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  • Tactical Urbanism Slam, Powered by PechaKucha

    Chicago | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Eight presenters will give highly visual PechaKucha presentations about tactical urbanism projects around the region. PechaKucha is a fast-paced, visually oriented format comprised of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Please join us for a cross-disciplinary conversation that will be the beginning of a tactical urbanism community in Chicago. Refreshments provided.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

    Speakers:

    Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, Latent Design

    Jim Lasko, Redmoon Theater

    Taylor McKinley, University of Chicago's Place Lab

    Carolyn Sponza, AIA, Gensler

    Brian Bonanno, Andersonville Development Corporation

    Kareeshma Ali, Farr Associates

    Amanda Scotese, Chicago Detours

    Ronnie Harris, Center for Neighborhood Technology

  • Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Grand Reopening

    St. Paul | Dates: 17 May, 2015

    In 1929 Mary Woodworth Patterson, widow of Governor Issac Patterson, along with the Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution, set out to build a commemorative log cabin near the site where Oregon’s provisional government was established in 1843. The cabin was completed in 1931 after an extensive fundraising campaign and operated as a living history museum until being closed in 2013.

    Because of its precarious location on a rapidly-eroding bank of the Willamette River, Restore Oregon listed the building as one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places in 2013. After the listing, the Oregon DAR launched a hugely successful fundraising campaign and hired Portland’s Arciform, LLC, to plan a relocation and restoration. After an extensive restoration and much-needed relocation, the cabin is set to reopen with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 17, 2015.

    Pioneer Mothers Cabin Grand Reopening
    May 17 @ noon
    8089 Champoeg Road NE
    St Paul, Oregon

    Coffee, cake, and punch will be served while supplies last. Living history demonstrations and tours of the Newell Pioneer Village will be offered by costumed interpreters. Music will be provided by the Heart Strings band.

  • TALK: Zeuler Lima, “Lina Bo Bardi: Architect etc.”

    Chicago | Dates: 14 May, 2015

    Thursday, May 14, 6PM, Talk

    Please RSVP
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    In conjunction with our new exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, Zeuler Lima will present his recent Graham-funded book Lina Bo Bardi about the work and life of the Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect, and will discuss Bo Bardi’s prolific career as an architect, editor, theorist, and exhibition designer.

    Copies of Lima’s Lina Bo Bardi (Yale University Press, 2013) will be available for purchase in the Graham Foundation Bookshop.

    Zeuler R. Lima is an architect, author, and associate professor at Washington University in Saint Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in comparative literature at Columbia University. He unanimously received the International Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural history and criticism in 2007. Lima has published extensively about twentieth-century architecture, urbanism, art, and landscape architecture. He has won several Brazilian design competitions and awards, including the Federal District Legislative Chamber (2010) on the Monumental Axis in Brasília, DF. Lima also practices drawing, painting, and printmaking and has participated in several exhibitions.

    To learn more about the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, please click here.

  • Sustainability Roundtable: Sustainable South Bronx

    New York | Dates: 15 May, 2015

    Join nycoba NOMA on May 15th for our first sustainability roundtable of the year, in partnership with Sustainable South Bronx.

    Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx, and throughout New York City, through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.

    http://www.nycoba.org/
    http://www.ssbx.org/

  • Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000)

    Dates: 04 May – 09 Oct, 2015
    Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism. Graduate Research Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded towards research for a Master's thesis or dissertation relating to craft in the United States. Exhibition Research and Project Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded towards research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. Application Deadline: October 9, 2015 Travel Grants up to $500 will be awarded bi-annually to individuals invited to present craft-focused papers at any scholarly conference. Applications for Travel Grants are accepted year-round and will be reviewed April 30 and October 30. To learn more and apply, visit: www.craftcreativitydesign.org/2015-craft-research-fund-grants The Craft Research Fund is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
  • FitCity 10: Promoting Physical Activity Through Design

    New York | Dates: 11 May, 2015

    The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is pleased to announce the tenth annual FitCity conference.

    The program will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, government officials, community advocates, and public health professionals to discuss how design, policy, and practice decisions can create opportunities to increase physical activity, access to healthier food and beverages, and overall well-being.

    This year’s event, which will celebrate a decade of active design in New York City, will feature interactive break-out sessions. Participants will hear how the strategies described in the Active Design Guidelines are being implemented throughout the five boroughs. In addition, attendees will learn how they can implement active design in different settings to achieve more equitable and healthier neighborhoods.

