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  • 2014 AIA Iowa Spring Conference

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

    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.

    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.

  • The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 16th Annual Village House Tour Benefit

    New York | Dates: 04 May, 2014
    The 16th Annual Village House Tour Benefit raises funds in support of GVSHP’s work to educate about and advocate for the distinctive character and irreplaceable architecture of our neighborhoods.

    This tour of seven remarkable Village homes, to be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, promises hidden gardens, unparalleled art, and historic charm. Following the tour, join us for an exclusive after party at another wonderful Village home. 

    DATE:  4 May 2014

    Tour takes place rain or shine.

    TICKET PICK-UP:  Beginning at 12:30 P.M. on the day of the tour at Little Red School House (LREI) at 272 Sixth Avenue (at Bleecker Street). Map

    HOUSE TOUR: 1:00 - 5:30 P.M. Self-guided; explore at your own pace.

    RECEPTION: 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

    SPECIAL NOTE: Tickets for the tour and reception are limited, so reserve a place today to ensure your attendance. If available, tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be priced at a higher level. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

  • Commemorating Augustus: A Bimillennial Re-Evaluation

    Leeds | Dates: 18 – 20 Aug, 2014

    The bimillennium of Augustus’ death on 19th August 2014 commemorates the end of his life and the beginning of a rich posthumous reception history. Running over the date of the bimillennium itself, the Commemorating Augustus conference will undertake a focused, comparative exploration of this history of responses, from AD 14 to 2014.

    Already in his lifetime, Augustus was a man of many images. Since his death, he has served in one context as a model of ideal rule and another as a tyrant, while playing a key role in narratives about the emergence of Christianity, the foundation of Europe and the relationship between politics and the arts. His reception history is a vivid exemplum of historical relativism in action, demonstrating the scope of the source material to support utterly conflicting interpretations. Yet to date it has been studied only sporadically. The Commemorating Augustus conference aims to address the full range of Augustus’ reception history, to trace its evolution, to explore its connections and disjunctions, to understand its impact on contemporary perspectives, and to put us in a better position to articulate what Augustus means to us in the 21st century.

    The major questions which will define the conference and its debates include:

    • How has Augustus been remembered, forgotten and reinvented between his death and the present day?
    • Who has generated these responses; when, where, how and why?
    • How has Augustus’ equivocal and contradictory career been received in different cultural contexts?
    • How and to what effect have receptions of Augustus reflected cultural exchange and interaction between past and present, and between contemporary cultures?
    • Can past assessments of Augustus enrich our understanding of the first emperor in the 21st-century?
    • Conversely, have some of them left us with assumptions which we need to re-examine?

    Invited speakers

    Mary Harlow (Leicester) and Ray Laurence (Kent) – ‘Augustus and Old Age’
    Alison Cooley (Warwick) – ‘The last days of Augustus’
    Valerie Hope (Open University) – ‘Grieving for Augustus: emotion and control in Roman imperial mourning ritual’
    Steven Green (UCL) – ‘Seneca’s Augustus: Fashioning a Protean Model for a Young Prince’
    Shaun Tougher (Cardiff) – ‘Julian Augustus on Augustus: a view from late antiquity’
    Martin Lindner (Göttingen) – ‘In Search of a German Princeps: Günther Birkenfeld and his Augustus novels (1934-1962)’

    Keynote speaker: Karl Galinsky (Austin Texas) – ‘Augustus – an assessment’

  • Crafting the Look: Styling as Creative Process

    Glasgow | Dates: 24 – 25 Apr, 2014
    This conference seeks to analyse the creative process of styling – the purposeful construction of a ‘look’ –whether it be in dress, space, or object.

    You can now register for the conference! Registration options include rates for concessions, and single day visits. All fees include lunch and evening reception. Complete details can be found at our conference information page. A list of confirmed speakers is available here, with a complete programme to follow soon after.
  • Boston Preservation Alliance's Spring Benefit

    Boston | Dates: 14 May, 2014

    The Liberty Hotel, 6:00 p.m.

