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  • Olmsted's Legacy: Landscape + the City

    Boston | Dates: 22 Jun, 2015

    One hundred and thirty years after Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace re-shaped our city, Boston 2024 has taken a fresh look at Boston’s public spaces—proposing new athletic facilities in several public parks and the completion of the Emerald Necklace as a part of the Olympic legacy. What are the possibilities for Boston’s public realm beyond 2024? What roles can landscape play in defining and activating the Boston of tomorrow? How can new environmental challenges, new forms of recreation and leisure, new technologies, and new ideas about public space and the public realm shape the contemporary city and the social spaces that make it work?

    Moderator

    Chris Reed
    Stoss Landscape Urbanism + Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Panel

    Anita Berrizbeitia
    Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Julie Crockford
    Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    Gary Hilderbrand
    Reed Hilderbrand + Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Gavin McMillan
    Hargreaves Associates

    Meejin Yoon
    Höweler + Yoon Architecture + MIT School of Architecture + Planning

    Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond

    Boston Futures is a community discussion series about the future of Boston and how Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic bid might help us achieve a shared vision for that future. Free and open to the public, these conversations will explore how hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 could help catalyze progress on key initiatives and ideas that will define Boston in the year 2030, the city’s 400thanniversary, and beyond. Intended to engage designers, planners, innovators, and more, this series provides attendees the opportunity to ask questions, gain additional insight from experts who have faced similar challenges, and consider the possibilities for Boston's future. 

    Planned topics for discussion include mobility, housing, open space, sustainability, health, and innovation.

    Boston Futures is co-organized by the following participating hosts: Boston 2024, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Northeastern University School of Architecture, ULI Boston, and The Venture Café.

    To learn more, visit the Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond series page.

  • Color and Light: The World Through My Window

    Chicago | Dates: 09 Jul, 2015

    At the Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright created incredible window designs inspired by the natural world around him. Wright’s windows feature geometric patterns made from clear and colored glass framed by bold metal lines.  Grouped together in horizontal bands the windows flood the interiors with sunlight and open the building to the world of nature outside.

    Explore geometry, color and pattern as you make your own unique window designs inspired by Wright’s magnificent Robie House windows.

    Date: 

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Time: 

    10 – 11:30 am

    Location: 

    Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL

    Admission: 

    $5 per child/accompanying adults free

  • Tour: Peterson Residence

    Seattle | Dates: 19 Jul, 2015

    Directions will be sent to registered participants by email the week prior to the tour.

    This whimsical Storybook-style, late Craftsman house, with its dramatic full-pitch roofline and massive stone chimney has had only two owners. In 1936, Norwegian immigrant Emil Peterson built the house for himself and his wife Vollea. Peterson was a sign maker who pioneered neon signage in Seattle and was involved with constructing the P-I globe. Emil and Vollea collected the stones for the outside of the house and transported them to the site. A friend, who worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a stonemason and helped to build Mt Rainier’s Paradise Inn, did the stonework for them. Emil painted the rosemaling floral decorations in the traditional Norwegian folk style around the inside of the turret entrance to the house and on the wooden slats on the staircase. More of Emil’s fine rosemaling is in the kitchen. Current owners have preserved the house and also created stunning woodland gardens.

    Cost:
    $45 general public / $35 members / $20 students

  • Lecture: Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918

    Seattle | Dates: 24 Oct, 2015

    Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918 was a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada last year, looking at the interaction among artists, architects, and artisans, as well as critics and collectors from 1890-1918. Deriving their goals from both the Beaux-Arts and Arts & Crafts movements, practitioners of the various arts encouraged an aesthetic that saw art manifest in all aspects of daily life. It was an aesthetic stimulated and enhanced by international art currents.

    Painters produced murals and architects designed furniture; clubs formed to bring writers, musicians, artists and architects together; and collectors and governments commissioned paintings, furnishings, and sculpture for public and private buildings. Photography rivaled painting and crafts became applied design. Curator of Canadian Art Emeritus Charles Hill explores how architecture, monumental sculpture, urban planning, mural and decorative painting, graphic design, decorative arts, and photography came together in Canada during these prosperous decades.