    Program Schedule:

    9:00-9:15 am
    Welcome and Introductions
    David S. Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research, New York Academy of Medicine
    Sarah A. Wolf, MPH, RD, Active Design Manager, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    9:15-10:00 am
    Health Keynote
    Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Introduction: Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:00-10:05 am
    Physical Activity Break
    Monica Ortiz Rossi, MFA, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    10:05-11:00 am
    Commissioners’ Panel
    Moderator: David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture
    Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design + Construction
    Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Victor Calise, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
    Donna Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging
    Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning
    Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Eden Hauslaib, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

    11:00 am-11:15 am
    Break/Networking

    11:15-12:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Designing for Health in Affordable Housing
    Moderator: Yianice Hernandez, Director of Active Living, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design
    Kimberly Murphy, AIA, Associate, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects
    William Quinn Sabatini, AIA, ACHA, Founding Principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
    Maryanne Speroni, Assistant Director and Fund Manager, Vitus

    Panel: Urban Schoolyards: The Next Great Public Space
    Moderator: Rebecca Lee, MPH, Physical Activity & Nutrition Coordinator, East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office
    Lois Brink, MLA, Chief Strategist, The Big SandBox
    Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA Affiliate, Partner, Marpillero Pollak Architects
    Ray Pultinas, Sustainability Coordinator, DeWitt Clinton High School

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: What’s Next in Active Design: Expanding our Vision for Healthy Neighborhoods
    Moderators: Lee Altman, LEED AP, Active Design Coordinator, NYC Department of Design + Construction; Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director, Office of Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning 
    TBD, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Juan Martinez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Department of Transportation
    Suzanne Nienaber, AICP, Partnerships Director, Center for Active Design
    Karen Taylor, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Community Services, NYC Department for the Aging

    12:45-2:15 pm
    Lunch

    2:15-3:45 pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Panel: Bridging Sectors to Create Open Space
    Le’alani S. Boykin, Technical Assistance Manager for Community Visioning and Planning, Partnerships for Parks
    Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
    Anandi A. Premlall, Sustainable Communities Consultant, SustyQ (Sustainable Queens)
    Alfred Zollinger, Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, Parsons The New School for Design

    Panel: Community Engagement and Active Transportation: Working with Community Partners to Achieve Collective Impact
    Mayor Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, MD, City of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
    Henry Greenidge, Director of Special Projects, NYC Department of Transportation
    Maggie Veatch, Director of Physical Activity and Nutrition, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    TBD, Brooklyn Community Board 3

    Panel: Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools
    Moderator: Lisa Herron, Community Engagement Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Population Health Science and Policy 
    George Edwards, Coordinator, Garden to Café, School Food, NYC Department of Education 
    Terry Huang, Professor, City University of New York and University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Dina Sorensen, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Designer, VMDO Architects

    Workshop: Activating Open Space at a Mott Haven NYCHA Development
    Moderator: David Tepper, AIA, Associate Partner, Ennead Architects
    Ilana Cohen, Landscape Designer, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
    Lindsay Haddix, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Capital Projects Division, New York City Housing Authority
    Miriam Peterson, Partner, Peterson Rich Office
    Jacob Reidel, Designer, Ennead Architects

    Workshop: Using an Innovative Visioning Method to Activate Change; Learning from Staten Island
    Moderator: Elizabeth Hamby, Community Urban Planner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Michael Schnall, Chief of Staff, Staten Island, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
    Ginny Mantello, MD, Director, Health & Wellness, Staten Island Borough President’s Office
    Jody Stoll, Project Manager, Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
    Emily Walker, Director of Outreach & Programs, New Yorkers for Parks

    3:45-4:00 pm
    Break/Networking

    4:00-4:45 pm
    Design Keynote
    Daniel Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
    Introduction: Eric Boorstyn, AIA, Associate Commissioner, Architecture & Engineering/Technical Services, NYC Department of Design + Construction

    4:45-5:00 pm
    Closing
    David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture

    Price: Free

    http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=7996

  • 5th International Congress on Construction History

    Chicago | Dates: 03 – 07 Jun, 2015
    Construction History Society of America is hosting 5ICCH, the first time the Congress will be held outside Europe.
  • M+ / DESIGN TRUST RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2016

