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  • Public Lives: Preserving New York’s Landmark Interiors

    New York | Dates: 16 Apr, 2015

    Many of New York’s best interiors survive for a reason: people. In challenging the forces that nearly led to the destruction of such places as Grand Central Terminal and Radio City Music Hall, preservation advocates secured a future for an extraordinary interior design legacy that enriches our lives today. Kent Barwick, civic leader and former NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair;Roberta Brandes Gratz, journalist and urban critic; and Francis Morrone, architectural historian, join preservation historian Anthony C. Wood for a checkup on the interior preservation movement, with an introductory overview byKate Wood, co-curator of NYSID’s exhibition, “Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors.”

    Presented in collaboration with the New York Preservation Archive Project

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Eileen Gray: Why Now?

    New York | Dates: 13 Apr, 2015

    Eileen Gray, the Irish-born designer who was active in France during the 1910s and ‘20s, is considered one of the more talented figures in the history of modern design. She was the first European artist to adapt Asian lacquer techniques to furniture, a talented interior designer, and an avant-gardist whose house E1027, built in the French Riviera, is considered a masterpiece of Modernist domestic architecture. In a panel discussion — which includes Cloé Pitiot, curator at Centre Pompidou in Paris; Jennifer Goff, curator at the National Museum of Ireland; Adriana Friedman, DeLorenzo Gallery; and Sandra Gering, founder of the Friends of E1027 — design historian and educator Daniella Ohad will moderate and address the question: “Eileen Gray: Why Now?”

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Carolyn Englefield: A Passion for Living

    New York | Dates: 26 Mar, 2015

    Carolyn Englefield, interiors editor at Veranda, will present a lecture on her latest book, Veranda A Passion for Living (Sterling, 2014), which embraces the idea of what makes a home exceptional — one with an unforgettable sense of personality and ardor. Englefield will showcase stunning European houses, from France and Italy to Switzerland and Sweden, sharing the design secrets and inner sanctums of tastemakers and trendsetters such as Axel Vervoordt, Jacques Grange, Veere Grenney, Kathryn Ireland, and Christian Liaigre.

    There will be a reception and book signing immediately following the lecture. 

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC
    This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged.

  • CFP Philosophy & Architecture International Postgraduate Conference 2015‏

    Lisbon | Dates: 18 Mar – 01 Jun, 2015
    Architecture is one the most antique cultural symbols of the human achievement. For some, it is an art; for others, it is just a craft. We experience it and are surrounded by buildings that decisively influence the way we live. Still, most of the times, this familiarity becomes a kind of invisibility and indifference. If we consider the architectural thought within a philosophical perspective we can understand its roots and its importance to human civilization, that is to say not only the idea of an object but also all the encompassed idea of a worldview. The conference aims to promote high-quality research among young scholars in the fields of the relationships between Architecture and Philosophy. Our goal is to refresh the debate on questions such as how these two areas of study can work together and what can both approaches profit from each other. How can we discuss the idiosyncrasies of Architecture within a philosophical point of view, focusing its contemporary relevance? We invite all new understandings of the concept of Architecture, developing new configurations of debate and attempting an alternative theoretical device to the actual production. Topics of interest might include (but certainly are not limited to): – Contemporary Art and Architectural Theories – Architecture, Design and Sculpture: the ‘paragone’ and the arts of space – Spatial concepts and philosophy – Architectural and philosophical systems – Architecture as metaphor – Authorship and style – Public policies, morality and the city – Architecture with/without architects – Architecture and landscape Submission procedures and deadlines MA and PhD students of Philosophy, Architecture and related disciplines are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Abstracts of no more than 300 words are to be send to no later than 1st June 2015. All presentations will be 15-20 minutes long and followed by discussion. Please send the abstracts as PDF files without identifying information and a separate document with a short biography (including degree currently under study, main publications and academic affiliation). Suggestions for panels are welcome and should be sent along with a statement outlining the panel’s relevance. The best papers selected by the scientific committee will be published. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 17th July 2015. The conference program will be announced by 30th July 2015. There will be no registration fees for paper presentations. Organizing committee Maribel Mendes Sobreira ( Tomás N. Castro ( Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon Conference contacts and webpage You will find updated information on the website If you have any inquiries regarding the conference, please feel free to email or the organizing committee.
  • Innovation Hub(+) : An International Perspective on Tech Companies and Urban Development

