n 1955 The Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.
This period of self-questioning, exploration, and complex political shifts also saw the emergence of the notion of Latin America as a landscape of development, one in which all aspects of cultural life were colored in one way or another by this new attitude to what emerged as the “Third World.” The 1955 exhibition featured the result of a single photographic campaign, but Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 brings together a wealth of original materials that have never before been brought together and, for the most part, are rarely exhibited even in their home countries.
The exhibition features architectural drawings, architectural models, vintage photographs, and film clips alongside newly commissioned models and photographs. While the exhibition focuses on the period of 1955 to 1980 in most of the countries of Latin America, it is introduced by an ample prelude on the preceding three decades of architectural developments in the region, presentations of the development of several key university campuses in cities like Mexico City and Caracas, and a look at the development of the new Brazilian capital at Brasilia. Architects met these challenges with formal, urbanistic, and programmatic innovation, much of it relevant still to the challenges of our own period, in which Latin America is again providing exciting and challenging architecture and urban responses to the ongoing issues of modernization and development, though in vastly different economic and political contexts than those considered in this major historical reevaluation.
The exhibition is accompanied by two major publications: a catalogue and an anthology of primary texts translated from Spanish and Portuguese.
Organized by Barry Bergdoll, Curator, and Patricio del Real, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; with the assistance of an advisory committee from across Latin America.
A major contribution for the exhibition is provided by Emilio Ambasz.
Major support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
Additional funding is provided by The Reed Foundation, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in New York, and the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is pleased to announce
the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER
Wednesday 18 February 2015 7:30 PM limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM
Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES 250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE LOS ANGELES CA 90012
Through the initiative and support of its President, Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998.
The George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 celebrates this enduring and successful 17-year lecture series by featuring its 2002 lecturer,
JAMES CORNER, who will present and compare the work of JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS between 2002 and 2015.
JAMES CORNER is the founder and director of JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS. James Corner leads the design of all projects from strategic planning and concept design through construction.He has devoted the past 25 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, through his teaching and academic work at the University of Pennsylvania and his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects at his practice based in New York City. James Corner is a tenured professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, his work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he has been recognized with significant design awards. He is a registered landscape architect and is on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.
Saturday, April 18
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (times approximate)
Museum Members $65; Public $75 Buy tickets
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Join us this spring for a new travel tour which takes us to Lake Bluff, Illinois to visit Crab Tree Farm, a private estate with farm buildings that display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been purposely designed to reflect the aesthetics of the movement. Furniture displayed includes the work of Gustav Stickley (1858–1942), a prominent figure of the American Arts and Crafts movement. In addition to furniture, the collection includes artwork (metal ware, ceramics, textiles, paintings, etc.) created by American, English, and European designers, makers, and artists. An additional stop will be made after lunch, en route back to Chicago.
Fees include guided tours, lunch, and round-trip transportation by motor coach from the Driehaus Museum. For questions about accessibility during the tours, please call 312.482.8933, ext. 31.
Thursday March 26, 2015
6:00pm reception, 7:00pm lecture
$10 per person / $8 for museum members
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Reservations requested to 312-326-1480
This lecture will introduce three important women sculptors of the early 1900s and what their careers contributed to American sculpture, architecture, and landscape design. It considers subject matter and style within the biography of each artist. Glessner House features an Anna Hyatt Huntington bronze entitled "Rolling Bear Cub" in its collection.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Friends of Historic Second Church.
What do Leonardo Da Vinci, the Canby Ferry, and Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose all have in common? The answer is in the history of the Willamette Falls Locks.
Willamette Falls, a 42-foot, horseshoe shaped basalt ridge, is the second largest by-volume waterfall in the country. It has always presented a restriction to navigation and transport of goods on the Willamette River. In 1873, the locks opened, connecting the upper and lower reaches of the Willamette River.
Learn all about its history up to present day and find out what the future may hold for this significant structure.
AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Where: At The Center
This is the first in a series of events related to the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, "Dialogues from the Edge of Practice." The theme intends to explore how architects are boldly enlarging the purview of the practitioner to bring their particular critical problem solving skills and design acumen to endeavors previously considered outside the traditional scope of practice. There has never been a time when the role of the architect has been more relevant as an instrument to shape culture, society, and positive environmental outcomes. “Dialogues” will engage the practitioners amongst us who are breaking rules, trying new things, and taking new risks—expanding the impact of the architect—and disseminate their experiences to our professional community.
