Recent Opportunities

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  • Wright on the Park: Saving the City National Bank and Hotel

    Minneapolis | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015

    This year the MNSAH Spring Tour is a two-part event, right here in the Twin Cities. To start, we will tell the story of the efforts to save and restore Frank Lloyd Wright’s National City Bank and Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. MNSAH members Jane King Hession and Bill Olexy produced a documentary that describes the story of one of Wright’s most distinctive commissions, the efforts by the community to save it, and the 21st century restoration of the last remaining hotel by America’s foremost architect. Jane and Bill will discuss the creation of the documentary and we will then view the video.

    The presentation will be followed by a tour of Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, originally known as Stewart Memorial Presbyterian. The church was designed by William Gray Purcell and George Feick. Completed just before Wright’s National City Bank and Hotel, the church provides an ideal Prairie style setting for MNSAH’s event.

    Where: Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, 116 East 32nd Street, Minneapolis, MN.

    Park on the street or in the lot on the north side of the church, which may be accessed from the alley along the west side of the church off 32nd Street. 

  • Landmark Legacy

    New York | Dates: 31 May, 2015

    Explore the exhibition Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks and discover the role of the Landmarks Law in preserving many of the city’s famous buildings and neighborhoods. Choose your favorite New York landmark and create a model of it. Then make a label for your landmark that explains when the building was built, when it was landmarked, and why it is architecturally or historically important.

    Family Programs are geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old.

  • The Reach of the Landmarks Law: A Balancing Act

    New York | Dates: 18 Jun, 2015

    When New York's landmarks law took effect 50 years ago, it forever changed the course of the city's history. But has its proponents' full vision been realized this past half century? In some cases, the law may have in fact been surpassed by newer legislation in other cities. Could ours be strengthened, or are additional preservation tools needed to complement the law? At this panel, preservation experts will discuss these and other questions exploring the possibilities, limitations, and challenges of the landmarks law. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

    Reception to follow!

    Alison G. Greenberg, Partner, Calcagni & Kanefsky
    Paul W. Edmondson, Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Leonard Koerner, Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department, Office of the Corporation 
    Michael T. Sillerman, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
    Meredith J. Kane (moderator), Partner at Paul Weiss 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Modernization

    Washington | Dates: 18 Jun, 2015

    The DC Public Library has hired the award-winning architect team of D.C.-based Martinez & Johnson and the Dutch firm Mecanoo Architecten to design the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The team will present preliminary renderings of plans to transform this historic Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building into an amazing center for education, entrepreneurship and entertainment for the residents of the District of Columbia. Learn more about the plans at dclibrary.org/mlkfuture.

    1.0 LU HSW (AIA) .
    Free. Pre-registration required.

  • Film Screening: Take Shelter

    Silver Spring | Dates: 16 May, 2015

    “[A] frightening thriller based not on special effects gimmicks but on a dread that seems quietly spreading in the land…” — Roger Ebert

    “…Nichols has a genius for making landscapes and everyday objects resonate like crazy, for nailing the texture of dread.” — David Edelstein, New York Magazine

    Arkansas-native Jeff Nichols (MUD, SHOTGUN STORIES) directs this exquisite study in the unsettling power of fear. A working class Ohio father (Michael Shannon) grows increasingly anxious about the safety of his wife (Jessica Chastain) and deaf daughter (Tova Stewart) as his grasp on reality breaks down. Terrifying visions compel him to take actions that put family and friends at risk, in this slow-to-unwind but impossible to shake parable about the instability of modern life.

    DIR/SCR Jeff Nichols; PROD Sophia Lin, Tyler Davidson. US, 2011, color, 121 min. RATED R

    Show times subject to change. Go to AFI.com/Silver  to view the complete schedule.

    Co-presented by the AFI Silver Theatre and the National Building Museum. Special thanks to the AFI Silver Theatre for its collaboration, including director of programming Todd Hitchcock, and associate programmer Josh Gardner. For more information visit AFI.com/Silver.

    Ticket Information:

    Tickets may be purchased online at AFI.com/Silver or at the AFI box office, located at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland (opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day). Please note that tickets are not available for purchase through the National Building Museum. Metro: Red Line to Silver Spring.

    $8.50 AFI and NBM members | $12 General Admission | $10 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military | $7 Children (12 and under).

    AFI Members who show their membership card will receive the member rate to National Building Museum exhibitions, including "Designing for Disaster".

    Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.
    Register

  • Spring 2015 CityVision Final Presentation

    Washington | Dates: 15 May, 2015

    CityVision teaches the principles of city planning and architecture to show students that they can affect the world around them and enact positive change through good design. As students explore neighborhoods, brainstorm solutions, and accomplish projects together, they learn the importance of teamwork, creative problem solving, and advocacy skills.

    This spring, students from Burroughs Education Campus and Stuart-Hobson Middle School explored the area being developed over I-395 and proposed their designs to create an active community gathering spot. 

    Programs are free. No registration required. Reception to follow presentations. For more information, please contact Teen Programs at teenprograms@nbm.org or 202.272.2448.

    The National Building Museum’s teen programs are generously supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hattie M. Strong Foundation; Clark Charitable Foundation; DAVIS Construction; McGraw Hill Financial; American Society of Interior Designers; The Butz Foundation; The Tower Companies; and an anonymous donor. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official Meal Provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.

    Date: Friday, May 15, 2015 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

  • Spotlight on Design: Ehrlich Architects: The Evolution of Multicultural Modernism

    Washington | Dates: 02 Jun, 2015

    The work of Ehrlich Architects is guided by "multicultural modernism" - a humanistic approach that masterfully melds classic California Modernist styles with multicultural and vernacular design elements. Founding partner Steven EhrlichFAIA, will discuss the firm’s architectural evolution in light of their recent honor of the 2015 American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Architecture Firm Award. Following the talk, he will sign copies of the firm’s latest book, Ehrlich Architects: Learning, Working, Living, published in July 2013.

    1.5 LU HSW (AIA) 

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. 

  • Working with an Architect & Ask an Architect

    Chicago | Dates: 18 May, 2015

    Have you thought about exploring a “green” renovation or remodeling project on your bungalow, but don’t know where to begin? Hear from residential architectural specialists about choosing an architect, navigating zoning and permit regulations, and budgets and realistic payback periods for green items. Additional seminar topics include: defining the environmental goals for your vintage home, finding out what resources are available, and understanding the steps involved in design and construction. Following the session, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a 15-minute one-on-one consultation with an architect.

    In partnership with the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association.  Please register here.

  • Lecture: Arts & Crafts Metalwork and Jewelry

    Chicago | Dates: 21 May, 2015

    Thursday May 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for museum members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    The Arts & Crafts movement, a fascinating period in American decorative history, led to the unprecedented commercialization of fine crafts and the empowerment of thousands of women and immigrants, who began to pursue new careers in design and handicraft.  In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition heralded the egalitarian art movement in America that led to the establishment of a plethora of metalwork and jewelry companies and studios by the turn of the century.  Author Darcy Evon documents how these new trends spread throughout the Midwest and eventually the country, led by innovative pioneers who inspired an entire nation.  They designed exquisite, original pieces of metalwork and jewelry by hand, starting with basic raw materials.  Frances Glessner's work will be featured.  Feel free to bring some of your jewelry or metalwork for show and tell at the end of the program.  Copies of Evon's book of the same title will be available for purchase and signing.

  • Evanston Preservation Symposium

    Evanston | Dates: 23 May, 2015

    In honor of National Preservation Month, the Evanston Preservation Commission invites community members to attend a Preservation Symposium on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Evanston History Center, located at 225 Greenwood St. in Evanston.

    The free symposium, “On Adding on to Historic Structures: A Dialogue between Preservationists and Architects,” will provide strategies to better understand how building additions are viewed by architects and local preservation commissions. Examples of successful additions to homes and properties in Evanston and the North Shore will also be discussed.

    Space for this event is limited. Community members are encouraged to register online by noon, Friday, May 22, or by contacting City of Evanston Senior Planner/Preservation Coordinator Carlos Ruiz at 847-448-8687, or cruiz@cityofevanston.org.

