Recent Opportunities

  • Spring 2015 CityVision Final Presentation

    Washington | Dates: 15 May, 2015

    CityVision teaches the principles of city planning and architecture to show students that they can affect the world around them and enact positive change through good design. As students explore neighborhoods, brainstorm solutions, and accomplish projects together, they learn the importance of teamwork, creative problem solving, and advocacy skills.

    This spring, students from Burroughs Education Campus and Stuart-Hobson Middle School explored the area being developed over I-395 and proposed their designs to create an active community gathering spot. 

    Programs are free. No registration required. Reception to follow presentations. For more information, please contact Teen Programs at or 202.272.2448.

    The National Building Museum’s teen programs are generously supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hattie M. Strong Foundation; Clark Charitable Foundation; DAVIS Construction; McGraw Hill Financial; American Society of Interior Designers; The Butz Foundation; The Tower Companies; and an anonymous donor. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official Meal Provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.

    Date: Friday, May 15, 2015 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

  • Spotlight on Design: Ehrlich Architects: The Evolution of Multicultural Modernism

    Washington | Dates: 02 Jun, 2015

    The work of Ehrlich Architects is guided by "multicultural modernism" - a humanistic approach that masterfully melds classic California Modernist styles with multicultural and vernacular design elements. Founding partner Steven EhrlichFAIA, will discuss the firm’s architectural evolution in light of their recent honor of the 2015 American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Architecture Firm Award. Following the talk, he will sign copies of the firm’s latest book, Ehrlich Architects: Learning, Working, Living, published in July 2013.

    1.5 LU HSW (AIA) 

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. 

  • Working with an Architect & Ask an Architect

    Chicago | Dates: 18 May, 2015

    Have you thought about exploring a “green” renovation or remodeling project on your bungalow, but don’t know where to begin? Hear from residential architectural specialists about choosing an architect, navigating zoning and permit regulations, and budgets and realistic payback periods for green items. Additional seminar topics include: defining the environmental goals for your vintage home, finding out what resources are available, and understanding the steps involved in design and construction. Following the session, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a 15-minute one-on-one consultation with an architect.

    In partnership with the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association.  Please register here.

  • The New American Garden

    Washington | Dates: 17 Oct, 2015 – 03 Apr, 2016

    Wolfgang Oehme (1930-2011) and James van Sweden (1935-2013) revolutionized modern American landscape architecture. Rejecting the well-manicured but perpetually thirsty lawns that had become icons of 20th-century suburban neighborhoods and corporate campuses, Oehme and van Sweden instead used ornamental grasses and perennials to create living tapestries requiring relatively little maintenance. These self-sustaining, meadow-like landscapes exemplified what came to be known as the New American Garden.

    Founded in 1977 and based in Washington, D.C., the firm of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates went on to design projects for clients across the United States. Residential commissions ranged from urban townhouse gardens in D.C. and New York to expansive waterfront landscapes along the East Coast. The firm also completed high-profile designs for prominent corporate, institutional, and governmental clients including the Federal Reserve Bank in D.C., the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the New York Botanical Garden. Although Oehme and van Sweden are now deceased, the firm continues to operate under the next generation of leadership.

    This exhibition will include both contemporary and new photographs of key projects designed by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates over the past several decades, along with related drawings and artifacts from the firm’s practice. A highlight of the exhibition will be the presentation of original paintings and sculptures by prominent artists—such as Henry Moore—that strongly influenced Oehme and van Sweden’s design work. The result will be an unprecedented exploration of the broad arc of landscape design, from early inspirations to project execution to the continuous changes that all landscapes undergo over time.

  • Lasting Legacies: The Grandes Dames of McCormickville

    Chicago | Dates: 02 May – 21 Nov, 2015

    First and third Saturdays, May 2 through November 21
    10:30 a.m.
    $20 Adults, $30 with Museum Admission

    Historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach presents a new and unique walking tour illustrating seven civically minded entrepreneurial women who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhood of McCormickville. Ms. Kalmbach will highlight the achievements of these remarkable society women which left a lasting imprint on the city of Chicago.

    Tour is 90 minutes and requires standing and walking. Rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Please arrive at the Museum 15 minutes before the tour begins.

