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  • 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

    Details

    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

    Tickets

    $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.

    Hours:
    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:
    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!*
  • The Great Chair Hack of 2014

    Atlanta | Dates: 12 Apr, 2014

    MODA presents an afternoon of “chair hacking” at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

    Known for their classic Swedish simplicity, many IKEA products contain components that are simple in form and consistent in their application. This inherent configurability has created an underground movement of “IKEA hacking” where people modify, rebuild, reconfigure and customize IKEA pieces to fit their needs.

    In keeping with this trend, teams of students, professionals, artists and/or hackers are invited to explore what a piece of IKEA furniture can become. Teams will be given an IKEA chair, three hours, and tasked with making anything but a chair. Prizes for best hacks will be given.

    To participate, just assemble your own team of 2-4 participants and register by contacting Katie Simms at 404.856.5961 or ksimms@museumofdesign.org.

    The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 8.

  • Design for Social Impact

    Atlanta | Dates: 25 May – 03 Aug, 2014

    Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, Design for Social Impact, offers a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs are using design to solve the problems of the 21 st century.

    Support this Exhibition

    To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “Design Revolution Individual” or “Design Revolution Corporate” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963

  • Chicagoisms

    Chicago | Dates: 05 Apr, 2014 – 04 Jan, 2015
    Throughout its history the city of Chicago has inspired myriad urban and architectural innovations, many of which have had far-reaching influence. Indeed, urbanists and architects today still look to many of these historical moments in Chicago as exemplary instances of progression and development. The collection of the Art Institute’s Department of Architecture has extensive holdings on work within the region of Chicago, representing the important innovations, theoretical approaches, and architectural movements spurred by the city’s development. This exhibition surveys Chicago’s rich urban history and explores contemporary approaches to five Chicagoisms—key historical principles that have powered the city’s distinctive evolution. 
     
    As part of a series in which the department enlists contemporary architects and designers to organize installations that investigate critical issues within their practices, architectural theorist Alexander Eisenschmidt and art historian Jonathan Mekinda have extrapolated key ideas from their recent publication, Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation. Along with designer Matt Wizinsky, the team engaged contemporary architects to undertake their own investigations and interpretations of five Chicagoisms. Developed as architectural models with corresponding manifestos specifically for this exhibition, these contemporary explorations are presented with historical black-and-white photographs that are emblematic of the five Chicagoisms. This juxtaposition of the historic and the contemporary underscores how the architectural and urban history of Chicago can act as a catalyst for new forms of speculation and innovation.
     
    This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Architecture & Design Society.
  • Minarets to Mid-Century Modern: Preservation in Tampa Bay

    Tampa | Dates: 15 – 17 May, 2014

    The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announces its 2014 annual conference, the 36th annual conference of the organization. The 2014 conference will take place in Tampa, Florida (May 15-17, 2014), and will feature the largest offering ever of workshops, local tours, and special events in the bustling downtown, Ybor City, and historic buildings and neighborhoods that define Tampa.

    Conference registration is active online and can be accessed here. Members of the Florida Trust will receive Save the Date and other conference information via USPS mail.

  • John Nolen Research Fund

    Ithaca | Dates: 31 Mar – 30 Apr, 2014
    The John Nolen Research Fund, established through the generosity of the Nolen family, provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Deadline: Applications are due by April 30, 2014; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2014.
  • Civic Order: The Legacy of Classicism in Charleston’s Public Realm

    Charleston | Dates: 10 – 12 Apr, 2014

    Civic Order: The Legacy of Classicism in Charleston’s Public Realm

    Vitruviana 2014 is the third in a series of annual Charleston symposia examining the development of classical architecture in America through the lens of the  South Carolina Lowcountry.

