Recent Opportunities

  • Edge Living: Micro Units, Live/Work Environments, and the Future of Urban Dwellings

    New York | Dates: 27 Apr, 2015

    MONDAY, APRIL 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — Register
    At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

    This is the fouth in a series of events related to the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, “Dialogues from the Edge of Practice.” The theme intends to explore how architects are boldly enlarging the purview of the practitioner to bring their particular critical problem solving skills and design acumen to endeavors previously considered outside the traditional scope of practice. There has never been a time when the role of the architect has been more relevant as an instrument to shape culture, society, and positive environmental outcomes. “Dialogues” will engage the practitioners amongst us who are breaking rules, trying new things, and taking new risks—expanding the impact of the architect—and disseminate their experiences to our professional community.

    In order to achieve Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing goals, architects and City agencies must work together to contain construction costs and time. Through the development of microunits and live/work communities, we can build more units on a single site and support the creative economy in all five boroughs. These approaches could also serve the growing senior population.

    Speakers will answer the questions: How should the mix of dwelling typologies in New York City evolve? What would these types of development require from a design perspective? A zoning/policy perspective?

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with advances in micro units, live/work spaces, and the future of urban dwellings.

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with new modes of profit.

    Curators:
    Peter Bafitis, AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Housing Committee; Principal, RKTB
    Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Co-Chair, AIANY Housing Committee; Principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning
    Moderator: Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY President
    AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
    Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for non-members
    Register

  • The Final Mile: How Great Cities Are Fed

    New York | Dates: 29 Apr, 2015

    Open House New York invites you to a very special event to kick off The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York, a new yearlong series of tours and talks exploring the architecture of New York City’s multi-layered food system.

    Join Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market, for a conversation about the future of New York City’s food system. Learn about how the movement of food has impacted the shape, look, and flow of the physical city: its buildings, its infrastructure, and its public spaces. Discover how the evolution of the food system has mirrored–even facilitated–historical population shifts, and consider how the current trends might reshape the city again over the coming decades, as New York City looks to add another 1.5 million residents by 2030. Karp and LaValva will discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that OHNY will explore over the coming year through The Final Mile.

    Karen Karp is a leading authority on food systems and New York City’s good food movement with over 25 years of experience in specialty food retail, agriculture, and restaurants. Robert LaValva is an architect and planner and the founder of the New Amsterdam Market.

    Wednesday April 29
    6:30-8:00 PM
    SVA THEATRE, 333 W 23rd Street

    Reservations
    Reservations are required for this lecture. Admission is free for OHNY members, OHNY volunteers, and students with valid ID. $10 for general public.

    For more information, visit http://www.ohny.org

    To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-final-mile-how-great-cities-are-fed-tickets-16491690089

  • Louis Vuitton SPARK Award with Iwan Baan

    Chicago | Dates: 23 Apr, 2015

    Louis Vuitton, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and IIT Architecture Chicago invite you to a special evening featuring the announcement of the 2015 Louis Vuitton SPARK Award winner and a special presentation by architectural photographer and SPARK award juror, Iwan Baan.

    April 23, 2015
    6:30 p.m. Iwan Baan Lecture
    7:15 p.m. SPARK Award Announcement
    7:30 p.m. Reception

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY!

    The Louis Vuitton Spark Award, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, honors an outstanding student from the College of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate Cloud Studio program reflecting the College’s focus on the City of Chicago and “Rethinking Metropolis.”

    The recipient of the annual Louis Vuitton SPARK Award will travel to Paris to meet with the Louis Vuitton architecture department responsible for the designs of Louis Vuitton boutiques around the world. The winning project will also be featured in an installation in the Louis Vuitton store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago later this fall.

    The jury is comprised of Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago; T. Lyle Barnes, Director of Stores, Midwest & Boston, Louis Vuitton Americas; Daniel Paltridge, Senior VP/Louis Vuitton North America; John Mulliken, VP/Store Planning & Development, Louis Vuitton Americas; Wiel Arets, Dean of IIT’s College of Architecture, and Iwan Baan, architectural photographer.

