Recent Opportunities

  • "Synagogue and Museum" - 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture

    Braunschweig | Dates: 21 – 23 Nov, 2016
    Organized by the Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture (Technische Universität Braunschweig/ Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Hochschule für jüdische Studien Heidelberg, in cooperation with the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Braunschweig, and the Israel Jacobson Netzwerk für jüdische Kultur und Geschichte e.V.


    Monday, November 21st
    13:00 – 14:30    
    Prof. Dr. Alexander von Kienlin, Braunschweig

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hesselbach, President of the TU Braunschweig Prof. Dr. Johannes Heil, Rektor of the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (requested) Dr. Heike Pöppelmann, Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum Prof. Dr. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem Prof. Dr. Jochen Litterst, Braunschweig

    Prof. Dr. Annette Weber, Heidelberg

    PD Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knufinke, Braunschweig

    14:30 – 15:00    

    15:00 – 16:30    
    Panel 1        
    Displaying synagogues – a History of Transfers and Transformations Introduction and chair: Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York

    Dr. Sabine Offe, Bremen
    Synagogues as Traces

    Dr. Ilia Rodov, Bar Ilan
    Synagogue as Museum: Ritual and Exposition

    Naomi Simhony, Jerusalem
    Synagogue Exhibitions in National Museums in the State of Israel

    16:45- 18:15     
    Panel 2        
    Synagogues as Sources for Research and Education Introduction and Chair: Jutta Dick, Halberstadt

    Dipl.-Ing. Mirko Przystawik, Braunschweig The Hornburg Synagogue and its Furnishing

    Prof. Dr. Renato Athias, Pernambuco/Brazil Memory and Architectural Preservation of the First Synagogue in the Americas

    Dr. Marc Grellert, Darmstadt
    Synagogues Destroyed in Germany. 20 Years of Virtual Reconstructions in Museums

    Tuesday, November 22nd

    9:00 – 10:30    
    Panel 3    
    Collecting Contexts – Objects From Synagogues in Jewish and Non-Jewish Collections Introduction and chair: Dr. Chana C. Schütz, Berlin

    Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Wien
    The Judaica-Collection at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum and its

    Dr. Sergey Kravtsov, Jerusalem
    The Jewish Museum in Lviv: genius loci and Realpolitik

    Dr. Miranda Crowdus, Hannover
    Synagogue Music-Objects as Metonyms: Ethics and Dissonances in the Material Representation/Display of Jewish Practice

    10:30 – 11:00    

    11:00 – 12:30    
    Panel 4        
    Objects and Sites of Jewish Material Culture Introduction and chair: Prof. Dr. Alexander von Kienlin, Braunschweig

    Dr. Svetlana Tarkhanova, Moscow
    The Chorazin Synagogue (4th-6th cent.) at the Archaeological Site and in the Museum Space

    Prof. Dr. Askold Ivantchik, Bordeaux
    Archeological and Epigraphical Traces of an Early Diaspora Community in Tanais, Russia

    Hans-Christof Haas, Bamberg
    The Sukkah of Mendel Rosenbaum in Zell /Lower Franconia. Tradition – Research – Presentation

    12:30 – 13:30    

    13:30 – 14:15    

    14:15 – 15:45    
    Panel 5        
    Synagoguges as Museums – New Concepts of Display and Education Introduction and chair: Dr. Samuel Gruber, Syracuse NY

    Dr. Ron Epstein, Zurich
    Re-Used Synagogues in Switzerland

    Dr. Martha Keil, St. Pölten/Wien
    „Who is in need of a Judentempel?” The former Synagogue of St. Pölten (Lower Austria) and its cultural location

    Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York The Example of the Wooden Synagogue in the Polin-Museum, Warsaw

    16:30 – 17:30    
    Visit of the Jüdisches Museum des Braunschweigischen Landesmuseums
    18:00 – 19:00    
    Reception by the Lord Mayor of the City of Braunschweig, Altstadtrathaus

    Public Lecture
    Prof. Dr. Ismar Schorsch, New York
    Leopold Zunz und die Wissenschaft des Judentums

