Recent Opportunities

  • Call for book proposals

    Dates: 01 May, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2017
    We are actively looking for new book proposals for our Routledge Research in Architecture series. The series provides academic readers with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture and covers research from areas as diverse as architectural history, theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research. A list of current and forthcoming titles is available here For more information or to discuss a potential project, please contact
  • Current Work: David Chipperfield

    New York | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    Current Work
    David Chipperfield
    David Chipperfield Architects
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.

    David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.

    Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.

    Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.

    Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.

    Time & Place
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
    The Great Hall 
    The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street
    New York

  • STIP: Fulbright Student Fellowships, Bulgaria

    Dates: 13 Oct, 2015
    Bulgaria Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD
    candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study
    or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for
    motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects
    with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution,
    independent library or field research, special projects in the social
    or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.

    Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:

    Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

    Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a
    cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in
    Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates
    interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies,
    trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of
    cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical
    studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at
    all degree levels and in all fields.

    The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open.
    Competition Deadline is October 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To
    apply, visit:

    More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at:

  • Walking Tour: 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center

    New York | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW

    When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM SATURDAY, MAY 2

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Southwest corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St. Paul's Chapel). 

    Rebuilding the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been a daunting, contentious and dynamic process. Yet construction has moved forward. The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event and the 9/11 Museum opened May 2014. One World Trade Center, officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, was recently completed.

    This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site. We discuss the highly publicized competitions for the site’s master plan and memorial. Delve into the design and development of each of the main structures, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, office towers, and transportation hub. Consider the influence and concerns of the different stakeholders by comparing the initial winning plans for rebuilding at Ground Zero to the final, much altered, designs that we see today.

    We will also take a look back at the history of the original World Trade Center site and the transformation of Lower Manhattan after World War II. Compare Minoru Yamasaki’s 110-story Twin Towers, built on a 16-acre superblock, with current efforts to reconnect the new WTC to the street grid and surrounding neighborhoods. We will see how the current emphases on safety, security, and sustainability are a response to the design and engineering of the original complex, the 9/11 attacks, and a greater concern for ecologically-friendly architecture.

    Tour Guide: Doug Fox conducts the architecturally-focused 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center walking tours for AIA New York. For his other 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center tours, please visit Doug's World Trade Center Tour website.

    $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members

    Tour is limited to 20 participants 
    Register Here

    Other Info: Guide will email all attendees one day before the tour to confirm details. Only those who have registered and paid for this event in advance will be able to participate. Tour begins promptly and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee 

  • The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

    Lake Oswego | Dates: 30 May, 2015

    The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

    This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

     The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

  • Early Modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle

    Portland | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Join DoCoMoMo_OR   for a talk focusing on early modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle, and those architects who introduced modernism to Portland in the late 1930s into the 1940s – John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole house in Oregon which happened a few years later.

    Seating is limited, register early to ensure your spot!  Appetizers and drinks will be provided to attendees.

    About the Speaker:

    Professor Leland Roth is a leading figure in architectural history, with his primary field of research is American architecture and urban planning, especially from 1865 to 1940.

  • Tour: Manuel Palos Sculpture Studio (1 LU)

    San Francisco | Dates: 30 Apr, 2015
    April 30, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Free AIASF Members 
    $10 General Admission

    Join us for a tour of sculptor Manuel Palos’ studio. With more than 30 years of experience in custom sculpture, architectural restoration and conservation projects, Manuel’s work can be found internationally from private commissions to major public placements. Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, he came to work on the restoration of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Since then he has become well-known for his many commissions, including several projects for the City and County of San Francisco. His work has included the restoration of the mythological figures at the Legion of Honor, sculpting the eight Eagles atop the Pacific Telephone Building, and many other projects.

    “For over 25 years Palos has left his indelible, anonymous mark on dozens of icons throughout the city, re-creating and restoring precious architectural and sculptural details that, without his unusual skills, would have long ago fallen into disrepair.” - SF Magazine

  • AGAPS PhD Dissertation Award 2015: Call for Submissions

    Dates: 27 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2015 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. AGAPS welcomes dissertations from across the disciplines and a variety of perspectives. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula, but can be inclusive of the transnational flows of people, material and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. Entries will be read by a multi-disciplinary three-member committee. PhD dissertations (in English) accepted for the degree of PhD between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 are eligible. The author of the winning dissertation will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning dissertation will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS). The author will be invited to publish an article based on his/her dissertation in JAS. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2015.
  • AGAPS Graduate Paper Prize 2015: Call for Submissions

