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  • Mellon Fellowship at The New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx, NY 10458 | Dates: 15 Nov, 2014 – 15 Jan, 2015
    The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer two Mellon Fellowships for the year 2015 for graduate students (PhD candidates) and post-doctoral researchers. Fellows are invited to submit an application; their research should involve innovative interdisciplinary approaches to the environmental humanities, areas such as landscape and garden design, environmental history and policy, urban design and cultural anthropology, as well as botanical illustration and book-arts
  • Architecture Session - Midwest Art History Society Annual Meeting

    St. Paul | Dates: 11 Nov – 15 Dec, 2014
    Papers now being accepted for the Architecture session at the March 2015 MAHS meeting. Please note that the due date for abstracts has been changed to 12/15/2015.
  • Architectural Histories, 2015 Issue on Travel

    Dates: 10 Nov – 01 Dec, 2014
    Architectural Histories is the Open Access Journal of the European Architectural History Network. This special issue will be edited by Davide Deriu, Edoardo Piccoli, and Belgin Turan Ozkaya.
  • CFP: Object Emotions, Revisited

    New Haven | Dates: 08 – 15 Nov, 2014
    Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference (February 20-21, 2015, Yale University)
  • 5th International Congress on Construction History

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 07 Jul, 2015
    Hosted by the Construction Society of America, non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the history and evolution of all aspects of the built environment. This is the first time the Congress has been held outside Europe, with over 400 delegates expected to attend from all over the world comprised of Architects, engineers, contractors, preservationists, academics and a wide variety of trades, professions and interests associated with the Construction Industry.
  • Reading Architecture Symposium

    Athens | Dates: 16 – 18 Jun, 2015
    The symposium wishes to explore how the literary production of modernity can enlighten architects and urban planners in understanding and valorizing qualitative characteristics of the contemporary life they are called to design for. These situations of life could include a focused look into people’s everyday private and public lives, small or big scale events in human-built environments, socio-cultural and political phenomena in urban contexts. We understand these situations as place-bound (place specific) architectural experiences that allow for a qualitative, emotional and embodied apprehension of the world.
  • Looking Forward: Re-Imagining the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia | Dates: 05 Dec, 2014 – 14 Feb, 2015
    This exhibition will present the results of a challenge to architects to imagine Philadelphia's Washington Square without the Athenaeum's 1847 building. 139 participants from the around the globe created 88 new designs for the Athenaeum of the future. Presentation of Awards on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 5:30PM. Free awards ceremony, but reservations required. The exhibition itself is free.
  • Philadelphia Architecture: Present and Future

    Philadelphia | Dates: 06 – 06 Dec, 2014
    This is an all-day symposium featuring the following speakers: Pulitzer Prize winner Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Daniela Holt Voith & Cameron J. Mactavish of Voith & Mactavish; Scott Kelly of Re-Vision; James Camp of the Gensler's Philadelphia office; and Peter Gluck of Gluck+ in New York City. The topics include architecture and urbanism, sustainable architecture within historic preservation, green building, and LEED building. Free for students/$60 for the general public.
  • University of Virginia Master of Architectural History 50 years

    charlottesville, | Dates: 06 – 06 Dec, 2014
    50 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AT U.VA. ~ AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    The full schedule of events for the day can be found below, and include talks and roundtable discussions on how architectural history and historic preservation has changed over the years, perspectives on the school, and also tours of recent preservation/restoration at the University. We hope to have some past faculty in attendance. The day-long conference, which includes a light lunch, is free and open to the public but you MUST register in advance to attend. Please email Mary Jo Bateman, mb2tr@virginia.edu, to let her know if you are registering and will be sending in your form and payment.