    Charles Hill began work at the National Gallery of Canada in 1972 and was appointed Curator of Canadian Art in 1980. His exhibitions include Canadian Painting in the Thirties (1975), John Vanderpant Photographs (1977), To Found a National Gallery: The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1880- 1913 (1980), Morrice A Gift to the Nation, The G. Blair Laing Collection (1992), William Kurelek (1992), The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation (1995), Tom Thomson (2002), Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon (2006), and Artists, Architects, & Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918 (2013). He has had a consistent interest in the relationships between art and society and in the integration of art in the public and private sphere. Hill was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and received an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2007.

  • Tour: The Architecture of Agriculture

    Seattle | Dates: 27 Jun, 2015

    Join Julie Koler, retiring King County Preservation Officer, on a day tour of significant heritage sites in the Snoqualmie Valley to focus attention on the importance of preserving remnants of the county’s agricultural roots and conserving open space as the area adapts to the demise of large scale dairying. Highlights include stops at Cooper Barn, undergoing adaptive reuse for a distillery and wedding event venue; Jubilee Farm, a dairy barn now the centerpiece of a thriving biodynamic Farm; Eagles Hall, Tolt Park, Hjertoos Farm, and Vincent Schoolhouse in Carnation; Carnation Farms for lunch and a presentation and tour of the farm (now a camp for chronically-ill children) with the grandson of the original owner; the Dougherty Homestead in Duvall; the Hopshed, Masonic Hall, and other Fall City landmarks; and the Mill Owner’s House and WPA Fieldhouse in Preston. You will come away with a new appreciation for the changing dynamics of farming, promising new programs to support preservation of historic resources, and the Snoqualmie Tribe’s work in the Valley, as well as discussion of archaeology and the work that King County is doing to prepare for climate change.

    Cost:
    $175 general public / $150 members / $75 students
    Includes coach transportation, snacks, lunch, and guided tours (some interiors)

  • Emerging Talent Models of International Practice: Flourishing Spanish Architecture

    New York | Dates: 25 Jun, 2015

    Emerging talents from Spain have made headlines, winning numerous competitions including MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, Guggenheim Helsinki, ENYA City of Dreams, and the Quang Ninh Museum in Vietnam. A new model of practice is emerging in a country still feeling the effects of the 2006 property bubble. Recently, economic momentum has enabled a new emerging class of Spanish architectural talent to find commissions outside of Spain in a new model of networked international practice: a talent migration out of necessity.

    What is the value of talent migration in architecture today? How do local architecture communities benefit from the arrival of foreign talent? Will talent migration and diversity synergies be the bases for a new model of international practice? Do new generations count on the support of public programs and holistic platforms to promote this architectural cross-exchange? How can we establish global dialogues in architecture?

    Concurrent with the exhibition of seven Spanish practices whose work flourishes outside the nation’s borders, Architect-US Professional Career Program, a new training platform for highly qualified and talented international architects, will draw together participants from the exhibition and top architectural firm leaders to discuss the basis of a new model of international practice and the need for platforms that encourage cross-pollination and global dialogues in architecture.

    Exhibitors: 
    Organic Growth, City of Dreams Pavilion 2015, New York - Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
    Cosmo, 2015 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program, New York - Andrés Jaque Architects / Office for Political Innovation
    Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
    Joanneumsviertel, Austria - Nieto Sobejano Architects
    Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - SMAR Architecture Studio
    Quang Ninh Provincial Library and Museum, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - Sdesign Architects

    Speakers:
    Gustavo Rodriguez, CODIA, LEED, Principal, FXFowle
    Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal, WXY
    Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Principal, HOK
    Carol Shapiro, Director, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
    Jorge Mastropietro, Principal, JMAPC

    Contributor: 
    Sir Peter Cook, Founder, CRAB Studio and Professor Emeritus, University College London

