Recent Opportunities

  • Lucas Place Walking Tour

    St. Louis | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Join the staff of the Camp­bell House Museum for a walk­ing tour of the site of the once-grand Lucas Place neigh­bor­hood, one of St. Louis’ first pri­vate places and an enclave of Gilded Age wealth and nine­teenth cen­tury ele­gance. Span­ning four city blocks in Down­town St. Louis, par­tic­i­pants will walk a street once lined with expan­sive homes, today the site of an early twen­ti­eth cen­tury busi­ness in the midst of a resur­gence. Tours will begin and end at the Camp­bell House Museum.

  • Collision(s) 01: Building Improvisation

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Jun, 2015

    This inaugural Collision stages the encounter between the deliberate, sometimes mired in bureaucracy, with the improvised and spontaneous. This will serve as an entry point for a conversation contrasting material constraints with so-called free form exploration in distinct creative endeavors.

    Featuring talks and performances from:

    - Tim Durfee 
    - Jimenez Lai
    - Casey Anderson:
    - Patrick Shiroishi

    Tim Durfee heads Tim Durfee Studio, an interdisciplinary architecture practice in Los Angeles. His work has won numerous awards and distinctions from the AIA, Architizer, Print Magazine, AIGA, and others, and has been published and exhibited widely. In 2015, Tim was selected by an international jury as one of the “50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century” for a book to be released in August of this year.
    Current solo and collaborative projects include: a 2-story freestanding public artwork for the LAPD; a private residence in Los Angeles; the design of a traveling exhibition on the Associated American Artists; and a film, exhibition, and installation entitled Now,There for the upcoming Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale.
    Tim is Professor in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center College of Design, where he conducts linked projects, research, and teaching through amp. He has an M.Arch from Yale University.
    In a talk entitled: “Ferrari, Reverse, Mountain Road”, Tim will share some recent ideas, process, and work.

    Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale in 2013. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.

    Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He has performed with Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, MKM, Fomoudou Don Moye, Michael Pisaro, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, and the Dog Star Orchestra. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA – Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and Mass MOCA (MA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, co-owns khalija records with Wyatt Keusch, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, teaches in the Media Design Practices department at Art Center College of Design, and works with Machine Project.

    Patrick Shiroishi
    Born in 1987, Patrick Shiroishi is a Los Angeles based saxophone player. Current bands include the progressive instrumental quintet Upsilon Acurx; zehul band Corima; long standing duo In The Womb with Dylan Fujioka; duo Oort Smog with drummer Mark Kimbrell; improvisation duo Nakata with Paco Casanova; rock group Hoboglyphs; free jazz unit Sewing Circle; as well as performing in a solo setting.

    dj disco cvnt will play twee pop/indie pop/lo-fi pop all nite.

  • Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

    Boston | Dates: 29 Aug, 2015

    A walking tour in partnership with Boston By Foot

    Did you know that a scalloped bracket not only creates visual interest but also is an ancient technique to move drip lines away from the wall and windows below? Although elements on a building’s facade might appear to be purely decorative, many were originally designed to enhance a building’s longevity and usability.

    Don’t miss this special guided tour around Boston’s North End to discover the secrets behind common architectural features. With the help of a Boston By Foot docent, explore how modern materials hold up to ancient standards of durability, and which buildings in Boston will survive the test of time.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

  • Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

    Boston | Dates: 05 Aug, 2015

    Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s Lego collection, while enjoying beer, wine, snacks, and conversation.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Eyes on Boston: Urban Photo Walk

    Boston | Dates: 22 Jul, 2015

    Explore how architectural photographers see the cityscape in this dynamic session suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers alike. During this intimate exploration of Boston’s Fort Point and Financial District neighborhoods, you will learn to produce memorable images that convey a sense of place, an expression of the architect’s ideas, and a connection to landscape and surroundings. Professional photographer Emily O’Brien will help you and other enthusiastic photographers see Boston in a whole new way. Take your photography to new heights!