    Seattle | Dates: 22 – 22 Apr, 2015
    Join us this month for ENCORE Architects Stefan Kaiser’s outcomes from the AIA Seattle Emerging Professional Travel Scholarship. Expanding tech offices in urban areas are reviving latent communities in San Francisco, Kansas City and Nairobi but the at the cost of increased housing prices and reduced diversity. Seattle’s evolving communities will be accompanied by a new civic identity. How will our future city be designed?
  • Lineages & Trajectories: The Case of Architecture Pedagogy

    Charlottesville | Dates: 28 Mar, 2015

    Lineages and Trajectories: the case of Architecture Pedagogy

    University of Virginia School of Architecture
    March 28th 2015
    9 AM-6 PM
    Garden Room, Hotel E, Academical Village

    Inundated by the ever-expanding charge and challenge of responding to the plethora of environmental and socio-economic forces that shape our contemporary reality, Architecture finds itself at once equipped to respond to these challenges, and simultaneously sidestepped by procedures and mechanisms that for long have limited its capacity to operate as a major player in reshaping the built environment. New tools and technologies provide schools and practice alike with a continuous stream of challenges and possibilities. Overwhelmed by the mandates of an ever complex context, the discipline seems to be stalled in a temporary, yet extended moment of amnesia, forgetful of much that has happened in its recent past, leaving considerable gaps in its pedagogy. Thirty years after Jaque Robertson invited “a bunch of white guys (and three Japanese)” (Sorkin, 86) to the Rotunda to make the Charlottesville Tapes, the vanguard of the discipline is as diverse, as its scope is wide, and its methodologies are varied, rendering the role of architecture schools as the grounds for inspiring and training the next generation of visionaries more complicated than ever. 

    This symposium will consider the complex conditions of a pedagogy arising from the confluence of a Modernist lineage with contemporary methods and processes, and charged with responding to the mandates of an ever complex context. We hope to recognize gaps in architecture pedagogy – to reveal what has sustained during this period, what has been lost, and how it can be brought back.

    Opening Remarks:
    Dean Beth Meyer – UVa
    Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh – UVa
    Session 1: Situating Architecture Pedagogy
    This session will provide a historical backdrop against which the present and future of architecture pedagogy could be discussed, and will situate the UVa School of Architecture within an expanded domain of design pedagogy. 

    Mary McLeod – Columbia GSAPP
    Dorothée Imbert – Knowlton School, OSU 
    Iñaki Alday – UVa 
    Teresa Gali-Izard – UVa
    Moderated by Robin Dripps

    Session 2: Topics in Architecture Pedagogy
    At a time when the fundamentals of design education are being questioned, and studios are used as laboratories for everything ranging from design-build and fabrication practices, to community service, material research, and multi-disciplinary incubators, this panel will forefront various disciplinary topics as they relate to architecture pedagogy. The panel will examine manifestations of a number of topics, ranging from environmental, ecological, and social agendas, to history and theory, and computation in contemporary architecture pedagogy.

    Michael Hays – Harvard GSD
    Winka Dubbeldam – Penn Design
    Bill Richards – American Institute of Architects
    Kiel Moe – Harvard GSD
    Moderated by Nana Last

    Session 3: Pedagogical Trends and Agendas
    The past decade has witnessed a decided shift in the discipline and its pedagogy, relative to its scope, methods, and aspirations. While some schools have become specialists in topics such as sustainability, computation, digital fabrication, community involvement, etc. others remain generalists. This panel will review the symposium topics, and suggest new visions and agendas for future pedagogical strategies.

    Wiel Arets – IIT 
    Sylvia Lavin – UCLA 
    Julian Raxworthy – University of Cape Town
    Beth Meyer – UVa
    Moderated by Karen Van Lengen

    This event will celebrate the release of the School of Architecture’s second annual publication Catalyst: Lineages & Trajectories (ACTAR, 2015)
    This Symposium is organized by Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh and Paper Matters and generously supported by the Office of the Dean and Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. The event is free and open to the public.

