Recent Opportunities

  • Chicago's Global History

    Chicago | Dates: 16 – 16 Oct, 2015
    Leading Chicago architectural historians debate how global frameworks offer new perspectives on the city’s architectural and urban history, and, in turn, how the history of Chicago suggests new methods for scholarship on the built environment. This roundtable, organized by the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), brings together historians from major Chicago universities to reposition the city in a global context. Each participant will select and discuss one example of architecture, infrastructure, or urbanism. A discussion follows, led by Mark Jarzombek of MIT and Vikramāditya Prakāsh of the University of Washington.
  • City Abandoned: Selected Photographs by Vincent Feldman

    Philadelphia | Dates: 11 Sep – 31 Oct, 2015
    Based on his book City Abandoned, Philadelphia photographer and Pew Fellow Vincent D. Feldman, has selected 28 large-format black and white prints to illustrate the stories of local buildings erected in one age, then neglected in another. Also included in the exhibition will be several Feldman installations that address the on-going urban themes of monotony, migration, violence, and disaster. Friday, September 11, 5:00-7:00pm Exhibition Opening and Reception, with remarks by Vincent Feldman at 5:30. Free, RSVP to or call 215-925-2688. Saturday, September 19, 1:30pm Lecture by Vincent Feldman followed by book signing. Free for Athenaeum Members, RSVP to or call 215-925-2688. Non-Members, $10. Online payment. Saturday, October 3, 1:00pm Gallery Talk by Vincent Feldman. Free, RSVP to or call 215-925-2688
  • Preserving DC's Jazz-Age Architecture

    Washington | Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2015
    Join us for a special August presentation examining DC's architecture from the 1920s and 1930s, Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC.
  • Graham Foundation Funds Kevin Roche Documentary

    Dates: 11 – 12 Aug, 2015
    Today, The Graham Foundation announced its Grantees for 2015 and our documentary following the life and career of architect Kevin Roche, entitled "Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" is delighted to be included on that list.
  • Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Sep, 2015 – 03 Jan, 2016
    The Art Institute announces the installation of a thought provoking mid-career survey of work by critically acclaimed architect David Adjaye, opening September 19, 2015, and running until January 3, 2016, in the only North American venue for this globally focused exhibition.
  • Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award 2015

    Dates: 12 Aug – 15 Sep, 2015
    The Marion Dean Ross chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer the 2015 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award. The purpose of the EWP Research Award is to further awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Awards range from $500 and $2000 in any given year and are awarded to from one to several recipients per year. Applications for the award are due by September 15, 2015. Last year the award went to a team of individuals who are preparing Archipedia entries for the national Society of Architectural Historians. This project documents the 100 most significant buildings and sites in each state, and makes this information available at: The award will help the team, which is based at Washington State University, provide small stipends that will help pay for expenses to photograph the entries. In 2013, the EWP award provided assistance with two research projects. One award was given to Professor Anne Marshall for her paper entitled, “Indigenous Architecture: Creating the Museum At Warm Springs,” and one was awarded to independent consultant Liz Carter for her research, “Mid-Nineteenth Century Dwelling of Oregon Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context.” Recipients of the EWP award are expected to make a presentation on their research at the following year’s Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross conference. This year the SAH MDR conference will be held in Ashland, Oregon, October 23-25, 2015. For an application form and more information, go to:
  • 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO

    Chicago | Dates: 06 – 09 Nov, 2015

    November 6-9, 2015
    Chicago, IL

    To learn more and register, visit
    Advance Deadline: October 2


    • Attendees may choose from 134 education sessions and tours to earn up to 21 Professional Development Hours for LA CES. A significant number of programs will be approved by the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED AP certification maintenance, AIA, and APA/AICP.

    • We expect more than 6,000 professionals to attend, so networking and business development opportunities will abound.

    • Field sessions, including exclusive behind-the-scenes access, will provide attendees the opportunity to explore Chicago.  

    • More than 400 EXPO exhibits will feature the latest products and services for landscape architects and designers, and nearly half are new this year.

    • With a great new line-up of celebrity chefs and a new farm-to-table menu, the Edible Landscapes event is a one-of-a-kind, must-attend occasion!

    • Land8 and the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO present the Land8 Happy Hour. Students, emerging professionals, and all Annual Meeting attendees are invited to join in on this exciting night of music, food, drinks, and fun.

  • HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 12 Sep, 2015 – 02 May, 2016

    HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern (September 12, 2015–May 2, 2016), an experimental exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, looks back to mid-century Pittsburgh, and the arrival of modern architecture through large-scale urban redevelopment. The city’s ambitious planning program drew national planners and architects, as well as critics, into far-reaching conversations, influencing dozens of other cities in the process.