    Finalists for the Louis Vuitton SPARK award 2015 include:

    Branded Identity: Of the Chicago Bus System by Jennifer Pisano and Suzanne Stawiarski

    Gridland by Myles Pena, Jacob Harney

    Naive Intention: Procession by Ferdinand Kuznik

    Office Space: The Future of Work + Life by Su Jeong Lee, Eric Schwartzbach, Francisco Alvarez

    Setting The Stage: The Weft by Ricardo Fernandez

    W.E.T. Zone: Effluent Reuse for Industrial Growth by Sarah Hanson, Heidi Petersen, Andrew D’Arcy

  • Andrea Palladio: Why Was He the Most Influential Architect of All Time?

    Chicago | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Thursday, May 7
    6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Lecture
    $15 - ICAA & Driehaus Museum Members, $25 - Non-members   
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    To many people, Andrea Palladio has become synonymous with Renaissance Classical architecture.  The stone-carver from Padua is also considered to be one of the most inventive architects of all time.  This lecture will explore the architecture of Pallasio in the Venetian context in which it developed.  How did the city of Venice shape Palladio, and to what extent did he in turn shape the city?  We will examine five of Palladio’s greatest architectural inventions found in his designs for villas and palaces throughout the Veneto.

    Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.  His award-winning work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in California, the Shrine of Our Lady of Gaudalupe in Wisconsin, and Saint Joseph Cathedral in South Dakota, for which he won the 2013 Acanthus Awards’ Award of Arete. 

    Space is limited.  RSVP by April 30.

  • Vinyl, Plexiglas & Neon: Venturi, Scott Brown's Transformation of St. Francis de Sales - a revealing history & conversation

    Philadelphia | Dates: 07 May, 2015
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

    In 1969, the Church of St. Francis de Sales - a landmark church in the Byzantine Revival style (Henry Dagit; 1907-08) - reopened after alterations that addressed changes to the Catholic Mass. Comprising elements built of vinyl, Plexiglas, and neon, the design by Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown was radical, controversial, and removed within a year by the parish. Now, after over 45 years, join us for a revealing conversation and tour about the project's conception, execution, and the firestorm that ensued. 

    Landscape architect, Sue Weiler, will provide an introductory tour of the architecture of St. Francis de Sales, including its magnificent Gustavino dome; William Whitaker, curator of the Venturi Scott Brown Collection at Penn's Architectural Archives, will talk about the VSB design and the architecture of the period; and Father John McNamee, parish priest at the time of the change, will recall his role as pastor and client during a time of social change. 

  • Build It! Architecture for Kids

    Cincinnati | Dates: 19 May – 22 Aug, 2015
    Build It! Architecture for Kids will be on view at The Betts House May 19 – August 22, 2015. The exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture in Chicago, provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore architecture and construction.
     
    The exhibit consists of nine modules presenting architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit promotes visual literacy with activities on shapes, color, and symmetries.
     
    Children will be able to design a tree house, decorate a skyscraper, create a floor plan, and more. Brightly colored, child-sized modules explore math concepts by using tessellations, ornament design, symmetry, scale, proportion, and composition. Children will explore familiar geometric shapes to better understand the properties of materials and structures. Through the manipulation of materials, children will be empowered to build, draw and create. In addition to the hands-on activities, interpretative panels explain the work of an architect and basic architectural concepts.

    In addition to the exhibit, The Betts House will also have periodic special Saturday activities, Family Fun Saturdays which will be announced on our calendar.  These activities for children and families include hands-on programs on roofing and other trades as well as story times and craft activities.
  • CPDI Africa 2015 Architecture Awards!

    Atlanta | Dates: 18 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Community Planning & Design Initiative, Africa is accepting entries of modern interpretations of traditional African residential design, as well as research papers and artists impressions on the art of African architecture. Join us! Registration & Awards schedule listed on www.cpdiafrica.org
  • The Church Monuments Essay Prize 2015

    Dates: 15 Apr – 31 Dec, 2015
    The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments. The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain or abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustrations, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monuments (which is a green open-access journal). The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2015. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editors for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.
  • Save the Date: Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2015 Built Environment Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 10 Oct, 2015

    Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them?