    Hong Kong | Dates: 04 May – 30 Jun, 2015
    The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+. Applicants should engage in advanced historical research on either a single discipline, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design and urbanism, or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region’s cultural, social, economic and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. Although post-1949 topics are preferred, exceptional proposals focusing on issues related to the beginning of the twentieth century will also be considered. The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2016, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. The fellow is encouraged to engage in intellectual exchanges with the museum’s curatorial staff and participate in its programmes. While outcomes may vary, the fellowship should at the minimum result in a paper (5,000 words or more) disseminated digitally or in print through M+ and Design Trust’s platforms, as well as a lecture as part of the museum’s public programme. *Eligibility* Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture or a related field. However, the provision of the fellowship will ultimately depend on the result of the visa application. Applicants should either hold a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with minimum 3 years relevant professional work or academic research experience. Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required. *Stipend* The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow will be provided a lump-sum stipend of up to $40,000 HKD (equivalent to around $5,150 USD) per month for three to six months to cover research-related and living costs. (The monthly stipend may be prorated for a part-time fellow, depending on individual circumstances.) An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to $10,000 HKD (equivalent to around $1,290 USD), covering the transportation to and from the place of origin and Hong Kong. Deadline: June 30, 2015 For more information and application instructions, please visit: http://www.westkowloon.hk/designfellow For enquiries, please contact: designfellow@wkcda.hk About M+: M+ is the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, as part of the West Kowloon Cultural District, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond. From its vantage point in one of the world's most dynamic regions, M+ seeks, through its exhibitions, programming and permanent collection, to document the past, inform the present and contribute to the future of visual culture within an ever more interconnected global landscape. About Design Trust: Design Trust is a network of individuals passionate about design and its powerful role in societal transformation. The Trust supports creative projects that promote design talent, research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region. Across a multiplicity of design disciplines from graphics, media, fashion to the built environment, the Trust aims to actively accelerate the creative design and development of meaningful projects.
  • The Site of Discourse. Thinking architecture through publication 28-29|Sep.|2015

    Lisbon | Dates: 02 May – 15 Jun, 2015
    Currently, there’s a widespread consensus that architectural magazines have played a fundamental role in consecrating identities and giving rise to new orders of thought on the practice and the representation of architecture. Editing and projecting have thus become so closely linked that it seems reasonable to claim that they share a common ground beyond the contingencies of constructive practice, resting upon a web of both conceptual and professional relationships. Some authors have been taking periodical publications as important research sources; as well as entities able to reconfigure the theoretical, technical, disciplinary and discursive settings in which they are grounded and the identity of their protagonists. The international congress The site of discourse will situate the architectural magazine in the center of the debate, in order to understand the place that such “printed object” occupies in the definition of the contemporary architectural discourse — in its conceptual, theoretical, graphic, material dimensions. The aim is to reflect on the culture of architectural periodical press in a geographical and chronologically extended context, crossing perspectives from different disciplinary traditions. We invite the submission of 300 words abstracts in the form provided in the Submission page at the website http://sitediscourse.org Conference papers will be published in the conference proceeding with ISBN. Deadlines: Abstract submission: 15 June, 2015 Notification of acceptance of abstract: 30 June, 2015 Registration: 15 July, 2015 Full paper submission: 4 September, 2015 Conference: 28–29 September, 2015
  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

    Providence | Dates: 01 May – 02 Sep, 2015
    The RISD Museum presents Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association. Co-organized with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, this is the first public museum exhibition of drawings from the private collection of one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education. Drawing Ambience highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by the late Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London. Boyarsky argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture—an open, wide ranging practice that comprises drawing and publication as much as it engages design and construction. During his time leading the school, he orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right. Drawing Ambience explores Boyarsky’s role as a collector of drawings and also, metaphorically speaking, of the ideas and people that have come to define a key moment in architectural history. Encompassing site plans, design proposals, unbuilt works, and theoretical investigations, Boyarsky’s collection reflects the collapse of a singular canon of modern architecture and the blossoming of new and varied approaches that are often grouped under the diverse and varied phrase “postmodern architecture.” Highlights range from Eduardo Paolozzi’s appropriations of pop culture to the technological utopianism of Archigram’s David Greene and Michael Webb to the gestural mark making of Libeskind and Peter Wilson. The AA of the 1970s and ’80s is often considered one of the last great centers of hand drawing to flourish before the rise of computer-aided modeling and draftsmanship. Boyarsky’s collection of architectural drawings, culled from the work of students and practitioners who passed through the school, constitutes a visual record of an important transitional moment. At the same time, its emphasis on the tactile and exploratory foreshadows the renewed interest—in our own digital age—in links between the hand and the imagination. A richly illustrated 160-page catalogue, also titled Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, accompanies the exhibition and is available at RISD WORKS, the Museum shop. Support for Drawing Ambience is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).
  • FIFTH SYMPOSIUM "ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY"

