Recent Opportunities

  • 4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016) (Singapore, 25-26 Apr 16)

    Dates: 20 Aug – 16 Nov, 2015
    4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016)

    25 - 26 April 2016
    Singapore

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Full Paper Submission Deadline 16 November 2015 Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission Deadline: 29 January 2016 Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 February 2016 Late Registration Deadline: 18 March 2016 Conference Dates: 25 - 26 April 2016

    CONFERENCE THEME

    Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. Innovative design and construction practices are challenging tasks to the architects and engineers to meet the ever growing demands of society. The conference is the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world.

    The themes of the conference are:
    ? Infrastructure Design for Regions in Rapid Development ? Infrastructure Design for New Vertical Cities ? Infrastructure for new Cities and Landscapes ? Design for Urban Infrastructure: Parks, Buildings, Streets and Systems

    KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

    Prof. Mark S. T. Anderson
    Professor of Architecture
    Department of Architecture
    College of Environmental Design
    University of California, Berkeley
    USA Assoc. Prof. Peter Anderson
    Department of Architecture
    California College of the Arts
    USA

    Dr. M. Hank Haeusler
    Discipline Director, Computational Design Australian School of Architecture and Design UNSW Built Environment University of New South Wales Australia

    CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

    The Conference Proceedings Print ISSN: 2301-394X, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3958 will be indexed by Ulrichsweb, EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.

    Journal: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET) (Print ISSN: 2251-3701, E-periodical: 2251-371X). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JET on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF JET is hosted and published on Springer?s Open Access publishing platform - Global Science Journals (GSJ). In addition, it will be indexed by CAS, EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb, Cabell's Directories and will be submitted to Google Scholar, IndexCopernicus, ScienceDirect, amongst others.

    Call for Papers

    Book Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Future Construction: New Technologies in Architecture and Civil Engineering" to be published by GSTF and WSPC. This book will be co-edited by Assoc. Prof. Mark S. Anderson, of University of California, Berkeley and Assoc. Prof. Peter Anderson, of California College of the Arts

    Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

    ACE 2016 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

    Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.


    PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    PROGRAM CHAIR
    Dr. Richard Hyde
    Professor, Architectural Science
    Associate Dean Research
    Editor in Chief: Architectural Science Review Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning The University of Sydney, Australia

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
    Prof. Mark S. T. Anderson
    Professor of Architecture
    Department of Architecture
    College of Environmental Design
    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    CO-EDITOR
    Assoc. Prof. Peter Anderson
    Department of Architecture
    California College of the Arts

    MEMBERS
    Prof. Steve Garrity
    Hoffman Wood Professor of Architectural Engineering Institute for Resilient Infrastructure School of Civil Engineering University of Leeds, UK

    Dr. Arumugam Sathasivan
    Assoc. Prof. Department of Civil Engineering University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Dr. Amir Fam
    Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures Chair of Undergraduate Studies Department of Civil Engineering Queen's University, Canada

    Dr. Lu Aye
    Associate Professor, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department of Infrastructure Engineering Melbourne School of Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Dr. Mohamed Shahin
    Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Civil Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Curtin University, Australia

    Assoc. Prof. Bill Wong
    Deputy Head of Department, Director of Teaching Department of Civil Engineering Monash University, Australia

    For a complete list of Committee
    Please visit http://www.ace-conference.org/Committee.html

    GSTF PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

    For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universities, click here.
    Global Science And Technology Forum
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    If arriving for the reception and viewing only, please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.

    Presented by the Architecture & Design Society
  • Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye

    Chicago | Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2015
    In celebration of Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye, Adjaye talks about his work with exhibition curator Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design. Afterward, enjoy a reception and an early exhibition viewing.

    6:00             Conversation
                        Rubloff Auditorium
                        Please use the Columbus Drive entrance.

    7:00–9:00    Reception and Exhibition Viewing
                        Griffin Court and Galleries 182–184, 283–285

    The conversation, reception, and exhibition viewing are free and open to the public, but registration is required—register today! For more information, please contact Jennifer Breckner at (312) 443-3631 or jbreckner@artic.edu.