    For more information visit or contact: Cynthia Smith, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

  • The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

    New York | Dates: 26 Mar – 20 Jun, 2015

    Dan Kiley (1912-2004) ranks as perhaps the most important and influential Modernist landscape architect of the 20th century. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. The exhibition features forty-five newly commissioned photographs by award-winning photographers that chronicle 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 public and private projects worldwide, among them: the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller University, both in New York; Kenjockety, the country home of the internationally famous NY-based sculptor Joel Shapiro and the artist Ellen Phelan; the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, MA (a collaboration with I. M. Pei); the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, IN (a collaboration with Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche and Alexander Girard), considered his residential masterpiece; the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (a collaboration with Eero Saarinen and site of the Gateway Arch); L’Esplanade du Général de Gaulle, La Défense, Paris, FR; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden, Chicago, IL; and his final residential commission, Patterns, created for former Governor and Mrs. Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, among others.

    The exhibition has been shown at several institutions around the country, including the National Building Museum.

  • Call for Reviewers: ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews

    Dates: 18 Mar – 01 Apr, 2015
    Please see below for items to be reviewed in the next issue of ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors. The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them ( The submission deadline for reviews is Wednesday, *April 1, 2015*. If you are interested, please complete our reviewer volunteer form here: List of resources to be reviewed for June 2015 publication: Lightbeam (Firefox Plugin) Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user. National Gallery of Modern Art (India) The arresting photographs of architecture, paintings, and sculptures throughout, the website for the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi proves to be a feast for the eyes. The site can be browsed by Collection and Exhibitions, but the most beautiful images are found by linking to Showcase. From there, an essay about the NGMA appears, as well as over a dozen categories, including Miniature Painting, Bengal School, and others. Select any of the categories for a short vignette and representative images. - An interesting site documenting the demise of shopping malls around the country - a trend which has invoked the scholarly attention of architects, urban planners, real estate scholars and investors. The site also offers an unique insight into retail history. City Beat - CityBeat is a an academic research project set to develop an application that sources, monitors and analyzes hyper-local information from multiple social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter in real time. Historic Places in LA - HistoricPlacesLA is the first online information and management system specifically created to inventory, map and help protect the City of Los Angeles’ significant historic resources. It showcases the city's diversity of historic resources, including architecturally significant buildings and places of social importance, as well as historic districts, bridges, parks, and streetscapes. Monument Valley App : In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People. ***App must be purchased (unless reviewer can secure free trial with developers) at $3.99. Pictify An online tool that brings together a variety of images suited to a sp[ecific user profile. "Pictify is the global home for sharing your favourite artworks, seeing other people’s, adding your comments, and building your own collection of favourite paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings, or any other art medium. Through Pictify you can share all art from the earliest cave drawings, the Renaissance, Old Masters and Impressionists to art works created today. Thanks very much and once again, here's the form for any interested volunteers to complete: Hannah Bennett
  • Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities

    Gold Coast Queensland | Dates: 18 Mar – 30 May, 2015
    Proposals are welcome for the 13th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) to be hosted by Griffith University and held on the Gold Coast, Queensland between Sunday 31 January – Wednesday 3 February 2016. The use of icons (projects, places, plans, people and/or practices) to tell stories of urban environments is longstanding. The stories which these icons produce tell us something about ourselves and our everyday urban lives, as well as the social, environmental, economic, political and cultural context of urban environments. They can also prompt questions about the histories and realities of the icons themselves. Moreover, cities increasingly strive for distinctiveness of some kind in an increasingly globalised world. This distinctiveness is frequently achieved through the making of new urban icons, visual, tangible, imaginary and or real. The striving for iconic status can be problematic when it marginalises and polarises people and ways of being. Meanings can also be ascribed which have little relevance to the wider urban context. This conference offers a special opportunity to explore these histories of iconographies – past, present, prospective. Suggested sub themes relate to the histories and/or planning of the following in urban and regional settings: 1. New critical appreciations of neglected and established urban icons and icon-making processes. 2. Planning and development of hard and soft infrastructures, including monuments, buildings, streetscapes, precincts, landscapes, plans and projects, branding etc. 3. The import/export of iconic ideas. 4. The environmental impact of urban icons. 5. Dealing with the heritage of icons (cultural, natural, indigenous). Papers should be based on original research and may focus on one or a combination of sub themes. In addition, proposals related to other aspects of urban and planning history, in and of relevance to Australia/New Zealand, are welcome. Full papers will be peer reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings. You are required to register and attend the conference for your paper to be published in the proceedings. The Gold Coast provides a perfect example of an environment with a history constructed around the creation and representations of iconic forms. It has striven for ‘iconic’ status through adaptation from places such as Florida and California. It has sought hallmark events like the Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018. Its current light rail project emulates the global turn to sustainable transport infrastructure. And there are less glamorous stories below the glittering surface. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by 31 March 2015. Abstracts are to be submitted on the attached abstract template and emailed to Caryl Bosman: Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (4000 words text max) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. A conference website with further information will be available soon. Hosted by: Griffith University, Urban Research Program Conference Convenors: Dr Caryl Bosman, Dr Aysin Dedekorkut–Howes and Paul Burton Please contact Caryl Bosman on
  • The California Visual Resources Association Conference