    Schedule

    Thursday, April 10
    Opening Reception at 6:00 pm

    Friday, April 11
    Lectures Beginning at 9:00 am (Charleston Museum Auditorium)

    Saturday, April 12
    Tour Beginning at 10:00 am

    Speakers

    Dr. Carl R. Lounsbury
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation / Senior Architectural Historian

    Jonathan H. Poston
    Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation  / Sr. Director of Properties / Hay House Director

    Calder Loth
    Virginia Department of Historic Resources / Retired Senior Architectural Historian

    Dr. Bernard L. Herman
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore

    Dr. Faye L. Jensen
    South Carolina Historical Society  / Executive Director

    Jenny Bevan
    Bevan & Liberatos / Partner / Independent Scholar

  • Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional

    Lake Oswego | Dates: 02 Apr, 2014
    Join the Oswego Heritage Council for “Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional” presented by Associate Director State Historic Preservation Officer, Christine Curran, on mid 20th century architecture. Christine Curran is an architectural historian with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, which is a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. A native Oregonian, Chrissy received her undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College, and her master of science from the University of Oregon’s historic preservation program.
  • Radical Restoration: Saving the Houses of Pietro Belluschi and Frank Lloyd Wright

    Marylhurst | Dates: 11 May, 2014
    DoCoMoMo-Oregon is planning a companion event to Restore Oregon’s May 10th “Midcentury Modern”  homes tour.  The DoCoMoMo event, “Radical Restoration: Saving the Houses of Pietro Belluschi and Frank Lloyd Wright ”, will take place on Sunday May 11th, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on the campus of Marylhurst University.

    Marylhurst’s new  Belluschi Pavilion is almost complete, representing the successful re-construction of a mid-century home that was meticulously de-constructed and stored before finding its new home.  Learn more about the challenges faced by this project and those overcome by the team who helped move Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Gordon House several years ago.

    The two-hour program will include presentations from our panelists related to both houses, and will include ample time for audience questions and answers.  Following the panel discussion attendees will be invited to tour the Belluschi Pavilion.

    Tickets: $10 for DoCoMoMo or Restore Oregon members / $15 non-members

    Contact Becca Cavell at bcavell@thaarchitecture to secure your ticket.

    Learn more about DoCoMoMo – the International modernism advocacy group –  here:http://docomomo-us.org/

    And follow DoCoMoMo – Oregon on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Docomomo-Oregon/293736504100399

  • Belluschi Home Tour

    Portland | Dates: 10 May, 2014
    Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am – 4pm

    Six Portland area homes designed by Pietro Belluschi will be open during Restore Oregon’s annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on May 10th. Curated by Belluschi’s son, Anthony, who is himself an accomplished architect, the tour presents the first opportunity for Belluschi fans to step inside such a collection of his residential work. Homes on tour span several decades and include the Burkes-Belluschi House where Pietro lived until his passing in 1994.

    “In addition to celebrating the work of a master, the goal for our tour is to draw attention to the need for thoughtful preservation of Modern architecture,” says Restore Oregon’s Executive Director, Peggy Moretti. “Many of the homes on our tour have been lovingly restored, but there are so many more Modern buildings whose historic significance remains unrecognized, and are very much in need of stewardship.”

    This is a self-guided driving tour. Directions, maps and addresses will be provided to tour-goers. Due to the location of some of the homes, this tour is not recommended for those who cannot navigate stairs or slopes.

  • John Fowler lecture: “The Art of Preservation and Politics: ACHP in the National Conversation”

    Savannah | Dates: 08 Apr, 2014
    April 8
    5:30 p.m.

    The School of Building Arts Lecture Series presents John Fowler, executive director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. In his lecture, “the Art of Preservation and Politics: ACHP in the National Conversation,” Fowler will discuss how ACHP makes recommendations to the president, Congress and other federal agencies on issues that promote the preservation, enhancement and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources.

    The event is free and open to the public.