    Dates: 27 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites the submission of graduate student research papers for AGAPS’s 2015 Graduate Paper Prize. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula but can be inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. AGAPS welcomes submissions from all disciplines. Papers should include an engagement with literature that concerns the study of the Arabian Peninsula, a clear methodology, and make an original contribution to scholarship in the field. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 21–24 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The winning paper will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS) and published by JAS if it meets the journal’s editorial standards. Papers will be evaluated according to originality of research, innovation, contribution to the field, cogency of argument, sources, method and clarity of writing. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. Submission deadline is 31 August 2015 (Note the extended deadline). Submission requirements: * The paper must have been written between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. * The cover letter should include: author’s name, contact information, title of paper, name of institution, department, and the name and email address for the faculty member who will provide an endorsement. Email is fine. * Students can nominate themselves but must provide an endorsement by a faculty member stating that the paper was written as a graduate student during the specified time period. For example: This is to verify that "Student Name" prepared the paper, "Title," for my class on "Subject" during the "Semester." This can be sent via email. * The author can be enrolled in an MA or a PhD program and must provide proof of student status. (This can be a letter from the department that can be sent via email). The author may have just completed a Master's degree but the author must not have defended a dissertation at the time of submission for the AGAPS Graduate Paper Prize. * The paper must not exceed 7,500 words (excluding bibliography) and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. It should conform to the following format: • Standard font (such as Arial or Times Roman) • Double-spaced • 1.25” / 3 cm margins • Page limit of 30 pages • Black and white Materials must be emailed by 31 August 2015 to: Reem Alissa at, cc to Gwenn Okruhlik at (Early submissions are appreciated)
  • The BEACH

    Washington | Dates: 04 Jul – 07 Sep, 2015

    The National Building Museum will once again create a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors when it unveils an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. 

    The BEACH will be contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas will sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” will culminate in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

    The Museum is planning a snack concession inside the BEACH, to be operated through a partnership with Union Kitchen, a D.C.-based food incubator.

    The BEACH is part of the Museum’s annual “Summer Block Party,” a slate of programming, exhibitions, and events for all ages.

    Tickets will include admission to exhibitions. Admission is first come, first served (no timed entry). Tickets will be available online for members on June 13; non-members can purchase starting June 20. Check back on the Admissions page soon for ticketing information.

    The Museum will operate with longer hours on each Wednesday night of The BEACH’s run: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, and September 2. On these Late Nights, the Museum will be open until 9 pm; regular ticket prices apply. July 15 will be designated as member appreciation night.

  • The State Between – A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism

    Princeton | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    The State Between – A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism
    Princeton University School of Architecture
    Betts Auditorium / May 1, 2015 / 10a-6p
    This event is free and open to the public

    In the celebrated song “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra’s yearning for success in the big city captures the aspirations of many in his hometown, Hoboken, New Jersey. With only four large cities in the state (the largest, Newark, has a population of about 270,000 people), Hobokenites aren’t the only ones suffering the “little town blues.” Jerseyans are known for wanting to escape to livelier places, but just as people leave, newcomers arrive looking for less expensive real estate, the American Dream in the suburbs, political refuge and employment. In- and out-migration shapes the state’s urban space, producing new built environments, commuting streams, transnational communities, and ethnic and racial concentrations. Global industrial restructuring, national political movements, and national immigration policies condition these population flows and impact the state’s urban spaces.

    This symposium joins scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and professional fields for a discussion on the global, metropolitan, and local forces and actors that shape New Jersey’s urban cultures, communities, and built environments. By thinking of New Jersey as a constructed object of representation and research, we seek to unpack the methods, units of analysis, archives, and other sources that reveal how New Jersey’s spatial imaginary is constituted within the state and beyond.


    10:15-10:30 AM / Welcome

    10:30-11:50PM / Learning from New Jersey Urbanism

    Rafi Segal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Architecture
    Robert Hillier, Princeton University – Architecture
    Wendel White, Richard Stockton College – Art

    Moderator: Kelly Baum, Princeton University Art Museum

    12:00-1:00PM / Lunch Break

    1:00-2:20 PM / Documenting Stories about New Jersey Places

    Rafael Pi Roman, WNET Thirteen – Host of Latino Americans of NY and NJ
    Ulla Berg, Rutgers University – Anthropology
    Darnell Moore, Queer Newark Oral History Project
    Whitney Strub, Rutgers University – Women’s and Gender Studies

