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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Private Home Tours and Apprentice Lecture in Central California

    Carmel and Los Banos | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014
    Spend a day with Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater, touring two extraordinary Wright-designed private homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett House in Los Banos. To conclude this extraordinary day, special guest and famed architect Arthur Dyson will speak about his experience as an apprentice in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fellowship and his role in the recent restoration of the Fawcett House. A lovely al fresco dinner will follow.

    Tickets may be purchased for $300 per person online or by calling Dan Cody at 412-586-2410. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs. Space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve your place for this unique house tour. Deadline for RSVP is September 16. Smart casual attire is suggested.

    A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and supports the preservation of Fallingwater.

    Please note: guests are responsible for their own transportation and lunch arrangements.  Guests will receive detailed directions and a list of suggested accommodations as follow-up to their registration.

    Purchase Tickets Here
  • Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Sep – 13 Dec, 2014

    In the late 1960s, renowned American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness.

    Organized with The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, this exhibition presents archival documentation of the workshops to the public for the first time.

  • Aqueducts of Portugal

    Boston (Chestnut Hill) | Dates: 16 Aug, 2014 – 30 Mar, 2015
    A photographic exhibit surveying Portugal's diverse variety of surviving aqueducts. All but one post-reconquest, ranging from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, they supplied fortress and university cities, monasteries, and estate gardens, and Lisbon's huge Aqueduto das Águas Livres whose central span is the tallest Gothic arch ever constructed. The exhibit is presented with the support of the Museu da Água, Lisbon and the Consul General of Portugal in Boston. http://www.bostonportuguesefestival.org/#!photo-exhibition/cp5h
  • Chicago River Bridges Tour

    Chicago | Dates: 28 Aug – 20 Oct, 2014
    An exclusive Chicago River Bridges Tour from Wendella Boats of Chicago's bridges with author and bridge historian Patrick McBriarty. See the bridges up close and learn all about Chicago’s development as McBriarty explains how the bridges work, their engineering and architectural significance, and regale you with stories surrounding these mechanical marvels. The tour cruises the Chicago River’s Main Channel, Forks, and South Branch passing more than 20 bridges to begin and end at the Wendella docks at the foot of the NW Bridgehouse of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Take a fantastic journey through time and experience the Windy City’s bridges from the first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to the iconic steel and concrete structures of today. Tickets are $40. To reserve your spot go to Wendella's website: http://www.wendellaboats.com/experience/chicago_bridge_tour.aspx
  • Gather Up The Fragments

    chicago | Dates: 07 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015
    February 7–April 26, 2015 This exhibition will present the Shakers’ history and religious philosophy through 190 objects drawn from the Andrews Shaker Collection at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and local Chicago Shaker collectors. the exhibition explores the relationship of Shaker faith and beliefs and their aesthetic in architecture, furniture and the applied arts. Works on view will not only include historical costumes, but also reels, spool racks, looms, furniture, architectural elements, woven baskets, steamed wood boxes, and kitchen implements. The exhibition will also tell the story of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, pioneers who built the most comprehensive collection of Shaker artifacts in the country. The exhibition is generously supported by the American Folk Art Society, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Terry Dowd, Inc.
  • Yale ISM Fellows

    Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2014
    The Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) is accepting fellowship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The ISM Fellows are a cohort of scholars and practitioners who pursue research in a diversity of disciplines including history or art and architecture, musicology, anthropology, religious studies and more. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects within a vibrant, interdisciplinary community, and have the opportunity to teach. Fellowships, which are offered to both senior scholars and postdoctoral associates, are typically granted for one year, although semester-long fellowships are also seriously considered. More information, including access to the online application, can be found online at www.ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014. Contact information: Glen Segger, ISM Fellows Coordinator Yale Institute of Sacred Music glen.segger@yale.edu
  • Sausalito Walking Tour

    Sausalito | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014

    On a walking tour of Sausalito with CCS Architecture, Safdie Rabines Architects, and Truexcullins Interiors, tourgoers will see the newly opened Barrel House Tavern and the recently remodeled Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa. While at Barrel House, attendees have the opportunity to sample Chef Matthew Bousquet’s menu and take in the gorgeous views of the bay. At Casa Madrona, tour leaders highlight the hotel’s communal spaces and a handful of private rooms.

    • Start Point: Barrel House Tavern, 660 Bridgeway, Sausalito
    • End Point: Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, 801 Bridgeway, Sausalito


  • Urban Agriculture Exploration & Implementation

    Seattle | Dates: 17 Sep, 2014

    As the urban agriculture movement continues to take hold, this discussion will challenge us to reconsider the limits of where and how food can be grown. In order to effect a shift toward a balanced and sustainable food system, urban farming must function on a larger scale within our city, whether this be a short-term lease for a vacant lot within a developer’s portfolio or a long-term lease on a rooftop space.