    Wednesday, November 23rd

    9:00 – 10:30 
    Panel 6        
    Reconstruction, Re-contextualization – Synagogue-Museums and    their 
    Introduction and chair: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Klein, Budapest

    Dr. Anselm Hartinger, Erfurt
    The Museum Old Synagogue

    Gabi Rudolf M.A., Würzburg
    Synagogue Arnstein – Visual Fragment of an Invisible History

    Prof. Dr. Givi Gambashidze, Tbilisi
    Museum as a Space of Peace

    10:30 – 11:00     

    11:00 – 12:30    
    Panel 7        
    The Future of Synagogues in/ as Museums
    Introduction and chair: Dr. Vladimir Levin, Jerusalem

    Dr. Eszter Gantner, Marburg
    Synagogue as Space of Conflicts: The Formal Synagogue of Esztergom, Hungary

    Dr. Heike Pöppelmann, Dr. Hans Jürgen Derda, Braunschweig The Museum of Religions in the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum

    Dr. Benigna Schönhagen, Augsburg
    The Example of Augsburg

    Dr. Christiane Twiehaus, Dr. Sebastian Ristow, Cologne The Findings, Reconstruction, and Museum Presentation of the Cologne Medieval Synagogue and the Jewish Quarter

    12:30 – 13:00    
    Final discussion, conclusion

    For registration and any questions, please, contact us via E-Mail:; registration should be done until November, 7, 2016. 
    A congress fee of 50,- Euro is payable directly at the registration desk; it includes coffee breaks and refreshments, the visit of the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum Hinter Aegidien and the evening events on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd.

    Concept and Organisation
    Prof. Dr. Alexander von Kienlin, Braunschweig Prof. Dr. Annette Weber, Heidelberg Dr. Heike Pöppelmann, Braunschweig Dr.-Ing. Katrin Keßler, Braunschweig PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Knufinke, Braunschweig

    Academic Board
    Prof. Dr. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, Jerusalem Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Wien Dr. Samuel Gruber, Syracuse, NY Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York Dr. Vladimir Levin, Jerusalem Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, New York Prof. Dr. Nathanael Riemer, Potsdam Dr. Chana C. Schütz, Berlin Prof. Dr. Harmen H. Thies, Braunschweig

    PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Knufinke
    Dr.-Ing. Katrin Keßler
    Bet Tfila - Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa Technische Universität Braunschweig Pockelsstraße 4
    D-38106 Braunschweig
    Tel.: +49 (0)531 / 391-2526
  • CFP: 6th Annual AIARG Conference (Waterford, 27-28 Jan 17)

    Waterford | Dates: 06 – 24 Oct, 2016
    Proposals for conference papers are now sought for the 6th annual AIARG conference to be held in Waterford on 27th to 28th of January 2017. Papers may be submitted under the following thematic sessions.

    Architectural Education in the Age of Globalization: when East meets West.

    Centenary Celebration of William H. Whyte, Sage of the City (1917 – 1999).

    Concealed or Exposed? Ireland and Concrete.

    Critical Spatial Practice and Sensibility Formation.

    Design versus Conservation and the Value of Time. What is the meaning of place?

    Domesticity at the Crossroads: Irish Housing Design 1955 – 1980.

    Evaluating Landscapes.

    Interim Review – on Architectural Education 2.

    Intertidal Infrastructural.

    Reproduction: Architectural Education, Ideology and the Capitalist Relations of Production.

    Streets on the ground: Rediscovering planned and unplanned city streets.

    The Minor Woods of Ireland.

    “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” (Zaha Hadid, Feb 2003). Considering the complete life and legacy of Zaha Hadid.

    Transculturation. Merging and Converging of Architectural Idioms, Energies and Ideals.