    Moderator: Rebecca O’Brien, Wall Street Journal

    2:20-2:30PM / Break

    2:30-3:50PM / Race and Space in New Jersey

    Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, Baruch College/CUNY – Black and Latino Studies
    Alison Isenberg, Princeton University – History
    George Lipsitz, UC Santa Barbara – Black Studies and Sociology

    Moderator: William Gleason, Princeton University – English

    3:50-4:00PM / Break

    4:00-5:20PM / New Jersey, in a Metro Context

    Andrew Urban, Rutgers University – American Studies
    Johana Londoño, Princeton University
    Howard Gillette, Rutgers University – History

    Moderator: Mike Owen, Benediktsson – Hunter College/CUNY – Sociology

    5:20-6:00PM / Closing Remarks

  • MWA Waterfront Conference: Shaping Your 21st Century Waterfront

    New York | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Waterfront Conference is the region's largest annual gathering of waterfront experts, scientists, civic leaders, government officials, and activists to share ideas and develop strategies for improving the waterfront. This year we will be discussing a range of topics, including the integration of a five borough ferry service into the city's transportation network; the state of the working waterfront; climate change questions; implementing greener shorelines; and MWA's newly launched Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines program.

    Individual tickets from $35-$120. Please find more information here.

    AIA Members receive 10% discount with code: AIA10

    Sponsored by: Arcadis
    Organized by: Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

  • Cocktails & Conversations: Louisa Hutton and Barry Bergdoll

    New York | Dates: 24 Apr, 2015

    AIA CES 1 LU

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    How do you spend your Friday evening? Do you join those who pack NYC’s cultural institutions like sardines or those crowds over populating film theaters? When the Center for Architecture, one of the City’s premier cultural institutions, hosts a pair of NYC’s most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, it will certainly lift your spirits.

    This series of dialogues about design pairs a notable architect with a recognized critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture and other design issues. Since you shouldn’t start Friday night without an adequate drink, we’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktails inspired by the architect’s work and created in-situ for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of “Delight Night” in New York's weekend cultural scene—no Blight Night here.


    Louisa Hutton, Partner, Sauerbruch Hutton
    Louisa Hutton, with her partner Matthias Sauerbruch, founded Sauerbruch Hutton, an internationally-recognized office for architecture, urbanism and design, in 1989. The firm creates functional, sensual, and conscientious architecture with individuality and personality. The practice is noted for its synthesis of color in the design process and for the use of fluid curvilinear forms. The firm’s architecture is also known for its technical innovation and environmental sustainability, particularly double-skin facades on tall buildings.

    Sauerbruch Hutton realizes individual and sustainable solutions to a wide range of programs. Enjoying the sensuality of space and material, using up-to-date technology masterfully, and using existing resources intelligently are the focuses of the firm's work. Built works range from the much-noted Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, which presents a benchmark building for the sustainable design of offices. A wide range of projects for private and public clients are currently under way across Europe. Sauerbruch Hutton considers architecture a process of dialogue that intimately involves selected experts and consultants in every stage of the design process. The firm has received numerous national and international prizes, including recent awards for Immanuel Church in Cologne, the Mies van der Rohe Award shortlist, the BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2014 from the Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment and first prize for tje Postcheckamt Masterplan at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin.  For their work, Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture (1998). The firm also won the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003. Currently 75 architects, designers, engineers, model-makers, and administrative staff work in the firm's Berlin office.

    Hutton completed her undergraduate degree at Bristol University and graduate degree from the Architectural Association (AA). She worked in the office of Alison and Peter Smithson and has taught at the AA, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University GSD.

    Barry Bergdoll, Hon. AIANY, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University School of Arts & Sciences
    After six years as MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Professor, Barry Bergdoll returned to Columbia University in Fall 2013 as the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology in the School of Arts & Sciences. He graduated from Columbia University in 1977, studied at King's College, Cambridge University from 1977 to 1979, and returned to Columbia to complete his PhD in 1986.

    Bergdoll focuses on 19th- and 20th-century architectural history, theory and criticism based on his broad interests in modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained as an art historian, he studies architecture by tying it to history, sociology, and culture. He has studied cultural representation in architecture, the evolution of architecture as a profession, and the intersections between artistic genres. His interests also include the intersections of architecture and new technologies as representations in the modern period, especially photography and film. Prior to joining MoMA, Bergdoll was the chair of the Department of Art History at Columbia. In 1993, he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for study on the impact of the fall of Communism on architectural teachings in Eastern Europe and Russia.

    As a curator, Bergdoll participated in major architectural exhibitions, including "Mies in Berlin", shown in New York, Barcelona, and Berlin in 2001-3; "Le Panthéon: Symbole des Révolutions" shown in Montreal and Paris in 1989, and "Les Vaudoyers: une dynastie d'architectes" at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris in 1992. Among the exhibitions he curated at MoMA are "Lost Vanguard" (2007); "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling," (2008); "Bauhaus" (2009) with Leah Dickerman; "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" (2010); and "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" (2012) with Reinhold Martin. The exhibition "Labrouste: La Structure Mise en Lumiere" co-curated with Corine Belier of the Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and Marc LeCoeur of the Bibliothèque Nationale was shown in Paris 2012-13 and presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Spring 2013, followed by "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," organized with Jean-Louis Cohen. In 2012 Bergdoll was instrumental in bringing the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives to MoMA and Columbia; in 2014 he organized a first exhibition based on that archive: "Frank Lloyd Wright and the City." His latest exhibition, "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955 - 1980," recently opened at MoMA. Among his many publications are Mies in BerlinEuropean Architecture 1750–1890,  and Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry.

    Eben Klemm
    A former research biologist, of special interest to him is encouraging knowledge among bartenders concerning the basic chemical and physics principals that affect the materials they use in order to better understand the techniques they use.

    Klemm and his cocktails have been featured in such diverse local and national publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Time Out New York, Popular Science, and Playboy. He has also made televised appearances include The Today Show, CBS’s Early Show and ABC 20/20. His cocktail book for beginners, The Cocktail Primer, was published in December by Andrews McNeel

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee & CultureNow
    Price: One drink included: $15 for member; $20 for non-members


  • Edge Living: Micro Units, Live/Work Environments, and the Future of Urban Dwellings

    New York | Dates: 27 Apr, 2015

    MONDAY, APRIL 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — Register
    At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

    This is the fouth 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.

    In order to achieve Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing goals, architects and City agencies must work together to contain construction costs and time. Through the development of microunits and live/work communities, we can build more units on a single site and support the creative economy in all five boroughs. These approaches could also serve the growing senior population.

    Speakers will answer the questions: How should the mix of dwelling typologies in New York City evolve? What would these types of development require from a design perspective? A zoning/policy perspective?

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with advances in micro units, live/work spaces, and the future of urban dwellings.

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with new modes of profit.

    Peter Bafitis, AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Housing Committee; Principal, RKTB
    Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Co-Chair, AIANY Housing Committee; Principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning
    Moderator: Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY President
    AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
    Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for non-members

  • The Final Mile: How Great Cities Are Fed

    New York | Dates: 29 Apr, 2015

    Open House New York invites you to a very special event to kick off The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York, a new yearlong series of tours and talks exploring the architecture of New York City’s multi-layered food system.

    Join Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market, for a conversation about the future of New York City’s food system. Learn about how the movement of food has impacted the shape, look, and flow of the physical city: its buildings, its infrastructure, and its public spaces. Discover how the evolution of the food system has mirrored–even facilitated–historical population shifts, and consider how the current trends might reshape the city again over the coming decades, as New York City looks to add another 1.5 million residents by 2030. Karp and LaValva will discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that OHNY will explore over the coming year through The Final Mile.

    Karen Karp is a leading authority on food systems and New York City’s good food movement with over 25 years of experience in specialty food retail, agriculture, and restaurants. Robert LaValva is an architect and planner and the founder of the New Amsterdam Market.

    Wednesday April 29
    6:30-8:00 PM
    SVA THEATRE, 333 W 23rd Street

    Reservations are required for this lecture. Admission is free for OHNY members, OHNY volunteers, and students with valid ID. $10 for general public.

    For more information, visit

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  • Louis Vuitton SPARK Award with Iwan Baan

    Chicago | Dates: 23 Apr, 2015

    Louis Vuitton, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and IIT Architecture Chicago invite you to a special evening featuring the announcement of the 2015 Louis Vuitton SPARK Award winner and a special presentation by architectural photographer and SPARK award juror, Iwan Baan.

    April 23, 2015
    6:30 p.m. Iwan Baan Lecture
    7:15 p.m. SPARK Award Announcement
    7:30 p.m. Reception


    The Louis Vuitton Spark Award, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, honors an outstanding student from the College of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate Cloud Studio program reflecting the College’s focus on the City of Chicago and “Rethinking Metropolis.”