    A digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, camera is recommended, but not required.

    Emily O’Brien is a Boston-based architectural photographer. She works closely with interior designers and architects to capture and bring to life their vision. Her work has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine and Merrimack Valley Home magazine. For more information,

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Back Bay’s Evolving Skyline

    Boston | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Back Bay is best known for its transformation from a fetid swamp to one of Boston’s most fashionable 19th-century neighborhoods. This unique tour will begin with an exploration of the landfill process that created one of Boston’s most iconic areas. Then turn your attention from what’s underground to what’s above: Boston’s “high spine,” a series of skyscrapers stretching from the Financial District through the Back Bay. This onetime-only tour will also examine how this 20th-century evolution and the planned skyscrapers of the near future continue to redefine the Back Bay and the city as a whole.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

  • Meet the BSA Foundation

    Boston | Dates: 24 Jun, 2015
    One hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs and why they matter. Event is free, but seats are limited. To reserve your place or for more information contact Penny Mitchell at 617-391-4011 or
  • City Sketch: An Urban Drawing Walk

    Boston | Dates: 24 Jun, 2015

    Have you been counting down the days till you can get outside and start drawing the city? Have you wanted to meet others with an interest in art and architecture? Why not do both together at City Sketch? Sketch-artist extraordinaire Andrew Guild will be your guide at this hands-on outdoor sketching session as you explore architectural sketching processes and techniques. Try your hand at sketching building facades and gain a better understanding of the basics of perspective drawing. Together you’ll venture out into the city to capture your own views of Fort Point and the Financial District’s distinctive places and spaces. Novice and intermediate sketchers welcome!

    Please bring your own sketchbook, pencils, and/or pens.

    Andrew Guild is a real-estate professional with a passion for architectural design and drawing. He earned his BA in Architecture from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and studied sketchbook drawing in Rome. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and sketching.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Olmsted's Legacy: Landscape + the City

    Boston | Dates: 22 Jun, 2015

    One hundred and thirty years after Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace re-shaped our city, Boston 2024 has taken a fresh look at Boston’s public spaces—proposing new athletic facilities in several public parks and the completion of the Emerald Necklace as a part of the Olympic legacy. What are the possibilities for Boston’s public realm beyond 2024? What roles can landscape play in defining and activating the Boston of tomorrow? How can new environmental challenges, new forms of recreation and leisure, new technologies, and new ideas about public space and the public realm shape the contemporary city and the social spaces that make it work?


    Chris Reed
    Stoss Landscape Urbanism + Harvard University Graduate School of Design


    Anita Berrizbeitia
    Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Julie Crockford
    Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    Gary Hilderbrand
    Reed Hilderbrand + Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Gavin McMillan
    Hargreaves Associates

    Meejin Yoon
    Höweler + Yoon Architecture + MIT School of Architecture + Planning

    Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond

    Boston Futures is a community discussion series about the future of Boston and how Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic bid might help us achieve a shared vision for that future. Free and open to the public, these conversations will explore how hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 could help catalyze progress on key initiatives and ideas that will define Boston in the year 2030, the city’s 400thanniversary, and beyond. Intended to engage designers, planners, innovators, and more, this series provides attendees the opportunity to ask questions, gain additional insight from experts who have faced similar challenges, and consider the possibilities for Boston's future. 

    Planned topics for discussion include mobility, housing, open space, sustainability, health, and innovation.

    Boston Futures is co-organized by the following participating hosts: Boston 2024, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Northeastern University School of Architecture, ULI Boston, and The Venture Café.

    To learn more, visit the Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond series page.

  • Color and Light: The World Through My Window

    Chicago | Dates: 09 Jul, 2015

    At the Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright created incredible window designs inspired by the natural world around him. Wright’s windows feature geometric patterns made from clear and colored glass framed by bold metal lines.  Grouped together in horizontal bands the windows flood the interiors with sunlight and open the building to the world of nature outside.

