Recent Opportunities

  • October After Hours at Robie House

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 30 Oct, 2015

    Wright’s architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.

    Every Friday in October
  • Free Summer Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

    Oak Park | Dates: 17 Jul, 2015
    July 17 is the anniversary of the first public tour given in 1974 at the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Join us for a free Open House from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy free tours and refreshments, work on an art project in the courtyard, and pose for pictures with Frank.
  • Saturday Studio: Surface

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Jul, 2015
    Work with great architects, designers, engineers and mentors from the Chicago area! Our hands-on, studio-based workshops offer design challenges and real-life problem-solving. Come explore the exciting worlds of architecture, engineering and construction with the CAF team. These events are free and open to all teens.
  • Design Dialogues: Downtown Hotel Boom

    Chicago | Dates: 14 Jul, 2015

    Many long-vacant historic office buildings are benefiting from Chicago’s ambitious tourism goals, as hotel conversions are popping up all over the loop. Will we continue to see more hotels like the Virgin, LondonHouse at the London Guarantee, and the Chicago Athletic Association step in and bring new life to historic buildings?


    • John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC; developer converting the London Guarantee Building into LondonHouse
    • Cindy Chan Roubik, ALA, LEED AP, Preservation Architect, City of Chicago Historic Preservation Division
    • Paul Alessandro, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; architect of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and the Hampton Inn at the Chicago Motor Club Building
    • Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect’s Newspaper and WBEZ contributor
  • Session Proposals Invited for Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2016

    Leeds | Dates: 01 Jul – 31 Aug, 2015
    To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 23rd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2016. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The thematic strand for the 2016 IMC is “Food, Feast & Famine.” See the IMC Call for Papers ( for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion. Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site ( The deadline for submission is August 31, 2015. Proposals should include: -Title -100-word session abstract -Session moderator and academic affiliation -Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract CV Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal. If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $500 maximum for EU residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session. Please contact Brandie Ratliff (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
  • What is New is Old: A History of The New School

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    A lecture and slideshow with Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, The New School.

    In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs in New York “because it is the greatest social science laboratory in the world.” The school was not quite a university: it did not offer formal degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” It sought to make education relevant to the issues of the day, to remain ever new.

    Nearly 100 years later, the school is now a multi-faceted university and a hub in the political, intellectual, and cultural life of New York City and Greenwich Village. This event will be dedicated to commemorating the dynamic history of The New School and the Greenwich Village neighborhood where it resides.

    Admission: Free, reservations required at 212.475.9585 x35 or

    This event is sponsored by the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) at The New School and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

  • The Architectural Impulse: Artists on Architecture

    New York | Dates: 09 Jul – 14 Aug, 2015

    Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present The Architectural Impulse, a group exhibition of artists whose works draw from the materials, processes and theoretical concerns of the architectural discipline. Curated by architect Warren James, The Architectural Impulse features artists Aziz + Cucher, Filip Dujardin, Elise Ferguson, Richard Galpin, Carmen Herrera, Barbara Kasten, Alois Kronschlaeger, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Jean Shin, Jorge Tacla and Francisco Ugarte. The exhibition opens on July 9th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Alois Kronschlaeger, Jorge Tacla, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Elise Ferguson and Aziz + Cucher will be present. 

    A panel discussion on this theme will be held at the Center for Architecture on July 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Moderated by Jing Liu and with Alois Kronschlaeger, Jean Shin and Elise Ferguson as guests, the discussion will take place at 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY and will be followed by a reception.

  • High Rise, Low Impact

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    The construction of a single tower will typically require thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and glass, and the carbon impacts associated with the extraction and transportation of these materials can be substantial. Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of these dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.

    First, Bob Fox of COOKFOX Architects will speak to the design challenges and opportunities of tall and super-tall structures with a specific focus on carbon impact. Then, Andreas Tselebidis of BASF will discuss these same contributing elements from the material selection perspective, focusing on the concrete industry, one of the largest producers of carbon dioxide.

  • The Edge of Water: Trends and Best Practices in Building Water Use

    New York | Dates: 07 Jul, 2015

    It's time to talk about water. Please join us for a lively presentation and discussion on the current water paradigm, and what we can do in building design and operation to reduce the use of potable water.

    YR&G’s Lauren Yarmuth will speak to clever and eye-opening opportunities for effective water management, including best practices and new technologies in the industry. Taking place in the GROHE showroom, the event will also highlight some of the current products on the market, and the intersection of high design, quality experience, and resource efficiency.


