Dates: 10 Nov, 2013
SAH is partnering with the Chicago Humanities Festival
to present "Frank Lloyd Wright's Modern Human," a discussion of Wright's legacy with architect Jeanne Gang
and SAH member Barry Bergdoll
, chief curator of architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Their conversation, moderated by University of Illinois architectural historian and SAH member Dianne Harris
, will be informed by (and showcase) the newly available Wright archive, recently acquired by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
The lecture will take place at Northwestern University's Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets$15; teachers and students $5. The theme of the 24th Chicago Humanities Festival, which runs October 13, 20 and November 1-10, is Animal: What Makes Us Human? Read More
Dates: 02 Oct, 2013
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: Cocktail reception: 5 pm
Lecture: 6 pm
Location: Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th Street, Chicago
Admission (includes reception and lecture): Preservation Trust members/University of Chicago alumni, faculty and staff/AIA Chicago members/Teachers: $20
Adrian Smith’s extraordinary body of work includes some of today’s most recognizable landmarks such as the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.
Smith’s practice is defined by the belief that architecture has a unique power to influence our world. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. Smith is the mastermind behind an impressive list of projects such as Dancing Dragons, a twin tower scheme in Seoul that redefines super tall residential typologies; the Willis Tower Greening Project + Hotel, designed to reduce energy consumption at Chicago’s former Sears tower; and what will be the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, Pearl River Tower, in Guangzhou, China.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Adrian Smith speak on “Supertall Towers & Green Cities” at the 2013 Thinking into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas.
Dates: 12 Sep, 2013
Take Me to the River Cruise: Design Along the Chicago River
Please join us for a special opportunity to explore Emerging Chicago design at twilight on the Chicago River aboard Chicago's First Lady to discuss with noted architects and planners the Chicago Riverwalk, Wolf Point, Chicago boathouses, and Chicago river access.
Featured speakers include Michelle Woods, Chicago Department of Transportation, Engineering Division; Carol Ross Barney, Principal, Ross Barney Architects; Gina Ford, Sasaki Associates, Inc; Claire Cahan, Studio Gang Architects; and Tom Kerwin principal, bKl Architecture, LLC.
PRICE: Adults- $95, Members- $85
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
MEET: Chicago's First Lady Boat Dock, southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge, 5:00 p.m.
This program is inspired by the Chicago Architecture Foundation exhibition Take Me to the River, on view at CAF. This special cruise includes catered food and an open bar featuring wine/draft beer/soft drinks and juice paired with great views and professional insight about the emerging design of the Chicago River. Space is limited, reservations must be made in advance.
New York |
Dates: 26 Aug – 01 Dec, 2013
The upcoming deadline for nominations for The Foundation for Landscape Studies book prizes is December 1, 2013.
There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2014.
The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design. The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies.
Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award may be found at www.foundationforlandscapestudies.com.
The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2013.
Nominations are welcome from both publisher and authors.
Please submit all inquiries to:
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
Foundation for Landscape Studies
7 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2013
Aggregate is a collaborative of thirteen historians interpreting architecture from multidisciplinary perspectives. Aggregate members work together to advance architectural research and education by generating scholarship, conducting public events, and publishing material on the history and theory of architecture.
Dates: 03 Oct, 2013
Joseph E.B. Elliot, professor of art, Muhlenberg College, engages and records the industrial heritage of the United States through photography. Join us for a lecture by the artist, a discussion that will explore his work for the Historic American Engineering Record's Bethlehem Steel recording project and at other sites across the United States.
Free for Philadelphia Chapter SAH members, $5.00 for all others. Please register for the event with Mary Anne Eves at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-566-2342.
Dates: 26 – 28 Sep, 2013
This year’s AAO conference investigates impact: what it is, how to make it, and how to measure it. We will have a no-nonsense conversation about the shifting role of architecture and design organizations and making the most of your programming. Making and Measuring IMPACT presents real-world examples to help you hone and quantify your organization’s reach.
Dates: 19 Sep, 2013
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, with Suzanne Glover Lindsay, Adjunct Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Cost: $5.00 for Phila Chapter SAH and Friends of the Woodland members, $10.00 for all others.
Dates: 21 Aug – 25 Oct, 2013
Abstracts are requested for the KSA international conference to be held in June 2014 at the University of Kent, Canterbury on the subject of Architecture and Water.