    Explore geometry, color and pattern as you make your own unique window designs inspired by Wright’s magnificent Robie House windows.


    Thursday, July 9, 2015


    10 – 11:30 am


    Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL


    $5 per child/accompanying adults free

  • Tour: Peterson Residence

    Seattle | Dates: 19 Jul, 2015

    Directions will be sent to registered participants by email the week prior to the tour.

    This whimsical Storybook-style, late Craftsman house, with its dramatic full-pitch roofline and massive stone chimney has had only two owners. In 1936, Norwegian immigrant Emil Peterson built the house for himself and his wife Vollea. Peterson was a sign maker who pioneered neon signage in Seattle and was involved with constructing the P-I globe. Emil and Vollea collected the stones for the outside of the house and transported them to the site. A friend, who worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a stonemason and helped to build Mt Rainier’s Paradise Inn, did the stonework for them. Emil painted the rosemaling floral decorations in the traditional Norwegian folk style around the inside of the turret entrance to the house and on the wooden slats on the staircase. More of Emil’s fine rosemaling is in the kitchen. Current owners have preserved the house and also created stunning woodland gardens.

    $45 general public / $35 members / $20 students

  • Lecture: Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918

    Seattle | Dates: 24 Oct, 2015

    Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918 was a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada last year, looking at the interaction among artists, architects, and artisans, as well as critics and collectors from 1890-1918. Deriving their goals from both the Beaux-Arts and Arts & Crafts movements, practitioners of the various arts encouraged an aesthetic that saw art manifest in all aspects of daily life. It was an aesthetic stimulated and enhanced by international art currents.

    Painters produced murals and architects designed furniture; clubs formed to bring writers, musicians, artists and architects together; and collectors and governments commissioned paintings, furnishings, and sculpture for public and private buildings. Photography rivaled painting and crafts became applied design. Curator of Canadian Art Emeritus Charles Hill explores how architecture, monumental sculpture, urban planning, mural and decorative painting, graphic design, decorative arts, and photography came together in Canada during these prosperous decades.

    Charles Hill began work at the National Gallery of Canada in 1972 and was appointed Curator of Canadian Art in 1980. His exhibitions include Canadian Painting in the Thirties (1975), John Vanderpant Photographs (1977), To Found a National Gallery: The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1880- 1913 (1980), Morrice A Gift to the Nation, The G. Blair Laing Collection (1992), William Kurelek (1992), The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation (1995), Tom Thomson (2002), Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon (2006), and Artists, Architects, & Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918 (2013). He has had a consistent interest in the relationships between art and society and in the integration of art in the public and private sphere. Hill was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and received an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2007.

  • Tour: The Architecture of Agriculture

    Seattle | Dates: 27 Jun, 2015

    Join Julie Koler, retiring King County Preservation Officer, on a day tour of significant heritage sites in the Snoqualmie Valley to focus attention on the importance of preserving remnants of the county’s agricultural roots and conserving open space as the area adapts to the demise of large scale dairying. Highlights include stops at Cooper Barn, undergoing adaptive reuse for a distillery and wedding event venue; Jubilee Farm, a dairy barn now the centerpiece of a thriving biodynamic Farm; Eagles Hall, Tolt Park, Hjertoos Farm, and Vincent Schoolhouse in Carnation; Carnation Farms for lunch and a presentation and tour of the farm (now a camp for chronically-ill children) with the grandson of the original owner; the Dougherty Homestead in Duvall; the Hopshed, Masonic Hall, and other Fall City landmarks; and the Mill Owner’s House and WPA Fieldhouse in Preston. You will come away with a new appreciation for the changing dynamics of farming, promising new programs to support preservation of historic resources, and the Snoqualmie Tribe’s work in the Valley, as well as discussion of archaeology and the work that King County is doing to prepare for climate change.