  • Terrific Tuesdays: Historically-Inspired Crafts for Kids, Ages 3-13

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jun – 04 Aug, 2015

    Tuesdays June 16 - August 4, 2015
    10:00 - 11:00am
    $5 per child / $3 for Junior Members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    Come for a new adventure every week!  Learn about life in early Chicago and on Prairie Avenue while making craft projects inspired by area history.  Recommended for children ages 3 through 13; children must be accompanied by an adult.  Enter museum on 18th Street.

    June 16: Quilt Blocks

    Early Chicago families made beautiful quilts to keep them warm.  Learn about historic block patterns and recreate one.  Or design your own!

    June 23: Japanese Leather

    The Glessner dining room is decorated with dimensional wallpaper that looks like hand-tooled leather.  Use it as inspiration to design your own colorful embossed papers.

    June 30: Basket Weaving

    Native American families and early settlers wove baskets to carry and store food or other supplies.  Learn how to weave a real reed basket.

    July 7: Hooked Rugs

    Thrifty Chicago families used scraps of wool to create pretty rugs for their homes.  Make a mini version of a primitive hooked rug.

    July 14: Picture Frames

    Isaac Scott designed most of the picture frames in the Glessner house.  Design your own frame for a photograph or artwork.

    July 21: Stained Glass Windows

    Second Presbyterian Church is brightened by beautiful stained glass windows.  Create your own colorful design to hang in a window at home.

    July 28: Decorative Tiles

    Designer William De Morgan crafted many of the fireplace tiles used at Glessner House.  Decorate a fancy tile for your home.

    August 4: Band Boxes

    The Clarke family stored their belongings in paper-covered boxes.  Construct a band box from wallpaper scraps to keep your own treasures safe.

  • Lecture: Arts & Crafts Metalwork and Jewelry

    Chicago | Dates: 21 May, 2015

    Thursday May 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for museum members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    The Arts & Crafts movement, a fascinating period in American decorative history, led to the unprecedented commercialization of fine crafts and the empowerment of thousands of women and immigrants, who began to pursue new careers in design and handicraft.  In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition heralded the egalitarian art movement in America that led to the establishment of a plethora of metalwork and jewelry companies and studios by the turn of the century.  Author Darcy Evon documents how these new trends spread throughout the Midwest and eventually the country, led by innovative pioneers who inspired an entire nation.  They designed exquisite, original pieces of metalwork and jewelry by hand, starting with basic raw materials.  Frances Glessner's work will be featured.  Feel free to bring some of your jewelry or metalwork for show and tell at the end of the program.  Copies of Evon's book of the same title will be available for purchase and signing.

  • Evanston Preservation Symposium

    Evanston | Dates: 23 May, 2015

    In honor of National Preservation Month, the Evanston Preservation Commission invites community members to attend a Preservation Symposium on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Evanston History Center, located at 225 Greenwood St. in Evanston.

    The free symposium, “On Adding on to Historic Structures: A Dialogue between Preservationists and Architects,” will provide strategies to better understand how building additions are viewed by architects and local preservation commissions. Examples of successful additions to homes and properties in Evanston and the North Shore will also be discussed.

    Space for this event is limited. Community members are encouraged to register online by noon, Friday, May 22, or by contacting City of Evanston Senior Planner/Preservation Coordinator Carlos Ruiz at 847-448-8687, or

    Presented by both preservation experts and architects, the symposium will focus on the ways that local and national standards affect homeowners, the Realtor community, and institutions. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

    The event will be moderated by Evanston Preservation Commissioner and Architect Julie Hacker, of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC. Presenters and panelists include:

    Carol Dyson, Chief Architect
    Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer IHPA

    Stuart Cohen, Architect
    Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
    Professor Emeritus University of Illinois at Chicago

    Guy Bergh, Architect
    Melichar Architects
    Former Lake Forest Preservation Commissioner

    Tom Shafer, Architect
    Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
    Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

    Dan Weese, Architect
    Weese Langley Weese Architects

    Susan Benjamin, Architectural Historian
    Benjamin Historic Certifications
    Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

    Brad White, Associate Director for Alphawood Foundation
    Authored Evanston’s Preservation Ordinance

