Recent Opportunities

  • 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture

    Phoenix | Dates: 04 – 07 Nov, 2015
    The International Sculpture Center will travel to Phoenix, Arizona this November 4-7, 2015 for its first conference in the American Southwest. Inspired by exploration in art and architecture in desert landscapes, the 25th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for new discoveries in the field of sculpture. Registration opens soon! This four day conference will include 14 conference sessions including panels, keynotes, mentor sessions, and ARTSlams; evening receptions at Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the David and Gladys Wright House, among others; a gallery and studio hop on Grand Avenue and Roosevelt Row; and much more. Pre- and post-conference hands-on workshops and optional trips will also be available (additional fees apply). Visit www.sculpture.org/az2015 to register and for more information.
  • Architecture 101: Newport Mansions

    Washington | Dates: 26 Jul, 2015

    Newport County, Rhode Island, one of the most historically intact cities in North America, is home to fourteen historic properties and landscapes, of which seven are National Historic Landmarks. Trudy Coxe, CEO and executive director of The Preservation Society of Newport County, discusses the “Newport Mansions,” which represent three centuries of America’s architectural, social, and landscape history.

    The Museum’s Architecture 101 lecture series, which provides professionals, students, and the general public alike with the opportunity to learn about historical architectural movements every summer, continues this year with a dip into a few types of beach architecture in celebration of the Museum’s summer installation. Come to class in 2015 to learn about lighthouses on July 12the Sea Ranch on July 19, and Newport Mansions on July 26.

    1.5 LU (AIA)

    $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
    Special series pricing for all three lectures:  $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

    Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Photo: Marble House, exterior. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County.

    Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015 
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Architecture 101: The Sea Ranch

    Washington | Dates: 19 Jul, 2015

    Recently having celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Sea Ranch development in coastal Sonoma County, California, is internationally known for its distinctive architecture and ecologically-sensitive land planning. Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design and Professor of the Graduate School (Architecture) at UC Berkeley, discusses the unique aspects of this development.

    The Museum’s Architecture 101 lecture series, which provides professionals, students, and the general public alike with the opportunity to learn about historical architectural movements every summer, continues this year with a dip into a few types of beach architecture in celebration of the Museum’s summer installation. Come to class in 2015 to learn about lighthouses on July 12, the Sea Ranch on July 19, and Newport Mansions on July 26.

    1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

    $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
    Special series pricing for all three lectures:  $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

    Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015 
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Architecture 101: Lighthouses

    Washington | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015

    Lighthouses are familiar sights along coastlines around the world. James Hyland, president and founder of The Lighthouse Preservation Society, presents a stylistic and functional history of lighthouses, which have assisted seafarers as entrance markers for ports and as warning signals for dangerous conditions and underwater geography and which represent a wide variety of styles and designs.

    The Museum’s Architecture 101 lecture series, which provides professionals, students, and the general public alike with the opportunity to learn about historical architectural movements every summer, continues this year with a dip into a few types of beach architecture in celebration of the Museum’s summer installation. Come to class in 2015 to learn about lighthouses on July 12, the Sea Ranch on July 19, and Newport Mansions on July 26.

    1.5 LU (AIA)

    $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
    Special series pricing for all three lectures:  $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

    Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015 
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • LADF River Series: Riverly Reflections with Carol Armstrong, Mia Lehrer, Deborah Weintraub

    Los Angeles | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015

    Planners, designers, real estate developers, engineers, and anyone with a vested interest in Los Angeles are buzzing with ideas on how to restore the LA River to it former glory, turning it into an urban greenway and opening it up to new recreational opportunities, leading to potentially billions of dollars of investment and eventually transforming it into a regional amenity for Los Angeles. 

    The LA Design Festival is curating a three-part series of conversations with some of the leading designers who are re-imagining what the LA River could be, hosted at locations along the LA River that showcase its diversity and variation.