    In 1939, the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association hired Robert Moses to solve problems related to congestion around the city’s downtown “point”, where its three rivers converge. His proposal, the “Arterial Plan for Pittsburgh”, was comprehensive. The Pittsburgh Press published his recommendations under the headline “Highways to Suburban Areas.” The plan led to the Penn-Lincoln Parkway and the city-bisecting highway, Crosstown Boulevard, and to the construction of Point State Park.

    In 1962, Jane Jacobs, a grassroots planner and critic of Moses, spent a week consulting in the city at the invitation of the University of Pittsburgh. She was known for leading neighborhood campaigns that opposed large-scale destruction of New York’s original Greenwich Village neighborhood. Upon her arrival, she received a driving tour of renewal projects around town, including the Lower Hill, which had recently been razed to construct the Civic Arena. At the conclusion of the tour she made a statement to the press: “Pittsburgh is being rebuilt by city haters.”

    The exhibition, in the museum’s Heinz Architectural Center includes abundant archival materials from the period, an active architecture studio, and a salon-style discussion space, unearthing layers of history and a range of perspectives.

    Architects-in-residence, the Boston-based studio over,under, highlight successive histories of pioneering architectural achievements, disrupted neighborhoods, utopian aspirations of public officials and business leaders, and Pittsburgh’s role as a model for the modern American city. These intertwined narratives shape the exhibition’s presentation, as does the assignment for its in-gallery architecture studio: the imaginative reuse of Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

    As a result, HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern is iterative, uncovering stories about this idealistic yet turbulent period throughout its seven-month run. In the 1950s and ’60s, Pittsburgh was held up in national conversations as a key example of a progressive American city for its urban revitalization projects. Many never-realized proposals would have radically altered the city’s urban fabric while others were only partially completed, creating problems in subsequent years. Today, many criticize Pittsburgh’s postwar projects for their destruction of neighborhoods and displacement of communities.

    These stories, addressed through photographs, films, drawings, documents, and other ephemera, reveal idealism and architectural ingenuity alongside public discourse and protest.

    The neighborhoods and projects in focus include Gateway Center, the Lower Hill, Allegheny Center, East Liberty, and Oakland. Significant architects include Harrison & Abramovitz, Mitchell & Ritchey, Simonds & Simonds, and Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). In addition, HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern examines unrealized proposals such as those by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Point.

    During fall 2015, architecture students from Carnegie Mellon University will investigate the legacy and potential of the stalled urban revitalization project at Allegheny Center. Students will analyze the sociological, political, and economic motivations for urban renewal; the causes for its shortcomings and successes; and assess the cultural and ecological impact of the current situation. They will then design various scenarios for adaptive reuse of the site. This work will take place in the largest of the Center’s galleries, where proposals will remain on view through May 2. In the spring, this gallery will function as a salon, with comfortable furniture for visitors and a lively program of discussions involving residents, architects, theorists, and urban planners, seeking to understand Pittsburgh today in light of its complex history.

    Ultimately HACLab Pittsburgh hopes to engage and better inform Pittsburghers and visitors alike about this complex and multi-layered city.

    HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern is the first in a new series of HACLab initiatives overseen by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture at the Heinz Architectural Center. Each Lab will see a team of design radicals investigate issues of architectural and planning in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. This experimental format reflects our constantly changing understanding of architecture and urbanism. Museum visitors are encouraged to return again and again to track the evolution of the research and participate in an evolving body of knowledge.

    About over,under
    over,under is a Boston-based practice with expertise in architecture, urban design, graphic production and curation. The firm has designed projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. Previous exhibitions include Rethinking Boston City Hall (2007) and HEROIC (2009) at pinkcomma, Boston; IN FORM: Communicating Boston (2012), and Let’s Talk About Bikes (2012) at the Boston Society of Architects’ gallery BSA Space; and Design Biennial Boston (2008-). The over,under team for HAC Lab Pittsburgh includes Rami el Samahy, Chris Grimley, Kelly Hutzell, Michael Kubo, Ann Lui and Mark Pasnik. El Samahy is a faculty member at the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

    General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Carnegie Museum of Art
    Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at

  • PhotoPaysage/Landscape Representation

    Albuquerque | Dates: 15 – 17 Oct, 2015
    Three photographic exhibits, film screenings, social events and two days of talks by photographers, landscape architects, writers and historians. The conference will feature a three-year French research initiative on the interface of landscape, photography and theory, along with contributors to Drawn to Landscape: The Pioneering Work of J. B. Jackson, edited by Janet Mendelsohn and Chris Wilson, which debuts at the conference. Organized by the Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles (French National Landscape Architecture School), and the School of Architecture and Planning, and University Libraries at the University of New Mexico
  • Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, November 12-14, 2015, Rutgers University