    The recipient of the annual Louis Vuitton SPARK Award will travel to Paris to meet with the Louis Vuitton architecture department responsible for the designs of Louis Vuitton boutiques around the world. The winning project will also be featured in an installation in the Louis Vuitton store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago later this fall.

    The jury is comprised of Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago; T. Lyle Barnes, Director of Stores, Midwest & Boston, Louis Vuitton Americas; Daniel Paltridge, Senior VP/Louis Vuitton North America; John Mulliken, VP/Store Planning & Development, Louis Vuitton Americas; Wiel Arets, Dean of IIT’s College of Architecture, and Iwan Baan, architectural photographer.

    Finalists for the Louis Vuitton SPARK award 2015 include:

    Branded Identity: Of the Chicago Bus System by Jennifer Pisano and Suzanne Stawiarski

    Gridland by Myles Pena, Jacob Harney

    Naive Intention: Procession by Ferdinand Kuznik

    Office Space: The Future of Work + Life by Su Jeong Lee, Eric Schwartzbach, Francisco Alvarez

    Setting The Stage: The Weft by Ricardo Fernandez

    W.E.T. Zone: Effluent Reuse for Industrial Growth by Sarah Hanson, Heidi Petersen, Andrew D’Arcy

  • Andrea Palladio: Why Was He the Most Influential Architect of All Time?

    Chicago | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Thursday, May 7
    6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Lecture
    $15 - ICAA & Driehaus Museum Members, $25 - Non-members   
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    To many people, Andrea Palladio has become synonymous with Renaissance Classical architecture.  The stone-carver from Padua is also considered to be one of the most inventive architects of all time.  This lecture will explore the architecture of Pallasio in the Venetian context in which it developed.  How did the city of Venice shape Palladio, and to what extent did he in turn shape the city?  We will examine five of Palladio’s greatest architectural inventions found in his designs for villas and palaces throughout the Veneto.

    Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.  His award-winning work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in California, the Shrine of Our Lady of Gaudalupe in Wisconsin, and Saint Joseph Cathedral in South Dakota, for which he won the 2013 Acanthus Awards’ Award of Arete. 

    Space is limited.  RSVP by April 30.

  • Vinyl, Plexiglas & Neon: Venturi, Scott Brown's Transformation of St. Francis de Sales - a revealing history & conversation

    Philadelphia | Dates: 07 May, 2015
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

    In 1969, the Church of St. Francis de Sales - a landmark church in the Byzantine Revival style (Henry Dagit; 1907-08) - reopened after alterations that addressed changes to the Catholic Mass. Comprising elements built of vinyl, Plexiglas, and neon, the design by Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown was radical, controversial, and removed within a year by the parish. Now, after over 45 years, join us for a revealing conversation and tour about the project's conception, execution, and the firestorm that ensued. 

    Landscape architect, Sue Weiler, will provide an introductory tour of the architecture of St. Francis de Sales, including its magnificent Gustavino dome; William Whitaker, curator of the Venturi Scott Brown Collection at Penn's Architectural Archives, will talk about the VSB design and the architecture of the period; and Father John McNamee, parish priest at the time of the change, will recall his role as pastor and client during a time of social change. 

  • Build It! Architecture for Kids

    Cincinnati | Dates: 19 May – 22 Aug, 2015
    Build It! Architecture for Kids will be on view at The Betts House May 19 – August 22, 2015. The exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture in Chicago, provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore architecture and construction.
    The exhibit consists of nine modules presenting architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit promotes visual literacy with activities on shapes, color, and symmetries.
    Children will be able to design a tree house, decorate a skyscraper, create a floor plan, and more. Brightly colored, child-sized modules explore math concepts by using tessellations, ornament design, symmetry, scale, proportion, and composition. Children will explore familiar geometric shapes to better understand the properties of materials and structures. Through the manipulation of materials, children will be empowered to build, draw and create. In addition to the hands-on activities, interpretative panels explain the work of an architect and basic architectural concepts.

    In addition to the exhibit, The Betts House will also have periodic special Saturday activities, Family Fun Saturdays which will be announced on our calendar.  These activities for children and families include hands-on programs on roofing and other trades as well as story times and craft activities.
  • CPDI Africa 2015 Architecture Awards!

    Atlanta | Dates: 18 Apr – 31 Aug, 2015
    The Community Planning & Design Initiative, Africa is accepting entries of modern interpretations of traditional African residential design, as well as research papers and artists impressions on the art of African architecture. Join us! Registration & Awards schedule listed on
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