    Industrial designer Brendan Ravenhill will host LARiverWorks Director Carol Armstrong, ML+A’s Mia Lehrer, and City of LA Chief Deputy City Engineer Deborah Weintraub at his riverside studio for a conversation about their perspective on urban ecology and the future of our river, moderated by editor of Planetizen and contributor at The Architect’s Newspaper, James Brasuell.

  • Call for Papers: Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century (17 and 18 March 2016)

    Oxford | Dates: 10 Jun – 05 Nov, 2015
    Call for Papers: Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century 17-18 March 2016 - St John’s College, University of Oxford Submission deadline: 5 November 2015 Victorians constructed their buildings to be more than just seen; they were made to be inhabited. This seemingly obvious statement raises an important but often overlooked question: how was architecture experienced in the nineteenth century? This period witnessed unprecedented urban growth, radical new materials, invented building types and sometimes dangerous technologies. Now more than ever buildings embodied the cultural values of their patrons, architects, and builders. The aesthetics of churches were shaped by desires to secure particular responses from congregations. The architecture of scientific laboratories could be intended to guide specific approaches to knowledge production. Of course once complete, the meanings of such works were unstable and subject to an audience’s interpretation. Architectural history has traditionally focused on questions of style and form. However in recent years the discipline has demonstrated a growing interest in the social history of architecture, with attention paid to how buildings were used. This has led to the analysis of building as more than merely a passive background to human activity. The question that this conference addresses is, what were the purposes of architectural projects and how did they perform? Clubs, debating chambers, schools, cathedrals, houses, hotels and laboratories were all built to perform specific functions. Once constructed, they were all experienced by audiences who inhabited these spaces. At a basic level, how did people hear, breath, see, and smell these structures? Ventilation, acoustics, and lighting were all vital considerations for architects. But also, how did these buildings convey meaning? How did they instruct and educate? Nineteenth-century buildings were not just works of art, but mechanisms of function, utility, and performance. We welcome submissions from all disciplines, and are keen to encourage interdisciplinary applications from scholars and architectural practitioners. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Please send proposals of up to 250 words and a one page CV to victorian.architecture@history.ox.ac.uk by 5 November 2015.
  • Is Preservation Elitist?

    New York | Dates: 20 Jul, 2015

    While many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character.  But how exactly do you preserve a “culturally distinctive” place? In some cases is formal preservation actually a hindrance to saving what a community loves best about its neighborhood? What are the other protective strategies to ensure such places retain tradition, culture and even its population? Join a panel of community activists, preservationists and architects as they discuss the challenges of preserving these unique neighborhoods, whose greatest asset lies in the histories they contain, rather than the quality of their buildings. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.

    Reception to follow!

    Tia Powell Harris, Weeksville President & Executive Director
    Nikolai Fedak, YIMBY Founder
    Claudette Brady, Bedforf-Stuvesant and one of the essayists for Saving Place book
    Kerri Culhane, Two Bridges’ Associate Director
    Laurie Beckelman (moderator), Founding Partner of Beckelman+Capalino

    Co-sponsored by Weeksville.

  • Late Modern/Post Modern Architecture: The New Frontier

    New York | Dates: 30 Jun, 2015

    Late modern and postmodern architecture (c. 1970 on) present a whole new frontier in landmark preservation.  While the preservation of postwar modern architecture is already well established in NYC, late modern and postmodern buildings, landscapes, and interiors have only recently become eligible for landmarks protection.  This panel will explore the complexity of -- and controversies over – potential landmarks from this era, as well as evolving concepts about the presentation and interpretation of history and context in urban architecture. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.

    Reception to follow!

    Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, Principal of Selldorf Architects
    Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, Founder Robert A.M. Stern Architects & Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University
    John Kriskiewicz, Associate Professor Parsons School of Design
    Michael Gotkin, Landscape architect and preservation advocate
    Paul Makovsky (moderator), Editorial & Brand Director, Metropolis magazine

    The event is co-sponsored by Metropolis magazine.