    Zaragoza | Dates: 28 – 28 May, 2015
    The research group “Photography and modern architecture in Spain” of the University of Zaragoza organizes the fifth annual Symposium “Architecture and Photography”, to be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain. In continuity with the former editions, the goal of the conference is to foster an academic debate and an interdisciplinary discussion on the issues involved on the relationship between architecture and photography, such as documentation and conservation, theory and criticism, and the professional and the artistic approaches.
  • Middle East Stone

    Dubai | Dates: 18 – 21 May, 2015

    Middle East Stone show on 18-21 May, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, provides a dedicated platform for the thriving stone industry. The event is expected to draw regional and international designers, architects, contractors and other procurement specialists to source a wide array of finished and unfinished stone products and to learn about the latest global stone technologies, testing and maintenance methods, and industry trends.

    Featured in the event are stone, stone machinery, tools and equipment, accessories and consumables, abrasives, adhesives and coatings, and, industry services. Premier stone suppliers from China, India, Turkey, Italy, Iran, Spain, Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, UK and Germany are expected to exhibit during the show.

    Going to the event this year means getting free access to up-to-date and innovative educational content developed by the Middle East Stone team and its advisory board members.

    There are 40 certified seminars about the latest global stone design, technologies, methodologies of testing and maintenance, and trends across sectors with local, regional and international experts as speakers. These will be in two main forums: 
    - Middle East Stone Show Educational Programme, May 18 to 21, 2015
    - The Designers' Forum, May 19-21, 2015

    The show runs alongside other dmg events such as INDEX, Workspace at INDEX and Middle East Covering.

    Organized by: dmg events Middle East
    Speakers
    Isabel Pintado
    Firas Hnoosh
    David James Lessard
    Simon Ingvartsen
    Bonnie Toland
    David T'Kint
    Ben Corrigan
    Daniel During

  • Lecture: The Rocks Estate Today

    Chicago | Dates: 21 Jul, 2015

    Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for members
    Free for docents and volunteers
    Reservations requested to 312.326.1480

    Beginning in 1883, the Glessners spent over one-third of each year at their beloved summer estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, known as The Rocks.  The estate, which encompassed nearly 1,500 acres at its peak, combined stunning architecture by Isaac Scott, Hermann Von Holst, and Shepley Rutan and Coolidge, set within a landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons.  After the Glessners died in the 1930s, their descendants continued to occupy the estate and run it as an active working farm.  In the late 1970s much of the property was donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest, of which John Glessner was an early member.  Today, the estate is one of the premier properties owned by the Society, offering a lush landscape, rare trees and plants, and numerous restored buildings that tell the story of the Glessners while being adaptively reused for today's needs.  Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks Estate for the past 29 years, as he takes you on a journey through this natural wonderland.

  • Private Tour: St. Patrick's Church

    Chicago | Dates: 15 Jul, 2015

    Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 6:00pm
    $25 per person
    Pre-paid reservations required to 312-326-1480

    This private tour will explore Chicago's oldest public building, designed in the 1850s by architects Carter & Bauer.  The simple facade of Milwaukee common brick sports two distinctive spires symbolizing the Church in the East and West.  Inside, the renovation of the 1990s by Booth Hansen Associates revealed the glorious Celtic art created by stained glass artisan Thomas O'Shaughnessy and others.  After the tour, we will walk one block east to tour the exterior of the Glessner Center, built in the 1880s for John Glessner's company - Warder, Bushnell and Glessner.

    All proceeds from the tour will support the House & Collections Committee Fund for ongoing restoration work at the museum. 

  • Lecture: The History of Paint in America

    Chicago | Dates: 03 Jun, 2015

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
    $10 per person / $8 for museum members
    Reservations requested to 312-326-1480

    Have you ever wondered how paint ended up in a can?  Learn how the Industrial Revolution and socio-economic pressures of the time caused paint to evolve from ingredients mixed in the field, to a ready-mixed, mass-produced product (that created a few Prairie Avenue fortunes as well).  This presentation by master painter Mario Guertin delves into the early challenges that Colonial America presented for paint and how technical innovations and population growth brought us to where we are today.  After this presentation you will never look at a paint can the same way again!

