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  • David Osler’s Former Architectural Studio Tour

    Ann Arbor | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014

    Registration for the David Osler architectural studio tour is now open.

    Sunday, August 10, 2 pm – 5 pm
    This event has limited space availability. Cost: $10/person. Registration is required.

    Osler’s architectural studio was built in 1902 by the Washtenaw Light and Power (predecessor of Detroit Edison) as a place to change voltage from high to low, it had been empty since 1949. Windows were missing. The slate on the roof was damaged from the years of being jiggled by all the trains going by. Conduit insulators were sticking out just below the roof. The inside was a total mess. In addition, the neighborhood, then filled with ramshackle houses, was considered a bad part of town. Osler admits “there were not many who would want it,” but he could see the possibilities. “It was like the building was shaking hands with me,” says David Osler, describing turning a deserted electric power substation into a modern office. He made the dilapidated shell into a useable space and then put on an addition, staying within the perimeters allowed by the structure and lot. The tour will show how a historical building can successfully be repurposed. The current owners of the building, Dr. Kristine Freeark and Dr. Robert Zucker, will be in attendance to answer questions about the most recent reuse of the building.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    a2modern is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the awareness of and appreciation for mid-century architecture and design, celebrating the accomplishments of the architects, designers, builders, and homeowners in Ann Arbor. UMMA is pleased to partner with a2modern to provide audiences the opportunity to experience Ann Arbor’s modernist architecture in conjunction with the exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham on view July 19 –October 12, 2014.

    The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham is the final in a series of architectural exhibitions that also featured Michigan Architects David Osler (Part 1) and Robert Metcalf (Part 2). It is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan.

    Space is limited


    The office is located at 916 Fuller Street. There is not enough room to park at this location so, you will need to park nearby and walk a bit to get to the office. Some suggestions:

    To the east (toward Glen):

    On Glen Court there are spaces on the street with no time limit. At the end of Glen Ct. is a U of M parking structure (open on weekends and weekdays after 6 p.m.). No UM permit is required on Sundays. [This is kitty corner to Angelo's and has plenty of parking]

    In the other direction there’s parking on State St. and on High St.

  • Reel San Francisco Stories: On-Location Movies and Preservation

    San Francisco | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Through a broad spectrum of film genres, author Christopher Pollock will examine the unexpected role of on-location movies in recording and conserving historic places in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Roxie Theater.
  • Bruce G. Moffat: The Chicago Freight Tunnels

    Chicago | Dates: 02 Sep, 2014

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Doors open at 6 p.m.
    $10 suggested donation at the door.

    NOTE: The location has been changed due to recent flooding of the Charnley-Persky House. This lecture will take place at the Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place.

    Moffat is a transportation enthusiast with many years of service at the Chicago Transit Authority and is the author of several books about Chicago’s transportation, including Forty Feet Below: The Story of Chicago's Freight Tunnels (Interurban Pr, 1982), The Chicago Tunnel Story: Exploring the Railroad “Forty Feet Below” (CERA B-135, 2002), and The “L”: The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 (CERA B-131, 1995). He is co-author, with Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, of Chicago: City on the Move (Cityfiles Press, 2007)

    In his talk, he will discuss the history of the Chicago Freight tunnels, a system he visited several times and a topic he covered for the Network issue of MAS Context.

    2014 Fall Talks

    After the successful Spring Talks series organized by MAS Context earlier this year, we are thrilled to announce our 2014 Fall Talks, a series of four lectures that will take place in Chicago from September to December.

    This second series will discuss the city and its architecture, from physical and economic to cultural and social aspects. Presenters in this series include Bruce G. Moffat, Molly Wright Steenson, Alison Fisher, and David Schalliol. We know you are going to love their work too.

    Before and after the talks, there will be time to socialize and engage with the presenters and audience. We want to make sure each of you have the chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends.

    The Fall Talks will take place at the Charnley-Persky House, the international headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Adler and Sullivan at the time that Frank Lloyd Wright was a draftsman in their office, is internationally recognized as a turning point in modern residential architecture. To learn more about the house and the organization, please visit

    Fall Talks Calendar:

    Tuesday, September 2
    Bruce G. Moffat
    Author and Chicago transportation expert
    “The Chicago Freight Tunnels”

    Tuesday, October 7 
    Molly Wright Steenson
    Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
    “Architectures of Information”

    Tuesday, November 11 
    Alison Fisher
    Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator Department of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago
    “The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s”

    Tuesday December 2
    David Schalliol
    Sociologist, photographer, and digital media specialist
    “The Area”

    All the talks are open to the public ($10 suggested donation includes lights snacks), but an RSVP is required. Looking forward to seeing you during our Fall Talks!  