  • Call for Applications: Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program

    Syracuse | Dates: 31 Mar – 01 May, 2014

    Call for Applications: Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program

    The Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries, invites applications for the 2014 Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program. This goal of this program is to attract scholarly attention to the rich primary sources held by member institutions:

    -Syracuse University (Special Collections Research Center, Belfer Audio Archive and University Archives)

    -Cornell University (Rare and Manuscript Collections and Kheel Center)

    -University of Rochester (Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation and Sibley Music Library)

    -Hamilton College (Special Collections)

    -Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Archives and Special Collections)

    -Skidmore College (Department of Special Collections)

    -St. Lawrence University (Special Collections and Vance University Archives)

    -Union College (Special Collections and Archives)

    This year, two grants of $2,500 each will be awarded. To be eligible, projects must draw upon the collections of at least two corridor institutions. Projects may also draw upon other regional repositories. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

    Some of the Corridor’s shared collection strengths include:

    -Abolitionism, for example, Frederick Douglass and Gerrit Smith -American religion, especially utopian communities and the “burned-over district” of upstate New York

    -Architecture and design, for example, Marcel Breuer, Russel Wright, Andrew Dickson White, and Claude Bragdon

    -Gender and sexuality, including Cornell’s Human Sexuality Collection, the Grove Press Records, and the women’s suffrage movement.

    -Modern literature, from T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to Joyce Carol Oates

    -Photography, including Andrew J. Russel and Margaret Bourke White.

    -Popular culture, from dime novels and pulp magazines to children’s literature and broadcasting history

    -Music and sound media, especially the Belfer Audio Archive, the Sibley Music Library, and the Hip-Hop Collection at Cornell.

    Awardees are expected to spend at least ten days conducting research. (The amount of time spent at each institution need not be equal.) Towards the close of each visit, each awardee will give an informal presentation of their work at Syracuse University's Humanities Center. Information on previous winners and presentations can be found on SCRC’s public programs webpage.

    The criteria for selection include:  impact of the project on the humanities generally, the degree to which the identified collections support the research project, and the innovative use of primary source materials in research and publication.

    Applications should include the following elements:

    Narrative. The narrative should frame the overall scope of the project and detail its significance within the context of the applicant’s discipline and the humanities generally. It should identify specific target collections from at least two corridor institutions. (3 pages)

    Project Timeline. This should include start and end dates for the project and the amount of time the scholar will spend at each institution. Applicants may wish to designate a “home base” and then detail how he or she will access other collections in the Corridor. (1 page)

    Curriculum Vita. (2 pages maximum)

    Letters of Support. (Maximum of 2. Please send with other application materials.)

    Please send completed applications no later than May 1, 2014.

    Barbara Brooker
    Assistant to the Senior Director
    Special Collections Research Center
    Syracuse University Libraries
    bbbrooke@syr.edu
    http://library.syr.edu/find/scrc/

    Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of librarians and faculty from each Corridor institution. Grant recipients will be announced in late May 2014. Research visits may begin as early as June 2014 and must be completed no later than June 2015.

    The CNY Humanities Corridor

    The Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor is a unique regional collaboration that focuses on seven different areas of research and humanistic inquiry. Each institution brings a vibrant and distinguished humanistic scholarly tradition to the collective work of the CNY Humanities Corridor. In the aggregate, the Corridor’s programs bolster the relationships, productivity, and reciprocity common to the region’s humanities community, as well as heightened visibility, enhancing public engagement in its activities. The initiative is today regarded as a highly visible scholarly presence in the region, if not nationally, as a new model of collaboration and resource-sharing that can also be adapted to other regions and inter-university partnerships.

  • Guatemala Affordable International Housing Competition

    Dates: 11 – 21 Apr, 2014
    This competition aims to propose the design of a house that promotes health, safety and improves the quality of living for its inhabitants; Inspire integration of function, stability, and sensibility of the needs of those living in Guatemala; Investigate and apply the unique design qualities of a home that responds to the environment and contextual conditions of the place; and Encourage responsive sustainable and spatial qualities throughout the scheme.