    Go to jail. Go directly to jail... preferably the Charles Street jail which has been beautifully rehabilitated into the stunning, vibrant Liberty Hotel. Book yourself in for the evening and enjoy the freedom to eat, drink, and steal a deal on our best auction items! Take a ride on the Red Line and you will find the Liberty Hotel is just steps away from the Charles/MGH station. Do not pass this opportunity to socialize with your preservation and development peers, see a luxuriously restored and fascinating space, and support the ongoing mission of Boston's leading advocate for historic preservation.

    Tickets are $150 and only $75 for Young Professionals under 40.

    Purchase tickets securely online now. Space is limited.

    Questions? Contact Alison Frazee at 617-367-2458

  • Preservation Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner

    Boston | Dates: 07 May, 2014

    Each May, Preservation Massachusetts holds an awards dinner to recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.

    For 2014 it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” as we focus on the design and restoration work that transforms these historic resources and gives them new life. From the general contractors and architects to environmental and structural engineers, the projects begin to come to life as we watch the changes from groundbreaking through ribbon cutting.

    Preservation Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner
    Date: May 7, 2014
    Location: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston 
    Tickets: $300 Tables: $3,000 (seats 10)

    Become a member
     and/or join our mailing list for continually updated information!

  • Windows: Old, New, Historic and Traditional

    New Orleans | Dates: 07 – 08 May, 2014

    Traditional Building Conference Series
    New Orleans, LA, May 7-8, 2014

    New Orleans Marriott 
    555 Canal Street 
    New Orleans, LA

    Windows: Old, New, Historic and Traditional

    Register Now

    Co-sponsored by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service

    Schedule as of March 26, 2014- subject to change

    Windows are the eyes of a building, the architectural features that help define the style and importance of historic and new buildings, alike. Windows perform critically important functions: daylighting, ventilation, comfort and protection. Their preservation or replacement in historic buildings excites more debate amongst practitioners than almost any other restoration treatment. Their design for additions and new construction raises an equal amount of contention!

    The Traditional Building Conference and the US National Park Service have joined efforts to convene the second Annual Windows Conference.

    Windows: Old and New, Historic and Traditional creates a dialogue about repair, replacement and windows that convey a traditional character. Those who restore, replace and build new need to work collaboratively. The Traditional Building Windows Conference encourages the collaboration between builders, architects and contractors.

    The construction industry is confronted with new laws concerning lead safety, a surge in storm-related damage, challenges to protect mid-century modern structures, and a demand to replace windows that are in and of themselves, replacements. This conference brings together leading practitioners from the worlds of manufacturing, building trades, government, and industry to offer practical advice when answering the question, "what should we do about the windows?"

  • No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station

    Los Angeles | Dates: 02 May – 10 Aug, 2014
    Organized by the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition features beautifully rendered architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival material that celebrate the station's eclectic, distinctly Southern Californian architecture.
  • 2014 National Main Streets Conference

    Detroit | Dates: 18 – 20 May, 2014

    Works in Progress: Making Places, Moving Forward

    Join your Main Street colleagues in Detroit, May 18-20, 2014, to see resiliency at work. The 2014 National Main Streets Conference will offer important lessons on resilience, innovation and hard work, all of which exemplify the Main Street movement across the country and can be seen first-hand in Detroit: a city that is actively building on its cultural and heritage assets to overcome economic challenges.

    Registration for the 2014 National Main Streets Conference is now open! The rates are as follows:

    •    Early: $355 Member / $375 Non-Member 
    •    Standard: $460 Member / $580 Non-Member 
    •    One Day: $200 Member / $250 Non-Member 

    The early bird rate ends at midnight on March 17 and online registration closes at midnight on May 12. Onsite registration will be available at the standard rate. 

    Program and Schedule

    With over a dozen mobile workshops, 60 education sessions, and several unforgettable special events planned, the 2014 National Main Streets Conference is the can’t-miss event of the year for revitalization professionals! View the detailed program and schedule here.

    Dubious Achievement Awards - Submit Your Entry Now!

    It’s back! After being on hiatus, the Dubious Achievement Awards are coming back to the Big Bash on the last night of the 2014 National Main Street Conference in Detroit! It’s time to share the best of the worst and celebrate the unique experience that is Main Street. Learn more.

    Stay Connected

    Make the most of your visit to Detroit by connecting with other conference attendees leading up to and at the conference. Here are some ways to do so:

    Check out the 2014 Conference Blog
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter: @NatlMainStreet or @MichiganMainSt

    Join in the conversation: #MSConf #Detroit #BigBash #DubiousAchievement

  • Victorian Glory: Residential Architecture on the West Coast, 1850-1910

    Portland | Dates: 26 Apr, 2014

    A Lecture

    Victorian Glory:
    Residential Architecture on the West Coast, 1850-1910

    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Members: $12    General Public: $20

    Please join us as author, historian, and design expert Paul Duchscherer takes us on a whirlwind survey of West Coast residential architecture – from the mid-19th century Greek and Gothic revivals through high style Queen Anne and Eastlake movements, and into the early 20th century and the Edwardian era.

    If you’re a fan of houses from the 1850s through the 1910s, this program is not to be missed. Thanks to the generosity of one of our longtime AHC members we have the privilege of bringing Paul Duchscherer back to Portland. Paul is the well-known and respected author of several books on Bungalows as well as Victorian Era architecture. His book, Victorian Glory in San Francisco and the Bay Area has recently been updated and republished.

    Seating is Limited

    Pre-Registration is Strongly Suggested

    Sponsored by: Craig Kuhns

  • Preservation Pub: The End of the Trail for Oregon’s Pioneer Places?

    Albany | Dates: 23 – 23 Apr, 2014

    A century and a half ago, thousands of Americans left their “civilized” homes to make the grueling 2,000-mile, months-long journey to the unknown wilds of the Oregon Territory. Enticed by the promise of free land, better health, or simply a new start, white settlers poured into the Willamette Valley, building houses, barns, and entire farmsteads to sustain life and reap economic rewards from the fertile land. Today, just 5% of those pioneer buildings still stand to tell their story.

    The collection of handmade structures built in the Willamette Valley between 1841 and 1865 embody the culmination the Oregon Trail experience. While their significance to our state’s history is paramount, these buildings are being lost at an alarming rate. Of the remnant that is left, most pioneer properties are today greatly threatened by deferred maintenance, economic hardship, land use barriers, and a general lack of public support of their importance.

    Witnessing house museums falter, unused timber frame barns sink into the landscape, and iconic houses be replaced by McMansions, in 2013 Restore Oregon listed Willamette Valley Pioneer Houses and Farmsteads as one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. Coordinated efforts are now underway to identify, document, study, and generate solutions that will save these storied buildings.

    Join Restore Oregon for a presentation and conversation about why Oregon’s oldest houses and barns matter and what can be done to preserve them… over drinks, of course!

    Wednesday April 23, 7pm
    Deluxe Brewery 
    635 NE Water Avenue 
    Albany OR

    This Preservation Pub® is one of a series of programs intended to connect Oregonians to the stories behind the still-to-be discovered gems of Oregon history. No RSVP or historic preservation background is required to have a good time. Food and beverage can be purchased before and after the event. A $5 donation to Restore Oregon is suggested.

  • GreenTown Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 21 – 22 May, 2014

    GreenTown will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Downtown Chicago, IL. Pre-conference events will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
    GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to connect the dots, to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.

    Speakers Include:
    Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power
    Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency (CMAP)
    John Houseal, Principal, Houseal Lavigne
    Rich Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association
    John McLinden, Streetscape Development
    Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation

    Check back soon for more updates!

    Want to be a sponsor? Email ccolley@a5inc.com.
    Please email erandle@a5inc.com with any questions.

  • Michigan Places Matter: Annual Conference

    Jackson | Dates: 14 – 17 May, 2014

    MHPN Annual Conference

    Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s largest annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists. In addition to offering sessions crammed with the latest news and information from around the state, the conference is known for its keynote speakers, festive evening activities, and annual auction of Michigan items ranging from overnights at historic bed-and-breakfasts, to antiques, books, and gourmet delights. Among the many features of the gathering is the Vendor’s Showcase, which provides and opportunity for the general public to view the latest products and services in the preservation industry.