    Please forward your abstract by email (300 words maximum) to session chair by 24th October. Full papers (2,000 – 2,500 words) expected in December. Please include with your abstract a 100 word biography and contact details.
  • Arthur H. Vinal / Edmund March Wheelwright — Two Boston City Architects

    Boston | Dates: 06 Oct, 2016 – 31 Mar, 2017
    This exhibit focuses on the work of the two City Architects who, separately, designed Boston's Richardson Romanesque, Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station and its seamless extension

    Arthur H. Vinal was Boston City Architect from 1884 through 1888

    Edmund March Wheelwright was Boston City Architect from 1891 to 1895

    For each, his four year encumbancy would prove to be the most quantitatively productive period in a substantive career.

    About 60 of Vinal’s projects are still standing, including
    — the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station (now the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum)
    — the combined Fire Station/Police Station (now part of the Boston Architectural College) at Boylston and Hareford Streets in Boston
    — Numerous residential projects, including entire block fronts of row buildings in Boston's Charlesgate, Fenway, and Bay State Road areas

    About 75 of Wheelwright’s commissions survive, including 
    — the Pine Street Inn, 
    — The Massachusetts Historical Society
    — The Longfellow Bridge
    — Horticulture Hall
    — Jordan Hall
    — the palatial Larz Anderson Carriage House (now Larz Anderson Automobile Museum)
    — the Harvard Lampoon Castle.
  • Getty Graduate Internships

    Los Angeles | Dates: 06 Oct – 01 Dec, 2016
    Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. 
  • By the People: Designing a Better America

    New York | Dates: 06 Oct, 2016 – 26 Feb, 2017
    An exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People  challenges the country’s persistent social and economic inequality. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, areas impacted by natural and man-made disasters, and places of persistent poverty—in search of design for more inclusive and sustainable communities. Presented in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery and Process Lab, the exhibition delivers a powerful message of optimism for achieving a more just and equitable society for all Americans through design.

  • New International Journal of Construction History: Aedificare

    Paris | Dates: 06 Oct – 30 Nov, 2016
    The first issue of the new construction history international journal, Aedificare, will be published in January 2017. Aedificare is a multilingual journal with two yearly issues, available both printed and on-line.
    It will publish original papers in the field of construction history as well as edited and commented sources, paper reviews and information on on-going research. Junior researchers are warmly welcome to publish their work in progress or achieved studies. Aedificare will propose both varia and thematic issues.
    All contributions to the journal, (papers, propositions for a thematic
    issue...) can be sent to Papers will undergo a double blind peer-review to guarantee their scientific quality. Although the first issue is currently under preparation, papers can still be submitted and be considered for this issue.

    We thank you in advance for your enthusiasm regarding this new journal and invite you to share this information with anyone who might be interested.
    The journal notice and guidelines for authors are available in the five languages accepted for publication: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
    You can find more information by clicking on the following link:
  • Doctoral Fees Only Studentship in Architecture

    Leeds | Dates: 06 – 31 Oct, 2016
    Applications are invited for a PhD in Architecture degree, with a start date of February 2017 and with UK/EU fees paid.

     PhD in Architecture

    The PhD programme in Architecture addresses the critical role of the discipline in its different aspects, from the theoretical to the political, from the formal to the representational.

    The programme benefits from the cross-disciplinary research expertise of the School of Art, Architecture and Design, which offer a unique environment for integrating research across a range of areas covering culture, creativity, design, sustainability and digital domains.  It pursues advanced research in Architecture in its different forms – academic writing, architectural design and practice – and subjects:  history, theory, criticism, design and urbanism.

    PhD candidates develop their individual research under the guidance of two supervisors, and are supported by a series of research seminars and presentations of their work both within and outside the school.

    Students are encouraged and prepared to

    Applicants are asked to complete the research student application form and provide a research proposal. The proposal should be up to a maximum of four A4 pages in length (with references as an addition to the 4 page proposal) using type Arial 12 point.

    The criteria listed below will be used to select the most suitable person for the studentship: 

    Qualifications, expertise and experience relevant to undertaking study for a PhD
    Knowledge of the subject area that will ensure the development of a focused line of enquiry
    Knowledge and understanding of research methods appropriate to undertaking a PhD in Architecture
    Clarity on the original contribution that the completed PhD will make to the body of knowledge
    Scale and scope of the proposed research in terms of delivery within the timeframe of the award
    Closing date for applications midnight, 31 October 2016 for a February 2017 start present their work in conferences and symposia, and to produce texts and projects for publication during the course of their studies.