    In Chicago a strong tradition of building well developed from outside influences as well as home-grown innovation. Here appeared the first modern tall office buildings, in the Loop, as well as the first American ensemble of European Beaux-Arts classical architecture, at the World's Columbian Exposition. The Chicago tradition of building well is therefore a complex one, with multiple, sometimes-separate strands. This symposium will consider a few of these separate strands—individual Chicago traditions—before inviting some prominent thinkers and designers to comment on how past achievements should bear on today’s Chicago architecture.

    Along the way we will consider the relative merits of tradition and innovation as points of departure for design, weigh the need for distinctive landmarks against that for ordinary urban fabric, and consider claims for personal architectural expression against a desire to represent the community as a whole.

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

    Keynote Address 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    The Friday evening keynote address will discuss the context and development of Chicago architectural traditions and venture some conclusions about how contemporary architecture fits, or fails to fit into those traditions.

    Robert Bruegmann, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

    8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Speakers will stake out various critical positions in Chicago’s architectural traditions through “polemics,” other speakers will draw on specific examples from their own work as guidelines for new design.

    • ROSTER OF SPEAKERS
    • Robert Adam, Director, Adam Architecture
    • Tom Beeby, Chairman Emeritus, HBRA Architects
    • Stuart Cohen, Partner, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects
    • Mark Sexton, Principal, Krueck + Sexton Architects
    • Steven W. Semes, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
    • Robert Somol, Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago
    • John Vinci, Principal, Vinci-Hamp Architects
    PANEL CONVERSATION

    A concluding discussion will explore the implications of problems and proposed solutions. Moderated by Kim Coventry, Executive Director, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.


  • Josep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream film screening

    Chicago | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    MAS Context, in collaboration with the Graham Foundation, is pleased to present the screening of the filmJosep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream.

    The documentary, written and directed by Pablo Bujosa Rodríguez, tells the story of Josep Lluís Sert, a talented architect, city planner, and contemporary of Miró, Calder, and Picasso, and his indelible impact on the course of American architecture. Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969, Sert fled Spain during the Civil War and immigrated to the United States where he lived for almost forty years. Sert had a connection to Chicago as he was part of the Graham Foundation Advisory Board when the institution was founded in 1956.

    The film features never before seen archival footage as well as interviews with contemporaries of Sert including Rafael Moneo (architect and former Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design), Robert Campbell (architect, journalist, 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner, and former colleague of Sert), Robert Gardner (filmmaker, former Director of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, and personal friend of Sert), and Gerald & Nina Holton (personal friends of Sert and current owners of the Sert home in Cambridge). For more information about the film, please visit www.jlsertfilm.com.

    The event is free but donations to support our public program are welcome. For more information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: www.mascontext.com/support

  • Design Intelligence Conference

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015

    The Design Intelligence conference at the New School will feature a panel discussion, skill-based workshops, and networking opportunities for both New School students and the greater design community. This year’s conference will be driven by the question: What Can Design Intelligence Do? Through the immersive day-long experience we will explore these questions from various perspectives and sectors and through the course of the day have the opportunity to talk about design in the context of new economics, new models, and new work.

    10 - 11:00: Registration, Greetings and Light Breakfast

    11:30 - 12:30: Panel Discussion

    Design Intelligence: What can it do? Exploring the power of design thinking approaches across multiple sectors.
    Overview: The session will focus on a discussion about design thinking and industry specific applications. There will be multiple panelists, each from a different sector and one to two student voices to have a conversation about how design thinking touches their work and the power of using this design intelligence when tackling complex issues across industries.

    Panthea Lee: Founder + Principal, Reboot
    Chelsea Mauldin: Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
    Dr. Edward Rogoff: Lawrence N. Field Professor of Entrepreneurship and Department Chair; Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneruship and Small Business, CUNY-Baruch
    Randy Plemel, Design Lead, IDEO

    12:30 - 1:15: Lunch

    1:30 - 3:00: Workshop Sessions

    Workshop 1: Cultural Design

    Facilitated by Andrew Hutton, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 2: Design Intelligence for New Venture Design

    Facilitated by Victor Angel, Co-founder N8 Innovation Studio, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 3: Role of Design Thinking in Technology

    How do we converge the creativity of design with its functional role in enhancing business strategy? Technology enacts as the medium in which the role of design thinking impacts the process, providing business solutions that will innovate our global economy. Through the workshop, we will explore how to position client’s business challenges and how creative technology is used to unravel its complexities and build financially sustainable solutions.