    Presented by both preservation experts and architects, the symposium will focus on the ways that local and national standards affect homeowners, the Realtor community, and institutions. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

    The event will be moderated by Evanston Preservation Commissioner and Architect Julie Hacker, of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC. Presenters and panelists include:

    Carol Dyson, Chief Architect
    Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer IHPA

    Stuart Cohen, Architect
    Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
    Professor Emeritus University of Illinois at Chicago

    Guy Bergh, Architect
    Melichar Architects
    Former Lake Forest Preservation Commissioner

    Tom Shafer, Architect
    Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
    Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

    Dan Weese, Architect
    Weese Langley Weese Architects

    Susan Benjamin, Architectural Historian
    Benjamin Historic Certifications
    Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

    Brad White, Associate Director for Alphawood Foundation
    Authored Evanston’s Preservation Ordinance

  • The Glass House Summer Party

    New Canaan | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015
    On June 13th from 12 noon to 4:00 PM, celebrate the start of the season by joining The Glass House as we host our Annual Summer Party. Supported by Swarovski, the event features a festive picnic by Campagna, the restaurant of The Bedford Post Inn. Enjoy a performance by Lucky Dragons and listen to DJs Timo + Alan play the perfect blend of summer hits while trying your hand at classic lawn games like croquet and ping-pong. Stop by the Design Within Reach photo booth to capture the moment or lounge on one of their chaise lounges. If you’re more leisure-minded, enjoy a glass of Taittinger champagne and experience the ongoing permanent Contemporary art collections on view along with a never been seen Robert Morris sculpture, Untitled (Nine Fiberglass Sleeves) (1967), part of Highlights from the Sculpture Gallery on view in DaMonsta, or enjoy the chance to roam freely across the pastoral 49-acre grounds.
  • In Conversation with Coleman Coker (1.5 LU)

    San Francisco | Dates: 27 May, 2015

    Coleman Coker is the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and director of the Poetics of Building, a designbuild program for advanced design students there. He is a registered architect and principal of buildingstudio. Coker has taught at numerous schools of architecture and is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, an urban design studio sponsored by the University of Arkansas and University of Tennessee, which focused on a deeper appreciation of the art of building.

    Coker holds a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there. The Architectural League of New York in 1991 recognized him in their "Emerging Voices" series. Coker has lectured extensively at universities and professional forums and has participated in numerous design juries across the country.

    With forty years of experience in design offices - over thirty years as principal of his own firms - Coker founded buildingstudio in 1999 after a thirteen-year partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects. With the formation of buildingstudio, Coker sought to blur the boundaries between architecture, art, craft and thinking - rather than separate disciplines, each being essential to the larger realm of building. His work has received numerous honors including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, "Record House" awards and P/A Design Awards. Coker's work has been published widely both at home and internationally.

    AIA Member - $10 
    General Admission - $15
  • The Thinking Collaboratively: Manipulating Technology to Direct the Design Process

    New York | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    Pascale Sablan, AIA, LEED AP, will explain the FXFOWLE design process and the integration of architectural SOFTWARE – Ecotect, 3DMaxx, Rhino, Revit, and AutoCAD – that was used to design the Museum of the Built Environment, one of eleven projects designed by FXFOWLE architects in the King Abdullah Financial District, a new 55 million-square-foot mixed-use urban development currently under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She will focus on the rational use of technology by the project’s diverse design team to advance architectural and environmental goals, as well as lessons learned during the designs development.

    The program will illustrate that thinking collaboratively is a mantra that works for team members and architectural SOFTWARE both.

    Speaker: Pascale Sablan AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate, FXFOWLE, and President, NYCOBA

    Pascale Sablan, an accomplished architect and President of NYCOBA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and completed a MASTER OF Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Sablan’s professional career began and was nurtured at AARRIS Architects. She devoted four years to working on The African Burial Ground National Monument, the first black slavery monument of New York City. Pascale is now an Associate at FXFOWLE Architects, where she is a designer in the Urban Studio. She creates sustainable and dynamic architectural design in countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan and Japan.

    Sablan is actively engaged in many of FXFOWLE’s committees and ACTIVITIES, inlcuding Team Green, mentoring, Revit Technology, and the firm’s blog. Outside the office, she volunteers for multiple organizations to help improve her community and share her knowledge and expertise. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Mary Louis Academy, is a member of the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the United States Green Building Council, and has been a counselor in the ACE Mentoring organization. In 2013, Pascale was selected as an AIA Emerging Professional and her work was exhibited during the annual AIA National Convention. In 2014, she won the AIANY ENYA Merit Award. Pascale was also awarded the NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design in the Unbuilt category for her redesign of AMHE Haiti School Campus, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. She developed this project with her ACE Students.

    Organized by: AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    PRICE: Free for AIA members and students with VALID ID; $10 for non-members

  • TALK: Zeuler Lima, “Lina Bo Bardi: Architect etc.”