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the MA in Architectural History in 1964, the 56th anniversary of the BA degree in ARH in 1958 and the 25th of the PhD in ARH in 1989, the Department of Architectural History will host a conference and reception on Saturday December 6, 2014. The full schedule of events for the day can be found below, and include talks and roundtable discussions on how architectural history and historic preservation has changed over the years, perspectives on the school, and also tours of recent preservation/restoration at the University. We hope to have some past faculty in attendance.
    The day-long conference, which includes a light lunch, is free and open to the public but you MUST register in advance to attend.  Please email Mary Jo Bateman, mb2tr@virginia.edu, to let her know if you are registering and will be sending in your form and payment.
    There will be a reception on the Lawn that evening, at a cost of $50.00 per guest to attend.  There is also an exclusive guided hard hat tour of the Rotunda renovation project offered with a cost per person of $50.00, of which proceeds will be donated to the Rotunda Restoration Fund, and guided tour of The Lawn.

    50 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AT U.VA. AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
    Schedule of Events ~ Campbell Hall, School of Architecture
    8:30 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast and Conversation
    9:00-10:00 a.m.         Introduction and Lightning talks by current MAH students
    10:00-10:30 a.m.       Break
    10:30-11:30 a.m.       “Memories and Changes—the Architectural History Department 
    1958-Today.”   Panel presentations and Q&A
    11:30a.m. -1:00 p.m.   BREAK- LUNCH
    1:00-2:00 p.m.            “How Architectural History Has Changed” 
    Panel presentations and Q&A
    2:00-2:15 p.m.             Break
    2:15-3:15 p.m.            “How Historic Preservation Has Changed.”      
    Panel presentations and Q&A      
    3:30-4:30 p.m.            Hardhat tour of Rotunda restoration...Very Limited Number of spaces 
                                        MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE
    6:00-10:00 p.m.          Reception with Heavy Hors d’Oeurves and Bar, Pavilion VII and IX 


                                        MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE...Space is Limited
  • Saint John's Abbey Church: Breuer, the Benedictines and Minnesota's Religious Architecture

    Minneapolis | Dates: 16 – 16 Nov, 2014
    Book reading and lecture for Victoria Young's new book Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space
  • Jared Goss – Décor à la Mode: Decorators and Clients in Art Deco France

    New York | Dates: 20 Nov, 2014

    This lecture derives from research undertaken for Jared Goss’s latest book, French Art Deco  (Yale University Press, Oct. 2014), which examines about 100 pieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern design collection. The talk will focus on some of the most colorful figures from the roster of international clients who commissioned high-style French Art Deco interiors during the 1910s, ‘20s, and ‘30s, including silent movie stars, stage actresses, fashion designers, industrialists, explorers, courtesans, and even royalty.

    Jared Goss is an independent art historian. Formerly an associate curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, during his 20-year career there he specialized in post-1900 design and architecture, helping organize exhibitions including Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1996), Cartier: 1900-1939 (1997), and American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age (2000). His 2009 exhibition, Masterpieces of French Art Deco, which drew over 600,000 visitors, serves as the basis for the book.

    There will be a reception and book signing for French Art Decoimmediately following the lecture.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC
    Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students

    NYSID students, faculty, and staff are free.

  • Krista Ninivaggi: 20/20/Future/Focus

    New York | Dates: 19 Nov, 2014

    Krista Ninivaggi, named Contract Magazine’s 2014 “Designer of the Year” and a “Young Gun” by Curbed.com, has worked at three influential firms in the first 12 years of her career: The Rockwell GroupAvroKoand SHoP Architects, where she was the first director of the Interior Design Group. Each experience has profoundly influenced her opinions and methodologies of design. In this lecture, Ninivaggi will distill the lessons learned at each firm and how these created a road map in the founding of her own practice and newest venture, K & Co.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC
    Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students

    NYSID students, faculty, and staff are free.

  • Barry Bergdoll – At Home in the Museum?: On the History and Actuality of Architecture on Display

    New York | Dates: 13 Nov, 2014

    Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro professor of art history at Columbia University.  He was from 2007 to 2013 the Philip Johnson chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, where he continues to serve as a curator of architecture. This lecture will examine the historical evolution of the modern practice of displaying architecture out of its original setting to create public debate and then look at some of the experiments Bergdoll undertook during his seven year tenure at MoMA, from projects on architecture and climate change to others on new models of providing housing in changing urban and financial landscapes.