    Teaching opportunities are available within the Architecture programme, enabling PhD candidates to develop their own experience in education and prepare for an academic career. 
  • CFP: AA Women and Architecture in Context 1917-2017 (London, 2-4 Nov 17)

    London | Dates: 06 Oct – 12 Dec, 2016
    AA XX 100 is the project to commemorate the centenary of women’s admission to the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1917. To date it has comprised a raft of complementary enterprises including an annual lecture series and an ongoing programme to conduct filmed interviews with AA alumnae. The project culminates in autumn 2017 with an exhibition (6th October – 5th November 2017), a book (Breaking the Mould: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017) and an international conference (AA Women and Architecture in Context 1917-2017) convened in collaboration with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

    We now announce the Call for Papers for the conference, which will take place between 2nd and 4th November 2017 at the AA and the Paul Mellon Centre in Bedford Square, London, W.C.1.

    We invite researchers and architects to submit proposals for 20-minute papers in response to the themes listed below. Submissions are encouraged from people at all stages of their careers, and papers should be understood as not confined purely to the AA as subject matter but equally to the wider context of women and architecture across the centenary period. Likewise the themes are not prescriptive and proposals that fall outside them will be considered equally.


    Collaborations, Collectives, Couples:
    What communal forms of practice did women graduates of architecture take? What were the motivations for this? How do practices operating in this format compare to those with a single, and often starchitect, figurehead?

    Education & Educators:
    How is the history of architectural education interwoven with women’s entry to the profession? Were there particular schools (in addition to the AA) that facilitated women’s training? Were particular educators of influence on women’s education or women tutors whose work should be celebrated? How do education and strong role models impact on a woman’s trajectory beyond education into the world of practice?

    Difference, Diversity, Discrimination:
    The profession in the UK is still largely white, middle-class and male; has this always been the case? Are there are countries where a different scenario prevails? How might practice and history be re-worked to disrupt this ‘norm?

    The future of gender:
    Are there new models for practice emerging in the 21st century? How do emerging ideas such as the non-binary, gender fluid relate to practice today and into the future? What is the change that we would like to see in the profession going forward in terms of equality, new forms of practice and identity?

    People, Projects, Places:
    Are there particular practitioners whose work is worthy of reappraisal? Are there particularly significant projects, which were directed by women practitioners? Or commissioned by significant women as clients? Were and are there particular arena which have facilitated women’s practice as architects, historians (or related fields).

    In addition, proposals are invited for posters which will be displayed at the Paul Mellon Centre for the duration of the conference. The theme for these is ‘solutions.’ What solutions do you propose that could enhance the future of women in architecture (practice and history).

    Paper proposals should be 300 words in length; please include contact details, affiliation and a brief CV.

    Proposals should be for an A3 poster, outlining its topic and theme in a description of up to 250 words; please include contact details, affiliation and a brief CV.

    Both should be emailed to:

    Deadline: 12 December 2016.
    Successful applicants will be notified no later than January 2017.
    Speakers are expected to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation but will have free entry to the conference.
  • Beyond ‘by’: Towards an inclusive architectural history?

    London | Dates: 07 Oct – 30 Nov, 2016
    The SAHGB Annual Symposium 2017 will be held in London on June 3rd, 2017, the weekend before SAH Glasgow. Two deaths and two conferences prompt this symposium. The deaths were those of two of the greatest English architectural historians of the twentieth century, Howard Colvin in 2007 and Ronald Brunskill in 2015; the conferences were both in 2011, one the SAHGB Symposium, ‘Architecture after Colvin’, the other the Liverpool University ‘New Light on Vernacular Architecture’. At ‘Architecture after Colvin’, Professor Andrew Saint looked at the problem of ‘by’ and argued persuasively that concentration on attributions of buildings to particular architects could be a hindrance to architectural history. For some years the old idea of the polite threshold, dividing the architect-designed sheep from the vernacular goats, has been falling out of favour, although we still have an SAHGB and a VAG, an SAH and a VAF. The New Light conference showed the breadth of international scholarship on modern vernaculars. But has ‘by’ been the main thing continuing to divide polite and vernacular? If it is rejected as the primary way of making sense of the built environment, where does this leave traditional architectural history?