"Edge Construction: The Future of Modular" will focus on how architects have pushed the boundaries of the profession and expanded into the design of alternative construction means and methods. Modular, or off-site, construction has become broadly accepted but not yet employed at a large scale. What is the future of this construction method? And, considering the Mayor’s affordable housing plan, should modular construction techniques be employed to deliver more affordable housing to the City?
Join Stephen Kieran, founding Partner of KieranTimberlake Architects—an exemplar of an “Edge Practice”—as he shares his recent work and outlook on the future of modular construction, and Jeffery Brown as he present his experience delivering the My Micro NY project in Brooklyn using off-site construction. Dialogue to follow.
This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with modular construction.
David Wallance, AIA, Senior Associate, FXFOWLE Architects
Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY President
Stephen Kieran, FAIA, Partner, KieranTimberlake
Jeffrey Brown, CEO, Jeffrey M. Brown Associates
Panelists: In development
Price: Free for Members and Students. $10 for nonmembers.
If the power goes out in a multifamily building, how long will your building remain habitable? Enterprise has developed a new tool to help analyze and model the impact of extreme weather on multifamily buildings and assess how indoor temperatures are affected during power outages. Nico Kienzl and Michael Esposito from Atelier Ten, an environmental engineering consulting firm, will demonstrate how to use the tool. Gain an understanding of how to fortify your building envelope and use the information generated by the software to make your building more efficient and resilient.
For additional information, contact Ilana Novick or by phone: 212.284.7214
AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW LA CES PDH: 2.0 LA
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Where: At The Center
Throughout history, many of our region’s great cities and towns have been located on bodies of water. Now these productive and iconic places are threatened by rising water, storm surges, and uninsurable, shifting waterfront land. With 50% of Americans living on some type of coast, isn’t there a better way? Architects, urban designers, landscape architects, and engineers need to collaborate to safeguard coastal land while creating great city spaces.
This program considers that the answer may come from a change in perspective. Planning inland from the water yields remarkable benefits. The vanguard for this approach will discuss their work. They include a major oceanographer and water modeler frequently sought out for his knowledge of the region’s ocean, river, and bay coastlines; NYC’s former chief urban designer, now a professor who focuses on achieving coastal resilience; the head of the Corps of Engineers’ Sandy Recovery Program; and a landscape architect with a coastal focus.
Case studies from around the region, as well as global cities, will demonstrate the success of water-centric approaches. The speakers will show how interdisciplinary research and collaboration between designers and scientists can forecast outcomes more reliably and result in effective best practices.
Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY President
Jennifer Nitzky, 2015 ASLA NY President
Donna Walcavage, FASLA, DfRR Program Leader
Dr. Alan Blumberg, Director, Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Maritime Systems
Anthony Ciorra, Chief, Coastal Restoration & Special Projects Branch, and Director of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sandy Recovery Program for the New York District
Walter Meyer, ASLA, Founding Partner, Local Office Landscape Architecture and adjunct professor, Parsons The New School for Design
Alexandros Washburn, Professor and Founding Director, Stevens Institute of Technology's Center for Coastal Resiliency and Urban eXcellence (CRUX), former Chief of Urban Design for the City of New York, and author of The Nature of Urban Design: a New York Perspective on Resilience.
Jonie Fu, AIA, founding partner, Fu Wilmers Design|Architecture + Urbanism
Organized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR)
Co-Sponsored by: ASLA NY
Price: Free for students, AIA & ASLA members; $10 for non-members
Call for Papers: Architectural Theory Review, vol. 20, no. 2
To be published August 2015
Special Issue: Corruption
Editor: Adam Jasper
The New York City 1916 Zoning Resolution was designed in order to ensure light reached the streets of Manhattan. It dictated massing at certain heights in a way that shaped the signature New York skyscraper up until the Second World War. In 1961, the successful example of the 1958 Seagram Plaza lead city authorities to rewrite the laws to encourage developers to create public places in exchange for extra height, and the form of the skyscraper changed again. Inside the building, the appearance and materials of office furniture also transformed in response to accelerations in tax depreciation. The privately owned public spaces that Seagram Plaza engendered include Zuccotti Park, that—thanks to ambiguities regarding police responsibilities—became the site of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests. According to the New York Times, in 2012 the Seagram Building had the lowest energy star rating of any structure in New York (at three out of a hundred), making it now illegal to build. Rules, whether adhered to or circumvented, shape cities.
The stories told about architecture rarely revolve around legislation, planning laws, tax rules, price fixing cartels or safety restrictions; but these forces form our designs no less than culture, landscape or style. We are interested in the way in which such restrictions both compromise the autonomy of architecture and act as a creative stimulus.