    There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC
    This event is FREE and open to the public. 
    Reservations are encouraged.

  • The Building

    New York | Dates: 15 Nov, 2014

    The Building symposium
    Saturday 15 November, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Wood Auditorium

    Ever since the theoretical turn of the 1960s, right through to the present, the status of the architectural object in the sphere of history, theory and criticism keeps taking on more and more forms. Whether as the reification of power structures, as a facilitator of participatory processes, as the locus of phenomenological content, as the hypostatization of terms pertaining to other systems of thought, as a vehicle to reflect upon unmediated practices, as a catalyst to investigate the psychology of perception, as amenable to mirror processes in the natural world—its increasing epistemological diversification is an index for the growing sophistication of our field. Within this tendency, however, the object emerges more often as a medium through which to tap into another domain—if not as altogether absent—than it does as the ultimate realm of research in its own right.

    This event suggests that discussions taking the object as their primary concern can today extend the bounds of possibility for the production of discursive knowledge in a substantial fashion. In order to do so, it invokes the architectural object par excellence—the building. A number of historians, theorists, architects and PhD candidates, from both Europe and the US, have been asked to choose a building, built or designed within the last 25 years, which they can show embodies a historically substantial contribution in terms of a particular design aspect or a concept relevant to the reading of buildings in general. In addition, they have been invited to speculate on the possibility for such a design technique or concept to become the seed of a metadisciplinary theoretical framework. The first installment of this event took place at the Architectural Association on June 2, 2014.

    http://events.gsapp.org/event/the-building
    http://thebuildingatgsapp.wordpress.com

    This event is made possible through support from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

  • International Multidiciplinary Symposium on the Origins of Monumental Architecture

    to be determined | Dates: 07 Nov, 2014 – 06 Nov, 2015
    The OTS Foundation is seeking collaborators in the fields of Architectural History and Neuroscience to help organize a Multi-Disciplinary event to consider new scientific information, define further research, and develop public educational outreach.
  • LunchTalks@CAF: Their Final Place: A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Nov, 2014

    While giants in the field of American architecture have left their important works across the breadth of America, little attention has been paid to where and how these architects have been laid to rest. In this quest, previously unknown and important information has been uncovered on over 200 of the country’s greatest architects. Henry Kuehn will share insights on this topic and sign copies of his new book, Their Final Place, A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects.

    TIME: 12:15 - 1pm 
    COST: FREE
    LOCATION: Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
    AIA CES:  1

  • Behind-the-Scenes: NEIU's El Centro Campus

    Chicago | Dates: 10 Nov, 2014

    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro urban campus with architect Juan Moreno of JGMA. Since opening its doors in September 2014, this striking building near the Kennedy Expressway and Belmont blue line station has offered convenience to commuter students and a heightened visibility for the University, in addition to providing an anchor for outreach to the Latino community in Chicago and neighbors in Avondale.

    Moreno will speak to the group about designing this new anchor for NEIU, then small group tours led by members of the JGMA design team and NEIU student and faculty members will guide you through the classrooms, computer labs, a multi-media resource center, conference rooms, community and study rooms, and double-height reception lobby.

    Moreno will present his talk in Spanish at 6:00pm then in English at 6:30pm. Please reserve your ticket based on language preference.

    TIME: 6pm-8pm
    COST: $15/$10 Members
    LOCATION: El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Avenue
    AIA CES: 1





    Behind the Scenes: NEIU's El Centro Campus
    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro urban campus with architect Juan Moreno of JGMA. Since opening its doors in September 2014, this striking building near the Kennedy Expressway and Belmont blue line station has offered convenience to commuter students and a heightened visibility for the University, in addition to providing an anchor for outreach to the Latino community in Chicago and neighbors in Avondale. 
    Moreno will present his talk in Spanish at 6:00pm then in English at 6:30pm. Please reserve your ticket based on language preference. 

    PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- $10 
    DATE/TIME: November 10th, 6-8pm 
    MEET: El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
    Behind the Scenes: NEIU's El Centro Campus
    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro urban campus with architect Juan Moreno of JGMA. Since opening its doors in September 2014, this striking building near the Kennedy Expressway and Belmont blue line station has offered convenience to commuter students and a heightened visibility for the University, in addition to providing an anchor for outreach to the Latino community in Chicago and neighbors in Avondale. 
    Moreno will present his talk in Spanish at 6:00pm then in English at 6:30pm. Please reserve your ticket based on language preference. 

    PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- $10 
    DATE/TIME: November 10th, 6-8pm 
    MEET: El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
    Behind the Scenes: NEIU's El Centro Campus
    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro urban campus with architect Juan Moreno of JGMA. Since opening its doors in September 2014, this striking building near the Kennedy Expressway and Belmont blue line station has offered convenience to commuter students and a heightened visibility for the University, in addition to providing an anchor for outreach to the Latino community in Chicago and neighbors in Avondale. 
    Moreno will present his talk in Spanish at 6:00pm then in English at 6:30pm. Please reserve your ticket based on language preference. 

    PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- $10 
    DATE/TIME: November 10th, 6-8pm 
    MEET: El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
  • Bishir Prize

    N/A | Dates: 05 Nov – 15 Dec, 2014
    The Vernacular Architecture Forum awards this prize annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes.
  • Architectural Theory Review 20.1 Terra Firma

    Sydney | Dates: 05 Nov – 31 Dec, 2014

    180 million years ago, Australia was once enmeshed as part of the Gondwanaland supercontinent, which included Africa, South America, and Antarctica. Early antiquarian maps drawn by maritime explorers envisioned the earth as a flat, infinite surface that unfurled seamlessly into interconnected continents and oceans. A Genovese chart named after Christopher Columbus depicted the Mediterranean region including Portuguese discoveries encased into a perfect circle (1488). The Earth as an object ofstudy has long symbolized both physical ground and more fluid cosmological conceptions of the world across cultures.

    Beyond methods of cartographic writing, the earth summons intellectual forays into topographic descriptions, natural landscapes, and scientific theories. In observing the geological state of the Earth, Charles Lyell’s uniformitarianism, which used the Great Flood as the basis of catastrophic development, signaled an important precursor to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. In this sense, slow-acting processes such as erosion and sediment deposition, have been proposed agents of geological change. Even John Ruskin and Viollet le Duc delineated the physical outlines of mountain ranges such as the Alps as perceptible signs of the forces underlying nature. Later twentieth-century writers such as John McPhee in Annals of the Former World mapped the American landscape through his road journeys across the country in the company of famed geologists. More recently, architectural history and theory as well as other humanities fields have explored geology, ecology, and landscape studies in diverse forms – one such notable trend is “landform building” where buildings have begun to emulate natural formations. Moving away from a human-centred world, approaches to deep history (Andrew Shyrock and Daniel Smail) and big history (David Christian and Cynthia Stokes Brown) evoke the immense scale of the past by beginning with the birth of the universe. Continental drift and plate tectonics not only begin to re-position human beings against the age of the earth butalso summon global theories as attempts to explain the presence of mountains, valleys, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

    Architectural Theory Review special issue 20.1 will address a wide spectrum of historical and contemporary topics dealing with the earth and its attendant representations throughout time. How have humanities fields in architecture, art history, history, and literature redefined the earth as point of polemics in light of cultural, scientific, political and social revolutions? We invite submissions that examine the earth, including but not limited to the following themes: cartography; architectural design in relation to volatiledisasters; energy and matter; geological thought in architecture; interior and external environments; mining and industry; natural history; scales of history in relation to the anthropocene era such as deep time; underground spaces.

    The deadline for completed manuscripts is 31 December 2014. Please send all enquiries to editor Jennifer Ferng at jennifer.ferng@sydney.edu.au.

  • AIA|LA Interior Architecture Tour: State Bar of California

    Los Angeles | Dates: 11 Nov, 2014
    When: November 11, 2014 to November 11, 2014
    Where: 845 S. Figueroa St., Downtown Los Angeles
     
    Description: Join the AIA|LA Interiors Committee at the State Bar of California.          
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