    Join Berger Partnership for an exploration of local and international case studies of urban farming ventures and a discussion of how we as A/E professionals can help our clients implement urban farming as part of their projects to promote local, healthy and secure food sources.

    Lunch is provided.

    Class Credits
    2 CEHs

    Date
    September 17, 12
    Noon - 2PM

    Location
    AIA Seattle
    1911 First Avenue

    Cost
    $5 members, $40 non members


  • Nucor Steel Tour with Young Architects Forum

    Seattle | Dates: 22 Aug, 2014

    The Young Architects Forum is excited to host the 2014 Making and Materials Tour Series! A tour of Nucor Steel is coming up in August. Nucor is a steel and steel product manufacturer that has generously opened their doors to us to see how it’s all made. If you have any interest in the process of making steel, this tour is for you!

    Note: You must be over 18 for this tour. Please wear closed-toed shoes, socks, long pants, and be prepared to do some stair climbing!

    Date
    Friday, August 22

    Time
    3:30-5pm

    Location
    Nucor Steel
    2424 SW Andover St
    Seattle, WA 98106

    Cost
    $5 for AIA & YAF members; $20 for non-members

    Pre-registration is required.


  • Hypercollaboration: Reimagining the San Francisco Backyard

    San Francisco | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014
    Sept. 27, 2014
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    $10 General Admission

    This workshop will examine and challenge the way we view the private home garden. By removing fences and boundaries, the idea of the home garden extends into the public realm, woven into the possibilities for play, work, travel and engagement. This afternoon design charette is intended to engage all members of the community to share and debate ideas of a communal public garden space throughout the city.
  • 2014 Modesto Architecture Festival

    Modesto | Dates: 13 – 21 Sep, 2014

    The American Institute of Architects, Sierra Valley Chapter and the Modesto Art Museum announce the seventh annual Modesto Architecture Festival, Saturday, September 13 to Sunday, September 21, 2014.

    There is something inspirational and informative for everyone of every interest and age: tours, exhibits, international movies, bike rides, workshops, speakers, installations, interventions, kid’s activities, and special events with dozens of community partners. Almost all events and activities are free. The festival mission is to celebrate architecture and architectural design as both an art and a science, and to heighten public awareness of architecture, landscape, public art, urban design, and the value of architects and designers in creating more livable and beautiful communities.

    The festival opens on Saturday with exhibits, tours, a talk by Murray Silverstein, co-author of A Pattern Language, and an opening night reception. Then, the events will continue through the following weekend. Other events include an evening of architecture movies at the art deco State Theatre; guided and self-guided walking, biking, and driving tours of Modesto’s architecture; a movie about the architecture of Gaudi at the Carnegie Center in Turlock; an evening tour and exhibit at the newly renovated post office building; and an afternoon of fun free activities for families and kids.

    The Instagram contest returns for a second year focusing on photos of doorways world-wide. There will be an exhibit of historic architectural blueprints and drawings of some of Modesto’s iconic buildings. Spirit of Space, the architecture paparazzi from Germany and Chicago, returns this year to lead a workshop and café on architectural video. This year will also see an expansion of Park(ing) Day. The world-wide annual event, this year on Friday, September 19th, will bring several temporary parklets and the installation of three new pieces of public art in the city’s design district.

    A trailer video about the festival can be seen here.

    Most festival events are free. Information about the festival can be found here.

    In 2013, the festival saw more than 5,000 visitors and more than 20,000 virtual participants. This year, even more people are expected.

    The festival is hosted by:

    AIA Sierra Valley 
    Serving the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, the American Institute of Architects, Sierra Valley Chapter is more than 70 architecture professionals in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mono, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member service, and professional excellence.

    Modesto Art Museum 
    The Modesto Art Museum's program, Building a Better Modesto, explores the place of the visual arts in creating a more livable Modesto. In particular we are exploring architecture, landscape, and urban design through exhibits, talks, tours, online resources, and movies. Building a Better Modesto is funded by Artplace America.

    Contact:

    David Burkett 
    American Institute of Architects Sierra Valley 
    david.burkett@pratarch.com, 209.247.0448

    or

    Bob Barzan 
    Modesto Art Museum 
    bbarzan@yahoo.com, 209.402.5381

  • Wolfe and McKenzie Home Tour

    San Jose | Dates: 23 Aug, 2014

    The tour shows homes built by Frank Delos Wolfe and his partner Charles McKenzie in the period 1899-1910. Wolfe and McKenzie influenced the style of many homes built in Santa Clara Valley. They drew from Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical, Queen Anne, Craftsman and other styles to develop an eclectic architectural design all their own that can be found in many historical neighborhoods.

    The homes on the tour demonstrate functional and efficient floor plans with typical Wolfe & McKenzie elements such as porch columns, upper balconies, asymmetrical gables, deep roof overhangs with exposed rafter tails, and cantilevered corner window boxes. Inside the homes, visitors will see original woodwork and beams, built-in cabinets, inlaid ceilings, pocket doors and original staircases.