    1.5 LU AIA CES will be offered for attending this event.

  • Tour NW Portland’s Historic Goldsmith Addition Homes

    Portland | Dates: 21 Jun, 2015

    NW Children’s Theater & School (NWCT) and NW Neighborhood Cultural Center (NNCC) present, the 4th Annual Walking Tour of Historic Homes — Restored City Homes of the Historic Goldsmith Addition. 

    The tour begins at NNCC (originally known as the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1909), located at: 1819 NW Everett St., Portland, Oregon.

    Tickets for this walking tour are $25 and are available at NWCT’s website: www.nwcts.org or at NNCC/NWCT the day of the event. The tour includes six historic homes in NW Portland. All proceeds will be utilized for improvements to accessibility for the disabled, in the Historic NW Neighborhood Cultural Center, home of NW Children’s Theater & School and other organizations which draw thousands of children and families to the building and neighborhood annually.

    Inspiration for this year’s tour is the now famously saved and soon to be restored Goldsmith Home. 2015 has been the year of the demolition of “good old houses”, a recurrent wave of hasty destruction that comes with a renewed economy.

    With half dozen demolitions, proposed, or near misses this year just North of Lovejoy alone, this tour shows the public that North of Lovejoy is rich with historic resources and possesses criteria to merit special designation just like the Alphabet District South of Lovejoy.

    The Goldsmith Home, the family home built by Portland’s first Jewish mayor, Bernard Goldsmith was designed by one of Portland’s most gifted architects, Edgar Lazarus (U.S. Customs  House, Vista House at Crown Point and Pioneer Courthouse). Losing the Goldsmith Home would have been an unspeakable tragedy, but thanks to 10 neighbors that pooled funds in chunks of $100-$800,000, this home was saved.

    This tour includes these homes:

    1. The Kyer Home (1909, Architect: Emil Schacht)
    2. The Wilson Home (1904, Architect: David Williams)
    3. The Barlow Home (1896, Architect unknown)
    4. The Bernard Goldsmith Home (1892)
    5. The Ladd Home (1898, Architect: Whidden & Lewis)
    6. The George T. Willett Home (1911, Architect: Josef Jacobberger)

    This year’s tour is dedicated in honor and in memory of Mike Ryerson (1940-2015), former committee member, founder of Mike’s History Tours, local NW historian and preservation advocate.

    NWCT and NNCC thanks fellow event presenters, The Dan Volkmer Team and Windermere Stellar and event sponsors: Antoinette Antiques & Estate Jewelry, Arciform, Caffe Mingo, Fidelity National Title, Mark Benham Mortgage Express, NNCC Board, Pearl Med Spa, Slabtown Tours, Uptown Hardware and World Cup Roasters.

    For more information call NWCT at 503-222-4480.

  • Women designers and architects between 1918 and 1945

    Leiden | Dates: 23 – 24 Sep, 2015
    From 23 to 25 September 2015, the project MoMoWo Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement, will organize a historical conference-workshop on women designers and architects between 1918 and 1945. The MoMoWo conference-workshop aims for presentations of research papers in conjunction with dialogues, discussions and interviews with designers. This call invites the presentation of research papers which address one of the following themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, craftswomen and architects between 1918 and 1945: 1 Concepts: avant-garde; traditionalism; modernism 2 Exposure: general exhibitions; women’s exhibitions; solo exhibitions 3 Persons: pioneers; duo’s; canonical designers 4 Historiography: ego documents; journals/magazines; visual sources; archive; website communication power 5 Politics and regimes: women designing under socialism, communism, fascism 6 Industries: women in factories; women and war industries 7 Education: private schools; art schools; design schools; polytechnics 8 Environment: the landscape; the city; the countryside 9 The home: women designing for household appliances; or for the kitchen; or for interior design 10 Organizations and networks: galleries; women’s clubs We welcome papers which explore critical perspectives, such as the performativity of women; women’s interactions with public and private spaces; women’s operations under political regimes; women’s negotiations with gender bias in their profession. We will organize the conference-workshop around a limited number of paper-sessions with two papers each and attended by all to join the discussion and share visions and knowledge. Paper presentations may take 25 minutes; final length of written papers is 5000 words max. Papers will be peer reviewed before acceptance and as well as for publishing in a conference e-book. The conference will be held in English; use of English is the responsibility of the authors.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference

    Milwaukee | Dates: 30 Sep – 04 Oct, 2015
    Registration is now open for Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, headquartered at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The conference features private tours of 15 Wright works, as well as special events at architecturally significant houses throughout the metropolitan area.
  • Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century

    New Brunswick | Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2015
    Please save the date for the international conference "Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century", hosted by Rutgers University's Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) Program.
  • The Power of Symbols. The Alhambra in a Global Context

    Zurich | Dates: 04 Jun – 01 Sep, 2015
    International Conference, Zurich, September 16th-17th 2016 Organizers: Prof. Dr. Francine Giese / Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (University of Zurich) In view of the current international globalisation debate this two-day conference intends to foster a re-interpretation of the Alhambra. Topics like the positioning of the Nasrid architecture in a global Islamic context, the phenomenon of cultural exchange on the Iberian Peninsula, the controversial debate of Orientalism after Said’s Orientalism (1978) or the political instrumentalisation of architecture will be the centre of attention.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 30 Oct – 01 Nov, 2015
    ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference Series will focus on the relationship of 'Architecture and Criticism' as an internal part of architectural theory. DAKAM's ARCHTHEO will be held between October 30 and November 1, 2015. The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and 'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. Last year, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events. Since 2011, a total of 424 presentations by scholars from different places of the world has been hosted by ARCHTHEO Conferences and nine proceedings and a book of selected papers has been published. ARCHTHEO is a multi-track conference. Architecture and Criticisim is the main topic of the event, but other topics listed below will also be included in the conference program. KEYNOTES BÜLENT TANJU He was born in 1964, in Istanbul. He graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Architecture in 1998. He took his M.arch degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1991. He also received his Ph.D. from the same university. He has taught architectural history and theory courses at MIT. His major field of research is modern art, architecture, architecture in Turkey. Bülent Tanju has been the dean of the Graduate Program in Mardin Artuklu University, Department of Architecture ARDA İNCEOĞLU Received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITU faculty of Architecture; Masters of Architecture degree from NCSU College of Design and his PhD degree from ITU at 1999. Promoted to full Professorship in ITU at 2012. Taught architectural design studios and architectural theory courses at ITU between 1992 – 2012 and at NCSU College of Design between 2001-2002 and 2013-2014. Joined MEF University at 2014 and worked to establish the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture as the founding Dean. TANSEL KORKMAZ Korkmaz has many publications to her credit, which include articles that deal with architectural styles, urbanization, and recent architecture; and interviews on architects and their projects. Korkmaz has participated in conferences and seminars at various universities and in workshops both in Turkey and abroad. Since 2001 she has been giving several coursesat Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication. PUBLICATION All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars. AGENDA Deadline for Abstract Submission: July 24, 2015 Deadline for registration: Sep 18, 2015 Deadline for full papers submission: Sep 25, 2015 THEMES TRACK 01: ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICISM Criticism Commenting on Space Book and architecture Fiction and Architecture TRACK 02: ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL APPROACHES (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM) TRACK 03: EVERYDAY LIFE AND SPACE (This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM) TRACK 04: LIVING AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘HOUSE & HOME’ DISCUSSIONS Historical Perspectives Social Perspectives Theoretical Perspectives- Definitions and role of “House” as a theoretical discussion TRACK 05: AUTONOMY AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘CREATIVITY, AUTONOMY, FUNCTION’ DISCUSSIONS Creativity Autonomy Function (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM) http://www.archtheoconference.net/#!call-for-papers/c14sd VENUE The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls. http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as Prof. Dr. Aydan BALAMİR, Middle East Technical University Prof. Dr. Aylâ Fatma ANTEL, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Prof. Dr. Axel SOWA, RWTH Aachen University Prof. Bart LOOTSMA, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck Prof. Dr. Gülsüm BAYDAR, Yaşar University Prof. Dr. Ömür BARKUL, Yıldız Technical University Prof. Dr. Şengül ÖYMEN GÜR, Beykent University Patrick WEBER, UCL, Storp-Weber-Architecture Associate Professor Füsun SEÇER KARİPTAŞ, Haliç University Associate Professor Leyla ALPAGUT, Abant İzzet Baysal University Associate Professor Neşe GÜRALLAR, Gazi University Associate Professor Özen EYÜCE, Bahçeşehir University Associate Professor Derya ELMALI ŞEN, Karadeniz Technical University Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet SEZGİN, Mef University Asst. Prof. Dr. Efe DUYAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Asst. Prof. Dr. Elvan Gökçe ERKMEN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Asst Prof. Dr. Emine GÖRGÜL, Istanbul Technical University Asst. Prof. Dr. İsmet OSMANOĞLU, Trakya University Asst Prof. Dr. Margarida Brito ALVES, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Asst. Prof. Dr. Nilay Ünsal GÜLMEZ, Bahçeşehir University Asst. Professor Dr. Paola ARDİZZOLA, Antalya International University Asst. Prof. Dr. Sophia VYZOVİTİ, University of Thessaly Asst. Prof. Dr. Suna ÇAĞAPTAY, Bahçeşehir University Asst. Prof. Dr. Şebnem UZUNARSLAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Dr. Susana ABREU, Universidade do Porto, Department of Philosophy ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system at http://www.archtheoconference.net/#!registration/mainPage
  • 2015 Heritage Barn Workshop