    6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
    6:30 - 7:30 PM  Presentation and Discussion

    7:30 PM Join us for Happy Hour! Continue the discussion over drinks at Black Door, located at 127 West 26th Street.


    Take advantage of our special promotion––bring a friend to this event and he or she will receive free admission. Enter your guest's name during registration.

    Special thanks to GROHE for hosting this event.

  • SESAH Publication Awards

    Dates: 28 Jun – 15 Aug, 2015
    SESAH’s annual Publication Awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia). Three categories of publication are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. Criteria for consideration include the publication’s contribution to scholarship, as measured by the potential impact on the field through the author(s) methodological approach and analysis; breadth of research and resources; and quality of production, particularly in the illustrations and photographs selected. All entries should be well-written, and each should be an original and thorough piece of scholarship. Articles in ARRIS are automatically considered eligible, or nominated for consideration by the committee, if the subject and author criteria are met. Publication dates for nominations must fall within two years of the award, i.e., current and previous years, to ensure entries reflect contemporary scholarship. Actual copies of books can be sent to Daves Rossell, Chair Savannah College of Art and Design 2428 Tennessee Ave. Savannah, GA 301404 912-272-7115 Clifton Ellis, Vice-Chair Associate Dean of Academics Elizabeth Sasser Professor of Architectural History Texas Tech University College of Architecture 42091 18th Street and Flint Avenue Lubbock, TX 79409 Tel: 806-742-3136 Michael Kleeman, Committee Member Program Coordinator – Design Art Institute of Atlanta 2977 Layton Ave. Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Appleton's Jackson House

    Portsmouth | Dates: 12 Aug, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton's 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England's founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Free to Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 or buy online.
  • Capturing Hamilton House

    South Berwick | Dates: 15 Aug, 2015
    Saturday, August 15, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

    Twenty-six-year-old Elise Tyson Vaughan began taking photographs of life at Hamilton House when she moved there in 1898. From the wallpaper hanger to tea in the garden with friends, she documented her time there and left behind a collection as useful to historians as it is beautiful. Now you can follow in her footsteps. 

    Bring your camera on this ninety-minute exclusive tour and snap away. Flash, extra lighting, and tripods are not permitted and all photos are for personal use only. 

    $15 Historic New England members
    $30 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 or buy online.
  • Rediscovering the Colors of History: The Story of the Historic Color Paint Palette

    Wiscasset | Dates: 09 Aug, 2015
    Sunday, August 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Have you used historic paint colors in your home? Join us for this illustrated talk in which Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, reveals the twentieth-century origins of historic paint color research. 

    Hear the stories of four women who pioneered the use of historic colors in house museums and private homes. Learn how historic paint color palettes can enhance the appearance of any interior.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Ogden Codman Design Group Day in the Berkshires

    Stockbridge | Dates: 17 Jul, 2015
    Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. 
    Meet at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.

    $50. Exclusive to Ogden Codman Design Group and Appleton Circle members. Join Ogden Codman Design Group or Appleton Circle today.

    Enjoy a day of contrasting design in the scenic Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Begin the day at Merwin House in Stockbridge, and see the results of Historic New England's partnership to exhibit collections of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Then visit the 1941 Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, a study in mid-twentieth-century Modernism, followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Finally, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, which employs many of the principles described in her first book, The Decoration of Houses (co-authored by Ogden Codman Jr.). Following the tours, stay for an optional cash-bar reception on the estate's terrace. After the program, guests may wish to stay for The Mount's Music After Hours concert featuring Benny Sharoni.

    Travel to and between Merwin House, the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and the Mount will be independent, though staff will coordinate carpooling amongst registered guests, as available.

    Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 617-994-5934 or e-mail for more information or to register.
  • Historic New England Wallpaper

    Wiscasset | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Enjoy a colorful tour of historic wallpaper with Peggy Wishart, Americana Foundation assistant registrar. Learn how to tell the difference between block-printed paper and later machine prints, or a twentieth-century reproduction wallpaper and its nineteenth-century original. 