    Organised by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee 
    Sponsored by Architect-US Professional Career Program http://www.architect-us.com

  • SAH Study Day at The New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx | Dates: 25 – 25 Sep, 2015
    This SAH Study Day offers participants a comprehensive, insider tour of The New York Botanical Garden, one of America’s most renowned urban green spaces, including its historic buildings and rare collections. Participants will have the opportunity to view original maps, drawings, and watercolor renderings of the Garden in the Mertz Library, led by Vanessa Sellers, coordinator of the Humanities Institute, and Stephen Sinon, head of Information Services and Archives, Mertz Library. Architect Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, partner Ennead Architects, LLP, will discuss designing the modern Herbarium and Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory. Participants will enjoy a walking tour through the recently completed Native Plant Garden with Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. Architect Page Cowley, of Page Ayres Cowley Architects, LLC, will discuss several key elements of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Building. The tour will also include stops at the recently restored Thain Forest and the landmark Stone Mill.

    See website for more information and to register.
  • MNSAH Pop-Up Tour: Pillsbury A-Mill

    Minneapolis | Dates: 29 Jun, 2015

    MNSAH is pleased to announce the introduction of a new addition to our programs – the Pop-Up Tour!! Pop-Up Tours take advantage of a limited opportunity to tour an important property. 

    Our first Pop-Up Tour features the Pillsbury A-Mill located along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The rehabilitation of the building is nearly complete and we will have an opportunity to tour the building before residents begin to move in. The Leroy Buffington-designed mill is unique because it contains original milling equipment and still retains an active mill race. Access is now available to the building’s rooftop where we will have a never-before-seen view of the historic mill district. Our tour guide will be John Stark of the BKV Group.  

    When:   Monday, June 29, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

    Where:  Meet at 301 Main Street Southeast in front of the A-Mill

    Cost:  Free to MNSAH members

    Registration:  Because space is limited, register by email with Karen Duncan at kduncan102@gmail.com by Friday, June 26. She will confirm your registration. (If it is not possible to arrive by 4:15 p.m., check with Karen as there may be an opportunity to tour the building later in the afternoon.)  

    Parking:  Parking is available at meters on the street or in a ramp at the intersection of 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue Southeast. (At one time, the meters on 2nd Street were only enforced until late afternoon.)


  • Le Corbusier Reloaded

    Gorizia | Dates: 23 Jun – 19 Jul, 2015
    Exhibit LE CORBUSIER RELOADED. Drawings, models, videos. Gorizia, School of Architecture of the University of Trieste, Via Alviano 18, Aula Magna: 23th June 2015, Lectio Magistralis by JOSE OUBRERIE
  • Nickerson Lecture: The 'Japan Craze' on Paper - Japonisme in American Graphic Art

    Chicago | Dates: 17 Sep, 2015

    Join us for the first in our annual Nickerson Lecture Series.  When Commodore Matthew Perry took a voyage in 1853-54 to Japan, he opened the floodgates for cultural exchanges that would profoundly affect Western art.  In the following years, Japanese artifacts flooded into Europe and America, appearing in exhibitions, stores, art collections, as well as in articles and books.  Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs, aesthetic principles, and techniques into their work which became known as “Japonisme”.  Japanese art’s emphasis on beautiful design and hand-craftsmanship resonated with the “art for art’s sake” philosophy advocated by the Aesthetic Movement as a remedy for the ills of modern industrial life.  Styles such as Impressionism also gained inspiration from Japanese prototypes in revitalizing Western pictorial traditions. 

    This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2015 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

  • Architecture & Design Film Festival 2015

    New York | Dates: 13 – 18 Oct, 2015

    The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.

    ADFF runs October 13-18, 2015.

    For more information, visit the website: The Architecture & Design Film Festival

  • CCA Formations Summer Workshops 2015

    San Francisco | Dates: 03 – 14 Aug, 2015

    The Architecture Division at California College of the Arts presents FORMATIONS SUMMER 2015: a series of workshops for college students, professionals, and members of the broader design community. 