    If arriving for the reception and viewing only, please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.

    Presented by the Architecture & Design Society
  • Building Art: Paul Goldberger on Frank Gehry

    Chicago | Dates: 07 – 07 Nov, 2015
    credit: Michael Lionstar

    SAH has partnered with the Chicago Humanities Festival to present Building Art: Paul Goldberger on Frank Gehry.

    For many, Frank Gehry is considered one of the most important living architects. To Chicagoans, his undulating Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is at the very heart of our city. Paul Goldberger, the New Yorker’s architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters, finds that understanding Gehry’s work and personal story holds undeniable appeal. In Building Art, Goldberger looks to the man’s immigrant grandparents, two marriages, and even his longtime therapist, to provide a context for his audacious and impressive structures. Architecture critic Lee Bey joins him in conversation.

    A book signing will follow this program.

    PRESENTERS

    Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has also served as the architecture critic for The New Yorker. He began his career at The New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. He is the author of several books, including Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. He teaches at The New School and lectures widely around the country. He lives in New York City.

    Lee Bey is a writer, lecturer, and critic specializing in architecture, urbanism, and the role politics play in the creation of the built environment. He is on-air architecture contributor for Fox News Chicago and writes an architecture blog for public radio station WBEZ. For many years, Bey was architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. His weekly full-page column examined architecture, preservation, urban planning—and the accompanying political and civic pressures—in Chicago and the Midwest. Bey was deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and served, for a time, as director of governmental affairs for Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s Chicago office.

    Saturday, November 7 | 3:30-4:30 PM
    UIC Forum, Main Hall C
    725 W Roosevelt Rd | Chicago, IL | 60607
    CHF Members: $9
    Public: $12
    Students and Teachers: $5
    PURCHASE TICKETS
  • BOOK “40 YEARS AFTER THE MANIFEST OF AMSTERDAM”

    Olinda | Dates: 17 – 30 Aug, 2015
    Extended deadline: August 30, 2015. The Center for Advanced Studies in Integrated Conservation (CECI) and associated institutions are pleased to invite researchers, practitioners, and experts in cultural heritage conservation to submit short papers and essays for discussion, intended toward composing the book 40 YEARS AFTER THE MANIFEST OF AMSTERDAM. The focus of this book is to promote analyses and reflections on the Manifest/Declaration of Amsterdam and its repercussions on the preservation of built cultural heritage. The publication will include papers tackling this main theme under the following, though not limited to, sub-thematic areas: • Conflicts between authenticity, integrity, and significance • Integrated conservation – theory and practice • Education as a component of citizenship building • Public policy – trends of patrimonialization
  • Chicago's Global History

    Chicago | Dates: 16 – 16 Oct, 2015
    Leading Chicago architectural historians debate how global frameworks offer new perspectives on the city’s architectural and urban history, and, in turn, how the history of Chicago suggests new methods for scholarship on the built environment. This roundtable, organized by the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), brings together historians from major Chicago universities to reposition the city in a global context. Each participant will select and discuss one example of architecture, infrastructure, or urbanism. A discussion follows, led by Mark Jarzombek of MIT and Vikramāditya Prakāsh of the University of Washington.
  • City Abandoned: Selected Photographs by Vincent Feldman

    Philadelphia | Dates: 11 Sep – 31 Oct, 2015
    Based on his book City Abandoned, Philadelphia photographer and Pew Fellow Vincent D. Feldman, has selected 28 large-format black and white prints to illustrate the stories of local buildings erected in one age, then neglected in another. Also included in the exhibition will be several Feldman installations that address the on-going urban themes of monotony, migration, violence, and disaster. Friday, September 11, 5:00-7:00pm Exhibition Opening and Reception, with remarks by Vincent Feldman at 5:30. Free, RSVP to events@PhilaAthenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688. Saturday, September 19, 1:30pm Lecture by Vincent Feldman followed by book signing. Free for Athenaeum Members, RSVP to events@PhilaAthenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688. Non-Members, $10. Online payment. Saturday, October 3, 1:00pm Gallery Talk by Vincent Feldman. Free, RSVP to events@PhilaAthenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688
  • Preserving DC's Jazz-Age Architecture