    $175 general public / $150 members / $75 students
    Includes coach transportation, snacks, lunch, and guided tours (some interiors)

  • Emerging Talent Models of International Practice: Flourishing Spanish Architecture

    New York | Dates: 25 Jun, 2015

    Emerging talents from Spain have made headlines, winning numerous competitions including MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, Guggenheim Helsinki, ENYA City of Dreams, and the Quang Ninh Museum in Vietnam. A new model of practice is emerging in a country still feeling the effects of the 2006 property bubble. Recently, economic momentum has enabled a new emerging class of Spanish architectural talent to find commissions outside of Spain in a new model of networked international practice: a talent migration out of necessity.

    What is the value of talent migration in architecture today? How do local architecture communities benefit from the arrival of foreign talent? Will talent migration and diversity synergies be the bases for a new model of international practice? Do new generations count on the support of public programs and holistic platforms to promote this architectural cross-exchange? How can we establish global dialogues in architecture?

    Concurrent with the exhibition of seven Spanish practices whose work flourishes outside the nation’s borders, Architect-US Professional Career Program, a new training platform for highly qualified and talented international architects, will draw together participants from the exhibition and top architectural firm leaders to discuss the basis of a new model of international practice and the need for platforms that encourage cross-pollination and global dialogues in architecture.

    Organic Growth, City of Dreams Pavilion 2015, New York - Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
    Cosmo, 2015 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program, New York - Andrés Jaque Architects / Office for Political Innovation
    Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
    Joanneumsviertel, Austria - Nieto Sobejano Architects
    Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - SMAR Architecture Studio
    Quang Ninh Provincial Library and Museum, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - Sdesign Architects

    Gustavo Rodriguez, CODIA, LEED, Principal, FXFowle
    Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal, WXY
    Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Principal, HOK
    Carol Shapiro, Director, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
    Jorge Mastropietro, Principal, JMAPC

    Sir Peter Cook, Founder, CRAB Studio and Professor Emeritus, University College London

    Organised by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee 
    Sponsored by Architect-US Professional Career Program

  • SAH Study Day at The New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx | Dates: 25 Sep, 2015
    This SAH Study Day offers participants a comprehensive, insider tour of The New York Botanical Garden, one of America’s most renowned urban green spaces, including its historic buildings and rare collections. Participants will have the opportunity to view original maps, drawings, and watercolor renderings of the Garden in the Mertz Library, led by Vanessa Sellers, coordinator of the Humanities Institute, and Stephen Sinon, head of Information Services and Archives, Mertz Library. Architect Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, partner Ennead Architects, LLP, will discuss designing the modern Herbarium and Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory. Participants will enjoy a walking tour through the recently completed Native Plant Garden with Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. Architect Page Cowley, of Page Ayres Cowley Architects, LLC, will discuss several key elements of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Building. The tour will also include stops at the recently restored Thain Forest and the landmark Stone Mill.

    See website for more information and to register.
  • MNSAH Pop-Up Tour: Pillsbury A-Mill

    Minneapolis | Dates: 29 Jun, 2015

    MNSAH is pleased to announce the introduction of a new addition to our programs – the Pop-Up Tour!! Pop-Up Tours take advantage of a limited opportunity to tour an important property. 

    Our first Pop-Up Tour features the Pillsbury A-Mill located along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The rehabilitation of the building is nearly complete and we will have an opportunity to tour the building before residents begin to move in. The Leroy Buffington-designed mill is unique because it contains original milling equipment and still retains an active mill race. Access is now available to the building’s rooftop where we will have a never-before-seen view of the historic mill district. Our tour guide will be John Stark of the BKV Group.  

    When:   Monday, June 29, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

    Where:  Meet at 301 Main Street Southeast in front of the A-Mill

    Cost:  Free to MNSAH members

    Registration:  Because space is limited, register by email with Karen Duncan at by Friday, June 26. She will confirm your registration. (If it is not possible to arrive by 4:15 p.m., check with Karen as there may be an opportunity to tour the building later in the afternoon.)  