    Facilitated by Esther Ahn, SDM ‘14

    Workshop 4: Beyond the Brainstorm

    The brainstorm is a heavily leaned upon “creative method” for soliciting ideas from groups. Often, however, once the brainstorm is finished the group does not have the tools, tactics, and methodologies to move beyond ideas. Using design thinking methodologies, we will practice ways to prioritize information, combine and build ideas, and have teams adopt a shared vision so that they can move toward action.

    Facilitated by Karen Jackson, SDM ‘15

    3:00 - 3:30: Refreshments and Workshop recapitulations and displays

    3:30 - 4:00 Keynote Speaker

    Shawn Nelson Founder LoveSac, SDM ‘15

    4:00 - 4:30 Closing Statement by Program Director

    4:30 - 5:30 Champagne Toast & Networking

  • Dwell Brooklyn Home Tours

    Brooklyn | Dates: 09 May, 2015

    On May 7, 2015 from 7 PM - 9 PM, Dwell hosts Meet the Architects night.  Always a standing-room-only event, located at FREEHOLD, 45 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, Meet the Architects is a chance to hear from the brilliant minds behind the innovative homes featured on the Brooklyn Home Tours. The designers and architects present and discuss methods of design, renovation, and preservation taking place on the storied streets of Brooklyn.

    On May 9, 2015 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Dwell will showcase five of the best homes in Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Home Tours. Each modern residence will highlight the work of some of New York’s brightest architects and designers changing the landscape of Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods. Ticket includes entry to Meet the Architects Night on Thursday, May 7, from 7 PM - 9 PM.

    Event Page:  http://www.dwellondesign.com/home-tours/brooklyn-home-tour-2015

    Eventbrite Page for Ticket Purchase:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwell-brooklyn-home-tours-meet-the-architects-night-tickets-16242383406

  • Film Screening: Detropia

    Boston | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Detropia is a documentary about the tough reality of this post-industrial city.

    This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 1 at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the last film in Keeping it Reel, a six-part BSA Space Film Series covering various design topics. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the BSA Space Film Series support the BSA Foundation

    Synopsis
    Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century—the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now...the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive post-industrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.

  • TypeCast: Twelve quick talks on type

    Boston | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015

    Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic explorations and passions of some of Boston’s top designers, illustrators, and artists while enjoying libations and snacks. And don’t miss the opportunity to explore the current exhibition at BSA Space, StereoType: New directions in typography. This event is free and open to the public.

    PechaKucha is an informal presentation format where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts using only 20 images that are shown for 20 seconds each. Join the fun and get inspired!

    This event is sponsored by the BSA Foundation with support from AIGA Boston.

    Presenters include:

  • Michael Graves Memorial Service

    Princeton | Dates: 12 Apr, 2015

    Following the incredibly sad news that Michael Graves has passed away, Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) announces his memorial service will be held at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University on April 12, 2015 at 1 pm.

    For more information and to RSVP, please visit michaelgraves.com/memorial/

  • Lecture: Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character and Significance

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 16 Jun, 2015

    Louise Sturgess
    Executive Director, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    This presentation of 72 images, so rich in detail, was created in 2008 for the Frick Art & Historical Center’s exhibition, “A Panorama of Pittsburgh: Nineteenth-Century Printed Views.” Following an overview of Pittsburgh’s physical development, the presentation concentrates on a series of 19th-century lithographs, watercolors, prints, and even a letter that were made to describe, publicize, and promote the city. It concludes with a fast-paced tour of 21st-century Pittsburgh, showing how the 19th-century lives on in notable landmarks. Memorable quotations from David McCullough (author/historian), Walter C. Kidney (author), David Lewis (urban planner), and Clyde Hare (photographer), among others, help define Pittsburgh’s unique character and significance.

    About the presenter: Louise Sturgess is the Executive Director of PHLF. Louise works with fellow staff members, docents, and many trustees to raise funds for, create, and implement various educational programs––school tours, architectural design challenges, lectures, membership tours, and publications featuring regional history and architecture. Louise is a fifth generation Pittsburgher, a graduate of Bucknell University (English and Economics), and an employee of PHLF since 1981.