    Washington | Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2015
    Join us for a special August presentation examining DC's architecture from the 1920s and 1930s, Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC.
  • Graham Foundation Funds Kevin Roche Documentary

    Dates: 11 – 12 Aug, 2015
    Today, The Graham Foundation announced its Grantees for 2015 and our documentary following the life and career of architect Kevin Roche, entitled "Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" is delighted to be included on that list.
  • Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Sep, 2015 – 03 Jan, 2016
    The Art Institute announces the installation of a thought provoking mid-career survey of work by critically acclaimed architect David Adjaye, opening September 19, 2015, and running until January 3, 2016, in the only North American venue for this globally focused exhibition.
  • Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award 2015

    Dates: 12 Aug – 15 Sep, 2015
    The Marion Dean Ross chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer the 2015 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award. The purpose of the EWP Research Award is to further awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Awards range from $500 and $2000 in any given year and are awarded to from one to several recipients per year. Applications for the award are due by September 15, 2015. Last year the award went to a team of individuals who are preparing Archipedia entries for the national Society of Architectural Historians. This project documents the 100 most significant buildings and sites in each state, and makes this information available at: http://sah-archipedia.org/. The award will help the team, which is based at Washington State University, provide small stipends that will help pay for expenses to photograph the entries. In 2013, the EWP award provided assistance with two research projects. One award was given to Professor Anne Marshall for her paper entitled, “Indigenous Architecture: Creating the Museum At Warm Springs,” and one was awarded to independent consultant Liz Carter for her research, “Mid-Nineteenth Century Dwelling of Oregon Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context.” Recipients of the EWP award are expected to make a presentation on their research at the following year’s Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross conference. This year the SAH MDR conference will be held in Ashland, Oregon, October 23-25, 2015. For an application form and more information, go to: http://www.sahmdr.org/awards.html
  • 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO

    Chicago | Dates: 06 – 09 Nov, 2015

    November 6-9, 2015
    Chicago, IL


    To learn more and register, visit www.aslameeting2015.com
    Advance Deadline: October 2

    Highlights

    • Attendees may choose from 134 education sessions and tours to earn up to 21 Professional Development Hours for LA CES. A significant number of programs will be approved by the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED AP certification maintenance, AIA, and APA/AICP.

    • We expect more than 6,000 professionals to attend, so networking and business development opportunities will abound.

    • Field sessions, including exclusive behind-the-scenes access, will provide attendees the opportunity to explore Chicago.  

    • More than 400 EXPO exhibits will feature the latest products and services for landscape architects and designers, and nearly half are new this year.

    • With a great new line-up of celebrity chefs and a new farm-to-table menu, the Edible Landscapes event is a one-of-a-kind, must-attend occasion!

    • Land8 and the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO present the Land8 Happy Hour. Students, emerging professionals, and all Annual Meeting attendees are invited to join in on this exciting night of music, food, drinks, and fun.


  • HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 12 Sep, 2015 – 02 May, 2016

    HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern (September 12, 2015–May 2, 2016), an experimental exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, looks back to mid-century Pittsburgh, and the arrival of modern architecture through large-scale urban redevelopment. The city’s ambitious planning program drew national planners and architects, as well as critics, into far-reaching conversations, influencing dozens of other cities in the process.

    In 1939, the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association hired Robert Moses to solve problems related to congestion around the city’s downtown “point”, where its three rivers converge. His proposal, the “Arterial Plan for Pittsburgh”, was comprehensive. The Pittsburgh Press published his recommendations under the headline “Highways to Suburban Areas.” The plan led to the Penn-Lincoln Parkway and the city-bisecting highway, Crosstown Boulevard, and to the construction of Point State Park.

