014

    Historic windows are both critical components of a building’s weather envelope and valuable character-defining features worth retaining for architectural and environmental reasons. Learn about the rich history and variety of wood, steel, and aluminum windows and construction methodology. Explore the maintenance and rehabilitation techniques that allow windows to have long and sustainable service lives. Review energy conservation and economic issues as factors facing managers in the restore-or-replace debate and regulations relating to preservation of these assets.

    Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

  • The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

    Chicago | Dates: 26 Oct, 2014 – 11 Jan, 2015

    The American city of the 1960s and 1970s experienced seismic physical changes and social transformations, from urban decay and political protests to massive highways that threatened vibrant neighborhoods. Nowhere was this sense of crisis more evident than in the country’s three largest cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Yet in this climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the streets and neighborhoods of these cities offered places where a host of different actors—photographers, artists, filmmakers, planners, and activists—could transform these conditions of crisis into opportunities for civic discourse and creative expression.

    The City Lost and Found is the first exhibition to explore this seminal period through the emergence of new photographic and cinematic practices that reached from the art world to the pages of Life magazine. Instead of aerial views and sweeping panoramas, photographers and filmmakers turned to in-depth studies of streets, pedestrian life, neighborhoods, and seminal urban events, like Bruce Davidson’s two-year study of a single block in Harlem, East 100th Street (1966–68). These new forms of photography offered the public a complex image of urban life and experience while also allowing architects, planners, and journalists to imagine and propose new futures for American cities.

    Drawn from the Art Institute’s holdings, as well as from more than 30 collections across the United States, this exhibition brings together a large range of media, from slideshows and planning documents to photo collage and artist books. The City Lost and Found showcases important bodies of work by renowned photographers and photojournalists such as Thomas Struth, Martha Rosler, and Barton Silverman, along with artists known for their profound connections to place, such as Romare Bearden in New York and ASCO in Los Angeles. In addition, projects like artist Allan Kaprow’s Chicago happening, Moving, and architect Shadrach Wood’s hybrid plan for SoHo demonstrate how photography and film were used in unconventional ways to make critical statements about the stakes of urban change. Blurring traditional boundaries between artists, activists, planners, and journalists, The City Lost and Found offers an unprecedented opportunity
    to experience the deep interconnections between art practices and the political, social, and geographic realities of American cities in the 1960s and 1970s.

    The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980is organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Princeton University Art Museum.

  • Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Building Cities with Private Capital for Public Goods

    Washington | Dates: 28 – 28 Sep, 2014

    Both the private and philanthropic sectors are increasingly important to major public building projects as foundations, investment banks, private equity firms, and individual corporations become directly involved in re-shaping our cities. As this trend increases, so too do questions about public participation and overall effectiveness. The Forum examines these issues from the perspective both of those making the investments and communities welcoming new partners. Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) is invited to give remarks and incoming APA president William AndersonFAICP, moderates a panel discussion.

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

    $10 Museum or APA member & Student, $15 Non-member. 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: NYC Skyline from Weehawken, NJ #7. Photo by flickr user Gabriel Argudo Jr.

    Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • A History of Rock Creek Park

    Washington | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014

    Author, historian, and National Park Service ranger Scott Einberger discusses his book, A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness & Washington, D.C. (The History Press). It explores the history, many stories, and legends of the largest park in the nation's capital. A book signing follows the talk.

    Free. Drop-in program.
    PC Suite.

    Questions? Contact the Museum Shop.

    Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • IIDEXCanada

    Toronto | Dates: 03 – 04 Dec, 2014

    IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference. The event brings together the multidisciplinary design and architecture communities for a sourcing, networking and education event that celebrates creativity and best practices.  It embodies all areas of design including, interior design, architecture, lighting, healthcare , hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and material.  It is a place to be truly inspired, to connect in person and to discover new products and services. IIDEXCanada is where new relationships are built, new ideas are synthesized and where creative collaborations begin.

    Connect. Learn. Be Inspired.

    Presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the Architecture Canada | RAIC, IIDEXCanada attracts over 15,000 trade professionals. Inspiration and creativity are fostered by world-class keynote speakers, 350 exhibitors and their innovative products, immersive feature exhibitions, over 50 professionally-accredited seminars, parties, award ceremonies, tours and more.


  • Urban Encounters 2014: Movements/Mobilities/Migrations

    London | Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2014

    This year’s Urban Encounters symposium looks at the visual manifestations and effects of movement, mobility and migration on the historic and contemporary city. Over two days, an international line up of artists, academics, and researchers reflect on the nature of flow and flux through and between city spaces with a variety of topics including economic mobility, labour movements, borders, and the migration of things and people.