    This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
    Non-members: $5

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527

  • Lecture: Recycling Space: New Architecture for Old Places

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 07 May, 2014

    Eric Fisher
    Principal, Fisher ARCHitecture
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

    Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
    744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

    Architects do not create the world as we design; we respond to it. However, despite the fact that our designs become richer as they begin to express the conditions of their surroundings, more often than not new Pittsburgh buildings do not reflect the character of the city we love. In this lecture, we focus on demonstrations of how new and old may come together as friendly neighbors without pretending to be exactly alike.

    About the presenter: Eric Fisher AIA, LEED AP, is the Principal at Fisher ARCHitecture, a Pittsburgh firm he founded in 2006. A fourth generation Pittsburgher, Eric has more than 25 years of experience as an architect, working in Europe and the United States, including a four-year stint apprenticing with Richard Meier, the “King of Rigor” detailing the Los Angeles Getty Museum. Locally, he was project architect for Perfido Weiskopf Architects of the Whole Foods Market building in East Liberty, among many other significant large and small-scale projects. He holds Engineering, Visual Arts, and Architecture degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard University.

    This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
    Non-members: $5

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527

  • Preservation Pub® in Oakland

    Oakland | Dates: 21 May, 2015
    Join Restore Oregon for a  Preservation Pub in Oakland! This event is one of a series of programs intended to connect Oregonians to the stories behind the still-to-be discovered gems of Oregon history. Topics include the local campaign to save the 1865 Mildred Kanipe house, restoration and reuse of Pioneer-era properties, and answers to your historic preservation questions. No RSVP or historic preservation background is required to have a good time!
  • Current Work: Shigeru Ban

    New York | Dates: 17 Jun, 2015

    Current Work
    Shigeru Ban
    Shigeru Ban Architects
    “Works and Humanitarian Activities”

    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. Shigeru Ban of Shigeru Ban Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    With a portfolio that spans diverse scales, from refugee housing and other temporary structures, to houses, commercial structures, and cultural facilities, Shigeru Ban’s work is united by structural innovation, creative use of unconventional building materials, and environmental sensitivity. The 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, Ban was lauded by the jury for “his respect for the people who inhabit his buildings, whether victims of natural disaster or private clients or the public…always revealed through his thoughtful approach, functional plans, carefully selected appropriate materials, and the richness of the spaces he creates.”

    Shigeru Ban founded Tokyo-based Shigeru Ban Architects in 1982. The firm has since expanded to New York and Paris. He became a consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1995 and founded the NGO Voluntary Architects’ Network in the same year to support disaster relief. Notable projects include: Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hannover; Nomadic Museum, New York; Seikei University Library and Nicolas G Hayek Center, both in Tokyo; Paper Temporary School/Hualin Elementary School, Chengdu; Centre Pompidou-Metz; Container Temporary Housing, Onagawa, Japan; Paper Partition System 4 for Evacuation Facilities, East Japan; Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand; Aspen Art Museum; and Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan.

    Ban was a professor at Keio University from 2001 to 2008. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Architects; le grade commandeur of l’Ordre des Arts at des Letters in France; and recipient of the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

    Shigeru Ban has also been recognized internationally for his architectural design and relief efforts. He is a recipient of this year’s World Economic Forum Crystal Award; the Asahi Prize in 2014; and the Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005.

  • Fifth Annual Mother-Daughter Tea at the Glessner House

    Chicago | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    Saturday May 2, 2015 at 11:30am
    $35 per person / $30 for museum members
    Glessner House dining room
    Prepaid reservations required to 312-326-1480

    We are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to dine in our historic dining room.  Surrounded by beautiful oak paneling, a gilt ceiling, and a fireplace clad in exotic Persian tiles, attendees will be treated to a traditional high tea with fine china, silver, and an assortment of delicious treats.  Curator William Tyre will share beautiful examples of jewelry worn by Frances Glessner and her daughter, not normally on public display.  Invite your mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, or good friend for what promises to be a most memorable experience.  Tickets sell quickly, don't delay!

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