Corruption goes far beyond stories of crooked developers (although they are worth pursuing). We are interested in all perversions of due process, from the distortions of architectural competitions through to subtle conflicts of interest. As the competing demands of developers, governing bodies and insurers encroach ever further on architecture’s autonomy, pragmatists move from the manipulation of form to the manipulation of institutions, or, to use a formulation by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, the architecture of genius becomes the architecture of bureaucracy.
We are interested in the choreography of regulators, speculators and conspirators, and the subversive prestidigitation of invisible hands. We want to understand enterprise at the margins of the law. Most importantly, we want to understand how practice embodies theory, and how theory accommodates to practice.
Architectural Theory Review, founded at the University of Sydney in 1996
and now in its twentieth year, is the pre-eminent journal of architectural theory in the Australasian region. Published by Taylor & Francis in print and online, the journal is an international forum for generating, exchanging, and reflecting on theory in and of architecture. All texts are subject to a rigorous process of blind peer review.
Enquiries about this special issue theme, and possible papers, are welcome, please email the editor, Adam Jasper: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is Monday, 30 March 2015.
Please submit manuscripts via the journal’s website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ratr
When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are applying for this special issue, for example: vol. 20.2 – Corruption.
Manuscript submission guidelines can be found at: www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ratr20&page=instructions
British Art Studies, which is peer reviewed, encourages submissions on British art, architecture, and visual culture from all periods in their most diverse and international contexts. The journal will reflect the dynamic and broad ranging research cultures of the Paul Mellon Centre and the Yale Center for British Art, as well as the wider field of studies in British art and architecture today.
The digital format of the journal offers new opportunities for displaying images alongside text and multimedia content. The editors are open to proposals and ideas from authors to develop innovative and visually stimulating ways to publish art-historical scholarship
We are currently soliciting submissions of scholarly articles. Texts should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length (although the editors are willing to discuss shorter and longer formats). Authors must include a list of proposed images and sources, as outlined in our style guide, available online: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/408/. The final number of figures and the process of sourcing and commissioning media for articles accepted for publication will be discussed with authors on an individual basis. British Art Studies will endeavour to meet all reasonable costs and deal with copyright issues for illustrative materials essential to the argument of published texts.
"Plants Inside: The Atrium of John Portman's Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta"
The Department of Art Education and Art History at the University of North Texas is proud to sponsor a lecture by world-renowned design historian Penny Sparke on the innovative use of plants in the design of John Portman’s groundbreaking 1967 hotel design.
Tuesday February 10th 6pm UNT Art Building, Rm 223
Free and open to the public
The Vernacular Architecture Forum’s Ambassadors Awards provide funding for student groups (undergraduate and graduate) from North American institutions, with a faculty sponsor, to attend VAF’s annual conference. The 2015 conference will be held June 3-7 in Chicago, Illinois. We hope through this program to enhance the VAF’s recruitment of students, to diversify the membership and interest in the work of the VAF, to provide support to programs that teach vernacular architecture, and to increase the VAF’s visibility on campuses. The total Award amount per institution is limited to $2500 with a maximum of $500 per student. Nominations may be submitted to email@example.com.
The deadline is February 1, 2015.
For more information about the application, please go to: http://www.vafchicago.org/ambassador-awards/
Cambridge Talks is the annual spring conference organized by the Ph.D. Program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning at Harvard University, dedicated to the exploration of interdisciplinary themes that engage issues of space. In addition to convening a group of senior scholars both interdisciplinary and international in orientation, the conference gives Harvard PhD students a chance to present and discuss their work in a formal context. The entire two-day event is free and open to the public.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s life story is intimately entwined with his home state. To Wisconsin he left a built legacy unmatched by any other area, spanning more than seven decades. He built houses there—both simple and elaborate, from the cozy Richards Bungalow in Milwaukee to his beloved Taliesin. His Usonian house concept and his House for a Family of $5,000-$6,000 Income highlighted in the September 26, 1938, LIFE magazine were first constructed in Wisconsin. He built several lakeside residences there. He built schools in Wisconsin, including the 1887 Hillside Home School and the 1956 Wyoming Valley Grammar School, not to mention his own school at Taliesin. He built religious buildings for both the Greek Orthodox and Unitarian faiths. He built commercial and industrial buildings for Albert Dell German and for the S.C. Johnson Company, and a tall building, one of only two he ever constructed. He built apartment buildings in Wisconsin—the Munkwitz (demolished in 1973) and Richards Duplex Apartments (restored) in Milwaukee, and experimented with the American System-Built Homes and the Erdman Prefabricated Homes projects. He worked out his cast concrete ornamental friezes on both the A.D. German Warehouse and the Bogk House.