    This Symposium invites papers which may look at those and the following questions, either in general terms or through studies specific in time, place or building type: • Is there still any value in a division (theoretical or methodological) between ‘polite’ and ‘vernacular’? Can the methodology and practice of one ‘side’ be used equally well by the other? • Is the real divide between on the one hand the study of a building or area over the long term, and on the other the study purely of an initial design? • Should we follow Saint in moving on from ‘by’, or is it still a valuable approach even with quotidian buildings? • Is the way forward the notion of how a building has been inhabited and lived in (like the archaeological concept of artefact biography), or should we be looking at space (within buildings or around and between them)? • Is there any reason to study a building differently from any other manifestation of material culture? • How can we adopt a narrative and way of working which applies not just to Britain, Europe and the United States, but also to Asia and the Global South?

    Proposals of no more than 300 words for papers of twenty minutes should be sent to the organiser, Jonathan Kewley, at by 30th November 2016, and notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent out as soon as possible after that. Papers should present original research containing material not already presented apart from to a small local audience. Speakers will be asked to submit draft papers by 30th April 2017. It is the expectation of the Society that speakers will be able to obtain independent financial support for their travel and accommodation. It is intended to publish suitable papers.
  • The Jewett Arts Center: The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & Today

    Wellesley | Dates: 21 – 22 Oct, 2016
    A two-day symposium, funded by the Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern” Program and the Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos Fund of Wellesley College, will explore the history and preservation of mid-century modern buildings. With a focus on Wellesley College’s Jewett Arts Center by Paul Rudlolph, internationally-known experts in architectural history, historic preservation, music, and landscape history will examine the cultural contexts, design strategies, and future uses of historic modern buildings on American college and university campuses. For more information on the symposium and to register: Program Schedule: Friday, October 21st Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College 5:30 pm Introduction & Welcome – Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art, Wellesley College Keynote: “Somewhere between History and Current Events: Conserving Modern Heritage” Susan Macdonald, Head of Field Projects and Director, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA 7:00 pm Reception Saturday, October 22nd Collins Cinema, Wellesley College 9:00-11:00 am Session 1: Jewett in the Context of Conserving Modern Architecture Chair – David Fixler, FAIA, LEED AP, EYP Architecture and Engineering, Boston, MA “Conserving the Legacy of Two Modern Masters; Mies and Wright” T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Harboe Architects, Chicago, IL “Reworking an Adversarial Architecture: Sert and Rudolph” Henry Moss, AIA, LEED AP, Bruner/Cott Architects, Boston, MA “Updating the Jewett Vision: The Arts Reintegrated at Wellesley” Steve Kieran, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia, PA “Guiding Change: A Conservation Plan for Jewett” Priya Jain, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, EYP Architecture and Engineering, Boston, MA 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-1:00 Session 2: Cultural Context: A Synthesis of the Arts Chair – Martin Brody, Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music, Wellesley College “'Architecture is….’ or Kahn meets Anni and Josef Albers” Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT “Artistic synthesis in Latin America: the case of the campus of the Ciudad Universitaria, Caracas, Venezuela.” Valerie Fraser, Professor, Art History Department, University of Essex “Gesamtkunstwerk Redefined: Ono in Opera, 1961" Brigid Cohen, Assistant Professor of Music, New York University, NY 1:00-2:15 Lunch (on your own) 2:15-4:30 Session 3: The Mid-Century Campus Chair – Timothy Rohan, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Beyond the Red Trilogy: James Stirling and the Mid-Century Campus” Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Associate Professor, Northeastern School of Architecture, Boston “Dorms on the Rise: Residence Halls and the Modernist College Campus” Carla Yanni, Professor, Department of Art History, Rutgers University “Roche and Dinkeloo’s Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University: Classical, Vernacular, and Modernist Architecture in the 1960s” Joseph Siry, Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Department of Art & Art History, Wesleyan University “The Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Kevin Roche’s ‘Sun Machine’” Meg Vickery, Lecturer, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • The History, Development, And Influence Of The Prairie School Of Architecture