    Santa Barbara | Dates: 17 – 31 Mar, 2015
    The Northern and Southern California chapters of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) are pleased to announce a joint conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on June 18 and 19. The organizers are seeking proposals for sessions, workshops, case studies and other program formats. Although not limited, possible topics could include: Metadata/Cataloging Analog/Digital Collections Teaching with Images: New Developments Preservation Digitization Professional Issues Copyright Issues Digital Imaging Tools Digital Humanities Visual Literacy Please submit your completed CaVraCon 2015 Proposal Form via email to Teodora Bozhilova at by March 31, 2015 Proposals will be reviewed and presenters will be notified of their selection no later than April 15, 2015 Feel free to contact Jason Hosford ( or Greg Reser ( with any questions
  • American Glamour: Architecture and Design in the 1950s

    Medford | Dates: 07 – 07 Apr, 2015
    The eleventh Margaret Henderson Floyd Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Alice Friedman of Wellesley College, where she is Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art, and Director, McNeil Program for Studies in American Art and Architecture. Professor Friedman is an internationally renowned historian of both Renaissance and Modern architecture. Her books include House and Household in Elizabethan England: Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family (1989) and American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture (2010). Professor Margaret Henderson Floyd taught at Tufts University for two decades before her untimely death in 1997. A distinguished scholar of American architecture, Professor Floyd was an inspiring teacher and mentor to a generation of undergraduate and graduate students. This lecture series honors Margaret Henderson Floyd's memory, her scholarship, her service to Tufts, and her devotion to her students. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Tufts parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford. For more information call 617-627-3567 or email Donations to the Margaret Henderson Floyd Fund can be made by contacting Amy West, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University,

    New York | Dates: 14 Mar – 13 Sep, 2015
    Distinctive tops that add extra height to high-rises have been characteristic of New York skyscrapers from the first tall office buildings in the 1870s. The word skyscraper, after all, evokes both aerial height and a slender silhouette. The romance of Manhattan's towers has been the inspiration and touchstone for a worldwide surge of signature tops. Stretched spires are also a strategy in the competition for the title of world's tallest building. Top Ten lists hold a perennial fascination, and debating definitions of height has spawned three official line- ups based on different metrics: 1) the architectural top; 2) the highest occupied floor; and 3) the tip (including added antennas, flagpoles, etc.). But measuring only vertical height succumbs to one-dimensional thinking that ignores important features of skyscraper design and history. TEN TOPS eschews rankings and focuses on one simple group of the world's tallest buildings: 100 stories and higher. The category begins with the 1931 Empire State Building and now includes nearly two dozen towers worldwide that are completed or under construction. Highlighting ten towers in their categorical context, TEN TOPS peers into their uppermost floors and analyzes the architectural features they share, including observation decks, luxury hotels and restaurants, distinctive crowns and night illumination, as well as the engineering and construction challenges of erecting such complex and astonishing structures.
  • Lake Forest Renovation and Restoration 101

    Lake Forest, IL 60045 | Dates: 22 Feb – 22 Mar, 2015
    LF Preservation Fdtn. panel discussion with architect Guy Berg (Melichar firm), Cathy Czerniak (City of LF), Suzanne Germann (Landmarks Ill.) and Ingrid Bryzinski (bd. member, homeowner). Moderator Art Miller, Bd. v-p.
  • Symposium: Ireland - Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840

    Chicago | Dates: 21 – 21 Mar, 2015

    In conjunction with Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840, international scholars explore the rich cultural heritage of Ireland with author Stella Tillyard delivering the keynote address on March 20.11:00–11:10

    Free with museum admission.

    Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, The Art Institute of Chicago


    Introduction by the co-organizers of the exhibition 
    Christopher Monkhouse, Eloise W. Martin Chair and Curator of European Decorative Arts, and William Laffan, independent scholar


    Painting and Touring the Irish Landscape 
    Finola O’Kane, School of Architecture, Landscape, and Civil Engineering, University College, Dublin


    Irish Art at the National Gallery 
    Brendan Rooney, curator of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


    Buying and Selling: The Transfer of Art in and out of Ireland 
    Robert O’Byrne, independent scholar, author of Romantic Irish Homes (2009) and The Last Knight, A Tribute to Desmond Fitzgerald, 29th Knight of Glin (2013)


    Lunch Break


    Irish Furniture 
    James Peill, co-author (with the Knight of Glin) of Irish Furniture (2007), and curator of the Goodwood Estate


    Patina, Pomp, and Prestige: Silver in Ireland, 1690–1840
    Alison FitzGerald, lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth


    Burned with Turf: The Unique Charm of Irish Ceramics and the Myths of Irish Glass 
    Peter Francis, independent scholar and author of Irish Delftware (2000)


    Closing Remarks
    Julian Sands, actor and Irish silver collector

    The symposium is sponsored by the Irish Georgian Society, along with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Philip and Betsey C. Caldwell Foundation, and Christie's.

  • Princes of the Church and their Palaces

    Bishop Auckland | Dates: 30 Jun – 04 Jul, 2015
    An international conference and series of public lectures exploring bishops' and popes' palaces across Britain and Europe.
  • Conference Session: Beyond “Postmodern Urbanism”: Reconsidering the Forms and Politics of Twentieth-Century Urban Design"

    Washington | Dates: 15 Mar – 08 May, 2015
    College Art Asssociation 104th Annual Conference. Washington, DC, February 3-6, 2016 Histories of twentieth-century urban design have often cited the emergence of a so-called postmodern city around 1970, characterized aesthetically by pastiche or collage and politically by a neoliberal retreat from the public sphere. However, the hypothesis of the postmodern city depends upon a caricature of modernism that seems increasingly untenable. Modernist discourses on the open society, ecology, pluralism, and historical continuity often coincided with visual complexities or spatial discontinuities long before 1970. This panel invites papers that put “postmodern urbanism” into question by reconsidering the aesthetics and politics of twentieth-century urban. Topics might include the theorization of complexity in such movements as British Townscape; the role of social science in imagining cities as manageable “systems”; the relationship between advocacy planning and the rise of aesthetic pluralism; urban simulation as a model “bio-politics”; ideologies of historic preservation; utopian tracts, such as the Goodmans’ Communitas; and design arising from the spatio-political imagination of the counterculture. PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS TO SESSION Due May 8, 2015 Proposals for participation be emailed directly to Every proposal should include the following five items: 1. Completed session participation proposal form, located at: 2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages. 3. Letter explaining speaker’s interest, expertise in the topic, and CAA membership status. 4. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if applicable.
  • 2015 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference

    Columbia | Dates: 23 Apr, 2015

    The 2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Columbia at the Archives & History Center on Thursday, April 23, 2015! Join us for an informative and fast-paced conference with a wide range of topics about South Carolina history, historic structures, archaeology, and
    preservation how-tos.

    Registration and Conference Program (PDF)

    Early Registration Discount Ends April 9

  • 2015 Newport Symposium: North and South: Crosscurrents in American Material Culture

    Newport | Dates: 26 – 29 Apr, 2015
    Despite the sometimes irreconcilable differences that culminated in the Civil War (1861-65), Newport and other Northern cities maintained close social, economic, cultural, and artistic ties with the South from the Colonial period through the Gilded Age. The 2015 Newport Symposium, North and South: Crosscurrents in American Material Culture, invites a fresh look at regional differences in American furnishings, silver, textiles, painting, architecture, and interiors to reveal the complex exchange of ideas and enduring influences. 

    Read the Preliminary Symposium Program

  • Paul Rudolph Open House in NYC

    New York | Dates: 03 Apr – 04 Dec, 2015
    A series of open houses at the only publicly viewable and fully intact Paul Rudolph residential interior in NYC
  • Forensis: Architecture at the Threshold of Detectability

    Cambridge | Dates: 19 Mar, 2015

    The Work for Forensic Architecture uses contemporary architectural and media tools to investigate and present (as evidence in courts and the UN) incidents across the various battlefields of contemporary conflict and look at the limit condition of architecture, media and climate change. 

    Hosted by the HTC Forum (History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art) & Center for Advanced Urbanism