    In addition to a series of panels and presentations, this year’s symposium features half a day of workshops, seminars and walks, led by speakers and organisers. Participants will be contacted closer to the event to select from these activities.

    The series of panels focuses on the experiences of people and communities, built and architectural environments, urban landscapes, performativity and how material cultures reflect the possibilities and challenges that redefine how we understand the changing faces of everyday urban life. The workshops, seminars and walks provide a more intimate context through which to directly explore and discuss the ideas and themes of the symposium.

    This symposium is of particular interest to photographers, artists, film-makers, architects, sociologists, geographers and social researchers whose work addresses notions of social change and the decentring of urban life within an age of expanding globalisation and changing geographic boundaries.

    Participants include Bradley Garrett, Paul Halliday, Prof Bill Marshall, Jennifer Bajorek,  Paul Goodwin, Adam Kaasa, Xavier Ribas, Lia Chavez, David Kendall, Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards, as well as a keynote address on Friday by internationally renowned photographer, artist and director Nadav Kander.

    Urban Encounters is part of Urban Photo Fest and is organised in partnership with the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, Oxford University and Openvizor.

  • Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action!

    San Francisco | Dates: 18 Oct, 2014

    This year, AIA San Francisco and The Missing 32% Project presents its 3rd symposium, Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action! The day has been designed to combine data sharing and learning-by-doing, while experiencing the studio-like environment of the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the city's richest architectural assets. We will present the results of the Equity in Architecture Survey in panel discussions focused in 3 major knowledge sessions: Hiring & Retention,Growth & Development, and Meaning & Influence.

    Break-out sessions follow each main knowledge session. You can choose from 3 relevant topics in each knowledge area that suits your professional needs. We will hear from thought leaders and then use our design thinking skills to generate creative solutions to the challenging practice issues that confront architects, emerging professionals, and firm leadership.

    Our goal is to inspire and empower participants to generate actionable takeaways that will be collected and shared as Equity by Design [EQxD] Best Practice Guides as an open resource to transform the future of the profession.

    Get a sneak peak of the Event Agenda, Knowledge Sessions and Break-Out Session options.

    Equity by Design [EQxD] Knowledge Areas and Break-Out Session Topics:

    Come for the Survey Results, Stay for the Discussion, Leave with a renewed sense of purpose to make positive change in your practice.

  • Urban Investigation Final Presentation: Who decides where homeless shelters go?

    Bronx | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014

    With a record 54,667 homeless people in New York City today, there is a serious need for shelters in the city. The Department of Homeless Services has to open up shelters on a regular basis to keep up with the demand for a safe place to sleep. But who decides where homeless shelters go? And why are some boroughs taking on more shelters than others?

    CUP and teaching artist Patrick Rowe tackled this question with a group of public high school students from College Now at Hostos Community College. Our latest Urban Investigation explores the decision-making process for siting homeless shelters in New York City. The students interviewed a Community Board District Manager, a City Council Member, representatives from an advocacy group, and the Department of Homeless Services. They share their findings in a collage-tastic poster.

    Join us for the debut of our project at the renowned Bronx Museum where students will discuss their creative process and distribute free copies of the poster.

    Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm
    1040 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, New York
    D or B trains to the 167th Street station, 4 train to the 161th Street/Yankee Stadium station.

    Free and open to the public. All attendees receive a free copy of the poster. RSVP here by Tuesday, August 26 at 5 pm to reserve your spot.

    Major support for this program was provided by Deutsche Bank. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Archifest 2014: CROWD

    Singapore | Dates: 26 Sep – 11 Oct, 2014

    Intitiated in 2007 by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), archifest is a festival of ideas for the city in its eight year running.

    Archifest 2014 is a two-week long festival from 26 September 2014 to 11 October 2014, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). In its eighth year running, Archifest 2014 is not only a festival that celebrates Singapore’s urban environment, but also a nurturing ground for reflection, question, collaboration and experimentation.

    Taking place at various venues across Singapore, the festival is a platform for local and regional communities of creative individuals, thinkers and enthusiasts of the built environment to engage each other and the members of the public. It aims to provide a stage where change is envisioned and initiated.


    The theme for Archifest 2014 is Crowd.

    Crowd will be a festival about people. It is also about process – the process of bringing together great minds and resources to create better places for everyone. Crowd carries different meanings in different contexts. The festival seeks to open up the discussion to investigate how the notion of Crowd operates and contributes to architecture and urbanism:

    Collective Intelligence
    How individuals, connected by various means, can share ideas, collaborate to form collectives, make incremental changes, and produce great impacts.

    Community Capital
    How people, connected by the place they shared, leverage on social capital to build better places for everybody.