    New Brunswick | Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2015
    This international conference will examine the phenomenon of shifting populations and their connections to urban heritage. Hosted by the Rutgers University’s Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), it will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations. The overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritage conservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century. Keynote speakers include Ishmael Beah, the award-winning author and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and Francesco Bandarin, Former Assistant Director-General for Culture for UNESCO. In addition to panel sessions, workshops, and walking tours, the conference also includes a musical performance by the world-renowned composer and pianist, Malek Jandali.
  • Mightier Than a Wrecking Ball: How Ada Louise Huxtable Saved Salem

    Salem | Dates: 25 – 25 Sep, 2015
    HISTORIC SALEM, INC. CELEBRATES ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE WITH SYMPOSIUM Event Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Pivotal NY Times Article That Saved Salem In 1965, an urban renewal plan was set to build a four-lane roadway in downtown Salem right next to the Peabody Essex Museum and Old Town Hall. As many as 103 buildings across 39 acres of Salem’s historic core were set to be razed in favor of roads and parking lots. Historic Salem, Inc. has organized a September 25 symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the act of journalism that stopped the wrecking ball. A potent New York Times article by renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable derailed plans to destroy much of downtown Salem. The symposium, called “Mightier than a Wrecking Ball,” will gather prominent architecture critics, historians and other experts to consider what almost happened in Salem and how the issues at play in 1965 remain critical today. “We are excited about this event and honored that so many nationally prominent experts will be joining us,” said Jennifer Firth, president of Historic Salem. “In addition to highlighting such a significant moment in history, their dialogue will inform our present-day discussions about preservation.” Christopher Hawthorne, The Los Angeles Times architecture critic, will give the keynote address. Historic New England President and CEO Carl Nold will moderate a scholarly panel featuring Eric Gibson, leisure and arts editor of The Wall Street Journal; Elizabeth Padjen, founder and former editor of Architecture Boston; and Donovan Rypkema, a development consultant and authority on the economics of preservation. The symposium was conceived by Historic Salem and is organized in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and Historic New England. The project has been funded in part by a grant from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and by many generous individual donors. Of the National Trust funding, Firth remarked, “We are extremely proud to have received this grant. The competition for these funds is intense, and this award underscores the significance of our event.” Emily Udy, preservation manager for Historic Salem, elaborated on the significance of 1965 to the preservation movement. “Huxtable’s article signaled a turning point in public opinion both in Salem and nationwide, and it was important in leading to the National Preservation Act of 1966.” she said. “But local advocacy also played an enormous role in saving Salem. Few people who live in and love Salem know about those urgent efforts. They too will be featured in the symposium.” “Mightier than a Wrecking Ball” will be held Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Morse Auditorium in the Peabody Essex Museum. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased on the PEM website at or by calling 877-PEM-TIXX. Historic Salem plans two related events for Saturday, September 26: a morning walking tour of the area that faced demolition, and a 1965-themed party called Mid/Mod, which will capture the free-wheeling spirit of 1965 with an 18-piece band featuring Motown, doo-wop and jazz. The night will include themed drinks and food, a Polaroid photo booth, a raffle, creative attire, and a dance contest. Mid/Mod will be held at Ames Hall, 290 Essex Street in Salem, Saturday, September 26, 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. Tickets are $45 before September 1, $55 thereafter and at the door. Tickets are available at
  • Chicago River Bridge Tours on Wendella Boats

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 Aug, 2015
    Offered exclusively by Wendella Boats the Chicago River Bridges Tour with award winning author Patrick McBriarty, who is docent for this 2-hour architectural tour of Chicago’s fantastic bridges, past and present. With more drawbridges than any city in North America, see 20+ bridges and learn all about the history, architecture, engineering, human dramas, and stories of floods, fire, bridge jumps, or the homeless man living in the bridge. There is no better way to see why Chicago is the Drawbridge Capital of the World! Ticket are available online at for these once per month tours (June – October). These tours leave from the Trump Tower Docks at river level between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time for boarding. On the following dates remain for the 2015 Season: Thursday, Aug 20th - 5:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17th - 5:45-7:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4th - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • The New Tour: Innovations in Place-based Storytelling

    Providence | Dates: 24 – 25 Sep, 2015
    The New Tour: Innovations in Place-based Storytelling September 24-25, 2015 at Alumnae Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Living on the Edge: Managing Change Through Innovation