    Led by CCA faculty, these workshops will expose students to innovative methods and techniques of 3D modeling, model-making, computational design, and digital fabrication.

    Intro to Digital Modeling (8/3-8/7/15) - 3d modeling with Lian Eoyang of VIF Studio
    Intro to Design Computation (8/3-8/7/15) - Parametric design / Grasshopper with Adam Marcus of Variable Projects
    Architectural Model-Making (8/10-8/14/15) - Physical model-making with Megan Werner of ZDP Models
    Intro to Digital Fabrication (8/10-8/14/15) - Digital fabrication with Adam Marcus of Variable Projects
    Architectural Robotics (8/10-8/14/15) - Robotic fabrication with Andrew Kudless of Matsys

    Each workshop is 1 week long, runs from Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and will have access to studio space, computer labs, woodshops and fabrication labs. This is a great opportunity for students who would like some additional exposure to new techniques, or a “refresher” on certain skills before the fall semester starts. It’s also the perfect opportunity for professionals looking for exposure to new skill sets.

    Cost: 
    Student rate: $395 for 1-week workshop
    Professional rate: $595 for 1-week workshop

    Registration is now open. Visit the Formations website (http://formations.cca.edu) for further details, workshop descriptions, and registration information.

    For questions or more info, please contact Adam Marcus at amarcus2@cca.edu.

  • AIANY Housing Awards Winners Symposium

    New York | Dates: 23 Jun, 2015

    The AIA New York Chapter 2015 Housing Design Awards, organized by the AIANY Housing Committee, and co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) were established to recognize design excellence and innovation in housing design. These are the first Housing Awards led by the AIANY in nearly a decade.

    The program concentrated on multi-family housing located anywhere in the world if designed by a member of the AIA New York or the Boston Society of Architects. In addition any registered architect anywhere in the world could submit projects located in New York City or Boston.

    Design excellence was the jury’s primary criterion. Affordability, social impact, sustainability innovation, resiliency, and meeting the specific needs of the client were also considered.

    On May 9, jurors Philip Casey, AIA; Tom Kundig, FAIA; Nancy Ludwig FAIA; Michael Maltzan, AIA; and Michael Sorkin convened at the Center for Architecture and selected the five winners below:

    39 Social Housing Units Inaqui Carnicero
    West 53rd St. Smith Miller + Hawkinson
    The Stack, Gluck +
    One Madison, CetraRuddy
    Navy Green, Architecture in Formation

    The symposium is intended to honor the winners and present their work to a wider audience.

  • Design Marfa 2015 Symposium and Home Tour

    Marfa | Dates: 18 – 19 Sep, 2015

    The Symposium spans Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, and will host discussions on building and living in a desert climate including both personal and community actions. 

    Topics include:  Harvesting Rainwater, Marfa’s Multi-Family Housing Competition,  Marfa Modular, Earthen Structures, Bikesharing & Community, Marfa’s Hotel St. George, Marfa Design + Build.

    The afternoon of Saturday, September 19 will offer participants the rare glimpse of 6 diverse private homes in Marfa, Texas. This year’s tour ranges from mansion to miniature and new construction to historic adobe.

  • Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark

    Staten Island | Dates: 14 Mar – 30 Aug, 2015
    Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Austen House’s significance in New York City history and tells the fascinating story of the saving of the house from threatened destruction.
  • Panel Discussion: Sheltering Lives

    Washington | Dates: 20 Jul, 2015

    Over the past ten years, many approaches to designing and building post-disaster shelters have been deployed internationally with mixed success. Panelists explore how architects, humanitarians, and disaster communities are working together to design better-performing and more site-appropriate shelter solutions. This program complements the exhibition Designing for Disaster, which is open to attendees before the discussion.