    The festival will discuss and test how architecture, the city, and the role of the architect itself can be challenged and changed by this notion.


  • The Future of Public Space

    New York | Dates: 05 Sep, 2014

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

    Where: At The Center   

    From Zuccotti Park to Campus Martius, from hidden corners to major squares, people are talking and learning about the role that civic space plays in their lives. 

    "The Future of Public Space" panel will provide an opportunity to discuss the issues and opportunities in our emerging era of urbanism. The panel will surf the scales from play to protest and from informal to formal. Critics, researchers, and others will look at how the space we create between buildings serves to expand opportunities, reflection, movement, and congregation. They will discuss the critical role played by our shared urban realm as we increase the population and density of our cities.

    This event is the third in a series of four programs related to the Open to the Pubic: Civic Space Now exhibition on view at the Center for Architecture from June 12 - September 6. The exhibition is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown AIANY 2014 Presidential theme Civic Spirit:Civic Vision, which seeks to elevate public awareness of contemporary design challenges and opportunities as they relate to urban public space.

    Introduction: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President, AIA New York Chapter

    Suzanne Frasier, AIA, Associate Professor, Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning
    Guido Hartray, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects
    Susan Silberberg, AIA, Founder and Managing Director, CivicMoxie LLC, and Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

    Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Founder, Theatrum Mundi

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 non-members

    RSVP here

  • 1040 LOUNGE

    Bronx | Dates: 29 Sep, 2014
    Monday, September 29, 6:30 to 9:00pm

    Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea and architect Galia Solomonoff meet in the SuperPuesto with Beyond the Supersquare exhibition co-curator Holly Block for a lively discussion on art and architecture.

    Interested in the intersection between art and society, Arrechea’s artistic practice merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected, often humorous ways. Argentinean-born Galia Solomonoff is the founder and Creative Director of Solomonoff Architecture Studio. Solomonoff advised Terence Gower on theSuperPuesto, a temporary pavilion commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare.

    Beyond the Supersquare is the first U.S. museum exhibition to examine the complicated legacies of modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean through the perspectives of 30 contemporary artists. With the goal of providing an immersive space for visitors to experience the exhibition’s artistic and architectural themes, SuperPuesto also serves as an annex for educational and public programs related to Beyond the Supersquare.

    Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

    Location: SuperPuesto, Andrew Freedman Home Garden, 1125 Grand Concourse between 166th and McClellan Streets, Bronx (across the Grand Concourse from The Bronx Museum of the Arts)

  • Rethinking the Garden Casita

    Bronx | Dates: 01 May, 2014 – 11 Jan, 2015

    From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYRP staff will work with members of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx, to assemble the pilot structure in their garden in Spring 2014.

    The design of the casita incorporates resilient elements such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater management systems, and Wi-Fi, ensuring that the casita will function off the grid both on a daily basis and in the event of another citywide disaster like Sandy. As a community-based design-build effort, the casita will also foster social resilience, serving as a refuge, resource, and venue for social interaction and community events. Looking ahead, the flexible kit of parts can be adapted and built at NYRP’s other community gardens across the five boroughs. Plans, sketches, renderings, and images of TEN Arquitectos’ design will be on view at the Bronx Museum to continue the dialogue surrounding community-based design and resilient architecture.

  • Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 30 Sep, 2014

    They lead us over deep gorges and wide rivers, they connect islands with the mainland and overcome various obstacles – Bridges are very important in our daily life. They do not only link places and countries to each other but also create a connection between foreign people and different cultures, which we would not get to without them.

    The open air exhibition “Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges”on Two North Riverside Plaza shows 24 historic and contemporary photographs of bridges in Chicago and Hamburg. Bridges are of enormous importance for both cities’ economy and trade. Hamburg, with over 2.500 bridges, has more bridges than any city in Europe and Chicago has the most movable bridges worldwide. Moreover there is one particularly important and special bridge, which links both cities: the Bridge of Friendship. Chicago and Hamburg have been sister cities since 20 years and a constant active exchange marks their friendship.

    "Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges!" is a part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of this friendship. The open air exhibition is presented by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Two North Riverside Plaza, Museum der Arbeit Hamburg, the Archive of the Hamburg Hochbahn AG, State Archive Hamburg, Foundation Germanic Technic Museum Berlin, Aufwind Luftbilder (Holger Weitzel) and photographers Ron Gordon, Tom Palazzolo, Marcia Palazzolo and Damon Shell (photographer and curator). 

    The exhibition will take place on the Two North Riverside Placa from 02/09 to 30/09.