    Galveston | Dates: 22 – 23 Oct, 2015
    Join us for the second annual Living on the Edge conference and explore the innovations that will help us preserve healthy coastal communities.
  • SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape

    New York City | Dates: 24 Sep, 2015 – 31 Jan, 2016
    SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape, curated by designer Stephen Fan, is an award-winning, personally rooted, anthropological case study that explores the controversial conversion of suburban single-family homes into multi-family communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in Connecticut. Through photographs, interviews, mappings, infographics, and architectural representations/ installations, the exhibition seeks to humanize and interpret these informal suburban retrofits in light of local and global economic realities, the cultural backgrounds of these new immigrants, and evolving ideas of domesticity. Addressing the assumptions, norms, and public policies that determine how most Americans live, the exhibition reveals the negotiations made when immigrant cultural beliefs and pragmatism conflict with suburban American social, aesthetic, financial codes, and values. With a regional focus and global reach, it also provides insight into the long-term effects of 9/11 on the New York Chinatown service industry as a significant factor behind the influx of Chinese labor seeking employment at the region's casinos, and the formation of this satellite suburban Chinatown. With creative implications for the future of housing design and habitation, SUB URBANISMS offers a powerful inquiry into the ways in which culture shapes our lives and our homes. About Museum of Chinese in America: MOCA’s mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America, to inspire our diverse communities to contribute to America’s evolving cultural narrative and civil society, and to empower and bridge our communities across generations, ethnicities, and geography through our dynamic stories. For more information, please visit
  • Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968

    New York City | Dates: 24 Sep, 2015 – 31 Jan, 2016
    Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923 - 1968 is the culmination of three years of research by architectural historian and curator, Kerri Culhane. The exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will examine Poy Gum Lee's hybrid modernist influence in New York Chinatown through a retrospective of his life's work in China and the U.S., and a study of his architectural integration of eastern ideas and western technology. Lee's compelling body of work reflects a cultural transition period in both China and New York Chinatown. The exhibition features more than 80 artifacts, including photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints for both realized and unrealized projects, and other materials that document and explore Lee's 50-year long career in the east and west. Though Lee is revered for his work in China, the exhibition is the first major study of his work undertaken in the U.S. Lee was the architectural consultant for the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association’s building on Mott Street (1959) and the On Leong Tong Merchant’s Association at Mott & Canal Street (1948-50) – the most prominent Chinese modern building in Chinatown. Among his highly visible commissions, Lee designed the Chinese-American WWII Monument in Kimlau Square (1962), a modernist take on a traditional Chinese pailou, or ceremonial gate; the Lee Family Association (ca. 1950); and the Pagoda Theatre (1963, demolished). About Museum of Chinese in America: MOCA’s mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America, to inspire our diverse communities to contribute to America’s evolving cultural narrative and civil society, and to empower and bridge our communities across generations, ethnicities, and geography through our dynamic stories. For more information, please visit
  • 2015 Conference on Illinois HIstory

    Springfield | Dates: 24 – 25 Sep, 2015
    The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 24-25, 2015, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State.

    Dates: 25 Jul – 01 Sep, 2015
    ISSUE 04 INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE “Instruments of Service” is a class of legally protected work products defined in the American Institute of Architects’ “A201-2007 General Conditions” as “representations, in any medium of expression now known or later developed, of the tangible and intangible creative work performed by the Architect.” In practice, instruments are any drawing, model, calculation or specification created for a client, copyrighted by the architect as a design “recommendation” and trafficked between intellectual, digital and real property. As research, everyday and experimental instruments are assemblages of tools and materials, allography and autography that move from Skype to ‘the street’ through theaters of peer review and publicity, gender and entertainment. Under or outside of contract, what is the value of the architect’s recommendation? Who provides material support for practice and research? Professional practice is politically adjacent to public service yet economically classified as a tertiary consumer service—between library and iPhone, hygiene and finance, hospitality and the police. Mediating across the table between architects and an ‘other,’ instruments of service also establish a fictional protagonist if not yet an accomplice or client, a prenuptial agreement if not yet a trademark or patent. How do new practices extend the idea of service? What lies between ‘the good’ and goods? As new design representations emerge from the interstices of language, calculation and visualization, instruments demonstrate architecture as both ontology and epistemology. What is the value of a common understanding of fact and form? of standardized notation or measure? As new fabrication methods and human-machine interfaces remake the physical world, instruments place the ‘model’ in an expanded field. Do biomimicry, new media and advanced manufacturing turn the molecule, database and robot into an instrument of service? What are the consequences of better living through chemistry, gizmo or portable document file, and through construction and building? Issue 04, “Instruments of Service,” questions the status of the instrument and of service. What does it mean to serve? What is left to instrumentalize? to monetize? to influence? We welcome scholarship and speculative projects that demonstrate spaces of encounter between “tangible and intangible creative work” through design practice, business models, new forms of representation and activism. Guest Editor: Jennifer W. Leung SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We seek thoughtful and playful approaches to applied research on the built environment. Contributions may include opinion pieces, examinations of pivotal moments in the history of applied research, investigations of the protocols of research practice and photo essays on research projects. Articles are not limited in length (600-2000 words, recommended) and can be published as text, photo essays, videos or other media. Contributors are encouraged to demonstrate techniques and protocols in meticulous detail. Eligibility to contribute is not limited by institutional affiliation or area of expertise. To apply, submit an abstract in one pdf document (4MB max) to - Info: title and subtitle - Bio: author name and bio - Submission Type: critique or project - Abstract: 300 words max - Position: Design, website or writing samples Deadlines for Issue 04 are as follows: - Abstracts due September 1, 2015. - Contributions (once selected) due October 1, 2015.
  • 2016 Grants to Individuals (Graham Foundation)