    In 1962, Jane Jacobs, a grassroots planner and critic of Moses, spent a week consulting in the city at the invitation of the University of Pittsburgh. She was known for leading neighborhood campaigns that opposed large-scale destruction of New York’s original Greenwich Village neighborhood. Upon her arrival, she received a driving tour of renewal projects around town, including the Lower Hill, which had recently been razed to construct the Civic Arena. At the conclusion of the tour she made a statement to the press: “Pittsburgh is being rebuilt by city haters.”

    The exhibition, in the museum’s Heinz Architectural Center includes abundant archival materials from the period, an active architecture studio, and a salon-style discussion space, unearthing layers of history and a range of perspectives.

    Architects-in-residence, the Boston-based studio over,under, highlight successive histories of pioneering architectural achievements, disrupted neighborhoods, utopian aspirations of public officials and business leaders, and Pittsburgh’s role as a model for the modern American city. These intertwined narratives shape the exhibition’s presentation, as does the assignment for its in-gallery architecture studio: the imaginative reuse of Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

    As a result, HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern is iterative, uncovering stories about this idealistic yet turbulent period throughout its seven-month run. In the 1950s and ’60s, Pittsburgh was held up in national conversations as a key example of a progressive American city for its urban revitalization projects. Many never-realized proposals would have radically altered the city’s urban fabric while others were only partially completed, creating problems in subsequent years. Today, many criticize Pittsburgh’s postwar projects for their destruction of neighborhoods and displacement of communities.

    These stories, addressed through photographs, films, drawings, documents, and other ephemera, reveal idealism and architectural ingenuity alongside public discourse and protest.

    The neighborhoods and projects in focus include Gateway Center, the Lower Hill, Allegheny Center, East Liberty, and Oakland. Significant architects include Harrison & Abramovitz, Mitchell & Ritchey, Simonds & Simonds, and Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). In addition, HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern examines unrealized proposals such as those by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Point.

    During fall 2015, architecture students from Carnegie Mellon University will investigate the legacy and potential of the stalled urban revitalization project at Allegheny Center. Students will analyze the sociological, political, and economic motivations for urban renewal; the causes for its shortcomings and successes; and assess the cultural and ecological impact of the current situation. They will then design various scenarios for adaptive reuse of the site. This work will take place in the largest of the Center’s galleries, where proposals will remain on view through May 2. In the spring, this gallery will function as a salon, with comfortable furniture for visitors and a lively program of discussions involving residents, architects, theorists, and urban planners, seeking to understand Pittsburgh today in light of its complex history.

    Ultimately HACLab Pittsburgh hopes to engage and better inform Pittsburghers and visitors alike about this complex and multi-layered city.

    HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern is the first in a new series of HACLab initiatives overseen by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture at the Heinz Architectural Center. Each Lab will see a team of design radicals investigate issues of architectural and planning in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. This experimental format reflects our constantly changing understanding of architecture and urbanism. Museum visitors are encouraged to return again and again to track the evolution of the research and participate in an evolving body of knowledge.

    About over,under
    over,under is a Boston-based practice with expertise in architecture, urban design, graphic production and curation. The firm has designed projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. Previous exhibitions include Rethinking Boston City Hall (2007) and HEROIC (2009) at pinkcomma, Boston; IN FORM: Communicating Boston (2012), and Let’s Talk About Bikes (2012) at the Boston Society of Architects’ gallery BSA Space; and Design Biennial Boston (2008-). The over,under team for HAC Lab Pittsburgh includes Rami el Samahy, Chris Grimley, Kelly Hutzell, Michael Kubo, Ann Lui and Mark Pasnik. El Samahy is a faculty member at the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

    Support
    General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Carnegie Museum of Art
    Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org