    Curator: Damon Shell

  • FLOW/Im Fluss: light and water installation by Luftwerk

    Chicago | Dates: 17 – 20 Sep, 2014

    Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) showcases a site-specific light and water installation from Luftwerk (creators of Luminous Field in Millennium Park) titled FLOW/Im Fluss, nightly Sept. 17-20 from 5 p.m-12 a.m. in Chicago’s Couch Place alley on State Street between Lake and Randolph Streets. The installation is part of CLA’s Loop Placemaking Initiative, a series of innovative public space activations downtown that challenge perceptions of urban environments and encourage future investment.

    FLOW/Im Fluss is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. FLOW/Im Fluss is presented in conjunction with EXPO ART WEEK (Sept. 15-21), a citywide celebration of art and culture with EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art (Sept. 18-21), as its centerpiece.

    Opening night of Flow/Im Fluss will happen during CLA’s ACTIVATE event on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The event will include a complimentary drink ticket for guests who RSVP in advance, with additional wine and beer available for purchase on site. Details will be announced next month at www.LoopChicago.com/ACTIVATE.

    Inspired by the element of water and its all-encompassing connectivity, Luftwerk’s FLOW/Im Fluss visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg’s River Elbe through video compositions. The projected video will illuminate screens made of water—inviting viewers to immerse themselves into the flow of data collected from both rivers. This will be accompanied by live performances of Birgit Ulher’s Traces for trumpet, radio, speaker, objects and tape feeds.

    “Having lived in both Hamburg and Chicago, we are very excited to create FLOW as part of the 20th anniversary sister city celebration,” says Luftwerk’s Petra Bachmaier. “Since both cities are located on rivers, FLOW is a gesture addressing the connectivity through water ways in general, while taking a closer look at the specific data readings of the two rivers, Elbe and Chicago River.”

  • The Art of the Landscape and the Architect Presented by Michael G. Imber, FAIA

    Chicago | Dates: 11 Sep, 2014
    Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests wishing to view the museum.
    ICAA & Driehaus Museum Members $15, Public $20 

    This talk will explore the relationship between landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has always represented much more than the literal depiction of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories that are important to understand the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; these include historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their understanding of culture and place.  Likewise, by adopting these time-honored practices, architects today can create more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture.


    Michael Imber, FAIA is the Principal Architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas and recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.

    Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards including the Texas society of architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA Award; for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007 Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American Design. Most recently, he has been the winner of the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design and numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is also the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House & the 2009 Coastal Living House.

    Copies of Mr. Imber’s monograph, Michael G. Imber: Ranches, Villas, and Houses, by author Elizabeth M. Dowling, will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

  • NeoCon East

    Baltimore | Dates: 29 – 30 Oct, 2014

    Now in its 12th year, NeoCon East, the East Coast’s premier design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, will once again make its mark on Baltimore, October 29 – 30, at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s edition will offer even more resources, brand new initiatives and provide an immersive experience of what’s new and notable in the industry. The two-day trade event will showcase more than 250 brands across a wide range of sectors, including workplace, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail,  education, and public spaces. Featuring product launches from top manufacturers, educational programming that includes CEU-accredited   seminars, timely keynote presentations and exciting events, NeoCon East is not to be missed.

    Show Highlights Include:

    • The latest in commercially focused products, materials, and cutting edge technologies from more than 250+ brands

    • Featured presentations by industry movers and shakers including: Shashi Caan, pioneering architect, designer and president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers; and Kevin Salwen, journalist and author of Design Leveraged, a special report done in conjunction with IIDA and BIFMA. (No fee for keynotes and special presentations).

    • Over 35+ CEU-accredited seminars and association forums

    • Events including IIDA’s Opening Day Breaking Boundaries breakfast with featured speaker Helen Marriage, co-founder of London-based Artichoke (http://www.artichoke.uk.com), and producer of urban spectacle, celebration and “disruption.” Proceeds from the breakfast benefit “Health Care for the Homeless.”

    • A new floor plan with expanded product categories and easy to navigate layout that will include:

    o Interior Building Products. 
    o Technology
    o Interior Finishes + Materials and 
    o Furniture and flooring

    • McMorrow Report Partnership: a special Facility Manager/Exhibitor match program offering extensive reach to a powerful subscriber base of 42,000 facility managers in corporate, government, healthcare and sustainable vertical markets.

    • Special GSA Features – the largest design expo and conference featuring the greatest concentration of products and services under GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedules Program.


    Wednesday, October 29, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday, October 30, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    *Seminars begin at 8 am


    Baltimore Convention Center, Halls E, F, G and Swing
    One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD


    Online registration begins September 4, 2014 and ends October 22, 2014