    Portland | Dates: 26 Sep, 2015

    Restore Oregon’s September Heritage Barn Workshop will teach participants about barn styles and types, introduce basic concepts of barn documentation, and demonstrate the types of tools used to build (and restore) historic barns. The workshop will be held  in the Portland area in 2015.

    Whether you’re a barn owner, a preservation professional, or just an admirer of rural heritage, this workshop will provide the basics of what it takes to document and preserve Oregon’s historic barns.

    Saturday, September 26
    9:30am-4pm
    Portland Area

  • How to Research the History of Your House

    Portland | Dates: 19 Sep, 2015

    Ever wonder who lived in your house before you...or what your house looked like originally...and why is there a bathroom on the back porch? Researching the history of your house can answer those questions and many others you might have. It can even shed light on the development of your neighborhood.

    Please join us as historians Tibby O’Brien and Morgen Young take you through the steps to uncover the history of your vintage house (as well as any other building). Using the latest online sources, local archives, and libraries, they will show you that the process is not so mysterious when you know what steps to follow and where to look.

    Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • Walter Burley Griffin Society of America Sixteenth Annual Conference

    Madison | Dates: 20 Jun, 2015

    Here are important details for the sixteenth annual meeting of the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, 20 June:

    MEETING: The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning in the main auditorium of Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Unitarian Meeting House, located at 900 University Bay Drive in Shorewood Hills. The building will be open at 8:00 and we urge everyone to arrive by 8:30. You can park in the adjacent church lot. Morning lectures will take place in this space, which we have reserved from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Lecture topics will include Wright/Griffin’s Lamp house in Madison; John Nolen’s 1911 plan of Madison and its relationship with the design of Canberra; and the architecture of the local Prairie School firm of Claude & Starck. Prof. James Weirick, our fabulous keynote speaker at last year’s meeting in Mason City, is returning as one of the session presenters.