    Historic New England's extensive wallpaper collection contains more than 6,000 individual samples of wallpaper, historic photographs of wallpaper in situ, and ephemera related to the wallpaper industry. Explore the collection

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Building Blocks Workshop for Young People

    Lincoln | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

    Building Blocks is a series of workshops for young people created by Gropius House staff. Using a combination of VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) and studio activities, young people ages nine to twelve engage in group observation, dynamic discussion, and studio time. Each monthly session focuses on a different activity (manufactured or natural design photo prints, Bauhaus-style collage, movement and mobile making), so children can participate each month without repetition. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Lincoln residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Space is limited. Registration is required. Lincoln residents must call to register. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online.
  • Historic Curb Appeal in Quincy: Style and Color for Your Old House

    Quincy | Dates: 11 Jul, 2015
    Saturday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. - noon

    Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

    On this walking tour, learn about the history and architecture of Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood and get tips on adding curb appeal to your old house through historic paint color combinations and enhanced architectural features. The Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Historic New England's Quincy House was developed between 1895 and 1930 and includes many examples of Victorian and Colonial Revival-style homes. Historic preservation expert Sally Zimmerman shares information on how to help an old home look its very best by recapturing its historic character. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Quincy residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5930 or buy online.
  • Call for Papers - "New Perspectives on Art Nouveau and Fin-de-Siecle Design" (CAA 2016)

    Washington | Dates: 25 Jun – 15 Aug, 2015
    New Perspectives on Art Nouveau and Fin-de-Siècle Design Peter Clericuzio, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Jessica M. Dandona, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Much of our understanding of Art Nouveau rests on several well¬‐known aspects of its history: its simultaneous appearance around 1890 in several renowned centers of Western art, its ties to nationalism, its complicated relationship with technology and the crafts, and its swift and certain death before the First World War. Recent scholarship, however, has begun to probe Art Nouveau from other angles, focusing on its appearance in unexpected places, its association with colonial enterprises, and its mass appeal. We invite papers that extend such new perspectives or provide surprising and alternative avenues of investigation into turn-of-the-century design, exploring its origins, dissemination, influence, and eventual demise. Did other cities or regions, such as Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, or the Middle East, nurture their own distinctive strands of Art Nouveau? Should we investigate the global connections between its practitioners more carefully instead of its national strands? What alternative political meanings did Art Nouveau disclose while it lasted? Was progressive design of this era merely the fashionable preserve of a bourgeois, educated class, or did it also carry currency with working-class audiences? Did Art Nouveau’s association with the “feminine” reinforce existing conceptions of gender, or did it suggest new ideas about the role of the sexes in fin¬‐de¬-siècle society? What impact did scientific discoveries have on the understanding of Art Nouveau and its relationship with nature? Other new interpretations of fin¬‐de¬-siècle design and its many faces are welcome. Please send a one-page abstract, letter explaining your interest in the session, and a brief CV with your email, mailing address and phone number to both session co-chairs. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 August 2015. Applicants will be notified by 1 October 2015. Full texts of papers will be due to session chairs by 1 December 2015.
  • Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris and Disposal

    New York | Dates: 01 Jul – 17 Aug, 2015

    Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris and Disposal is a three-part lecture series on the history of New York City's urban development and public health through examining its past relationship with garbage and waste management. The first event on July 1st first is titled "Hog Wash, Swill Milk, & the Politics of Waste Recycling in Antebellum Manhattan." The second is on August 3rd and is called "Noxious New York: Race, Class and Garbage." The third will be held on August 17th and is called "Life Along the Curb: Inside the Department of Sanitation of New York." These events are free, but advanced registration is required.

    July 1st- Catherine McNeur, author & assistant professor of environmental history and public history at Portland State University
    August 3rd- Julie Sze, author, professor & the director of American Studies at UC Davis
    August 17th- Robin Nagle, author & anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation

    Organized by: ARCHIVE Global, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the Museum City of New York

    Sponsored by: New York Council for the Humanities

  • Edge Criticism: The Impact of Criticism on Practice

    New York | Dates: 29 Jun, 2015

    This is the fifth in a series of events related to the presidential theme of Tomas Rossant, AIA, "Dialogues from the Edge of Practice." The theme intends to explore how architects are boldly enlarging the purview of the practitioner to bring their particular critical problem solving skills and design acumen to endeavors previously considered outside the traditional scope of practice. There has never been a time when the role of the architect has been more relevant as an instrument to shape culture, society, and positive environmental outcomes. “Dialogues” will engage the practitioners amongst us who are breaking rules, trying new things, and taking new risks—expanding the impact of the architect—and disseminate their experiences to our professional community.

    "Edge Criticism: The Impact of Criticism on Practice" will explore the contemporary state of architectural criticism. What is the purpose of architectural criticism? How do we measure its impact today? How has the expansion (and dissolution) of media modes affected the content? Do architects care about criticism? The public needs to be educated on the value that architecture can bring to improving their lives and its role in shaping civil society. Architects need criticism to stimulate them to pursue ever more progressive ideas. Critics need to be both populist yet focused on impacting the profession directly.

    This event was preceded by a think tank roundtable discussion with thought leaders deeply involved with architectural criticism.
    Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for non-members. 

    Register here.

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