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  • The 25th Annual Accent on Architecture Gala

    Washington | Dates: 24 Apr, 2014
    For the past 24 years, the American Architectural Foundation’s Accent on Architecture Gala has brought together more than 500 innovators in design, government, business, and education to address the most compelling design issues of our times. It has become both a platform for recognizing excellence in the field and a crucible for ideas and action born through collaboration.At the 2014 Gala, we will honor Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman with the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award for Leadership in Urban Design for their roles in helping to lead the urban design renaissance underway in Las Vegas.We will also honor the Chicago Architecture Foundation with the 2014 Keystone Award for its leadership in increasing the value of architecture and design in our culture. Great achievements in design start at the Gala, and we hope you will consider joining us as a partner for the evening. As was the case in 2013, we expect the Gala to sell out well in advance.
    The 25th annual Accent on Architecture Gala will take place Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. This stunning venue, grand yet intimate, provides the ideal environment for executive-level networking with some of the nation’s most respected and prolific firms in the architecture and design industries. Also in the room will be high-ranking officials from the White House, GSA, EPA, HUD, and other government agencies, as well as leaders from the American Institute of Architects and other industry associations. In addition, for the 25th anniversary of the Gala, we will have a program and slate of honorees fitting such an auspicious occasion. A survey of past honorees and attendees is contained in the following pages along with one of three full-page 2013 Gala ads that ran in Architectural Record.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the 25th annual Accent on Architecture Gala.
  • CFP: SECAC 2014 • NEXUS: From Handmade to High-Tech

    Sarasota | Dates: 04 – 20 Apr, 2014
    The 2014 annual meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) will be held October 8 - 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota, Florida. This 70th annual SECAC meeting is being hosted by the Ringling College of Art and Design and has a conference theme of NEXUS: From Handmade to High-Tech. Events will be held on the College campus, at the conference hotel, and also at several other venues in this beautiful city by the sea. Both the conference website and call for papers are available at:http://www.secollegeart.org/conference. Downloading the CFP guidelines will provide valuable information as well as a link to an online proposal form. Paper proposals are submitted entirely online and the deadline for submission is April 20.
  • Call for Candidates: 2015 Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship

    Dates: 04 Apr – 30 Jun, 2014
    The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship (RMHF) is an intensive six-month program that carries a $25,000 award for registered architects to pursue research related to contemporary challenges in historic preservation and urban design. Each year only one Fellow is selected. However, in years where the applicant pool demonstrates exceptional merit, a Scholar may also be selected for a shorter five-week specialized course of research and study with a $5,000 award. As part of the RMH experience, the Fellow/Scholar benefits from guidance and access to a network of the leading historic preservation professionals in France and the United States.

    The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the French Heritage Society (FHS) established the Hunt Fellowship in 1990, and it continues to foster and support cross-cultural professional exchange between France and the United States. U.S. design professionals study in France and French design professionals study in the U.S. during alternating years.

    The Fellowship is underwritten by a generous grant from Lafarge.

    The 2015 Call for Candidates is now open. For more information about the Fellowship or the application process, please contact Thom Minner, U.S. RMHF Program Director, at tminner@archfoundation.org. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2014. Download the application.

    The American Architectural Foundation and French Heritage Society conceived the Hunt Fellowship as a means to introduce experienced preservation architects in France and the United States to preservation practice and technique in each other’s countries. Awarded in alternate years to an American and to a French fellow, the program includes extensive travel and interaction with local preservation professionals in the host country. It affords design professionals the opportunity to broaden their outlooks on architectural heritage. Americans see a variety of current projects and are introduced to the state institutions that govern French historic monuments and landscapes. French recipients are introduced to federal, state and local preservation organizations, professionals in public and private practices and visit significant historic sites and projects applicable to their proposed study in the United States.
  • CFP: War/Art/Peace: 5th Annual UST Graduate Symposium (19-20 Sept 14)

    St. Paul | Dates: 04 Apr – 01 Jun, 2014
    The University of St. Thomas is excited to announce its fifth annual Graduate Student Research Symposium entitled War / Art / Peace with keynote speaker Dr. David Lubin, a Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University. The symposium will be held on September 19-20, 2014. It seeks to understand, in the context of multiple political, social and cultural climates, the influence of war and peace on art, architecture and design. Papers that address the concepts of artistic representation of war, global conflict, past and modern militia, justice, peace and reconstruction are all welcome. 