    Portland | Dates: 29 – 29 Oct, 2016
    Learn about one of America's most important architectural styles and see how it was applied in Portland.
  • Abbott Lowell Cummings Book Prize 2017

    Dates: 02 Oct – 15 Dec, 2016
    The Vernacular Architecture Forum Call for Nominations: 2017 Abbott Lowell Cummings Book Prize Due December 15, 2016 The Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, named after the founding president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, is awarded annually to the publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. In judging the nominated books, the jurors look for a publication that is: - based on primary research, - emphasizes fieldwork that takes seriously the materiality of architecture and landscapes, and draws on particular elements of environments as evidence. - breaks new ground in interpretation or methodology, and - contributes generally to the intellectual vitality of vernacular studies in North America Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies. Books published from January 2015 through December 2016 are eligible for consideration. Edited collections of previously published materials are not eligible. The deadline for the 2017 Cummings Prize is December 15, 2016. There is no application form, but a cover letter should include a complete mailing address, phone number and email address in order to notify the candidate should the nominated work receive the award. Books should be sent directly to each of the three committee members for the Cummings Prize. Please contact the committee chair with any questions at cummingsprize (at) 2017 Cummings Prize committee: Ryan Smith, chair Department of History Virginia Commonwealth University 811 S. Cathedral Place Richmond, VA 23284-9105 Annmarie Adams School of Architecture McGill University 815 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 0C2 *To avoid customs charges for the book recipients, please ensure the shippers pay all duties and taxes. The parcels must arrive Delivered Duty Paid (DDP). Robert Saint-George Department of History University of Pennsylvania 1 College Hall, Room 208 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6379 More information is available at:
  • 43rd Annual Historic Pullman House Tours

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 09 Oct, 2016
    43rd ANNUAL HOUSE TOUR The Historic Pullman Foundation and the Pullman Civic Organization will host their 43rd Annual House Tour on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016. The tour will feature a glimpse into eight private homes in the Historic Pullman District of Chicago. A cross-section of different housing types including executive homes, skilled craftsman homes and workers cottages will be featured allowing visitors to see how these privately owned homes have been renovated and restored by the owners. Built in the 1880's, these landmark homes are a unique part of Chicago's history. The Pullman Historic District contains nearly 1,000 of the original residential structures of the town and many significant public buildings -- all designed by the then 26-year old Solon S. Beman between 1880 and 1893. The Pullman Historic District, a City, State and National Historic Landmark since 1972, is a peerless example of an industrial planned community. Today, enthusiastic residents of this vibrant area are involved with the preservation of the District and its heritage. The Pullman House Tour will begin at the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center, 11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, where visitors can view exhibits on the Town of Pullman and a 20-minute introductory video that will be shown every half hour. The self-guided tour will feature seven Pullman residences and the Greenstone Church -- all open for viewing from 11 am to 5 pm. In addition, while at the Visitor Center, guests will enjoy the opportunity to view all of the creative House Tour posters -- some now very collectible -- from the past 42 years. Musical entertainment on Saturday, Harmonica Jimmy’s Blues Band featuring Mississippi Jerry Jones will play “Under the Arches” around Market Hall., Q Kiser will entertain us with his Quambo on the Arcade Park Bandstand, Sunday, the Arcade Park Bandstand will feature the Mudcats Dixieland Band. Additionally, classic cars will be on display Sunday. Pullman was built by rail car magnate George M. Pullman as a planned community of homes, shops, schools, recreational facilities and industry in the form of his Pullman Palace Car Company -- famous for its elegant sleeping cars. Built for workers to escape the dangers of the city's industrial workplace, Pullman provided a clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for his workers to live and work. In return, Pullman could recruit the best craftsmen from around the world to live in what was billed as 'The World's Most Perfect Town." Today, Pullman is a diverse neighborhood on Chicago's far south side, with a community that is focused on the area's preservation. House Tour tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance through 5:00 PM October 6th Online:; by phone at 773-785-8901, or $23 at the door on the days of the event. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit restoration projects in Pullman. Pullman is located four blocks west of I-94 (Calumet/Bishop Ford Expressway) at exit 66A (111th Street). The Visitor Center is located at the corner of 112th street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Pullman is also accessible by the Metra Electric commuter rail line at the 111th Street/Pullman or the 115th Street/Kensington station, and the CTA bus line #111/Pullman. For more information, call 773-785-8901 or visit
  • "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture" at 50