    There will be a Kickoff Party at the Bogen-Bonetti Home, 1794 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126.

  • Home: My San Francisco Opening Reception

    San Francisco | Dates: 22 Aug, 2014

    Join AIA San Francisco to celebrate the opening of Architecture and the City Festival exhibition, Home: My San Francisco. Light refreshments and hors d'ouevres will be provided.

    About the Exhibition:

    The relationship of an individual to his or her home is complex and intimate. In Home: My San Francisco, photographs of twelve unique homes, supplemented with an online trove of images, architectural drawings, videos and texts, reveal the narrative environments of the residents and the history of their houses. Together they define the spaces we call home.

    Our understanding of home and the design of domestic space is evolving in light of changing views of identity and family, work life, technology and sustainability. In addition, overnight economic growth has transformed San Francisco's urban fabric, exacerbating an affordable housing shortage and leading residents to question how the city can address an accelerated demand for housing that has outstripped supply. Locals wonder how to maintain San Francisco's identity as a vibrant city that celebrates diversity and freedom of expression, retains long term residents and welcomes newcomers, while sheltering our most vulnerable citizens. This exhibition is a part of a continuing dialogue, addressing these questions through photographs, spanning a wide variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations, and multi-family residences which are compelling in their architecture, design and social history. We invite commentary from the design community as well as engaged citizenry to help create a snapshot of San Francisco at this critical moment.

    Curated by Julie Blankenship. Photographs by Julie Sadowski.

    This exhibition was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads

    Denver | Dates: 11 Sep, 2014
    Explore the current tools and techniques used for the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. As an emerging area of historic preservation, planning and policy for historic roads presents new challenges for the historic preservation professional. Learn how to apply transportation policies to historic roads, balance safety and function with historic preservation objectives, and build awareness and new constituencies for the legacy of highway design in the United States.
  • Rechargeable Buildings: Battery Storage Comes to NYC

    New York | Dates: 03 Sep, 2014

    Battery storage could provide a solution when energy demand spikes beyond what New York City's electric grid is able to handle. Join us for a discussion with John Cerveny (Director of Resource Management with NY-BEST) about the different battery options, how they reduce demand, and the financial incentives available for installation.

    NY-BEST (the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium) serves as an expert resource on energy storage. They work with storage-related companies and organizations to access financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources.

  • The Way We Worked: Domestic Help Wanted

    Woodstock | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014
    Saturday, September 6, noon and 1:30 p.m.
    Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

    $5 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers (registration includes admission to Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Servants in New England on Sunday, September 7)

    Do you have what it takes to stand up to the rigorous demands of domestic service in the late eighteenth century? See Roseland Cottage through the eyes of applicants for the house’s many domestic service positions. Meet and question the staff in action, then decide which job best suits you. The tour concludes with a discussion of domestic roles. 

    Attendees of this special tour receive free admission to Voices from the Backstairs: Domestic Servants in New England, an illustrated lecture taking place on September 7 at 3:00 p.m.

    Registration is required. Please call 860-928-4074 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Lecture: Memorable Places and Recent Changes in Pittsburgh

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Lecture: Memorable Places and Recent Changes in Pittsburgh
    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.


    In this visual feast, which includes more than 310 images, PHLF Executive Director Louise Sturgess shows memorable places in the Golden Triangle, and in areas north, east, and south of downtown, that have undergone recent changes as a result of restorations, adaptive-use projects, and new construction.

    The interactive presentation draws on participants’ memories and knowledge of Pittsburgh and reveals how historic preservation efforts have helped create a city of great beauty and character.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.
  • Workshop: House Exterior Woodwork Restoration

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 16 Aug, 2014
    Workshop: House Exterior Woodwork Restoration
    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    10:00 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.


    Pittsburgh woodworker and craftsman Regis Will returns to the Preservation Resource Center to give a hands-on presentation and discussion on the maintenance and repair of exterior woodwork to old and historic houses.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.  
  • Lecture: Pittsburgh—Quirks and All

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.


    Join us for an illustrated lecture about Pittsburgh—quirks and all, by PHLF Executive Director Louise Sturgess, as she reveals the quirks of fate and quirky physical characteristics that have made—and make—Pittsburgh the unique city that it is.

    A brief historical introduction about “getting here” is followed by a brief section on “getting around.” This fast-paced visual tour focuses on quirky places in Downtown Pittsburgh and in several city neighborhoods.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.  
  • Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art

    Dates: 15 – 15 Sep, 2015
    International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015 Sessions Organized by the Italian Art Society Please include the following materials in your application: 1) A one-page abstract 2) Completed Participant Information Form available at the website of the Medieval Congress: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF 3) A one-page CV