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  • 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?
  • Song in Stone: The Construction of Madonna della Strada Chapel

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Jul – 19 Oct, 2014
    This exhibition tells the story of Loyola’s iconic building on Sheridan Road. Dedicated to the patron saint of travelers, known in English as Our Lady of the Wayside, the Art Deco building was designed by New York architect Andrew Rebori. Opened in 1945, the chapel contains a monumental fresco of the Coronation of the Virgin with Jesuit Saints by Chicago artist, Melville Steinfels.
  • LA Forum Presents: shoptalk with RAC Design Build

    Los Angeles | Dates: 07 Aug, 2014

    This year’s “On the Map” series turns a spotlight not on the end products of finished buildings, but on the processes by which design is achieved. The shoptalk events invite designers to reveal the methods of their architectural making and building, spanning a continuum from the high-tech digital on one end, to the analog and hand-crafted on the other. Exposing this range of activities, shoptalk invites you to tour the facilities where the magic happens and engage in the discussion about what it is that architects do.

    August 7, 2014:
    RAC Design Build

    August 28, 2014
    Ball-Nogues Studio

    September 11, 2014
    Panel Discussion on
    Housing Construction Systems

    The first event of shoptalk features RAC Design Build, a design firm with a portfolio of custom residential and adaptive re-use commercial projects for creative users. Blending the disciplines of architecture, construction, fabrication, and urban re-development, RAC promotes problem solving methods for their expanded view of what an architect’s studio can be.

    RAC will host this installment of shoptalk at their Frogtown facility, a former electronics factory on the banks of the Los Angeles River. The complex of buildings was transformed into a multi-use office, steel fabrication shop and boneyard of salvaged building materials, becoming a new Community hub in the process. RAC will briefly talk about their practice and share their latest work; lead you on a tour of their office and well equipped workshop; and participate in a discussion and Q&A session on the subjects of design, the maker ethic and the tools of their trades.

    SPEAKER/GUIDE:

    Rick Cortez, Principal and Founder, RAC Design Build

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    7:00-7:30 PM: registration
    7:30-9:00 PM: event

    RAC Design Build
    3048 N. Coolidge Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, and free for LA Forum Members.
    Non-members can purchase tickets the day of the event.

    Stay tuned for more events in the On the Map: shoptalk series!

  • Cocktails & Conversations - Alan Brake & Ken Smith, ASLA

    New York | Dates: 15 Aug, 2014

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

    Where: At The Center   

    Join us for a conversation with architect Ken Smith, ASLA Founder and Principal, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architecture and Alan Brake, Executive Editor, The Architects Newspaper

    How do you spend Friday evening? Do you join those who jam NYC’s cultural institutions or those crowds over populating film theaters? When it hosts a pair of NYC's most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, the AIA Center for Architecture—one of NYC's premiere cultural institutions—can certainly lift your spirits. This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Friday night is not “Friday Night” without the appropriate beverage. We’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect's work and created especially for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of Delight Night in New York's Weekend Cultural Scene—Blight Night it is not.

    Ken Smith, Founder and Principal, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
    Ken Smith is one of the best-known of a new generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. His practice, WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect, was established in 1992 and is based in New York City with a southern California office in Irvine.

    Smith is committed to creating landscapes, especially parks and other public spaces, as a way of improving the quality of urban life. Much of his work pushes beyond traditional landscape typologies - plaza, street, and garden - to landscapes that draw on diverse cultural traditions and influences of the contemporary urban landscape. Smith's approach is directed at projects of varying scales and types: temporary installations, private residential gardens, public spaces, parks and commercial projects. With a particular emphasis on projects that explore the symbolic content and expressive power of landscape as an art form, the WORKSHOP specializes in the investigation of new expressions in landscape design.

    Ken Smith is a graduate of Iowa State University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has taught and lectured at Harvard, the City College of New York, and other universities and institutions around the world. Smith's work has been published widely in the popular and trade press.