  • The Glass House Summer Party

    New Canaan | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015
    On June 13th from 12 noon to 4:00 PM, celebrate the start of the season by joining The Glass House as we host our Annual Summer Party. Supported by Swarovski, the event features a festive picnic by Campagna, the restaurant of The Bedford Post Inn. Enjoy a performance by Lucky Dragons and listen to DJs Timo + Alan play the perfect blend of summer hits while trying your hand at classic lawn games like croquet and ping-pong. Stop by the Design Within Reach photo booth to capture the moment or lounge on one of their chaise lounges. If you’re more leisure-minded, enjoy a glass of Taittinger champagne and experience the ongoing permanent Contemporary art collections on view along with a never been seen Robert Morris sculpture, Untitled (Nine Fiberglass Sleeves) (1967), part of Highlights from the Sculpture Gallery on view in DaMonsta, or enjoy the chance to roam freely across the pastoral 49-acre grounds.
  • In Conversation with Coleman Coker (1.5 LU)

    San Francisco | Dates: 27 May, 2015

    Coleman Coker is the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and director of the Poetics of Building, a designbuild program for advanced design students there. He is a registered architect and principal of buildingstudio. Coker has taught at numerous schools of architecture and is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, an urban design studio sponsored by the University of Arkansas and University of Tennessee, which focused on a deeper appreciation of the art of building.

    Coker holds a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there. The Architectural League of New York in 1991 recognized him in their "Emerging Voices" series. Coker has lectured extensively at universities and professional forums and has participated in numerous design juries across the country.

    With forty years of experience in design offices - over thirty years as principal of his own firms - Coker founded buildingstudio in 1999 after a thirteen-year partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects. With the formation of buildingstudio, Coker sought to blur the boundaries between architecture, art, craft and thinking - rather than separate disciplines, each being essential to the larger realm of building. His work has received numerous honors including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, "Record House" awards and P/A Design Awards. Coker's work has been published widely both at home and internationally.

    AIA Member - $10 
    General Admission - $15
  • The Thinking Collaboratively: Manipulating Technology to Direct the Design Process

    New York | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    Pascale Sablan, AIA, LEED AP, will explain the FXFOWLE design process and the integration of architectural SOFTWARE – Ecotect, 3DMaxx, Rhino, Revit, and AutoCAD – that was used to design the Museum of the Built Environment, one of eleven projects designed by FXFOWLE architects in the King Abdullah Financial District, a new 55 million-square-foot mixed-use urban development currently under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She will focus on the rational use of technology by the project’s diverse design team to advance architectural and environmental goals, as well as lessons learned during the designs development.

    The program will illustrate that thinking collaboratively is a mantra that works for team members and architectural SOFTWARE both.

    Speaker: Pascale Sablan AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate, FXFOWLE, and President, NYCOBA

    Pascale Sablan, an accomplished architect and President of NYCOBA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and completed a MASTER OF Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Sablan’s professional career began and was nurtured at AARRIS Architects. She devoted four years to working on The African Burial Ground National Monument, the first black slavery monument of New York City. Pascale is now an Associate at FXFOWLE Architects, where she is a designer in the Urban Studio. She creates sustainable and dynamic architectural design in countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan and Japan.

    Sablan is actively engaged in many of FXFOWLE’s committees and ACTIVITIES, inlcuding Team Green, mentoring, Revit Technology, and the firm’s blog. Outside the office, she volunteers for multiple organizations to help improve her community and share her knowledge and expertise. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Mary Louis Academy, is a member of the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the United States Green Building Council, and has been a counselor in the ACE Mentoring organization. In 2013, Pascale was selected as an AIA Emerging Professional and her work was exhibited during the annual AIA National Convention. In 2014, she won the AIANY ENYA Merit Award. Pascale was also awarded the NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design in the Unbuilt category for her redesign of AMHE Haiti School Campus, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. She developed this project with her ACE Students.

    Organized by: AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    PRICE: Free for AIA members and students with VALID ID; $10 for non-members

  • SCUP Symposium: The Sustainable Campus 2.0

    Piscataway | Dates: 18 May, 2015

    Learn how to develop a campus-wide sustainability plan. Higher education leaders from Rutgers University-Livingston Campus and local firms will share their experience in developing a campus-wide sustainability plan that seeks real world results and also supports their institutional mission.Continuing Education Units: For this symposium you will earn: 4.75 AIA LU/HSW units. Learning Outcomes- Define the critical relationships between a campus' buildings, its site and its available natural resources in developing a program for sustainable campus development.- Evaluate infrastructure options, building systems, and design strategies that support a university's planning goals for energy conservation and sustainability.- Illustrate effective building renovation design strategies that improve the functional, economic, and energy-use performance of existing campus buildings in support of an overall program for the responsible management of campus assets.- Identify the key concerns to designing campus buildings that are considered net zero or ultra-low energy users. A tour of the campus will be included.