  • PhotoPaysage/Landscape Representation

    Albuquerque | Dates: 15 – 17 Oct, 2015
    Three photographic exhibits, film screenings, social events and two days of talks by photographers, landscape architects, writers and historians. The conference will feature a three-year French research initiative on the interface of landscape, photography and theory, along with contributors to Drawn to Landscape: The Pioneering Work of J. B. Jackson, edited by Janet Mendelsohn and Chris Wilson, which debuts at the conference. Organized by the Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles (French National Landscape Architecture School), and the School of Architecture and Planning, and University Libraries at the University of New Mexico
  • Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, November 12-14, 2015, Rutgers University

    New Brunswick | Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2015
    This international conference will examine the phenomenon of shifting populations and their connections to urban heritage. Hosted by the Rutgers University’s Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), it will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations. The overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritage conservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century. Keynote speakers include Ishmael Beah, the award-winning author and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and Francesco Bandarin, Former Assistant Director-General for Culture for UNESCO. In addition to panel sessions, workshops, and walking tours, the conference also includes a musical performance by the world-renowned composer and pianist, Malek Jandali.
  • Mightier Than a Wrecking Ball: How Ada Louise Huxtable Saved Salem

    Salem | Dates: 25 – 25 Sep, 2015
    HISTORIC SALEM, INC. CELEBRATES ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE WITH SYMPOSIUM Event Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Pivotal NY Times Article That Saved Salem In 1965, an urban renewal plan was set to build a four-lane roadway in downtown Salem right next to the Peabody Essex Museum and Old Town Hall. As many as 103 buildings across 39 acres of Salem’s historic core were set to be razed in favor of roads and parking lots. Historic Salem, Inc. has organized a September 25 symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the act of journalism that stopped the wrecking ball. A potent New York Times article by renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable derailed plans to destroy much of downtown Salem. The symposium, called “Mightier than a Wrecking Ball,” will gather prominent architecture critics, historians and other experts to consider what almost happened in Salem and how the issues at play in 1965 remain critical today. “We are excited about this event and honored that so many nationally prominent experts will be joining us,” said Jennifer Firth, president of Historic Salem. “In addition to highlighting such a significant moment in history, their dialogue will inform our present-day discussions about preservation.” Christopher Hawthorne, The Los Angeles Times architecture critic, will give the keynote address. Historic New England President and CEO Carl Nold will moderate a scholarly panel featuring Eric Gibson, leisure and arts editor of The Wall Street Journal; Elizabeth Padjen, founder and former editor of Architecture Boston; and Donovan Rypkema, a development consultant and authority on the economics of preservation. The symposium was conceived by Historic Salem and is organized in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and Historic New England. The project has been funded in part by a grant from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and by many generous individual donors. Of the National Trust funding, Firth remarked, “We are extremely proud to have received this grant. The competition for these funds is intense, and this award underscores the significance of our event.” Emily Udy, preservation manager for Historic Salem, elaborated on the significance of 1965 to the preservation movement. “Huxtable’s article signaled a turning point in public opinion both in Salem and nationwide, and it was important in leading to the National Preservation Act of 1966.” she said. “But local advocacy also played an enormous role in saving Salem. Few people who live in and love Salem know about those urgent efforts. They too will be featured in the symposium.” “Mightier than a Wrecking Ball” will be held Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Morse Auditorium in the Peabody Essex Museum. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased on the PEM website at PEM.org/calendar or by calling 877-PEM-TIXX. Historic Salem plans two related events for Saturday, September 26: a morning walking tour of the area that faced demolition, and a 1965-themed party called Mid/Mod, which will capture the free-wheeling spirit of 1965 with an 18-piece band featuring Motown, doo-wop and jazz. The night will include themed drinks and food, a Polaroid photo booth, a raffle, creative attire, and a dance contest. Mid/Mod will be held at Ames Hall, 290 Essex Street in Salem, Saturday, September 26, 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. Tickets are $45 before September 1, $55 thereafter and at the door. Tickets are available at HistoricSalem.org.
  • Chicago River Bridge Tours on Wendella Boats