And these are just some examples of the rich and varied assortment of designs he scattered around the state. Many more structures envisioned for the state remain only as dreams on paper.
This conference seeks to view Wright’s relationship with his home state through the lens of Wisconsin as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory. The Conservancy seeks papers that focus on Wright’s experimental nature, particularly in regard to his home state. We are looking for papers that will help us understand the unique and unorthodox nature of Wright’s theory and architecture, or that reinterpret familiar landmarks in unfamiliar ways. Though premised on a “cause conservative,” Wright’s work was radical compared to mainstream tastes, and for a long time. Which of his architectural experiments failed, and why? In which periods of his life was he more open to experimentation?
Potential papers might address such Wisconsin-related topics as Wright’s American System-Built Homes, his designs for low-income housing, his interest in prefabrication or his apartment buildings. What do these projects say about Wright’s social vision? How did they compare to the efforts of architects with similar interests? Other topics might include the Johnson Wax company and Wright, his work in Racine, or his unexecuted projects for Wisconsin. What was Wright’s working relationship with George Mann Niedecken, the famous Milwaukee furniture designer? What was Wright’s relationship to Wisconsin politics?
The conference welcomes papers from individuals working in the areas of architectural, landscape, urban and cultural history, cultural geography, sociology, American Studies or anyone else who can contribute to a discourse about Wisconsin as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory.
Proposals should present fresh material and/or interpretations. They should be submitted as an abstract of no more than one page, single-spaced, with the author’s name at the top. The text should concisely describe the focus and the scope of the presentation. The proposal should be accompanied by a one-page biography/curriculum vitae that includes the author’s full name, affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers. Please also note anticipated audio-visual needs for your presentation (final PowerPoint presentations will be requested approximately one month before the conference).
Proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2015. Material sent electronically is preferred. Notification will be sent by March 23, 2015.
Please submit proposals and direct any questions to:
Dale Allen Gyure
College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Tech University
21000 West Ten Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075-1058
In August 1965, Le Corbusier, recognized as the most important architect of the twentieth‐century,
passed away in the Mediterranean Sea waters. For this reason, the Architectural Design Department at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, with the support of the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris,
promotes this international conference in Valencia.
Le Corbusier was one of the most prolific architects in the creation of links between ideas and images, between visual arts and architecture, between history and modernity. The power of his ideas was continually being tested and confirmed by his architectural work. In his projects, writings, paintings and sculptures he worked out different visions of what should match architectural modernity, which drew on
a personal background built upon diverse ideological references.
If there is any outstanding feature in his career, it is the transversal condition of his creative work. This idea of transversality enables us to open this conference to artists, historians, book publishers, photographers, thinkers and, of course, architects.
The LC 2015 congress will be held on November 18‐20 2015 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de
Arquitectura de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2014.
STRUCTURE OF THE CONGRESS
Main lecturers* (Tim Benton, Jean Louis Cohen, Antoine Picon, Josep Quetglas, Bruno Reichlin, Arthur
Guest lecturers* (José Ramón Alonso, Juan Calatrava, Arnaud Dercelles, Marta Llorente, Xavier Monteys,
María Cecilia O’ Byrne, Marta Sequeira, Marida Talamona)
(* waiting for confirmation)
Le Corbusier in Rusia “Paris n’est pas Moscou”
Le Corbusier's filmography
Drawings and models of Le Corbusier's work
Presentation of publications on Le Corbusier
Student's work presentation from Architecture Schools
CALL FOR PAPERS
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate and explore some of
the aspect of Le Corbusier’s work or of his life.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:
• Le Corbusier's formation
• Le Corbusier and the Visual Arts
• Savoir habiter. The question of dwelling.
• Le Corbusier, global architect
• Le Corbusier: texts, books and writings.
• Interiors by Le Corbusier.
• Urban views: Le Corbusier and human habitat
• Le Corbusier: personal moments
• Creative work at 35 rue de Sèvres. Le Corbusier and partners.
• Le Corbusier, 1965. Last year, last work.
• Le Corbusier's legacy
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by UPV Press, and will be provided with a DOI number and indexed in major international bibliographic databases. Authors of selected papers could be awarded and invited to submit an extended version to be published as a chapter in a book edited by the organization of the Congress.
