Recent Opportunities

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  • A Hard Hat Tour of RiverWorks

    Buffalo | Dates: 15 Nov, 2014
    Meet the developer of Buffalo RiverWorks, a multi- use development springing up on the Buffalo River. Learn more about the vision of developer Doug Swift and his partner Earl Ketry, owner of Pearl Street Grill, in this limited time only Hard Hat Tour of the entire facility. With what could be the country's first purpose built roller derby track, a restaurant, malting and brewing facilities and the new home to the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament, it is an ambitious adaptive reuse project utilizing what remains of the historic GLF grain elevator site. Called "The Ruins", Swift has incorporated what is left of the Wheeler grain elevator that fell into the Buffalo River in 2011 during a controversial demolition. The development  also includes a pro-shop and two rinks for curling, hockey and open skating events. 

    The tour will meet at 359 Ganson Street (off of Michigan). The tour begins at 10 and will wind down with a lunch at 11:45 at Pearl Street. Tickets are $40 including lunch or $25 for the tour only. The first PBN Hard Hat Tour will be November 1st with another following on November 15th, 29th and December 13th. Each tour is limited to 30 people. 

    Please dress appropriately - This is an active construction site, and anyone wearing inappropriate clothing such as open-toed shoes will be denied entrance to the tour.
  • Docomomo US invites submissions for the 2015 Modernism in America Awards.

    Dates: 12 Nov, 2014 – 20 Feb, 2015
    The Modernism in America Awards is the first national program of its kind to celebrate the projects and the people working to sensitively preserve and rehabilitate significant mid-century modern buildings for continued productive use and to raise public awareness of the ongoing threats to modern architecture and design.

    Docomomo US is accepting 2015 Award submissions in the following categories: Design, Inventory/Survey and Advocacy. The 2015 Design awards will be given out in the areas of Residential, Commercial and Institutional or Civic architecture.

    Early nominations are due by January 9, 2015, and all nominations must be submitted by February 20, 2015. The jury will be announced as confirmed. Winners will be announced in April 2015 and will be recognized at an awards ceremony held on Friday June 5, 2015 during the Docomomo US National Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Victoria Young Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

    Minneapolis | Dates: 16 Nov, 2014

    Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church Lutheran

    MNSAH is pleased to co-sponsor a reading and reception to celebrate the publication of Victoria Young's new book, Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of Sacred Space.

    Christ Church Lutheran
    3244 - 34th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Wine & Wildlife: 10 Years of Amazing Ape Care - Architecture for Apes

    Chicago | Dates: 13 Nov, 2014

    Ten years after its debut the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes remains a state-of-the-art home for western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Drawing on decades of exhibit design innovation reaching back to its predecessor—the Lester E. Fisher Great Ape House—the facility continues to shine in meeting the needs of apes, researchers and visitors. Join Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy and Fisher Center Director Steve Ross, Ph.D., to learn how design facilitates natural climbing and perching, daily health check-ups, tool-use studies and more.

    6–8 p.m.
    $17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
    18 and older
    Regenstein Center for African Apes
    Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served

    Register for Wine & Wildlife: 10 Years of Amazing Ape Care

    For more information, please email educationprograms@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.

  • 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

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