  • Kandinsky: A Retrospective

    Nashville | Dates: 26 Sep, 2014 – 04 Jan, 2015

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Kandinsky: A Retrospective, an exhibition celebrating a lifetime of work by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) in the Center’s Ingram Gallery from September 26, 2014–January 4, 2015. Chronicling four decades of artistic evolution—from early figurative works to exuberant experiments in abstraction and color—this exhibition invites visitors on an extraordinary stylistic journey of one of the most innovative modern art masters of the twentieth century. 

    Kandinsky: A Retrospective is drawn largely from the collection of the Centre Pompidou–Paris, and features more than 100 paintings, drawings, and other works. A majority of these stunning works were part of the artist’s personal collection and were given by the artist’s widow, Nina. Additional paintings from the Milwaukee Art Museum, including works by Gabriele Münter, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, further an appreciation of the artist in the context of his contemporaries. The exhibition is organized chronologically and spans the artist’s periods in Russia, Germany, and France.

    Celebrate the opening of Kandinsky: A Retrospective and Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible, during our Community Opening on Friday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available in the Frist Center’s Grand Lobby from 6:00–8:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Frist Center Auditorium. RSVP by Monday, September 15 by calling 615.744.3987 or Join us!

  • A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Dates: 24 Jul – 15 Oct, 2014

    Deadline: 10/15/14

    The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art announces a residential postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2015-2017. Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate fully in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Applicants for 2015-2017 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2014. For detailed information, visit or email

  • Blue Award 2014

    Dates: 01 Feb – 01 Sep, 2014

    The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design from the Vienna University of Technology organizes the BLUE AWARD.

    The Blue Award is a biennial, international student competition and awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability in the academic fields of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. The economical, cultural and social dimensions of sustainable development should be equal in significance to the classical problems of technique and function.

    The competition is an open invitation to future-oriented and sustainable solutions.  How will our built environment present itself in the coming years?  Not a one-dimensional approach leads to results, but rather a comprehensive view of the tasks at hand is necessary in order to provide solutions and protect an environment worth experiencing.

    The Blue Award 2014 is making its third appearance as an anonymous, international, single-phase competition, and is intended for students of architecture, regional planning and urbanism.

    For the first edition, Blue Award 09, 163 projects from 86 faculties and architecture schools spread across 49 countries were submitted.

    The second edition of the international competition Blue Award 2012 was again an unanticipated success. 232 projects from all over the world. 101 universities and schools of architecture, regional planning and urbanism, from 38 countries worldwide, participated.

    The Blue Award 2014 will be handed out in three categories.

    The Blue Award 2014 will particularly emphasize and support architectural efforts in sustainable architecture, particulary in innovative timber constructions and on visionary use of renewable resources.

    Participants can submit projects in the following three categories:

    Category 1 - Urban Development and Transformation, Landscape Development

    Category 2 - Ecological Building and Building in Existing Structures

    Category 3 - Innovative Systems and Detailed Solutions

    Prize sum of 10.000 Euros

    The prize sum of 10.000 Euros will be divided by the jury among the three categories of the competition. The jury may decide upon a number of honorable mentions.

    In addition, independent of the categories, a special award will be handed out by the jury, chosen from among all entries.

  • Planning Impacts

    Melbourne | Dates: 28 Jul, 2014
    Monday 28 July 2014, 6-8pm
    The recently released final Plan Melbourne Strategy together with Victoria’s reformed residential zones have the potential to impact the shape of the city and the form of its buildings. Hear from our experienced presenters for an overview of these recent planning instruments and an analysis of their impacts on the built environment. 

    - Andrew Caspar, Town Planner, Tract Consultants 

    - Colleen Peterson
    , Director – Planning, Ratio Consultants 

    - Simon Wollan
    , Associate, MGS Architects 

    Chair: Robert Nelson
    , Monash University

    This seminar provides one (1) formal continuing professional development (CPD) point per hour on completion of self-assessment.