Call for papers: January 12th ‐ March 3rd, 2015
Abstract acceptance: April 7th 2015
Submission of papers, posters, presentations of publications: June 9th 2015
Results of the review process: July 14th 2015
Final paper submission July 28th 2015
Final decision about presentation format (oral, written or poster) September 8th 2015
Printed poster submission: November 3rd 2015
Deadline for early registration: April 17th 2015
Deadline for registration: November 11th 2015
CONFERENCE: November 18th ‐ 20th 2015
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University
will host a four-day conference entitled
"Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland"
June 3–6, 2015
As Margaret Ward has demonstrated, Irish women have been systematically "excluded and silenced" in written history, thus denying them their rightful position as agents of change. In regard to Ireland’s Great Hunger, while many contemporary depictions of the Famine have been dominated by female imagery, the involvement of women in other ways (e.g., as landowners, as relief-givers or providers for the family) has received little attention. This conference asks: how did women experience—and shape—the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852? And how does the Great Hunger compare with the experience of women in other famines?
This conference seeks to explore the diverse—and still largely unexplored—role of women during the Great Hunger. Where appropriate, a comparative approach is encouraged. Abstracts of 300 words are invited. Please include a short biography (maximum 50 words) including your institutional affiliation and contact address. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals for specialist panels are welcome. Postgraduates also are encouraged to submit abstracts. Selected papers may be published in a collection following the conference.
Accelerating international interest and investment into ecological design is the current reality, either in the forms of environmental planning, urban storm water management or living architecture. The incorporation of green roofs and facades of fantastic scale and biodiversity is quickly gaining a forefront position in global architectural concerns, and a great many professional disciplines will find their fields affected by this change. Whether specializing in planning and design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban ecology or environmental science, informing oneself and keeping an edge on the most up-to-date research and techniques is critical for success. The 2015 International Green Roof Conference in Istanbul is an international summit of experts and leaders in this exciting new realm; a unique opportunity for exchange and discussion of the most current achievements in this field.
Noted experts include Dr. Ken Yeang (T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd), Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl, Jaron Lubin (Safdie Architects), Laura Gatti (Laura Gatti Studios) and Roland Appl (IGRA).
A pair of workshops will take place on the second day of the Congress. These simultaneous workshops each address an important aspect of Green Roofing. One is practice-oriented, where focus will be laid on the installation and maintenance of Green Roofs. The other is more conceptual, addressing the current state of scientific research and policy formation in the field of Green Roofing. A diverse panel will be present to describe and discuss these two facets of the industry.
The 4th International Green Roof Congress will host important players involved in the promotion of Green Roofs worldwide, through exceptional works of architectural achievement.
Logos: (available in higher resolution from www.greenroofworld.com)
Key words/Topics: green roofs, roof garden, living roof, façade greenery, vertical greenery, urban planning, stormwater management, green buildings, sustainability, Istanbul, Turkey, IGRA,
Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the late Victorian Era and the First World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse. For the first time during this period, women emerged as prominent jewelry makers in their own right, establishing independent studios amid changing social norms. In other regions, the female figure acted as a powerful muse, appearing in jewelry as audacious and novel motifs.
Drawn from the Driehaus Collection’s extensive jewelry holdings and prominent national collections, many of these stunning pieces have never been seen by the public. The exhibition upholds the same ideals of beauty as did its makers, who in the early decades of the twentieth century were inspired by broader art movements of the day to create handcrafted jewelry with dramatic forms, intricate craftsmanship, saturated colors, and semiprecious stones.
Maker & Muse explores five different areas of jewelry design and fabrication: the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany and Austria, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and American Arts and Crafts in Chicago. Each section explores the important female figures and historic social milieu associated with these movements.
The Washington, D.C. economy has historically revolved around the federal government. However, in this age of reduced government funding, the city is looking at ways to diversify the economy, with a renewed focus on fostering the city’s nascent technology sector. Uwe Brandes, executive director, Urban & Regional Planning Program, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, moderates a panel on what D.C.'s built environment needs to attract and hold tech businesses.
1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)
$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid 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: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Portraits in Design is a lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. Portraits in Design continues in 2015 with lectures on Le Corbusier on January 11; Julia Morgan, FAIA, on February 22; and Beatrix Farrand on March 15.
Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957), who was posthumously awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2014, had an unprecedented career as the first woman to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first to be licensed to practice architecture in the state of California. Morgan's body of work comprises over 700 buildings, including two National Historic Landmarks: the Hearst San Simeon Estate and the Asilomar Conference Grounds, both in California.Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq., the catalyst in nominating Morgan for AIA's highest honor, speaks about Morgan's life and work in the second lecture of this year's Portraits in Design series.
1.5 LU (AIA)
$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member.
Special series pricing for all three: $30 Member | $30 Student | $50 Non-member.
Prepaid 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.
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM