Recent Opportunities

  • Sustainability Roundtable: Sustainable South Bronx

    New York | Dates: 15 May, 2015

    Join nycoba NOMA on May 15th for our first sustainability roundtable of the year, in partnership with Sustainable South Bronx.

    Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx, and throughout New York City, through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.

    http://www.nycoba.org/
    http://www.ssbx.org/

  • Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000)

    Dates: 04 May – 09 Oct, 2015
    Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism. Graduate Research Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded towards research for a Master's thesis or dissertation relating to craft in the United States. Exhibition Research and Project Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded towards research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. Application Deadline: October 9, 2015 Travel Grants up to $500 will be awarded bi-annually to individuals invited to present craft-focused papers at any scholarly conference. Applications for Travel Grants are accepted year-round and will be reviewed April 30 and October 30. To learn more and apply, visit: www.craftcreativitydesign.org/2015-craft-research-fund-grants The Craft Research Fund is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
  • 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

  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

    Providence | Dates: 01 May – 02 Sep, 2015
    The RISD Museum presents Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association. Co-organized with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, this is the first public museum exhibition of drawings from the private collection of one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education. Drawing Ambience highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by the late Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London. Boyarsky argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture—an open, wide ranging practice that comprises drawing and publication as much as it engages design and construction. During his time leading the school, he orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right. Drawing Ambience explores Boyarsky’s role as a collector of drawings and also, metaphorically speaking, of the ideas and people that have come to define a key moment in architectural history. Encompassing site plans, design proposals, unbuilt works, and theoretical investigations, Boyarsky’s collection reflects the collapse of a singular canon of modern architecture and the blossoming of new and varied approaches that are often grouped under the diverse and varied phrase “postmodern architecture.” Highlights range from Eduardo Paolozzi’s appropriations of pop culture to the technological utopianism of Archigram’s David Greene and Michael Webb to the gestural mark making of Libeskind and Peter Wilson. The AA of the 1970s and ’80s is often considered one of the last great centers of hand drawing to flourish before the rise of computer-aided modeling and draftsmanship. Boyarsky’s collection of architectural drawings, culled from the work of students and practitioners who passed through the school, constitutes a visual record of an important transitional moment. At the same time, its emphasis on the tactile and exploratory foreshadows the renewed interest—in our own digital age—in links between the hand and the imagination. A richly illustrated 160-page catalogue, also titled Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, accompanies the exhibition and is available at RISD WORKS, the Museum shop. Support for Drawing Ambience is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).
  • 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.

  • Private Tour: St. Patrick's Church

    Chicago | Dates: 15 Jul, 2015

    Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 6:00pm
    $25 per person
    Pre-paid reservations required to 312-326-1480

    This private tour will explore Chicago's oldest public building, designed in the 1850s by architects Carter & Bauer.  The simple facade of Milwaukee common brick sports two distinctive spires symbolizing the Church in the East and West.  Inside, the renovation of the 1990s by Booth Hansen Associates revealed the glorious Celtic art created by stained glass artisan Thomas O'Shaughnessy and others.  After the tour, we will walk one block east to tour the exterior of the Glessner Center, built in the 1880s for John Glessner's company - Warder, Bushnell and Glessner.

    All proceeds from the tour will support the House & Collections Committee Fund for ongoing restoration work at the museum. 

  • 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)

  • Castle Green Mother’s Day Tour 2015

    Pasadena | Dates: 10 May, 2015
    The historic Castle Green invites you to experience it on a more intimate level than usual. Situated between Raymond Avenue and Fair Oaks Blvd., at the gateway to Old Pasadena since 1898. Designed by Frederick Roehrig in an alluring mixture of Moorish, Turkish and Victorian style. The building is one of the most important and unique icons in all of Southern California. Certainly, the most exotic place in Pasadena.

    The salons, library (Bridge of Sighs), sunroom, ballroom, halls and original elevator provide a completely unique experience for visitors. Once a luxurious escape from the cold winters of the East and Midwest, some tour-goers claim to have heard haunting laughter and old music coming from unknown sources.

    The building is one of the most rare of all National Historic Places because of its model of self-sustainability. While many beautiful old buildings throughout the United States fall victim to the inability to raise funds to support their restoration, the Castle Green has been able to keep itself looking beautiful through a residential strategy.

    The residents of the Castle Green rent or independently own their apartments. The fees they pay (HOA) in combination with the revenues raised from events and tours provide for the cost of its restoration. It is not easy to live at a place that must ask its residents to sacrifice privacy at times to enable fundraising events, but the public is grateful and that, for many, is worth the effort.

    This tour will be a self-guided one. It will include the ground floor, parts of the basement, the stunning rooftop view, the penthouse and some very well appointed private apartments, allowed at their owner’s discretion.