    Alan G. Brake, Executive Editor, The Architects Newspaper
    Alan G. Brake has written about architecture, design, and urbanism for Architecture, Architectural RecordAzureInterior Design,Landscape Architecture, MetropolisThe New York Times and other publications. He studied architectural history and urbanism at Vassar College and Yale University, where he earned a Masters in Environmental Design. He is the recipient of a research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Toby Cecchini
    Toby is a writer and bartender based in New York City. He has written on food, wine and spirits for GQ, Food and Wine, and The New York Times. His first book, Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life, was published in 2003. He is currently at work on his second book, a travelogue of spirits based on his travels for The New York Times' Living and travel magazines. He began bartending at the Odeon in 1987, where he is credited with creating the internationally recognized version of the Cosmopolitan cocktail in New York. He followed that with stints in several bars including Passersby, which he owned until 2008.

    Price: One drink included: $15 for AIA & ASLA members; $20 for non-members

    Register Here

    Organized bycultureNOW and the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee

  • New York's Civic Center: History of Its Urban Development & Architecture

    New York | Dates: 23 Aug, 2014

    AIA CES: 2.0 LUs | 2.0 HSW

    When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Tour Leader: Gail Cornell, Architectural Historian

    Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, Department of Health, Criminal Courts, State Building, New York Supreme Court and Annex, US Courthouse, Manhattan Correctional Center, Police Head Quarters, Murry Bergtraum High School, Chatham Green, and Chatham Towers.

    The tour will meet at the north side of the fountain in City Hall Park and will begin promptly at 10:30 am.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior.

    The tour will be held rain or shine.

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

    Price: $15 for Members; $25 for Non-Members
    Register Here
    Tour is Limited to 20 (waiting list available)

    Walk ups cannot be guaranteed a spot on tours – please use the sign up link above for waitlist if the tour is sold out

    AIANY Chapter, the AIANY’s Architecture Tour Committee, and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.

    This program is related to the exhibition Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, on view from June 12 through September 6, 2014. 

  • SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium: Active Learning Environments—Engaging Active Learners

    Houston | Dates: 23 Sep, 2014

    Experience firsthand an active learning environment and its potential for application on campuses. In the morning session, faculty attendees will become participants—“active learners”—as they engage in a live simulation that focuses on real-world scientific problems by means of satellite feeds and (via Skype) the help of NASA experts. 

    How does the trend toward active learning pedagogies impact our instructional materials, our classroom activities, and our classrooms? As we move into 21st century learning environments, our physical spaces will need to support new interactive teaching and learning methods. Two afternoon panel discussions will focus on the active learning practices educators employ now and expect to employ in the future and the impact these practices will have on instructional, support, and other space. This symposium, through self-directed and competency-based exercises, topical lunch table discussion options, and tours of active learning spaces, will impart a professional learning experience that models cutting edge active learning curricula.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Engage in an active learning environment as a "learner" through a live simulation and transfer the experience to your institution's strategies.
    2. Recognize the role of competency-based activities in learning outcomes.
    3. Understand the trends in technology tools in the classroom.
    4. Explore space needs as they relate to active environments.
  • Green Careers Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

    New York | Dates: 12 Aug, 2014

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

    Where: DORMA Design Center 1040 Avenue of the Americas 22nd floor New York, NY 10001

    LinkedIn is an online tool to showcase your professional profile. According to Job Search and Career Management subject matter expert John Crant, "Your LinkedIn Profile should be your own 'Sales Brochure' that helps build your credibility and your reputation." Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by John on ways to navigate LinkedIn as well as strategies for generating an impactful and effective profile. This meeting will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile. In order to accommodate building security, REGISTRATION FOR THIS WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11th. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Schwamb: katie@greenhomenyc.org. Visit www.greenhomenyc.org to learn more!