    Parking:  Parking is available at meters on the street or in a ramp at the intersection of 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue Southeast. (At one time, the meters on 2nd Street were only enforced until late afternoon.)

  • Nickerson Lecture: The 'Japan Craze' on Paper - Japonisme in American Graphic Art

    Chicago | Dates: 17 Sep, 2015

    Join us for the first in our annual Nickerson Lecture Series.  When Commodore Matthew Perry took a voyage in 1853-54 to Japan, he opened the floodgates for cultural exchanges that would profoundly affect Western art.  In the following years, Japanese artifacts flooded into Europe and America, appearing in exhibitions, stores, art collections, as well as in articles and books.  Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs, aesthetic principles, and techniques into their work which became known as “Japonisme”.  Japanese art’s emphasis on beautiful design and hand-craftsmanship resonated with the “art for art’s sake” philosophy advocated by the Aesthetic Movement as a remedy for the ills of modern industrial life.  Styles such as Impressionism also gained inspiration from Japanese prototypes in revitalizing Western pictorial traditions. 

    This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2015 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

  • Architecture & Design Film Festival 2015

    New York | Dates: 13 – 18 Oct, 2015

    The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.

    ADFF runs October 13-18, 2015.

    For more information, visit the website: The Architecture & Design Film Festival

  • CCA Formations Summer Workshops 2015

    San Francisco | Dates: 03 – 14 Aug, 2015

    The Architecture Division at California College of the Arts presents FORMATIONS SUMMER 2015: a series of workshops for college students, professionals, and members of the broader design community. 

    Led by CCA faculty, these workshops will expose students to innovative methods and techniques of 3D modeling, model-making, computational design, and digital fabrication.

    Intro to Digital Modeling (8/3-8/7/15) - 3d modeling with Lian Eoyang of VIF Studio
    Intro to Design Computation (8/3-8/7/15) - Parametric design / Grasshopper with Adam Marcus of Variable Projects
    Architectural Model-Making (8/10-8/14/15) - Physical model-making with Megan Werner of ZDP Models
    Intro to Digital Fabrication (8/10-8/14/15) - Digital fabrication with Adam Marcus of Variable Projects
    Architectural Robotics (8/10-8/14/15) - Robotic fabrication with Andrew Kudless of Matsys

    Each workshop is 1 week long, runs from Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and will have access to studio space, computer labs, woodshops and fabrication labs. This is a great opportunity for students who would like some additional exposure to new techniques, or a “refresher” on certain skills before the fall semester starts. It’s also the perfect opportunity for professionals looking for exposure to new skill sets.

    Student rate: $395 for 1-week workshop
    Professional rate: $595 for 1-week workshop

    Registration is now open. Visit the Formations website ( for further details, workshop descriptions, and registration information.

    For questions or more info, please contact Adam Marcus at

  • AIANY Housing Awards Winners Symposium

    New York | Dates: 23 Jun, 2015

    The AIA New York Chapter 2015 Housing Design Awards, organized by the AIANY Housing Committee, and co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) were established to recognize design excellence and innovation in housing design. These are the first Housing Awards led by the AIANY in nearly a decade.

    The program concentrated on multi-family housing located anywhere in the world if designed by a member of the AIA New York or the Boston Society of Architects. In addition any registered architect anywhere in the world could submit projects located in New York City or Boston.

    Design excellence was the jury’s primary criterion. Affordability, social impact, sustainability innovation, resiliency, and meeting the specific needs of the client were also considered.

    On May 9, jurors Philip Casey, AIA; Tom Kundig, FAIA; Nancy Ludwig FAIA; Michael Maltzan, AIA; and Michael Sorkin convened at the Center for Architecture and selected the five winners below:

    39 Social Housing Units Inaqui Carnicero
    West 53rd St. Smith Miller + Hawkinson
    The Stack, Gluck +
    One Madison, CetraRuddy
    Navy Green, Architecture in Formation

    The symposium is intended to honor the winners and present their work to a wider audience.

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