    Light refreshments will be available on the lovely veranda. Please enjoy yourself and know that your support of this building is a very worthy cause. Preservation of the Castle Green is appreciated in the present and sets an example for generations to come.

    Cost: Advance tickets $30, Day of the event $35
  • Museums of the Arroyo Day

    Pasadena/Los Angeles | Dates: 17 May, 2015

    Join us for the 26th anniversary of Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015, where six museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 p.m.

    Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 17, 2015. Learn Victorian dances, make adobe bricks, check out a Civil War encampment, climb into a retired LAPD helicopter, attend a Rancho fashion show and discover what continues to make the Arroyo Seco a bustling, vibrant arts-driven community that crosses neighborhoods and social boundaries.

    Free shuttles connect all museums so visitors can park their car once to experience the arts, culture and history of the Arroyo.

    MOTA Day museums will collectively participate in the “From Out of the Vault” exhibit which will showcase an item that has rarely been on display or ever seen by the public.

    With so much to do and see – and only a few hours to do it – visitors are encouraged to best plan their visits. MOTA Day takes place from noon to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4 p.m.  Other special events this year include:

    • The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus: Visitors can see more than 100 pieces of rare ceramics in the Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery exhibition and learn about gardening and healthy living in the Community Garden overlooking the Arroyo Seco. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., visitors can explore the life of rancheros in nineteenth-century California through special MOTA Day activities led by students from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School. Create a diseño (hand-drawn map) of your own rancho, decorate cascarón (confetti eggs), learn to make adobe bricks, and collect rancho character trading cards. At 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., learn about ranchero fashion at the students’ Rancho Fiesta Fashion Shows.
    • The Gamble House. Visitors can tour the 1908 Arts and Crafts gem that is on the National Registry of Historic Places; children can do crafts in the backyard.
    • Heritage Square Museum. Guests can watch traditional woodcarving demonstrations,  Professionals will be on hand to teach dances of the period to visitors. Children can play with Victorian toys, do crafts, and learn about plants and flowers in the Ford House Kitchen garden. Guests can watch traditional woodcarving and blacksmithing demonstrations. Sew Cranky will be on hand to show how to sew on hand cranked machines. “Pump & Splash” will be onsite for water fun.
    • The Los Angeles Police Museum.  Visitors can tour the facilities which feature private collections and historical memorabilia that date back to the late 1800s, including a vehicle shelter and the freshly restored 1955 paddy wagon. Kids can climb into a retired police helicopter. Visitors can experience a real jail cell and snap their own free police booking photos. Tour three other permanent exhibits about the Onion Field murder, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and the 1997 North Hollywood Shootout.
    • The Lummis Home and Garden. Self-guided tours of the home and garden will be available. Using a newly developed computer application, historian Dennis Harbach will be available to research from his database about the visiting and local dignitaries who were guests at the Lummis Home from 1897 to 1928. MOTA guests can see if any of their relatives were part of the early Lummis’ parties and gatherings. In addition, self-guided tours of the home and garden will also be available on MOTA Day.
    • The Pasadena Museum of History. Visitors can also view the current exhibition When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena in addition to checking out an actual reenactment of a Civil War encampment on site. Art2Go invites young crafters to help them create a gigantic quilt among other craft projects. Additionally, guests can take a mini-tour of the recently remodeled Fenyes Mansion as well as the Finnish Folk Museum which is housed in a replica of a 19th Century Finnish farmhouse.

    For more information visit www.museumsofthearroyo.com and “like” MOTA (museumsofthearroyo) on Facebook.

    Suggested Calendar Listing: Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day, noon – 5pm, May 17, 2015. Six museums in Pasadena and Los Angeles open their doors to the public for a free admission along with cultural events, kids activities and family fun. Free shuttles connect all museums: The Gamble House, Heritage Square, Los Angeles Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History and the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus. www.museumsofthearroyo.com.

  • 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.

  • IIT Architecture Chicago: Open House + Spring Awards

    Chicago | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    IIT ARCHITECTURE
    CHICAGO

    OPEN HOUSE 
    FEATURING: 
    SPRING AWARDS
    STUDENT EXHIBITION

    Join us on Friday, May 8, 2015, 5 p.m. at S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Chicago, for our annual Open House event.

    The evening begins at 5 p.m. with the Spring Award winners announcements, followed by IIT Architecture Open House exhibitions.

    Student work from each program and academic year is showcased at the IIT Architecture Open House. In addition to work from undergraduate and graduate studios, visitors may view work from the innovative Cloud Studio, which brings together students from the various programs – B.Arch., M.Arch., MS.Arch., M.L.A., Ph.D. – to work with one another on projects related to the City of Chicago metropolitan area.