    Competencies: Design, Documentation, Project Management

    Australian Institute of Architects
    Level 2
    41 Exhibition Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

    Victorian Chapter 
    Australian Institute of Architects 
    Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
    Melbourne Vic 3000 

    T: 03 8620 3866 

  • The City as Our Stage

    Montréal | Dates: 27 Jul, 2014

    How does a building tell a story? Explore the connections between architecture, narrative, sculpture, and poetry in a workshop inspired by the architecture of John Hejduk, whose archive is housed at the CCA. Using watercolours, drawings and masks, participants will breathe life into their constructions in order to create a collective architecture performance.

    All family programs are free. Reserve a place for you and your family at 514 939 7026.

  • The Mound of Vendôme

    Montréal | Dates: 19 Jun – 14 Sep, 2014

    The mound of Vendôme is a seemingly simple yet provocative artifact: an earthwork that became a central part of a radical attempt to transform urban iconography during the two-month rule of the Paris Commune in 1871. The Mound of Vendôme, an exhibition and research project by David Gissen, recalls this lost structure and calls for its contemporary reconstruction and historicization.

    On 12 April 1871 the Central Committee of the Paris Commune voted to demolish the Place Vendôme Column — a monument commissioned by Napoleon I in 1809 to represent his military victory at Austerlitz and renovated in 1863 by his nephew Napoleon III to celebrate Bonapartist rule. The Communards condemned the monument as a representation of imperialism and an “insult by the victors to the vanquished” and constructed an enormous mound of sand, straw, branches, and manure to cushion the demolition and protect surrounding structures from the impact.

    The dirt and debris was quickly cleared following the suppression of the Commune and nearly a century and a half later all traces of these events are absent from the Place Vendôme. To plan for the recreation of the mound today is thus a striking reminder of the events of that year as well as the Commune’s strategies of spatial occupation. The exhibition presents the mound as a fitting object to mark and reflect upon the Commune’s history and the implications of its expedient transformation of the urban landscape.

    A series of images show the square before and after the destruction of the column: an unknown photographer captures a perspective of the Column in 1851, Bruno Braquehais photographs a statue of Napoleon I that fell during the uprising and Charles Marville documents the tower under construction in 1873. Other featured objects from the CCA’s extensive collection of Commune-era holdings include drawings, models, full-scale studies, newspaper clippings, maps and petitions to city officials to reconstruct the Mound of Vendôme with the use of these and other artifacts. Contemporary renderings by David Gissen imagine the reconstruction of the monumental earthwork and reawaken the possibility of transforming the iconography of urban spaces today.

  • Making it Here: Red Hook Neighborhood Tour

    New York | Dates: 08 Aug, 2014

    Walk the streets of Red Hook with urban manufacturing experts from the Pratt Center for Community Development and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation to explore a unique mix of historic spaces and innovative businesses.  This tour will focus on land use issues in an industrial neighborhood and the relationships between design and production.

    This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.

    Please note that as this is an active manufacturing space it is required that you wear closed-toed, hard-soled shoes for your safety. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • East River Boat Tour with WXY and SHoP

    New York | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    Over the past two decades, the ecological restoration of New York’s East River has helped open its waterfront to significant new development. Several major projects, proposed or now in construction, will further transform the East River into a bustling center of residential and commercial activity. Join Open House New York for its annual summer boat tour up the East River for a discussion about architecture and urban design along this revitalized waterway.

    Speakers include Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design; and Angelica Trevino Baccon, Senior Design Associate, SHoP Architects. Additional speakers to be announced.

    Rain or Shine.

    Boat leaves promptly at 12:30 pm. Please arrive 20 minutes early to check-in.

    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Making it Here: National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour

    New York | Dates: 01 Aug, 2014
    Making it Here: National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour
    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Tours at 9 and 11 am
    In an old art deco factory building off the R-train in Queens, National Elevator Cab & Door Corporation builds the elevator cabs that carry millions of New Yorkers every day. Learn about how the city’s uniquely robust demand for vertical transportation has allowed this family-owned and operated manufacturing business to grow in place during its more than eighty-year history.
    $15 OHNY Members 
    $25 General Admission 
    Reservations begin July 18 at 10 am here.
  • New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt

    New York | Dates: 09 Aug, 2014

    Join Open House New York and the Art Deco Society of New York for the first-ever citywide New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt. Spend the day exploring the city and taking photographs of some of the most stunning Art Deco buildings that New York - the capital of the Art Deco movement - has to offer.

    Hunt alone or as a team to decipher dozens of clues that will lead you on a Deco-themed adventure across the city. Learn about Art Deco in New York as you visit buildings and public spaces, as well as the architects who design them. The hunt begins at Open House New York at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM. Decipher more than 60 clues and post photos of you and your team in front of the Deco landmarks on Instagram. At the end of the day, points will be tallied, winners announced, and prizes awarded. 

    Space is limited, and early registration is strongly encouraged.

    How it Works:

    • Register yourself as an individual participant.
    • One week before the event you will receive a follow-up email asking you to identify your team name and list of team members. ALL team members MUST be registered individually in order to participate.
    • Each team will also be required to register one Instagram account from which they will submit photos during the course of the scavenger hunt; only photos submitted via this account will be counted toward your team's total, so make sure to send the correct account name!
    • On August 9th, check-in at OHNY to receive your team's clue packet and New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt t-shirts, which you will need to be wearing in each picture you submit in order to earn points. Please note: You must check-in at Open House New York at 1133 Broadway, Suite 802, between 10 AM and 12 PM.
    • Hunt away from 10 AM - 5 PM, posting photos of you and your team in front of the Deco landmarks hinted at in more than 60 clues! Only photos that are posted to your team's registered Instagram account between those times will be counted toward your team's point total.
    • At the end of the day, points will be tallied, winners announced, and prizes awarded. 


    Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and the Art Deco Society of New York and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

  • Iberoamerican Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism 2014

    Rosario | Dates: 13 – 17 Oct, 2014
    The Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU) is an initiative of the Government of Spain, established after the completion of eight previous editions, as one of the key references for current and prospective situation of architecture and urbanism in the Latin American community.
  • CFP: Matrices: Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender (18-20 March 2015)

    Lisbon | Dates: 22 Jul – 01 Oct, 2014

    Call for Papers
    Matrices: Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender
    18-20 March 2015

    Department of Architecture & LABART, Lusfona University, Lisbon, Portugal

    The Second International Conference on Architecture and Gender will address the theme of Matrices. This concept has several definitions and they are all inclusive by nature. Matrices are environments where things develop, the models or patterns that shape formations, and they can also reinvent an environment. These images are suited to address the current patterns of change regarding architecture and gender.

    We invite researchers, scholars, professionals and graduate students, in the fields of architecture, urban design, history of architecture and related areas, such as sociology, geography, anthropology, to present their insights on the changing patterns regarding gender and architecture on the following topics: Practices, Academy, Histories, and Data.

    Practices: Architectural practice is continually changing due to many variables. Is it possible to correlate transformations in practice with the increasing number of women architects working around the world? Which issues are most salient in recent approaches to gender in architecture? Are we witnessing a shift in urban design and architecture practice due to the influence of gender studies? Are there alternative models of working collaboration between men and women in architectural practice?

    Academia: Women are becoming the majority in academia and, at a slower pace, in schools of architecture. How is this reflected in the production of research? Are research projects related to gender flourishing in schools of architecture? Are schools adapting teaching strategies accordingly?

    Histories: Gender studies in history of architecture unlocked a vast number of previously unacknowledged professionals in the field. How is the writing of History of Architecture changing due to the recognition of the work of women architects? How is this field of History reflected in different countries and cultures?

    Data: Analysis of recent data reveals significant changes in the profession. What does the analysis of data regarding the numbers of women architects tell us about the changing field of architecture? How can we interpret comparative studies with data from different periods and places?

    Abstracts, written in English, Portuguese or Spanish, must be under 500 words and should be sent to<> no later than October 1, 2014.

    Important dates

    Submission of Abstract: June 11 to October 1, 2014 Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014 Submission of full papers: February 1, 2015

    Conference: March 18-20, 2015

    Department of Architecture & LABART, Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal<>
  • CFP: 1st International Symposium 'Education' in Interior Architecture (11-12 December 2014)

    Ankara | Dates: 21 Jul – 15 Sep, 2014

    The Purpose of German-Turkish Science Year as identified in the Council of Higher Education of Turkey 
    -To increase and diversify current collaboration in area of science

    -To ensure long-term collaboration of both governments in areas of education and research by giving support to high quality, young scientists

    -To deepen binary collaboration in area of science and education

    -To increase coordination among scientists of both countries with regards to raising young scientists

    -To increase awareness mutually innovation and science base items of Germany and Turkey.    

    Regarding these approaches the main purpose of the symposium is;

    -To build and strengthen the cooperative facilities between Germany and Turkey on behalf of research education and innovative acts.

    -To complete the general meeting with the planning of some future projects and cooperative studies in between Germany and Turkey in order to activate the facilities among both countries with necessary actions.

    -Making future studies captivating all students primarily with activities like integrated studies hosted by Germany and Turkey composing from student’s necessities and expectations.

    Paper Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER-15- 2014

    Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER-15- 2014

    Notification of Acceptance: SEPTEMBER- 30- 2014

    Final Submission after reviews: OCTOBER- 30- 2014

    Conference Date: 11-12 DECEMBER- 2014

    Publication of Papers: One month after the conference


    -Project Works Concerning the Interaction Between Germany and Turkey
    Project suggestions for the future Interior Architecture Education in Germany and Turkey

    -Research Methods in German and Turkish Education System
    Quantitative research methods in Interior Architecture Education

    -Similarities and Differences Between the Education System in Germany and Turkey
    Similarities and differences between Germany and Turkey in terms of Interior Architecture Education
    Applied and theoretical education and teaching methods
    Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and applications in education
    Pedagogical formation and its requirement in Design Education

    -Reflections of the Bologna Process on Design Education; Impacts of these reflections on the quality of Design Education in Germany and Turkey.
    Interior Architecture Education in the process of European Union
    Universal Notions on Education

    -Approaches of Ecological Education Principles of Interior Architecture profession in Germany and Turkey

    -German Ecole in Interior Architecture Education
    The Historical Aspect of German Interior Architecture Education
    The Historical Aspect of Turkish Interior Architecture Education interactively with German Education System

    Locations of Sessions;
    Faculty of Fine Arts Building of Hacettepe University
    Beytepe Campus, Mehmet Akif Hall, K Hall

    The location of the workshop; 
    Faculty of Fine Arts Building of Hacettepe University


    -Assoc. Prof. Pelin Yıldız (Head of the Symposium Organization Committee)

    -Hacettepe University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Academic Staff, ANKARA, TURKEY.

    -Mr. Thomas Lier, On Behalf of Goethe Institute, Ankara, TURKEY.

    -Miss. Sarah Schackert-Feld On behalf of DAAD, Ankara, TURKEY.

    -Prof. Axell Müller Scholl Head of Interior Design Environment and Architecture, Kunsthochschule, Burg Giebichenstein, HALLE, GERMANY.

    -Prof. Auwi Stübbe, Coburger Designforum Oberfranken e. V. 9, COBURG, GERMANY.

    -Prof. Nathaniel Coleman School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape,NEWCASTLE, U.K.

    -Interior Architect Nursema Öztürk, on Behalf of BDIA (German Interior Architect Association) Turkish Coordinator, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Meltem Eti Proto Marmara University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Müge Bozdayı TOBB University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, ANKARA.

    -Prof. Dr. Meral Nalçakan Anadolu University Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, ESKİŞEHİR.

    -Doç. Dr. İpek Fitöz Mimar Sinan University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, İSTANBUL.

    -Prof. Dr. Uğur Dağlı Doğu Akdeniz University, Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, KIBRIS.

    -Öğr. Gör. Dr. Özge Cordan İstanbul Technical University, the Dept. of  Interior Architecture Staff, İSTANBUL.

    Team of Symposium Financial Support and Project Coordination
    Lecturer Selin Sepici Mutdoğan- Proje Koordinasyon Sorumlusu
    Lecturer Dr. G. Cankız Elibol-Sponsor Koordinasyon ve İletişim Sorumlusu

    Team of Symposium Announcement and Poster Design 
    Arş. Gör. Sırmahan Bilir
    Arş.Gör. Pelin Koçkan
    Arş. Gör. İsmail Bezci


    All Citations presented in the symposium, will be published in Citation Book in content of International Publication.
    Result works of Poster and Workshops will also be published in a section of Citation Book with names of participants. 
    Papers should not exceed 10 pages. 
    Citation Writing Rules: APA Style (

    9.00-9.30            Registration
    9.30-10.00          Opening
    Opening Speeches
    Miss Sarah Schackert-Feld on behalf of DAAD Turkey
    Dr. Thomas Lier on behalf of Goethe Institute
    Opening Speech; Rector 
    10.00-11.00       Invited Speaker (Prof. Axel Müller-Schöll)
    11.00-12.00       Invited Speaker (Turkish Academician)
    12.00-13.00       Lunch Break 
    13.00-14.00       Panel Session 1- 2 (3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                                First Panelist  Stefan Adlich 'Myths of Old Factory Buildings'
    14.00-15.00       Panel Session 3- 4 ( 3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                               First Panelist Wolfgang Kreser 'Infotainers'
    15.00-16.00          Panel Session 5- 6 (3 speakers -20 minutes per speaker, 10 minutes discussion)
                               First Panelist  Matthias Brockhaus 'Transition Room'
    16.30- 17.30      General Assesment and Discussion
    17.30-18.30       Film Presentation
    18.30-19.30      Coctail

    Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall
    12 DECEMBER, 2014 FRIDAY 
    9.00-10.00         Invited Speaker (German Academician- Prof. Auwi Stübbe, Coburg,)
    10.00-11.00        Invited Speaker (German Academician- Mr. Christoph Bach, Coburg)
    11.00-12.00      Invited Speaker (English Academician- Prof. Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle) 
    12.00-13.00        Lunch Break 
    13.00-14.00        Panel Session 6- 7 (3 speakers - 20 minutes per speaker , 10 minutes discussion)
    First Panelist ‘İsmail Saadet’ from Coburg
    14.00-15.00        Panel Session 7- 8 (3 speakers - 20 minute per speakers , 10 minutes discussion)
    15.00-16.00        Panel Session 7- 8 (3 speakers - 20 minute per speakers , 10 minutes discussion)
    16.00-16.30         Coffee Break
    16.30-18.00        General Assessment and Panel

    K- Hall 
    12 DECEMBER, 2014 FRIDAY 
    9.00-9.30             Introductions to Workshop Topics and Arrangement of  Workshop Groups (Will be announced soon with details)
    9.30-10.00         Registration of Workshops
    10.00-12.00       Workshops (Will be announced soon with details)
    12.00-13.00       Lunch Break 
    13.00-16.30       Workshops
    16.30-18.00       General Assessment and Panel (in Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall)
    18.00-19.30       Preparations of the exhibitions
    19.30                Opening the Exhibition and Cocktail 

  • AIA|LA Tour: Emerson College Los Angeles

    Los Angeles | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Join us for a special tour of awe-inspiring Los Angeles campus of Emerson College. 

    Emerson College
    5960 Sunset Blvd 
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014. 6-8pm. 

    AIA-Members - $10
    Non-Members - $25
    *The tour is limited to 40 guests, get your tickets ASAP! 

    Guided tour by Morphosis Architects

    Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson is renowned for its communication and arts curriculum. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) defines the College’s identity in the center of the entertainment industry and the second largest city in the United States. The new facility establishes a permanent home on Sunset Boulevard for Emerson College’s existing undergraduate internship program that will extend the ELA experience to students studying in any of the seven disciplines that are offered through the School of Communication and the School of the Arts. Additionally, ELA will offer post-graduate, certificate, and professional study programs. The new facility will also host workshops, lectures, and other events to engage with alumni and the LA community.

    Bringing student housing, instructional facilities, and administrative offices to one location, ELA condenses the diversity of a college campus into an urban site. Evoking the concentrated energy of East-coast metropolitan centers in an iconic Los Angeles setting, a rich dialogue emerges between students’ educational background and their professional futures.

    Fundamental to the Emerson Los Angeles experience, student living circumstances give structure to the overall building. Housing up to 217 students, the domestic zones frame a dynamic core dedicated to creativity, learning, and social interaction. Composed of two slender residential towers bridged by a multi-use platform, the 10-story square frame encloses a central open volume to create a flexible outdoor “room.” A sculpted form housing classrooms and administrative offices weaves through the void, defining multi-level terraces and active interstitial spaces that foster informal social activity and creative cross-pollination. Looking out onto the multi-level terrace, exterior corridors to student suites and common rooms are shaded by an undulating, textured metal scrim spanning the full height of the towers’ interior face.

    Looking to the local context, the center finds a provocative precedent in the interiority of Hollywood film studios, where outwardly regular facades house flexible, fantastical spaces within. With rigging for screens, media connections, sound, and lighting incorporated into the framework, the upper platform serves as a flexible armature for outdoor performances, transforming the undulating scrim into a dynamic visual backdrop. The entire building becomes a stage set for student films, screenings, and industry events, with the Hollywood sign, the city of Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean in the distance providing added scenery.

    Anticipated to achieve a LEED Gold rating, the new center champions Emerson’s commitment to both sustainable design and community responsibility. Defining the building’s facades to the East and West, the residential towers feature an active exterior skin. Responding to local weather conditions, the automated sunshade system opens and closes horizontal fins outside the high-performance glass curtain-wall to minimize heat gain while maximizing daylight and views. Further green initiatives include the use of recycled and rapidly renewable building materials, installation of efficient fixtures to reduce water use by 40%, energy savings in heating and cooling through a passive valence system, and a building management and commissioning infrastructure to monitor and optimize efficiency of all systems.
  • Dallas Arts District Walking Tour

    Dallas | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    The Dallas Arts District and the DallasCenter for Architecture are proud topresent an architecture walking tour of the largest urban arts district in the United States.

    The Arts District has been a thirty year plan in the making and now boastsbuildings by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects within a span of severalblocks.  The District’s architectural richness extends beyond that,however, with examples of buildings present at the turn of the 19thcentury when the neighborhood was the poshest residential district in town onone end and a vibrant African-American settlement on the other.

    Our 90-minute architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide andwill examine buildings from the 1890’s to the present day.  You willexplore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions,individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story.

    Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora andHarwood).  The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain orshine.

    Reservations and payment must be made in advance.  Due to the necessityof scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

    Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order toreceive a refund.

  • Sullivan in the Loop

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Sep, 2014

    Date: Thursday, September 18
    Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago.
    Speaker: Douglas Gilbert, architect 

    Architect Douglas Gilbert will discuss Louis Sullivan and the Auditorium Building in relation to Sullivan's other work in Chicago's Loop--both surviving and lost.
    Prior to starting his own firm in 2010, Douglas Gilbert, AIA worked at Harboe Architects for three years and for Gunny Harboe at McClier for nine years. During that time, he was project architect on award winning projects such as Sullivan Center, Crown Hall at IIT, Reliance Building, Chicago Board of Trade and Annie May Swift Hall at Northwestern University. He is also an architectural historian with extensive experience researching and writing on historic architecture.

  • CFP: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC

    Washington | Dates: 21 Jul – 05 Sep, 2014
    The Latrobe Chapter welcomes proposals for papers that investigate the relationship between architecture and art in the built environment of greater Washington, DC. Numerous buildings in Washington feature murals, sculpture, and video projections, as well as other types of art. How do these artworks respond to and affect the built spaces around them? Many building, structures, and landscapes themselves are conceived as artworks, sometimes to the detriment of their functional capacity and economic profitability. Does the doughnut-shaped Hirshhorn Museum designed during the 1960s classify as a sculptural object? Why did Beaux-Arts architects aspire to have their designs recognized for their artistic quality? Conversely, why have numerous artists turned to designing functional structures? Do these diverse endeavors erase the distinctions between art and architecture?

    Additionally, architects and artists, along with preservationists, public officials, and developers have used various artistic media to represent the built environment. Architectural photographs and renderings are often created with a practical purpose in mind, but they also convey other meanings through specific visual and artistic choices that influence the perception of the client or the public. What kinds of viewpoints do images selected for historical markers convey? How do they differ from the depictions used in promotional material for such projects as the McMillan Plan or from a scenic watercolor in which Montgomery Meigs captured back-yard slave quarters? In what ways did the 1939 film The City frame the town of Greenbelt and shape its public reception? How and why do presentation renderings at times mask the reality of the surrounding environment?

    The purpose of the symposium is to feature recent research and encourage discussion. We seek papers that attend to close observation and analysis of images, objects, structures, buildings, and neighborhoods in their political, social, economic, technological, and cultural contexts as the bases for understanding the complex interactions between art and architecture.

    Accepted papers will be grouped in thematic sessions to facilitate substantive comparative discussion among presenters, moderators, and the audience. All paper sessions will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Catholic University of America. A bus tour of related sites in the area will take place the following day.

    Please send a one-page, 350-word abstract for a 20-minute paper and an abbreviated curriculum vitae by Friday, September 5, 2014, to Susanneh Bieber,, and Susan West Montgomery,

    All applicants will be notified of the selection by Friday, October 3, 2014. Speakers will be required to send their final text to session moderators by Friday, January 23, 2015, who will provide comments and work with speakers to develop themes for discussion.