    Chicago | Dates: 14 May, 2015

    Thursday, May 14, 6PM, Talk

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    In conjunction with our new exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, Zeuler Lima will present his recent Graham-funded book Lina Bo Bardi about the work and life of the Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect, and will discuss Bo Bardi’s prolific career as an architect, editor, theorist, and exhibition designer.

    Copies of Lima’s Lina Bo Bardi (Yale University Press, 2013) will be available for purchase in the Graham Foundation Bookshop.

    Zeuler R. Lima is an architect, author, and associate professor at Washington University in Saint Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in comparative literature at Columbia University. He unanimously received the International Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural history and criticism in 2007. Lima has published extensively about twentieth-century architecture, urbanism, art, and landscape architecture. He has won several Brazilian design competitions and awards, including the Federal District Legislative Chamber (2010) on the Monumental Axis in Brasília, DF. Lima also practices drawing, painting, and printmaking and has participated in several exhibitions.

    To learn more about the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, please click here.

  • FitCity 10: Promoting Physical Activity Through Design

    New York | Dates: 11 May, 2015

    The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is pleased to announce the tenth annual FitCity conference.

    The program will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, government officials, community advocates, and public health professionals to discuss how design, policy, and practice decisions can create opportunities to increase physical activity, access to healthier food and beverages, and overall well-being.

    This year’s event, which will celebrate a decade of active design in New York City, will feature interactive break-out sessions. Participants will hear how the strategies described in the Active Design Guidelines are being implemented throughout the five boroughs. In addition, attendees will learn how they can implement active design in different settings to achieve more equitable and healthier neighborhoods.

    Program Schedule:

    9:00-9:15 am
    Welcome and Introductions
    David S. Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research, New York Academy of Medicine
    Sarah A. Wolf, MPH, RD, Active Design Manager, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    9:15-10:00 am
    Health Keynote
    Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Introduction: Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:00-10:05 am
    Physical Activity Break
    Monica Ortiz Rossi, MFA, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:05-11:00 am
    Commissioners’ Panel
    Moderator: David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture
    Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design + Construction
    Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Victor Calise, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    Donna Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging
    Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning
    Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Eden Hauslaib, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

    11:00 am-11:15 am
    Break/Networking

    11:15-12:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Designing for Health in Affordable Housing
    Moderator: Yianice Hernandez, Director of Active Living, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design
    Kimberly Murphy, AIA, Associate, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects
    William Quinn Sabatini, AIA, ACHA, Founding Principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
    Maryanne Speroni, Assistant Director and Fund Manager, Vitus

    Panel: Urban Schoolyards: The Next Great Public Space
    Moderator: Rebecca Lee, MPH, Physical Activity & Nutrition Coordinator, East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office
    Lois Brink, MLA, Chief Strategist, The Big SandBox
    Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA Affiliate, Partner, Marpillero Pollak Architects
    Ray Pultinas, Sustainability Coordinator, DeWitt Clinton High School

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: What’s Next in Active Design: Expanding our Vision for Healthy Neighborhoods
    Moderators: Lee Altman, LEED AP, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Design + Construction; Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director, Office of Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning 
    TBD, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Juan Martinez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Department of Transportation
    Suzanne Nienaber, AICP, Partnerships Director, Center for Active Design
    Karen Taylor, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Community Services, NYC Department for the Aging

    12:45-2:15 pm
    Lunch

    2:15-3:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Bridging Sectors to Create Open Space
    Le’alani S. Boykin, Technical Assistance Manager for Community Visioning and Planning, Partnerships for Parks
    Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Anandi A. Premlall, Sustainable Communities Consultant, SustyQ (Sustainable Queens)
    Alfred Zollinger, Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, Parsons The New School for Design

    Panel: Community Engagement and Active Transportation: Working with Community Partners to Achieve Collective Impact
    Mayor Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, MD, City of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
    Henry Greenidge, Director of Special Projects, NYC Department of Transportation
    Maggie Veatch, Director of Physical Activity and Nutrition, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    TBD, Brooklyn Community Board 3

    Panel: Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools
    Moderator: Lisa Herron, Community Engagement Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Population Health Science and Policy 
    George Edwards, Coordinator, Garden to Café, School Food, NYC Department of Education 
    Terry Huang, Professor, City University of New York and University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Dina Sorensen, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Designer, VMDO Architects

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: Using an Innovative Visioning Method to Activate Change; Learning from Staten Island
    Moderator: Elizabeth Hamby, Community Urban Planner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Michael Schnall, Chief of Staff, Staten Island, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
    Ginny Mantello, MD, Director, Health & Wellness, Staten Island Borough President’s Office
    Jody Stoll, Project Manager, Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
    Emily Walker, Director of Outreach & Programs, New Yorkers for Parks

    3:45-4:00 pm
    Break/Networking

    4:00-4:45 pm
    Design Keynote
    Daniel Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
    Introduction: Eric Boorstyn, AIA, Associate Commissioner, Architecture & Engineering/Technical Services, NYC Department of Design + Construction

    4:45-5:00 pm
    Closing
    David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture

    Price: Free

    http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=7996

  • Lecture: The Rocks Estate Today

    Chicago | Dates: 21 Jul, 2015

    Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for members
    Free for docents and volunteers
    Reservations requested to 312.326.1480

    Beginning in 1883, the Glessners spent over one-third of each year at their beloved summer estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, known as The Rocks.  The estate, which encompassed nearly 1,500 acres at its peak, combined stunning architecture by Isaac Scott, Hermann Von Holst, and Shepley Rutan and Coolidge, set within a landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons.  After the Glessners died in the 1930s, their descendants continued to occupy the estate and run it as an active working farm.  In the late 1970s much of the property was donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest, of which John Glessner was an early member.  Today, the estate is one of the premier properties owned by the Society, offering a lush landscape, rare trees and plants, and numerous restored buildings that tell the story of the Glessners while being adaptively reused for today's needs.  Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks Estate for the past 29 years, as he takes you on a journey through this natural wonderland.

  • Lecture: The History of Paint in America

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Jun, 2015

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for museum members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    Have you ever wondered how paint ended up in a can?  Learn how the Industrial Revolution and socio-economic pressures of the time caused paint to evolve from ingredients mixed in the field, to a ready-mixed, mass-produced product (that created a few Prairie Avenue fortunes as well).  This presentation by master painter Mario Guertin delves into the early challenges that Colonial America presented for paint and how technical innovations and population growth brought us to where we are today.  After this presentation you will never look at a paint can the same way again!

  • Historic Highlands Home Tour

    Altadena | Dates: 24 May, 2015
    A walking tour including 5 – 7 docent-lead viewings of historic homes from the early twentieth century.  Gorgeous examples of preserved, restored or renovated Craftsmen and Spanish Revival architectural styles.

    Cost: $20 ($15 early bird)

  • South Orange Grove - Mid-Century Living on Millionaire's Row

    Pasadena | Dates: 16 May, 2015

    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Lecture - 10:00 a.m.
    Tour - 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    In honor of National Preservation Month, Pasadena Heritage presents a lecture and walking tour of the early garden apartment complexes on South Orange Grove Boulevard. Once known as "Millionaire's Row," this neighborhood saw a significant shift in architectural style, from grandiose Victorian style mansions to mid-century garden apartments, as a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II. 

    An illustrated lecture at 10am will present the story behind the Boulevard's dramatic transformation and the cast of prominent residents and architects involved, followed by walking tours from 11am - 3pm of selected locations, including docent led presentations of unit interiors and private courtyards.

    All participants must check-in at Westridge School. Street parking is available along Orange Grove Blvd. and adjacent streets. Comfortable shoes reccomended.

    Tickets on sale now. Same day tickets can be purchased at the Westridge School for Girls, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105; between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Call 626-441-6333 for more information. Join today to take advantage of the member discount.

  • A Historic Industrial Building Becomes a Very Modern Residence

    Chicago | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    A landmark 100-year-old commercial building into a modern urban residence. This remarkable project was selected as the National Custom Home of the Year in 2013, by Custom Home magazine. Features of the10,000 sq. ft. residence include, floor to ceiling windows and doors by Grabill; a spacious private courtyard of black granite; a custom designed three-story wood, steel and glass staircase; and a  uniquely crafted by Bulthaup kitchen. Hydronic radiant heat runs under polished terrazzo, and the Sapele hardwood floors. Custom millwork, designer lighting and state-of-the-art "smart home" technology create a modern, yet warm aesthetic throughout the residence.

    Presentations will be provided by:

    John Vinci, FAIA, Vinci │Hamp Architects

    Jeff Berry, Goldberg General Contracting

    Stephanie Wohlner, Stephanie Wohlner Design

    Mimi McKay, McKay Landscape Architects

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