    Dates: 23 Jul – 15 Sep, 2015
    Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first stage of a two-stage application process. The annual deadline for the Inquiry Form is September 15. The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to support projects by individuals: Production & Presentation Grants and Research & Development Grants. For more information about foundation grants and to learn if your project is eligible for funding, visit the website.
  • Call for Papers: Keeping History Above Water Conference (April 2016)

    Dates: 23 Jul – 15 Sep, 2015
    KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER An international, multidisciplinary conference focused on saving historic structures and neighborhoods in the face of rising tides April 10-13, 2016 Newport, Rhode Island Organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resource Center, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University Keeping History Above Water, slated for the spring of 2016 in Newport, Rhode Island, will tackle a broad range of issues—from theoretical to practical, local to global—related to protecting coastal communities and their historic built environments. Over four days, experts in historic preservation, architecture, engineering, oceanography, and many other disciplines, from across the United States and abroad, will convene to examine threats, explore solutions, and share ideas. The Program Committee invites proposals for short papers (15 to 25 minutes) and workshop/seminar sessions (1.5 to 3 hours) from practitioners, academics and policy makers that address (but are not limited to): • Fortification and retrofitting individual buildings for resiliency against inundation, including engineering solutions for threatened properties and communities • Policies and regulations that make more resilient historic districts in coastal regions • Communication strategies for raising awareness and educating a broad spectrum of stake holders in historic properties and communities • Holistic consideration of communities’ cultural resources, including living cultures and intangible cultural heritage • Case studies – from anywhere in the world – in any of the above areas Audience and Program: The conference will be marketed to academics and professionals in a variety of disciplines including preservationists, town and city planners, elected officials, government personnel/policy makers, architects, engineers, environmentalists, and builders. The conference program will include keynote speakers and plenary addresses from major scholars and practitioners in key fields, as well as panel presentations and roundtable discussions, workshops, ample opportunity for networking, and pre-conference excursions to historic sites in Newport and environs. Location: Conference sessions and accommodations (with favorable room rates already negotiated) will be located at the Newport Marriott Hotel (25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport). Located on the waterfront and immediately adjacent to Newport’s historic “Point” neighborhood (where a significant concentration of 18th and 19th century buildings are at risk), the Newport Marriott Hotel is also a convenient location from which to explore other historic sites of the city and surrounding areas of Aquidneck Island. PROPOSALS Short Papers: To have a paper considered for presentation (stand alone or as part of a panel), please send a proposal of no more than 500 words, including estimated time for the presentation, along with CV, to The deadline for submitting paper proposals is September 15, 2015. Workshop/Seminar Sessions: The program committee welcomes proposals for 1.5- to 3-hour workshop and seminar sessions with a focus on, but not limited to, practical approaches to addressing the threat of sea level rise and other water catastrophes in historic structures and neighborhoods. These are smaller breakout sessions scheduled for the final morning of the conference (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) that can accommodate up to 30 participants each, and can have more than one instructor. To have a session considered, please submit a written proposal of no more than 500 words (can include images) and a CV for each instructor to The deadline for submitting workshop and seminar proposals is September 15, 2015. Other Ideas: Anything that you think should be included but don’t see represented here? The program committee is happy to have suggestions -- for panels, table displays, and other means of communicating knowledge and experiences in any area that connects to the theme of the conference. Please note that presenters will likely have some travel and accommodation subsidy available to them.
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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