  • The Turbulent Mind: Madness, Moods and Melancholy in the Art of the Nineteenth Century (Ghent, 16-17 May 14)

    Ghent | Dates: 16 – 17 May, 2014
    On the occasion of Théodore Géricault exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, the museum organizes in cooperation with the Working Group XIX and the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art a two-day conference on the theme of madness and art in the nineteenth century, a time which artists for the first time deliberately sought inspiration in the mentally abnormal and the idea of art as an expression of the emotions fully developed. The conference brings together international experts on this topic, and pays attention to both the myth of the artistic temperament and on representations of film, neurasthenia or melancholy.

    Jan Dirk Baetens, Radboud University Nijmegen: j.baetens @ let.ru.nl
    Catherine Verleysen, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent: catherine.verleysen @ gent.be

    € 40 (students € 25) 
    Including coffee break and lunch on 16 and 17 May
    Maximum Enrollment: 100

    Send an email to catherine.verleysen @ gent.be stating the name of the participant and 'The Turbulent Mind'.

    The registration is confirmed only after receiving the registration fee.

    Language of Instruction
    English / Français

  • (Post)Graduate Travel Grants David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ at the University of Sydney

    Sydney | Dates: 05 Apr – 15 Jun, 2014
    The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ conference. These are provided through generous funding contributions from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Putting Periodisation to Use Group, and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. These scholarships are part of an extended postgraduate program at DNS XV, which will be supported by the newly formed DNS Graduate Caucus. We anticipate that the program will include paired mentoring between junior and senior colleagues at the conference and a professional development workshop. Those awarded scholarships travel grants would be expected to be actively involved in this program. Conditions: Travel grants (up to a maximum amount of $2000) will be awarded as reimbursement of travel expenses. Funds may be used for transportation to and from the conference and accommodation only, not for meals). Partial grants may be offered. Recipients must attend the full conference and present a paper at the David Nichol Smith Seminar XV at the University of Sydney. Costs incurred, up to the amount granted, will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts. In certain cases, fares or other expenses may be paid directly by the DNS XV organizing committee through the office of the Sydney Intellectual History Network. Applications from international and Australian postgraduate students are invited. Eligibility: The recipient must be actively engaged in full- or part-time doctoral study in eighteenth-century studies, in any field, at a recognised university. Applications should include: • A completed application form • A copy of their DNS proposal for a 20 minute paper (250-word paper proposal and 2-page CV) These materials must be sent as a single pdf document and attached to an email sent to the attention of the organising committee at: sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au. Inquiries about the scholarships should also be directed to members of the committee through this email. Application forms are available to download from the on the conference webpages: http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/news-events/dns-conference-2014.shtml. Closing date: 15 June 2014
  • The UrbanIxD Symposium: Call for Participation

    Venice | Dates: 24 Sep, 2014
    25th September 2014   Venice, Italy

    Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

    Symposium Submissions

    We are seeking submissions that address the exhibition and UrbanIxD project themes in novel and inspiring ways, drawing on original work. We hope that the symposium will encourage debate around the key research challenges for the future of the new domain of Urban Interaction Design. This domain seeks to place people at the centre of design for interactive products and services in the urban environment.
    The UrbanIxD project invites submissions in the form of position papers, case studies and posters, from the academic, public, industry and research sectors. We would particularly like to encourage submissions from students and “early career” researchers. This interdisciplinary symposium is aimed at participants from domains such as:

            •       Design
            •       Interaction Design
            •       Architecture
            •       Urban Design & Planning
            •       Media Architecture
            •       New Media Art
            •       Sociology
            •       Anthropology
            •       & other related fields

    We are seeking unpublished work under the following categories:

    Position papers (max 4 pages):
    These can be academic or research based works putting forward critical or speculative viewpoints about interactions in hybrid urban space.

    Case studies (max 4 pages):
    These can be practice based works that encourage speculation about interactions in hybrid urban space.

    Posters, with Abstracts
    For poster submissions, please send an abstract of 2 pages max. If accepted you will produce a printed poster to bring and display at the symposium.

    All accepted work will be published by the UrbanIxD project and made available online. It is the intention of the project to collaborate with selected authors towards a special edition of a relevant academic journal.

    Important Dates
    15th May 2014 Submission
    30th June 2014 Notification
    31st July 2014 Final print ready submissions and poster abstracts

    More details: www.citydatafuture.eu

  • Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Stained Glass Tour

    New Orleans | Dates: 06 Apr, 2014
    Sunday, April 6
    2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6249 Canal Blvd. (at the corner of Harrison Ave). Our bus will depart from here promptly at 2 p.m. and will return at 5 p.m. 

    The tour sites are:
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

    Reception will follow the tour, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

  • 2014 Design Expo at Kansas State University

    Manhattan | Dates: 07 Apr, 2014
    Majors represented include: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture & Product Design, Interior Design Regional and Community Planning, & Graphic Design
  • AIA Austin 2014 Hill Country Home Tour

    Austin | Dates: 26 Apr, 2014

    This very special limited attendance tour of homes in the Hill Country designed by AIA Austin Architects.

    Spend a spring day in the Hill Country of Texas seeing beautiful countryside and fantastic design.  We'll meet up for lunch together and discuss what we've seen.

    Sign up now to see the work of AIA Austin members David Webber, AIA of Webber + Studio; Gary Furman, FAIA and Philip Keil, AIA of Furman + Keil Architects; Neel Morton, AIA of Office of Architecture in Wimberley; Sinclair Black, FAIA of Black and Vernooy; and, Jay Corder, AIA.

    Tickets include lunch and are on sale now!


  • AIA Houston Celebrate Architecture Gala

    Houston | Dates: 26 Apr, 2014
    Join AIA Houston for the annual Celebrate Architecture Gala on Saturday, April 26!

    Click here to see photos from last year's event.
  • Lasner on High Life at NYPL

    New York | Dates: 29 – 29 Apr, 2014
    A book talk on High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century at the Mid-Manahttan New York Public Library.
  • Performative Architecture before the Modern Era (CAA 2015)

    New York | Dates: 11 – 14 Feb, 2015
    When speaking of how art engages viewers, one is already considering its performative potential as an active agent in shaping and mediating the world. This panel seeks more specifically to explore architecture’s performativity, not as the structural frame of a theatre, so to speak, but as the construction of a theatrical space, as well as an essential component of the performance, before it was built with modern technologies. More and more recent research in architecture has already turned our attention less to what it looks like than what it does, thus shifting our focus to experience, rather than interpretation, of architecture, asking how it acts upon the beholder and transforms the perceived reality. We are chiefly interested in how architecture creates or provokes synesthetic or/and kinesthetic experience, and how architecture orchestrates the built environment in such way that it, for example, performs the sacred, enacts memories, elicits desire, commands authority, or produces social drama.
  • AIA Memphis 2014 Celebration of Architecture Gala

    Memphis | Dates: 26 Apr, 2014

    Join us for an elegant evening of music, mingling and celebration in recognition of the sixty-first anniversary of AIA Memphis. Arrive ready to ascend to the stars as we gather at the Tower Room atop East Memphis’ Clark Tower to honor our founders, leaders, and partners who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and our community over the years.

    The 2014 Design Awards will top off the evening. This is one event you can’t miss!

    Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online


    Date: Saturday, April 26 . 2014
    Location: The Tower Room at Clark Tower
    5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 3300
    Memphis, TN  38137
    Schedule: 6pm – Cocktails, Food, & Silent Auction  |  8pm – Honors & Awards


    $60 General Admission | $35 Associate AIA + Students | Black tie optional
    For tickets, call 901.525.3818 or click here to buy online

  • Unearthing the North Burial Ground: On-Line Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery

    Providence | Dates: 17 Apr, 2014

    Professor Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College will discuss the North Burial Ground Project, an experiment in education that seeks to present a wide range of historic themes and perspectives related to the cemetery through a series of on-line tours. Francis J. Leazes Jr. MPA, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Rhode Island College in Providence. A resident of Providence since 1985, Professor Leazes holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in History, a Master’s degrees in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Masters of Public Affairs and Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He chaired the Political Science Department at RIC and for two decades he directed the RIC-URI Cooperative Master of Public Administration Program and currently is the Director of the undergraduate Public Administration Program at RIC. His current teaching and research interests include program evaluation, economic development, arts, culture and tourism and the educational opportunities presented by digital technology and public cemeteries. 

    Co-presented by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

    5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
    Governor Henry Lippitt House
    199 Hope Street

    Free and open to the public! Register by emailing  info@ppsri.org.

  • Providence Preservation Society 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

    Providence | Dates: 13 – 15 Jun, 2014

    The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has announced the 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses will take place this year on June 13, 14, and 15. The Festival, known for opening some of Providence’s most interesting homes, gardens and converted industrial mill spaces to visitors from across the region, highlights Providence’s post-industrial heritage through its dynamic housing stock. 

    The 2014 Festival starts on Saturday in an enclave of homes within the College Hill neighborhood, between Brown University and the Fox Point neighborhood. The area includes some of the last land to be developed on Providence’s east side. Its oldest houses include the Federal-style homes of a merchant, a seaman, and a captain; these homes are located amid large, stately residences which include the townhouse of a Rhode Island governor, and the dignified Greek Revival houses of traders, bankers, professors and those who prospered in the mid-19th century textile and manufacturing industries. Approximately ten houses will be open for touring in this area, which includes Cooke, Manning and Hope Streets.

    The tour continues on Sunday across town on the edge of Providence’s south side at Pearl Street Lofts. The location is an old industrial mill complex converted into live, work and retail space. Built between 1842 and 1857, the site originally housed the New England Butt Company, a manufacturer of cast-iron butt hinges. The company shifted into manufacturing braiding machinery for silk, worsted, and cotton braid as well as telephone, electric light and crinoline wire, and continued this venture until 1983. After various uses, the complex underwent an adaptive reuse development from 2002 to 2004 and today houses 55 units of rentable, buyable and affordable residences and work spaces.

    Saturday, June 14 (College Hill): 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
    Sunday, June 15 (Pearl Street Lofts): Noon – 4:00 pm.

    The weekend event will also include a ticketed kick-off cocktail party on Friday evening at the Joseph Cooke House on Hope Street. The Friday evening event is a special fundraiser for PPS, and opens the weekend of tours with cocktails, hors d’oeurves and celebration. On Sunday, KITE Architects will host a special open house reception from 3:00 – 6:00 pm as an extension to the Festival tour.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $35 per day for PPS members/$40 per day for non-members. Advance two-day tickets are $75. Day-of tickets are $45. The Friday evening cocktail event is $125. 

  • Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2014

    Los Angeles | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    Architectural Record's annual Innovation Conference highlights the profession's top innovators, most influential new projects, and groundbreaking achievements in super-tall, super-efficient and super-smart buildings.

    The theme of this spring Innovation Conference is Breakthrough: Design at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology. Topics will range from the merging of landscape and architecture; to the growing influence of Mexico’s architects; to the integration of contemporary art, technology & design.

  • Young Preservationists and Historic Kansas City Present KC Trivia Night

    Kansas City | Dates: 12 Apr, 2014
    Saturday, April 12, 6pm-8pm
    Cash/credit bar for food and drink

    Teams of 4-6. Know who your team members are? Submit names with your ticket purchase or email us at hkcf@historickansascity.org. Singles and smaller teams also welcome! We’ll pair you up!
  • The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

    Wilmington | Dates: 11 – 13 Apr, 2014
    The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.  The tour has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING and is one of the longest-running and most popular garden tours in the South.  Profits from the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour are distributed throughout our community as beautification and horticulture grants; scholarship grants at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College; and support for conservation efforts at Battery Island, a National Audubon Society bird sanctuary. The Club is rapidly approaching $2 million in distributions to the community over the past 65 years, including $65,000 from the 2013 tour.

    For more information on the Cape Fear Garden Club, please CLICK HERE.

    Tickets for the 2014 Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour are available now at the Festival office, 5725 Oleander Drive, B7 or via phone (910) 794-4650.

    Event: 2014 Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour
    Date: April 11-13, 2014
    Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Tickets: $25

  • The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour

    Wilmington | Dates: 12 Apr, 2014
    The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation.  Proceeds from the Home Tour will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 200 historic properties from demolition.

    For more information on the Historic Wilmington Foundation, please click here!

    Location: Various Homes around Wilmington
    Date: Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, 2014
    Time: 1:00-6:00 pm on Saturday and 1:00- 5:00 pm on Sunday
    Tickets: On sale NOW!

    *Please note that the Holt-Wise House will only be open for visitors on Saturday, April 12!*