    Speakers: John Crant

    Organized by: GreenHome NYC

  • Fair Housing: Policies and Procedures

    New York | Dates: 31 Jul, 2014

    AIA CES: 1 HSW

    When: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM THURSDAY, JULY 31

    Where: DORMA New York Design Center 1040 Avenue of the Americas 22nd Floor New York, NY 10018

    This course will provide an overview of the Fair Housing Act's nondiscrimination policies and procedures, including federally protected classes and prohibited activities under the law. Emphasis will be placed on Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications for residents with disabilities as well as best practices related to service and companion animals. This session is particularly applicable to property managers, sales or leasing agents, human resources departments, and others with direct interaction with existing or prospective residents.

    Speakers: Victoria Lanteigne, SWA

    Sponsored by: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

  • Oregon's Painted History

    Portland | Dates: 01 Aug – 30 Sep, 2014

    Portland artist Anna Magruder loves painting people from the past, going on vintage treasure hunts, and is always on the lookout for striking images and stories from bygone days. Her recent project, “Oregon's Painted History” brings those interests together. Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, this series of historic surrealist paintings portray some of the hidden stories and people behind Oregon's history.

    The idea for the project emerged after Magruder did a painting titled Métis, for a group show at The Robert Newell House Museum in St Paul, Oregon. Métis refers to children of French Canadian men in the fur trade and Native American women. The family portrait of mother and father with their daughter between them, sharing a braid of hair, alludes to the struggle for identity between two cultures. After receiving overwhelmingly positive response to the painting, she realized that there was more history to explore and show through her art. “Our city is influenced by what has gone on before and I wish to honor this history as well as the courage and resilience of the people who have paved our way,” says Magruder. She wonders what remains the same, what has changed for the better, or what is worse.

  • Walking Tour: Ladd's Addition Historic District

    Portland | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014
    Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places.

    Pre-Registration is Required.

  • Walking Tour: Piedmont and Walnut Park Neighborhoods

    Portland | Dates: 31 Jul, 2014
    In addition to the well known planned neighborhoods of Irvington and Ladd's Addition, Northeast Portland is also home to the lesser known but architecturally rich neighborhoods of Piedmont and Walnut Park. These areas contain many fine examples of familiar styles such as Queen Anne and Arts & Crafts but also the less frequently seen forms of Byzantine, Jacobean and Prairie style.

    Pre-Registration is Required.

  • Historic Preservation and Portland's Comprehensive Plan

    Portland | Dates: 09 Sep, 2014

    The City of Portland has just released a draft update to its 1980 Comprehensive Plan and is now giving the public an opportunity to provide feedback on issues such as historic preservation.

    In order to help ensure that Portland’s historic resources are viewed as a vital component of the Comprehensive Plan, we’re bringing together City planning staff for this panel discussion moderated by Bosco-Milligan Foundation Vice-President Steve Dotterrer.

    This session is an opportunity for two important things:

    1. It is your chance to learn about the provisions for historic resources that are in the draft Comprehensive Plan from Eric Engstrom and Bill Cunningham, the city staff who drafted the proposals.

    2. It is also your chance to work with other Portland preservationists to prepare comments on the plan for the Planning Commission hearings which begin later in the month of September. To learn more about Portland's 2035 Comprehensive Plan, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/57352

  • Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York

    New York | Dates: 15 Oct, 2014 – 15 Feb, 2015
    Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical; complex, hyper-real views that no single shot—or the eye—could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.
  • Gosline Residence Open House

    Seattle | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Join us for an open house and chance to meet the architects of the Gosline Residence.  This contemporary home, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is beautifully situated on Capitol Hill's east slope overlooking the Arboretum.   This unique residence was tailored to meet the owner's needs, and features basic building materials, including common wood framing, plywood, concrete, steel and glass.  Several custom touches and finishes make the most of the building's site and natural materials resulting in a home that is warm and inviting.

    Architects Peter Bohlin and Robert Miller will be available at the event to talk about the process of designing the home and answer questions throughout the event.  

    Brief remarks and a casual reception with light refreshments offered from 6 to 6:30.