Recent Opportunities

  • Van Alen NYSCA Independent Project Grant

    New York | Dates: 01 – 14 Mar, 2016
    Van Alen Institute is pleased to offer an opportunity for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship for New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project grants. Van Alen will sponsor up to 20 Independent Projects through this program. NYSCA's 2017 program in Architecture + Design makes grants of up to $10,000 available for individuals (or a team) to creatively explore, or to research, an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design. The category seeks projects that are innovative in nature and emphasize artistry and design excellence. Projects may lead to the creation of design prototypes, explore new technology which impacts design, research a topic in design or architectural history, or engage in critical or theoretical analyses.
  • CFP: Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean (Delft, 16-17 Jun 16)

    Dates: 03 – 31 Mar, 2016
    The 2-day conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to urban development and citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean. In their pioneering collection of essays Cities and Citizenship, Holston and Appadurai (1999) as well as other prominent scholars stressed the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. At the end of the twentieth century, they demonstrated that urban environments are salient sites for examining the renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging. This is arguably particularly the case in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, where cities seem to embody the aspirations of citizens and to showcase the best and the worse of their respective societies. It is here that we can observe major opportunities and threats to development, security and human rights, as well as major struggles for rights, inclusion and democracy
  • International Conference - AR (t) CHITECTURE- 19-21 April 2016

    Haifa | Dates: 01 – 07 Mar, 2016
    AR (t) CHITECTURE An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning 19-21 April 2016 Call for Papers Good architecture brings forth a thick reality of experience. To create poetic local places (buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects), the architect has to embody the environment in which his architectural creation takes place. Meaningful architectural making always reflects and addresses the time, place, desires and needs of a shared context, but at the same time interprets, ponders, questions and manipulates it, while bringing forth the living subjectivity of the architect. Artistic creation, in its different forms, allows the artist to embody the world poetically. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, film, music, dance, etc., the artist addresses collective cultural topics in a personal manner, questions, criticizes, and illuminates them, and thus actively participates in the shared reality. It is not uncommon that architects immerse themselves in art making. Usually their artistic creation has been regarded as separated from their architectural work. The conference will investigate the intricate and fascinating ties between artistic and architectural making. It will aim to question, exemplify, and evaluate the connection between these two fields. Why do architects preoccupy themselves with art making? What are the relationships between their artistic works and their architectural design? Does their art making enrich their architectural designs? Papers may articulate theoretical relationships between art making and architectural making, approach the relationship between these two fields as modes of thinking in recent decades. Papers may also attest to the relationship between art and architecture through case studies of specific architects, or shed light on the ties between specific works of art and architectural projects. Collaborative, multidisciplinary and historiographical papers are welcome. Important Dates: We are inviting historians, theoreticians, researchers and scholars of various fields and backgrounds to submit a paper proposal for one of the below listed topics. Please email a 500 words abstract, describing the paper proposal to the following email address: by March 7, 2016. Accepted abstracts will be notified by March 14, 2016. All accepted papers (based on abstract acceptation) would be included in a publication in the form of proceedings. Guidelines: Please keep title short and appealing. Mention the topic (from list of topics to be discussed in the conference), which your paper addresses. Images (72 dpi) may be included as part of the abstract if they enhance the text and are an integral element of the abstract. Please include: Author's full name (surname first) Author's credentials (i.e.: Ph.D., Master Student, Professor, Architect, Artist etc.). Author's affiliation (i.e.: university, office or organization). Author's contact info: Full address, email, and phone number. More than one abstract may be submitted per author. Registration fees: please check at our website * Tickets for a conference dinner will be offered separately around March. Registration deadline: April 10, 2016. Venues: The conference will take place at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology between the 19th and the 21st of April, 2016. Israel's prominent technological institution, the Technion is located in Haifa on the Carmel Mountain. As the center of the northern Israeli metropolitan, Haifa offers a unique view on local region and culture. Topics: Topic 1). Theoretical and philosophical aspects of art making as modes of poetic embodiment of the surroundings and interpretations of the relationship between artistic and architectural making. Topic 2). Historiographies of relationships between art and architectural making, with emphasis on their conditions and significance in the contemporary era of enhanced technology and globalization Topic 3). Case studies dealing with the artistic and architectural work of architects worldwide, and the ties between specific artistic and architectural projects, methodologies and products. Topic 4). Case studies focusing on artistic and architectural work of Israeli, Palestinian and Mediterranean architects. Scientific Committee: Prof. David Leatherbarrow Prof. Architect Joerg Gleiter Architect Zvi Hecker Prof. Architect Iris Aravot - Chair Dr. Architect Dana Margalith Architect Anna Shapiro Architect Yoni Avidan Architect Maya Weissman-Ilan ** For more information please visit our website at:
  • Animating the Georgian London Town House

    London | Dates: 17 – 17 Mar, 2016
    Rediscovering and animating London town houses of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Organised by the Paul Mellon Centre, London, the National Gallery, and Birkbeck College, University of London, this conference explores the position town houses once occupied in the lives of families and the nation as a whole. Some – such as Spencer House – have survived; many have left fragmentary traces; others have been completely destroyed and can only be recreated on the basis of inventories and descriptive accounts. There is much still to be uncovered about the collections of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts which these buildings once housed, as well as about their furnishing, architecture, gardens, and refashionings over time. This event follows on from the successful Animating the 18th-century country house conference held at the National Gallery in March 2015. Expert speakers will discuss both famed and little-remembered London town houses, considering how these residences were designed, furnished, and ornamented. Papers also explore the significance and function of these properties for owners and their families, together with the varied experiences of guests and visitors.
  • Announcing Cornerstone Architectural Scholars Listserv

    Dates: 26 Feb – 27 Jun, 2016
    Cornerstone Architectural Scholars is an email group (i.e., listserv) for scholars of architecture. It serves to spread news about upcoming conferences and symposiums, especially calls for papers. It also publicizes exhibitions, fellowships, publication opportunities, and other events or news of possible interest to architectural scholars. Cornerstone is not meant for discussion, debate, or chat, but simply for disseminating information, and the volume of messages is light, about three per week. The group covers the full range of architectural scholarship, spanning history, theory, urbanism, sustainability, technology, landscape, morphology, etc. It is generally focused on scholarship, rather than design culture or practice.

    Cornerstone is open to anyone. Most of its members are architecture faculty or doctoral students, but there are some independent scholars in the group also. It currently has about 370 members. There is absolutely no obligation involved in being a Cornerstone member, and one may join or leave the group at any time. Being a member only means that one receives the group's messages by email. Cornerstone works through the Google Groups system, and there are no problems with spam.  

    Anyone interested in joining Cornerstone may contact Matthew Heins at to be added to the group. (People with a Gmail account can join the group on their own, through the Google system.) Anybody with questions about the group is also welcome to contact Matthew.  

    For more information about the group, and to view all its previous messages, please go to!forum/cornerstonearchitecturalscholars
  • The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design

    Dates: 27 Feb – 31 Mar, 2016
    A conference exploring the role of hand drawing in architectural history, education, and practice. University of Notre Dame Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016 Featuring: Graham Wyatt, Principal at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP Joseph Connors, Harvard University Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, author of Borromini and the Roman Oratory Submissions are being accepted for consideration. Suggested topics include hand drawing as it relates to education, practice, and architectural history. Please submit a 200 word abstract and a CV to by March 31, 2016. Accepted papers will be notified by May 1. Visit for more information.
  • CONF: Modernism in New England, 5 March 2016, Wellesley College

    Wellesley | Dates: 05 – 05 Mar, 2016
    Though long stereotyped as a bastion of conservative culture and overshadowed by milestone events such as New York City’s 1913 Armory Show, twentieth-century New England was home to a vibrant group of visual artists, architects, curators, collectors, and educators who embraced Modernism and looked for ways to develop its tenets and new media as a regional expression. Illustrated presentations by scholars from across the country will address the influence of Modernism on New England architecture, city planning, interior design, and the visual arts during the twentieth century. A symposium funded by the Barra Foundation and co-sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and Historic Deerfield.
  • Richardson, Sullivan & Wright - Presented by Pella Crafted Luxury

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Jun, 2016

    Join three contemporary architects as they discuss the influence of Henry Hobson Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright on architects today. Architects who will give short presentations include Stuart Cohen, FAIA of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects and Aric Lasher, FAIA of HBRA Architects.  Their talks will be followed by a lively discussion moderated by Alison Fisher, the Harold and Margot Schiff Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

    Join us for a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the talks at 6:00 pm. This program is organized by the Society of Architectural Historians, Glessner House Museum, and Frank Lloyd Wright Trust  is presented by Pella Crafted Luxury.    

    Registration is required due to high demand and limited seating.  

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

    Pella Crafted Luxury - 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza. #100. Chicago, IL 60654
  • Talk: Reflections on the "Architecture of Independence" NNAMDI ELLEH

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 03 Mar, 2016
    In conjunction with our current exhibition, Architecture of Independence, architectural historian Nnamdi Elleh will discuss the sociopolitical conditions and modernist architecture of Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia following independence, exploring how the collective and the individual fit in the post-colonial experiences of each country. Elleh asks: Why did these countries fall into different states of violence following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, an era that has been seen as the rise of neoliberal economy in the world and in Africa in general? Elleh will draw from the exhibition to address the various challenges facing these countries and different parts of the continent today. Nnamdi Elleh is associate professor of architecture, history and theory at University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He was trained as an architect and received his PhD in art history from Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Teaching-Research Scholar at the University of Cape Town, where he studied post-apartheid nationalist inspired architecture in South Africa. His research focuses on modern and contemporary architecture as diverse, multi-centered, regional, and localized experiences in different parts of the world. Elleh’s selected publications include African Architecture, Evolution and Transformation (McGraw Hill, 1996); Architecture and Power in Africa (Praeger, 2001); and Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes: A Perspective on the Protests and Upheavals in Our Cities (Ashgate, 2014). Current Exhibition Architecture of Independence: African Modernism Through April 9, 2016
  • Publish or Perish?: Disseminating Research in Architecture

    Sydney | Dates: 22 – 22 Mar, 2016
    The old adage ‘publish or perish’ remains highly contested in the humanities. In light of increasing pressures from universities and institutions, academics are required to research more intensively and publish more frequently to be deemed successful. There is now greater accountability for performance in the face of the increasing costs of higher education and dwindling resources. Academic journals have proliferated under these mounting pressures. Commercial publishers in particular have capitalised on these demands with enhanced tools to measure citations and impact. At the same time, traditional models of publishing are being challenged by new platforms which encourage collective scholarship and public engagement. In this context, the symposium seeks to revise our contemporary understanding of the relation between research and publishing. Through six keywords, we will discuss and debate how significant developments have impacted architectural scholarship, and how academics today are negotiating these challenges. The event format will encourage a critical approach to these issues, and allow for a range of perspectives to plot the future of publishing and research. Places are limited. To register your attendance, please email:
  • 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureates Named

    Chicago | Dates: 19 – 19 Mar, 2016
    Scott Merrill has been named the 2016 Driehaus Prize laureate and Eusebio Leal Spangler has been named the Henry Hope Reed laureate. Merrill is an architect known for his originality and creative application of architectural precedents. Leal's innovative leadership saved the historic center of Old Havana.
  • Summer Jobs for Student Architectural Historians, Architects, and Landscape Architects with the National Park Service

    Washington | Dates: 19 Feb – 07 Mar, 2016
    Announcing Summer Employment Opportunities for Students Hiring: ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, ARCHITECTS and LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) of the National Park Service seeks applications from qualified students for 2016 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance. Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of written historical reports or measured and interpretive drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June. The application deadline has been extended to March. For details regarding application, deadlines and job duties visit our website at
  • WTTW's Geoffrey Baer & Dan Protess - Presented by Pella Crafted Luxury

    Chicago | Dates: 11 Apr, 2016

    Join WTTW's Geoffrey Baer and Dan Protess as they preview and discuss their three nationally syndicated PBS programs focusing on the Ten Homes, Parks and Towns That Changed America. It is a whirlwind tour of America’s architectural treasures: great homes like Fallingwater and Monticello, masterpieces of landscape design like Central Park and the High Line, and triumphs of town planning like Philadelphia and Portland. Each episode stops by 10 places that changed the nation.

    A wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm will precede the program. Advance registration required, as seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians and Pella Crafted Luxury.  

    Monday, April 11, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

    Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom - 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza. #100. Chicago, IL 60654
  • Women in Architecture

    Bogotá | Dates: 17 Feb – 08 Mar, 2016
    Dearq Journal of Architecture is a semiannual publication (July and December), peer reviewed and indexed in international information services, created in 2007 by the Department of Architecture of Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Both printed and online (open access), it seeks to be an academic platform for the publication and discussion of international research, analysis, opinion, and critiques of architecture and city topics. It is aimed at professionals, students and other readers and authors interested in city, architecture and related subjects.
  • The City, Literature, and Architecture in Portugal

    Bogotá | Dates: 17 Feb – 01 Mar, 2016
    Dearq Journal of Architecture is a semiannual publication (July and December), peer reviewed and indexed in international information services, created in 2007 by the Department of Architecture of Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Both printed and online (open access), it seeks to be an academic platform for the publication and discussion of international research, analysis, opinion, and critiques of architecture and city topics. It is aimed at professionals, students and other readers and authors interested in city, architecture and related subjects.
  • 2016 Milka Bliznakov Research Prize

    Dates: 15 Feb – 01 May, 2016
    International Archive of Women in Architecture Center MILKA BLIZNAKOV RESEARCH PRIZE Call for Proposals: The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize Deadline for receipt of proposals: May 1st, 2016 The IAWA Center invites architects, scholars, professionals, students, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements. The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center (IAWA) presents this Annual Prize of $3000 (with up to $1000 of that total reimbursable for travel and residency expenses) following a two-stage process: STAGE ONE: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION In Stage One, applicants submit their proposal, which outlines the work they plan to complete at the Archive, and should include the following elements: 1. Outline of research to be completed, including a listing of the specific IAWA collections to be consulted in the research. See the guide to the collections here: 2. Proposed schedule for residency to include a talk open to the university community and the general public 3. Intended product of research, a copy of which is to be donated to the archive upon completion. Examples of the product of research may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Visual or physical original work that references or utilizes research from the Archive • Research paper • Book documenting the activities and work of the residency (may be self-published) • Notebook or sketchbook produced during the residency A 500-word proposal with curriculum vitae must be received or postmarked by May 1st, 2016. The proposal should be submitted both electronically as a PDF, and as a hardcopy by mail. Proposals may include an original project, research, or scholarly work that contributes to and advances the recognition of women’s contributions in design. The proposal shall draw upon and expand the IAWA collections to reflect upon the broader context of women’s contributions in the field of design. The product of the work should be specified in the proposal. STAGE TWO: The IAWA Jury awards the Milka Bliznakov Research Prize for the research proposal that best demonstrates an important advancement to the recognition of women’s contributions to architecture and the related design fields while encouraging the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. The winner will be announced by June 15th. The final project must be completed by Feb. 28th, 2017. The final project will become a part of the Archive to contribute to the historical record. The prize money will be awarded in two installments: $1000 will be made available to the recipient upon arrival at the IAWA for the residency period, and the second $1000 will be paid upon receipt of the final product. Up to $1000 will be available to support travel and residency expenses. If further information is required, please contact Helene Renard, Proposals should be sent to: IAWA Center Executive Committee ATTN: Helene Renard, RA Chair, Milka Bliznakov Research Prize School of Architecture + Design 201 Cowgill Hall (0205) College of Architecture + Urban Studies Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Call For Panels: International Sculpture Conference 2016

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 11 Feb – 09 Mar, 2016
    The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 26th International Sculpture Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over 300 sculpture enthusiasts from around the world will gather this October 15-18, 2016 for engaging panel discussions, peer networking, and exciting cultural events surrounding topics in contemporary sculpture. Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective. Panel topics will include: Art in Context - Sculpture and Placemaking (Socially Engaged Art) Artistic Process Today - Studio/Post Studio Collaborative Commissions Digital Practice / Physical Computing Diversity in Art Object Making Objective Non Objects - The Elements Material Studies - Industry that Inspires Sculptural Practice in Environmental Sustainability Site Specificity - The Transformative Nature of Sculpture on an Urban Community Wildcard Topic The abstract submission deadline is March 9, 2016. All accepted submissions will be notified by May 2016. To submit a proposal and learn more information, please visit the conference website:
  • Arris Journal Call for Papers deadline extended to Feb. 28

    Dates: 10 – 28 Feb, 2016
    Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians -- Call for Article Submissions -- due date extended to February 28, 2016 Arris is an architectural history journal published once annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH). Articles are welcome on any topic in architectural history and from scholars located anywhere in the world. See for more information and submission guidelines.
  • Montgomery Modern

    Washington | Dates: 17 – 17 Feb, 2016
    A Lecture by Clare Lise Kelly Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Montgomery County, Maryland’s suburban built environment reflects major themes of the Modern Movement as translated to a region located at the northern border of Washington, DC. Architects designed housing that promoted contact with nature for office workers who, in contrast to previous generations of farmers, were not living off the land and who yearned for a connection with the earth. For individuals seeking contact with nature, the county’s rolling often rugged landscape was a strong attraction, as was its extensive stream valley park system and abundance of available farmland. Federal installations for national defense agencies, and scientific and medical research brought modern design into the county landscape. A new population of well-educated citizens promoted cooperative communities and institutions, local government, and equal opportunities while skilled practitioners affiliated with progressive government programs employed new experimental materials and construction and built affordable housing. At the same time, steel frame high-rise offices and apartments created skylines that spoke to a new age of commerce and technology. Jewel-tone curtain walls of glass and ceramic presented a starkly modern face to the public, while interior, open floor plans promoted camaraderie and cooperation. Modern design, therefore, stands as testimony to the spirit of this age as reflected in the county’s built environment and its landscape. Richly illustrated by photographers Carol M. Highsmith and the late Robert Lautman, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland 1930-1979 is a new book by Clare Lise Kelly, architectural historian with M-NCPPC Montgomery County Planning Department. She is the recipient of the AIA Kea Medal (Potomac Valley Chapter) and the author of the award-winning Places from the Past, a history of Montgomery County’s built environment through the early 20th century. A board member of Docomomo-DC, Kelly established the M-NCPPC Montgomery Modern initiative to raise awareness of mid-century modern architecture, earning education awards from the Maryland Historical Trust and Montgomery Preservation, Inc. The First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 6:30 pm – reception, 7:00 pm – lecture Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members.
  • Expert Visit of Athens, Greece – Preservation Issues

    Athens | Dates: 26 Jun – 07 Jul, 2016
    The International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies is accepting applications (deadline May 1) for this thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city of Athens, organized around a series of lectures and visits led by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. The faculty of our program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area, as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service (recently president of “EUROPA NOSTRA”).

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