The conference will explore the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical, topographical, through the urban, infrastructural, down to that of the individual building or space. It seeks to examine the interface between terrain and water through the techniques and cultures of landscape, urban, architectural and material history and design, and through cross-cultural studies in art, literature, and social and cultural history.
The conference is deliberately wide-ranging, and seeks contributions from scholars and practitioners with specific interests in the architecture of the river, in its widest sense. We welcome contributions dealing with rivers and architecture from contemporary designers.
Dates: 21 Aug – 30 Oct, 2013
The Wilanów Palace Museum and the Institute of Art History, Warsaw University, invite presentations for an international conference The Early Modern Villa: The Senses and Perceptions versus Materiality, to be held at the Wilanów Palace between October 15th and 17th, 2014.
Proposals for 30-minute papers (including a 250-word abstract and brief curriculum vitae, along with a mailing address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address) should be submitted by October 30, 2013 to Mr. Marek Wasilewicz.
Dates: 08 Nov, 2013
Advance registration for the conference is required. Registration is free.
Lunch on site can be purchased in advance for $15.
Dates: 01 Sep, 2013 – 01 Jun, 2014
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers 13 fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career.
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2012-13 competition year, ACLS awarded over $15 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide.
Dates: 19 – 20 Oct, 2013
The Charnley-Persky House will be among the sites participating in the Chicago Architectural Foundation's Open House Chicago, October, 19-20, 2013. Visit the house free of charge from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Docents will be available to answer questions and talk about the house's history.
Dates: 04 Oct, 2013
Register now for the October 4 Study Day in Columbus, Indiana. Read More
Dates: 09 – 11 Sep, 2013
The BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference program offers more than 65 AIA CES and GBCI accredited sessions on sustainable design, building information modeling (BIM), hospital and education-sector construction projects, and more. Plus, the BUILDINGChicago Expo is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with vendors in the commercial building design and construction industry.
Oak Park |
Dates: 29 Sep – 02 Oct, 2013
Within the historic drafting room of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, fantasy campers learn basic drafting techniques and execute frameable floor plans of their own dream creations. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Non-architect adults only.
September 29 - October 2, 2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm daily
$500 Preservation Trust members; $550 non-members
Dates: 25 – 27 Sep, 2013
This year's conference theme is "The Main Event: Keeping Your Main Street in the Spotlight". Since the earliest days of the nation, American Main Streets have been the center stage for community life, portraying what is best and most attractive about each city or village. This conference will explore ways that many Illinois communities are returning Main Street to center stage with the assistance of professional planners (and some talented amateurs) as directors.
Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2013
This workshop has been designed by Boneyard Studios and Urban Density Lab from the perspective of the DIYer who wants more technical information and the opportunity to design their own house.
Workshop cost = $350 for one person; $500 for two people
Dates: 26 – 27 Sep, 2013
The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 26-27, 2013, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the fifteenth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
The conference includes 23 paper sessions that feature topics such as politics, Abraham Lincoln, Latino history, and the Civil War; seven workshops; and two roundtable discussions. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) are approved for the conference.
This year a two-part workshop on the National Register of Historic Places will be available during the conference. Part 1: “What is the National Register of Historic Places?” focuses on the origins of the program, what it means to be registered, examples of National Register properties in Illinois, and finally what the requirements are in order to become registered. Part II: “How Do I Get a Property on the National Register?” focuses on the application process itself and the best practices for writing a nomination form.
Dates: 02 – 03 Nov, 2013
The weekend of November 2-3, 2013, AIA Austin is holding its 27th annual Homes Tour, which showcases 11 new and newly-renovated homes from across the Austin area. The two-day self-guided tour celebrates the diverse and stunning design talent of Austin’s local architects, with both traditional and contemporary designs that span from modest to means.
Tickets to the AIA Austin Homes Tour go on sale October 1, 2013 and are $30 in advance, $35 the weekend of the event. The Homes Tour has sold out the past three years, and approximately 5,000 attendees are expected to attend the 2013 event. As such, attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance, either from Mockingbird Domestics, Zinger Hardware, and AIA Austin. Credit cards will only be accepted if you purchase your tickets online or directly from the AIA Austin office.