    Organized by: Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
    Ted Brown 
    Water Resources Engineer 
    Biohabitats, Inc

    Seth T. Richter 
    Assistant Facilities Planner 
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Antonio Calcado 
    Vice President, Facilities & Capital Planning 
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Frank Wong 
    Executive Director, Facilities Planning & Development 
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Rob Diemer 
    Founding Partner 
    In Posse

    Michael Kornitas 
    Director of Sustainability and Energy 
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway 
    Director, Sustainability Consulting Services 
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc

    Continuing Education Credits:
    LU: 4.75
    HSW: 4.75

  • Family Day @ the Center: Functionalist Furniture

    New York | Dates: 09 May, 2015

    When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 9
    Where: At The Center   
    Two Sessions: 11AM - 1PM or 2PM - 4PM

    Come explore the modernist furnishings and architecture featured in the Center's 
    Prague Functionalism, then design your own functionalist furniture inspired by pieces in the exhibit. 

    Organized by: 
    Center for Architecture
    Price: $20/family of 4; $10 for Center for Architecture Dual/Family Members; additional guests accompanying a Family Admission are $5 each. 


  • Tactical Urbanism Slam, Powered by PechaKucha

    Chicago | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Eight presenters will give highly visual PechaKucha presentations about tactical urbanism projects around the region. PechaKucha is a fast-paced, visually oriented format comprised of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Please join us for a cross-disciplinary conversation that will be the beginning of a tactical urbanism community in Chicago. Refreshments provided.



    Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, Latent Design

    Jim Lasko, Redmoon Theater

    Taylor McKinley, University of Chicago's Place Lab

    Carolyn Sponza, AIA, Gensler

    Brian Bonanno, Andersonville Development Corporation

    Kareeshma Ali, Farr Associates

    Amanda Scotese, Chicago Detours

    Ronnie Harris, Center for Neighborhood Technology

  • Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Grand Reopening

    St. Paul | Dates: 17 May, 2015

    In 1929 Mary Woodworth Patterson, widow of Governor Issac Patterson, along with the Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution, set out to build a commemorative log cabin near the site where Oregon’s provisional government was established in 1843. The cabin was completed in 1931 after an extensive fundraising campaign and operated as a living history museum until being closed in 2013.

    Because of its precarious location on a rapidly-eroding bank of the Willamette River, Restore Oregon listed the building as one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places in 2013. After the listing, the Oregon DAR launched a hugely successful fundraising campaign and hired Portland’s Arciform, LLC, to plan a relocation and restoration. After an extensive restoration and much-needed relocation, the cabin is set to reopen with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 17, 2015.

    Pioneer Mothers Cabin Grand Reopening
    May 17 @ noon
    8089 Champoeg Road NE
    St Paul, Oregon

    Coffee, cake, and punch will be served while supplies last. Living history demonstrations and tours of the Newell Pioneer Village will be offered by costumed interpreters. Music will be provided by the Heart Strings band.

  • TALK: Zeuler Lima, “Lina Bo Bardi: Architect etc.”

    Chicago | Dates: 14 May, 2015

    Thursday, May 14, 6PM, Talk

    Please RSVP

    In conjunction with our new exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, Zeuler Lima will present his recent Graham-funded book Lina Bo Bardi about the work and life of the Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect, and will discuss Bo Bardi’s prolific career as an architect, editor, theorist, and exhibition designer.

    Copies of Lima’s Lina Bo Bardi (Yale University Press, 2013) will be available for purchase in the Graham Foundation Bookshop.

    Zeuler R. Lima is an architect, author, and associate professor at Washington University in Saint Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in comparative literature at Columbia University. He unanimously received the International Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural history and criticism in 2007. Lima has published extensively about twentieth-century architecture, urbanism, art, and landscape architecture. He has won several Brazilian design competitions and awards, including the Federal District Legislative Chamber (2010) on the Monumental Axis in Brasília, DF. Lima also practices drawing, painting, and printmaking and has participated in several exhibitions.

    To learn more about the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, please click here.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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

    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

    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

    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
    David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture

    Price: Free

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