    1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

  • Italian Art Society Grants

    Dates: 15 – 15 Jul, 2015
    IAS Research and Publication Grant A second 2015 IAS Research and Publication Grant will be awarded to a graduate student or scholar at any level and of any nationality. Up to $1000 is available to fund or subsidize a research trip or a publication (i.e., for purchasing image rights or as a publication subvention). Beginning in 2016, this grant will awarded only to members holding the PhD. At the same time, IAS will add a new Dissertation Research Grant for graduate students. More information to come soon! Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. For more information visit www.italianartsociety.org Proposals will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee. Send applications and proposals to president@italianartsociety.org Deadline for proposals: 15 July 2015. ——- IAS Conference Travel Grant The IAS is pleased to announce a new IAS Conference Travel Grant for Modern Topics. Up to $1000 will be available to subsidize transoceanic travel to present a paper on the art or architecture of Italy from the early 19th century to the present at a conference, in an IAS sponsored session. This grant has been established to fill the gap caused by the IAS-Kress International Travel Grant’s restriction to fund topics up to the early nineteenth century only. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. or foreign scholars, must already hold the PhD, and must be undertaking transoceanic travel to any conference where IAS is sponsoring a session on Italian art or architecture of the 19th-21st centuries. Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. For more information visit www.italianartsociety.org Send applications and proposals to awards@italianartsociety.org Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2015.
  • Selling Long Island: Commercial Maps of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

    Cold Spring Harbor | Dates: 06 Jun – 22 Nov, 2015

    SPLIA’s gallery for changing exhibitions is housed in the former Methodist-Episcopal Church building, an 1842 historic landmark, which is located at 161 Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor. The gallery, outfitted for flexibility, occupies the first floor and is a venue for permanent and changing exhibitions, public programs, and meetings. Exhibits at the gallery explore Long Island’s remarkable past with particular reference to architecture, decorative arts and cultural history.

    UPCOMING EXHIBIT:
    “Selling Long Island: Commercial Maps of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

    SPLIA Gallery
    161 Main Street
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Gallery Hours: June 6, 2015 – November 22, 2015
    Open Thursdays through Sundays 11AM – 4PM

    Guest Curator, Robert B. MacKay, SPLIA’s Director Emeritas

    SPLIA’s latest exhibit explores how the art of cartography was used during the 19th and 20th centuries to define the geography of Long Island as a place for investment, industry and commerce, home-building, and ultimately, substantial growth and profit. Featured map-types include those created for the Long Island Railroad, large wall atlases, tax maps, scientific surveys, and bird’s-eye views that, along with related ephemera such as period real estate and travel brochures, illustrate Long Island’s transformation from rural outpost to modern suburb.

  • Frank Gehry

    Los Angeles | Dates: 13 Sep, 2015 – 20 Mar, 2016

    Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. The Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect’s work interrogates a building’s means of expression, a process that has brought with it new methods of design and technology as well as an innovative approach to materials. Gehry's innovation and ability to push the boundaries of architecture garnered him the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989.

    Frank Gehry presents a comprehensive examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly, and 65 models that illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Tracing the arc of his career, the exhibition focuses on two main themes: urbanism and the development of new systems of digital design and fabrication, including his use of CATIA, a software tool used in the aeronautics and automobile industries, which allows the digital manipulation of 3-D representations. This retrospective offers an opportunity to reflect on the development of Gehry’s work and to understand the processes of one of the great 

  • The City to Sea Project / Coney Island Workshop

    New York | Dates: 04 – 07 Sep, 2015

    The City to Sea Project is delighted to announce their second unique four-day visual urbanism workshop. The program will take place in Coney Island, New York City, USA over Labor Day weekend: September 4-7.

    Tutors include: Peter Marlow (Magnum Photos), David Kendall (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Rebecca Locke (Goldsmiths, University of London). In addition, the workshop program will be accompanied by contextual presentations and discussions with New York City and Goldsmiths, University of London based researchers and artists. Students will work alongside guest presenters including Paul Halliday (Course Leader of the international MA program in Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths, UOL) and Konstantin Sergeyev (NYC Documentary Photographer and Photo Editor at New York Magazine).