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 Aug, 2015
    Offered exclusively by Wendella Boats the Chicago River Bridges Tour with award winning author Patrick McBriarty, who is docent for this 2-hour architectural tour of Chicago’s fantastic bridges, past and present. With more drawbridges than any city in North America, see 20+ bridges and learn all about the history, architecture, engineering, human dramas, and stories of floods, fire, bridge jumps, or the homeless man living in the bridge. There is no better way to see why Chicago is the Drawbridge Capital of the World! Ticket are available online at for these once per month tours (June – October). These tours leave from the Trump Tower Docks at river level between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time for boarding. On the following dates remain for the 2015 Season: Thursday, Aug 20th - 5:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17th - 5:45-7:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4th - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • The New Tour: Innovations in Place-based Storytelling

    Providence | Dates: 24 – 25 Sep, 2015
    The New Tour: Innovations in Place-based Storytelling September 24-25, 2015 at Alumnae Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Living on the Edge: Managing Change Through Innovation

    Galveston | Dates: 22 – 23 Oct, 2015
    Join us for the second annual Living on the Edge conference and explore the innovations that will help us preserve healthy coastal communities.
  • SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape

    New York City | Dates: 24 Sep, 2015 – 31 Jan, 2016
    SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape, curated by designer Stephen Fan, is an award-winning, personally rooted, anthropological case study that explores the controversial conversion of suburban single-family homes into multi-family communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in Connecticut. Through photographs, interviews, mappings, infographics, and architectural representations/ installations, the exhibition seeks to humanize and interpret these informal suburban retrofits in light of local and global economic realities, the cultural backgrounds of these new immigrants, and evolving ideas of domesticity. Addressing the assumptions, norms, and public policies that determine how most Americans live, the exhibition reveals the negotiations made when immigrant cultural beliefs and pragmatism conflict with suburban American social, aesthetic, financial codes, and values. With a regional focus and global reach, it also provides insight into the long-term effects of 9/11 on the New York Chinatown service industry as a significant factor behind the influx of Chinese labor seeking employment at the region's casinos, and the formation of this satellite suburban Chinatown. With creative implications for the future of housing design and habitation, SUB URBANISMS offers a powerful inquiry into the ways in which culture shapes our lives and our homes. About Museum of Chinese in America: MOCA’s mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America, to inspire our diverse communities to contribute to America’s evolving cultural narrative and civil society, and to empower and bridge our communities across generations, ethnicities, and geography through our dynamic stories. For more information, please visit www.mocanyc.org
  • Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968

    New York City | Dates: 24 Sep, 2015 – 31 Jan, 2016
    Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923 - 1968 is the culmination of three years of research by architectural historian and curator, Kerri Culhane. The exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will examine Poy Gum Lee's hybrid modernist influence in New York Chinatown through a retrospective of his life's work in China and the U.S., and a study of his architectural integration of eastern ideas and western technology. Lee's compelling body of work reflects a cultural transition period in both China and New York Chinatown. The exhibition features more than 80 artifacts, including photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints for both realized and unrealized projects, and other materials that document and explore Lee's 50-year long career in the east and west. Though Lee is revered for his work in China, the exhibition is the first major study of his work undertaken in the U.S. Lee was the architectural consultant for the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association’s building on Mott Street (1959) and the On Leong Tong Merchant’s Association at Mott & Canal Street (1948-50) – the most prominent Chinese modern building in Chinatown. Among his highly visible commissions, Lee designed the Chinese-American WWII Monument in Kimlau Square (1962), a modernist take on a traditional Chinese pailou, or ceremonial gate; the Lee Family Association (ca. 1950); and the Pagoda Theatre (1963, demolished). About Museum of Chinese in America: MOCA’s mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America, to inspire our diverse communities to contribute to America’s evolving cultural narrative and civil society, and to empower and bridge our communities across generations, ethnicities, and geography through our dynamic stories. For more information, please visit www.mocanyc.org
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