    New York and Philadelphia | Dates: 10 – 12 Nov, 2016
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Venturi’s "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture" (1966), The Museum of Modern Art and the University of Pennsylvania have co-organized a three-day symposium bringing together international scholars and architects to discuss the significance and enduring impact of this remarkable book, published by MoMA 50 years ago. The symposium will take place in both New York and Philadelphia. Programs on November 10 and 11 will be held at The Museum of Modern Art. Programs on November 12 will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania. See the full schedule below or at the event website. All programs are free and open to the public, with the exception of the bus tour, for which a limited number of tickets will be sold, and the closing reception and conversation with Denise Scott Brown, for which seating is limited. To register for those two events, contact ccaatfifty [at] Thursday, November 10 Architects’ Roundtable 6:30–8:00 p.m. Celeste Bartos Theater, The Museum of Modern Art David De Long, University of Pennsylvania (moderator) Kersten Geers, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Brussels Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studio, London Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia James Timberlake, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia Michael Meredith, MOS Architects, New York Friday, November 11 Session 1: Post Modernism 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Celeste Bartos Theater, The Museum of Modern Art David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania (moderator) Stanislaus von Moos, University of Zurich: “CCA or: Architecture as Perception” Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania: “The Idea of Complexity circa 1966” Andrew Leach, University of Sydney: “Dilemmas without Solutions” Emmanuel Petit, independent scholar: “Complexity, Figure, Architecture” Session 2: Creative Contexts 2:00–4:00 p.m. Celeste Bartos Theater, The Museum of Modern Art Alice Friedman, Wellesley College (moderator) Martino Stierli, The Museum of Modern Art: “Robert Venturi and MoMA; Institutionalist and Outsider” Mary McLeod, Columbia University: “Venturi’s Acknowledgements: The Complexities of Influence” Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Baukuh, Milan: “Book of Pictures, Book of Books. Gentle Manifesto, Rough Manifesto.” Saturday, November 12 Session 3: Making the Book 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art Kathryn Hiesinger, Philadelphia Museum of Art (moderator) Lee Ann Custer, University of Pennsylvania: “Teaching Complexity and Contradiction: Robert Venturi’s Lecture Course ‘Theories of Architecture,’ 1961–1965” Christine Gorby, Pennsylvania State University: “Manuscripts into Manifesto: The Evolution of Robert Venturi’s 1966 'Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture'” Deborah Fausch, independent scholar: “Comparative Method in the Visual and Verbal Organization of Complexity and Contradiction” Enrique Walker, Columbia University: “The ‘Difficult Whole’ [and the ‘Decorated Shed’]” Bus Tour: The ‘Philadelphia School’ 1:00–4:00 p.m. Tour departs from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Includes Robert Venturi’s Vanna Venturi House and Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House, with commentary by William Whitaker, University of Pennsylvania, and Alice Friedman, Wellesley College. Cost of $45 includes box lunch. To register, contact ccaatfifty [at] (As a free alternative, self-guided walking tours of the ‘Philadelphia School’ on the Penn campus and in Center City will be available. Attendees may also visit the exhibition “Back Matter: The Making of Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture,” at the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.) Conversation with Denise Scott Brown, Exhibition Viewing of “Back Matter: The Making of Robert Venturi’s 'Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture',” and Closing Reception 4:00–7:00 p.m. Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania To register, contact ccaatfifty [at] Organized by Martino Stierli, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; and David Brownlee, the Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania. This event is made possible through the generous support of Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. Additional support is provided by the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Program in Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, University Pennsylvania; and the University Research Foundation, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Architectural Heritage Center's 21st Annual Heritage Auction