    LUNCH & TOURS: Box lunches will be delivered to the church at noon. From 1:00 to 5:00 we will be visiting a selection of houses in and around Madison. As of this newsletter, we have secured Louis Sullivan’s Bradley house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1st Jacobs house, a wonderful shingle-style house near the Sullivan building, and a selection of houses by Claude & Starck. Be assured that, with the expert help of our local chair, architectural historian Gary Tipler, there will be more to come by 20 June.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 East Wilson Street, Madison, 53703, for the nights of Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 June. To get the Society’s group rate, you must stay both nights. The cutoff date for this rate is 20 May. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 877-510-7465. 
    Use the booking code: WALTER
    Or book online at:
    http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MSNMHHF-WALTER-20150619/index.jhtml

    This hotel is centrally located, two blocks from the State Capitol building and two blocks from the “Monona Terrace” center, a complex loosely based on Wright’s original conceptions from the 1930s-1950s. The hotel is a tenminute drive from Wright’s First Unitarian Meeting House, where the Griffin meeting will begin on Saturday morning. There are many other hotels in the downtown area, as well as several outstanding B&Bs along Lake Mendota.

    The REGISTRATION FORM can be found here. Please fill it out, indicating your choice of sandwich and beverage for lunch, and return it to the Griffin Society’s headquarters. The cost will be for $15 for the Saturday meeting and tours, $10 for the box lunch and, of course, registrants must also have paid their annual dues of $25 to the Society.

  • E1027: Design for Living

    New York | Dates: 26 Jun, 2015

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU
    When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 26
    Where: At The Center

    How do we put modernist design and architecture into words? That is what architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Jean Badovici attempted to do in the 1920s with their conversations, published as
    From Eclecticism to Doubt, in L’Architecture Vivante, 1929. Together, as partners in work and love, they built a house by the sea-code name E1027–that illustrated the questions explored in their dialogues. Paramount was Gray's position that design is “not a matter of simply constructing beautiful ensembles of lines, but above all dwellings for people.”

    Join us for a performance on Friday, June 26, as these groundbreaking discussions between Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici are brought to life by two actors, Anne Priol and Mica Smadja, through a multi-media staged reading adapted and directed by artist Elizabeth Lennard. Together, Gray and Badovici, Priol and Smadja, chart out early modern design priciples as they discuss the relation of house to landscape and climate, how to harmonize the interior with the exterior; and the cold calculations of architectural theory versus human emotions. Gray and Badovici express opposite points of view until they find a new way to design and build together and reconcile their differences.

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Price: $10 for AIA members and students with a valid ID; $15 for non-members

    Please RSVP here.

  • Mario Bellini: A Passion Called Project

    New York | Dates: 09 Jun, 2015

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 9
    Where:151 Wooster Street

    The Italian architect Mario Bellini will tour multiple U.S. cities to speak about his longstanding relationship with Cassina and the international projects which have made him one of the most influential architects of our time. On Tuesday, June 9th, Mr. Bellini will speak at the Cassina studio in Soho, and introduce two new additions to his "Cab" collection, the Cab Night bed and the Cab Lounge armchair, both of which adhere to the sinuous and tailored lines that characterize the Cab collection.

    Location
    151 Wooster Street
    New York, NY

    Speaker
    Mario Bellini

    Organized by
    Cassina
    marlene@karlaotto.com
    (212) 255-8588

    Sponsored by
    Cassina

    Free for members and non-members.

    Event website:
     http://www.cassina.com

  • Architect Talk: A Line Around an Idea—Drawing in a Computer Age

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 26 Jun, 2015
    In this illustrated talk, James Wines, founder and president of SITE, a New York City-based architecture and environmental arts organization, discusses the history of calligraphic content in art and architecture as a means of clarifying the inseparable connections between mind and hand for the development of conceptual ideas.

    From inverting expectations of what a “big-box” store should look like via BEST Products Company, to envisioning the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar, as a landscape of rolling sand, Wines has over four decades of successful practice, and stresses that in this age of computer rendering, drawing by hand remains vitally important.
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