    34th Annual Conference – Michigan Places Matter: Discovering how your community’s cultural resources can make placemaking unique
    Jackson, May 15-17, 2014

    When you distill the facts and features that define Michigan to its purest form, it comes down to two things, our residents and our places.  Taking this a step further – it is our residents that have made our places important.  From our early settlers, to those who were innovators in our industry, arts, education, and even our religious growth, have created places that continue to define the best of our state.  While these people who shaped our landscape are no longer with us – the evidence of their activities surrounds us.  From our roads, to our cities, the things that define us – are all here because of someone who came before.  And, these places matter!

    Now Open – Early Bird Registration Rates through April, 2014.
    Online Registration Closes May 7, 2014.

  • Alfonso Iannelli and the Studios

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Jan – 26 Apr, 2014
    This ArchiTech Gallery show outlines the design process of the artist, sculptor, and designer Alfonso Iannelli, showing early sketches and ideas from the Los Angeles roots through the Chicago phase and finally to the Park Ridge studio decades.

    Until recently, Alfonso Iannelli remained a fringe figure in scholarship about American design history. Today, that's changed to include his name among the first rank of Twentieth-Century designers.

    Like Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes, Iannelli was a major figure in industrial design and he either worked alongside or knew architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and Erich Mendelsohn or companies Sunbeam, Oster and Prudential. He also was one of the major sculptor/architects who created works for Chicago's World's Fair of 1933.

    Even though Iannelli Studios in suburban Chicago's Park Ridge was a major company in the years before World War II, the name of Alfonso Iannelli was virtually forgotten after his death in 1965. But because his archives and remaining artworks were still considered important by a few historians, the Chicago Architecture Foundation saved the contents of his studio in Chicago's Glessner House on Prairie Avenue. There, they remained until they were acquired by a major art gallery and the upward climb of Iannelli's reputation today.

    ArchiTech Gallery acquired the bulk of Iannelli's archives shortly after opening in Chicago's River North gallery district fifteen years ago. The gallery's director and owner, David Jameson, published "Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design," which helped cement Iannelli's reputation as the creator of sculptures, illustrations and architectural decorations as well as modern appliance design through the Twentieth Century.

    ArchiTech Gallery exhibits these design and architecture works in a special show and sale of original material opening January 3rd and continuing through April 26th, 2014.

  • At Work in the Oak Park Studio: Wright and his Assistants, 1898-1909

    Oak Park | Dates: 10 Apr, 2014

    Frank Lloyd Wright described the office procedure during his years in Oak Park as one of “wholly unformed” apprentices whom he “patiently nursed for years in the atmosphere of the work itself…until saturated by intimate association…they have become helpful.”  Wright’s words have been used as authoritative in countless retellings of the Studio story.  In fact, his account would have been unrecognizable to most of the men and women who actually worked with him between 1898 and 1909.  In this lecture, Professor Kruty teases out the facts from layers of legend and myth to uncover a fully professional office of licensed architects assisting the master to produce the great works associated with this seminal period in Modern architecture.

    Paul Kruty is a leading authority on the work of the Prairie School Architects, including Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin and Robert Spencer.  His books include Frank Lloyd Wright and Midway Gardens (1998),Walter Burley Griffin in America (1996), Marion Mahony and Millikin Place (2007), and Walter Burley Griffin and the Stinson Memorial Library (2010). His essay on Marion Mahony’s drawings for Wright (in Marion Mahony Reconsidered, 1911) for the first time provided a comprehensive framework for understanding her accomplishment.  His many articles and essays range from studies of the world’s first architectural licensing law, the context of Wright’s designs for The House Beautiful, and the architectural development of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, to the role of the casement window in early modern architecture.


    Thursday, April 10, 2014


    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


    Unity Temple, 875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301


    Free to members and volunteers; $10 general public