    Portland | Dates: 08 – 08 Oct, 2016
    Celebrate preservation at the Architectural Heritage Center's most important fundraiser of the year! Enjoy an inspiring evening of support for local heritage education and advocacy by bidding on specially-donated items. You’ll find heirlooms, artwork and jewelry, building preservation services, kitsch and collectibles, and unique dining and travel experiences with a vintage flair. Top off your dinner by bidding on a specialty dessert, and don’t forget the raffle tickets! For tickets and more information visit:
  • In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    Elmhurst | Dates: 07 Oct, 2016 – 12 Mar, 2017
    Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first female architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first woman architect registered in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: or 630-833-1457
  • Petroleum Modernism: Architecture & Identity in the Gulf

    Chicago | Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2016
    WORKSHOP organized by Prof. Michelangelo Sabatino with PhD Candidates Saad Alghamdi and Mohammed Alkhabbaz PhD Program in Architecture College of Architecture Illinois Institute of Technology
  • The Colin Rowe Lecture Series - Call for Entries

    London | Dates: 24 Sep – 31 Oct, 2016
    How can we define an image? Not an easy task, since it has a variety of meanings depending on the context in which we are operating. It could refer to a physical/digital representation - a drawing, a photograph, a computer-generated image - or a more subtle mental image, either reflective of the past or imaginative of the future. What is certain is that nowadays our knowledge of the built form and our creativity as architects is heavily based on images. How many buildings do we think we know due to indirect sources? Do we prioritise the image before the experience of a direct visit? Perhaps it is timely to discuss the impact of the image alongside the ‘real’ architecture itself. In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The occasions will allow invited experts and emerging scholars/practitioners to share their thoughts. The inaugural lecturer will be the acclaimed photographer and scholar Richard Pare. If you would like to be considered for the emerging scholar/practitioner category please e-mail or with your personal interpretation of the ‘image of architecture’ via a photograph, a piece of writing, a collage, etc. The format must not exceed A4 for an artwork or 500 words for a written text and should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 250 words, describing your interest in the subject. To formulate your proposal, you can reinterpret/reuse iconic images of architecture, explore the rich collection available at (at this stage through the low resolution resources offered on the link) or produce a new photograph. In the case that the artwork it is not a written text, a short caption is mandatory. Applicants at any stage of their career will be considered. The deadline for the submission is Monday 31 October 2016, 5PM GMT. The winner will be announced at the lecture on the 8th of November and invited to discuss the topic at the RIBA in May. Colin Rowe was a graduate and later an influential lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture, where he mentored James Stirling. He analysed the iconography of architecture in seminal texts such as 'The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa' (1947), 'Transparency' (1963) and 'The Architecture of Good Intentions' (1994). Forum convened by Marco Iuliano (University of Liverpool) and Valeria Carullo (RIBA).
  • AS+GG at 10

    Chicago | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2016
    Join Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, And Robert Forest for “AS+GG at Ten,” a presentation celebrating their past and present projects on October 4th at the Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center from 6-8 pm in Chicago, Illinois
  • SarasotaMOD Week[end] 2016

    Sarasota | Dates: 11 – 13 Nov, 2016
    The third annual SarasotaMOD Weekend is presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) in partnership with the Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling Collebe of Art + Deisgn. This year, the midcentury architecture festival focuses on architect Victor Lundy's legacy, featuring tours, parties, film screening and presentations with special guest speakers Joan Brierton, Christopner Donmin, Donna Kacmar, C. ford peatross and Frank Folsom Smith.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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