    The Open House exhibition will remain on display at S. R. Crown Hall until May 13, 2015.

    http://arch.iit.edu/life/open-house-2015

  • CONSTRUCT 2015

    St. Louis | Dates: 30 Sep – 03 Oct, 2015
    CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.  This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event.  
     
    CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.
     
    Find hundreds of exhibitors with the newest trends and practices on the show floor and, with non-conflicting hours, attend your choice of over 50 accredited courses. The education program sessions, taught by experts, offer AIA LUs and HSWs and GBCI CE. Unparalleled networking opportunities include the Welcome Reception, the CSI Night Out event and other social events.
     
    Plan now to attend this power-packed event that has been designed for you, the architect, specifier, engineer and the commercial building team.
  • 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

  • Glass as Art in Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 04 May, 2015
    You are cordially invited to attend cocktails by LASVIT, organized in collaboration with AIA and IIDA Chicago chapters. Join us for an interesting lecture on glass hand-blowing techniques,history of the craft, new trends and usage of glass in architecture at The Langham Hotel.

    All attendees will be able to understand and learn about following:

    1)      History of Bohemian Glass

    2)      Ingreediences necessary for glass making, types of glass, molds making, natural resources.

    3)      Glass making techniques: various techniques of visual effects applied on glass (floating, fusing, pressing, casting, graving, painting, staining)

    4)      Bohemian crystal/difference of Bohemian glass and examples

    5)      New trends in usage of glass as art sculpture – dynamic and kinetic installations

    Please make your reservation with Katerina Hickey, Lasvit Sales Manager and Project Consultant, at katerina.hickey@lasvit.com or 872/225-6765.

    Click here to learn more about IIDA Illinois.

  • AIA Chicago presents: Small Projects Awards “Party”

    Chicago | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    AIA Chicago hosts the 5th annual Small Projects Awards Party, honoring the best small-scale architectural projects across Chicagoland. This lively event aims to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence.

    Are you an architect, landscape architect, interior designer or engineer wanting to connect with other top designers and architects? A homeowner looking to remodel? A business owner hoping to expand?

    AIA Chicago hosts the biggest little party of the year on May 1, bringing together anyone wanting to see the best darn residential, commercial and institutional projects of the past year. Make new connections in the design community and enjoy a casual yet energizing evening at Architectural Artifacts.

  • IIDA NY: Design Exchange Manhattan Round Table

    New York | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Celebrating NYCxDesign week, IIDA NY is planning an exciting roundtable event that will connect unexpected people, places, objects and ideas in a lively communal experience. The Design Exchange Round Table (DEX) will challenge attendees to step outside their respective boxes by connecting and combining non-obvious ideas and objects that explore the various creative approaches of design. The roundtable will host 100 established designers of various disciplines, providing lively conversation for a few hours. Complimentary food and drink will be served.

    Event Sponsors
    AFD Inc 
    Beachley
    Keilhauer
    Kimball Office
    Modern Office Systems
    Shaw Contract Group

    http://iidany.ticketleap.com/0507dexnyc/

  • Lecture Featuring Daniel Libeskind, The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero

    New York | Dates: 06 May, 2015
    May & Samuel Rudin Lecture featuring Daniel Libeskind,
    The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero
    Wednesday, May 6 
    Doors open at 7:00PM, Lecture begins at 8:00PM 
     
    Registration
    This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

    Click here to register.

    Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA
    An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed
    by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lódz, Poland to Holocaust survivors in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager. 
     
    Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind's practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers. 
     
    As Principal Design Architect for Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL), Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
     
    May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series
    The May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series at The Jewish Center was established by Mr. Jack Rudin in memory of his beloved parents, longtime members and leaders of The Jewish Center. It was designed to provide the New York City community with the opportunity to hear from renowned religious leaders, prominent public figures and outstanding scholars on issues of critical importance to contemporary society and religion. Our most recent speakers have included: Mosab Hassan Yousef, The Green Prince; Erica Brown and David Brooks; Senator Cory Booker; Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Laureate; Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; Ambassador Yehuda Avner; Mayim Bialik, Award-winning Actress; The Honorable John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General; General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University; John Sexton, President of New York University; Richard Joel, President of Yeshiva University; Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of Knesset; Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York; Rabbi Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University; Senator Joseph Lieberman and Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
  • Call for book proposals

    Dates: 01 May, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2017
    We are actively looking for new book proposals for our Routledge Research in Architecture series. The series provides academic readers with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture and covers research from areas as diverse as architectural history, theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research. A list of current and forthcoming titles is available here http://www.routledge.com/books/series/RRARCH/ For more information or to discuss a potential project, please contact louise.fox@tandf.co.uk.
  • Current Work: David Chipperfield

    New York | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    Current Work
    David Chipperfield
    David Chipperfield Architects
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.

    David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.

    Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.

    Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.

    Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.

    Time & Place
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
    The Great Hall 
    The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street
    New York

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