  • Historic Highlands Home Tour

    Altadena | Dates: 24 May, 2015
    A walking tour including 5 – 7 docent-lead viewings of historic homes from the early twentieth century.  Gorgeous examples of preserved, restored or renovated Craftsmen and Spanish Revival architectural styles.

    Cost: $20 ($15 early bird)

  • Castle Green Mother’s Day Tour 2015

    Pasadena | Dates: 10 May, 2015
    The historic Castle Green invites you to experience it on a more intimate level than usual. Situated between Raymond Avenue and Fair Oaks Blvd., at the gateway to Old Pasadena since 1898. Designed by Frederick Roehrig in an alluring mixture of Moorish, Turkish and Victorian style. The building is one of the most important and unique icons in all of Southern California. Certainly, the most exotic place in Pasadena.

    The salons, library (Bridge of Sighs), sunroom, ballroom, halls and original elevator provide a completely unique experience for visitors. Once a luxurious escape from the cold winters of the East and Midwest, some tour-goers claim to have heard haunting laughter and old music coming from unknown sources.

    The building is one of the most rare of all National Historic Places because of its model of self-sustainability. While many beautiful old buildings throughout the United States fall victim to the inability to raise funds to support their restoration, the Castle Green has been able to keep itself looking beautiful through a residential strategy.

    The residents of the Castle Green rent or independently own their apartments. The fees they pay (HOA) in combination with the revenues raised from events and tours provide for the cost of its restoration. It is not easy to live at a place that must ask its residents to sacrifice privacy at times to enable fundraising events, but the public is grateful and that, for many, is worth the effort.

    This tour will be a self-guided one. It will include the ground floor, parts of the basement, the stunning rooftop view, the penthouse and some very well appointed private apartments, allowed at their owner’s discretion.

    Light refreshments will be available on the lovely veranda. Please enjoy yourself and know that your support of this building is a very worthy cause. Preservation of the Castle Green is appreciated in the present and sets an example for generations to come.

    Cost: Advance tickets $30, Day of the event $35
  • Museums of the Arroyo Day

    Pasadena/Los Angeles | Dates: 17 May, 2015

    Join us for the 26th anniversary of Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015, where six museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 p.m.

    Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 17, 2015. Learn Victorian dances, make adobe bricks, check out a Civil War encampment, climb into a retired LAPD helicopter, attend a Rancho fashion show and discover what continues to make the Arroyo Seco a bustling, vibrant arts-driven community that crosses neighborhoods and social boundaries.

    Free shuttles connect all museums so visitors can park their car once to experience the arts, culture and history of the Arroyo.

    MOTA Day museums will collectively participate in the “From Out of the Vault” exhibit which will showcase an item that has rarely been on display or ever seen by the public.

    With so much to do and see – and only a few hours to do it – visitors are encouraged to best plan their visits. MOTA Day takes place from noon to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4 p.m.  Other special events this year include:

    • The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus: Visitors can see more than 100 pieces of rare ceramics in the Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery exhibition and learn about gardening and healthy living in the Community Garden overlooking the Arroyo Seco. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., visitors can explore the life of rancheros in nineteenth-century California through special MOTA Day activities led by students from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School. Create a diseño (hand-drawn map) of your own rancho, decorate cascarón (confetti eggs), learn to make adobe bricks, and collect rancho character trading cards. At 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., learn about ranchero fashion at the students’ Rancho Fiesta Fashion Shows.
    • The Gamble House. Visitors can tour the 1908 Arts and Crafts gem that is on the National Registry of Historic Places; children can do crafts in the backyard.
    • Heritage Square Museum. Guests can watch traditional woodcarving demonstrations,  Professionals will be on hand to teach dances of the period to visitors. Children can play with Victorian toys, do crafts, and learn about plants and flowers in the Ford House Kitchen garden. Guests can watch traditional woodcarving and blacksmithing demonstrations. Sew Cranky will be on hand to show how to sew on hand cranked machines. “Pump & Splash” will be onsite for water fun.
    • The Los Angeles Police Museum.  Visitors can tour the facilities which feature private collections and historical memorabilia that date back to the late 1800s, including a vehicle shelter and the freshly restored 1955 paddy wagon. Kids can climb into a retired police helicopter. Visitors can experience a real jail cell and snap their own free police booking photos. Tour three other permanent exhibits about the Onion Field murder, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and the 1997 North Hollywood Shootout.
    • The Lummis Home and Garden. Self-guided tours of the home and garden will be available. Using a newly developed computer application, historian Dennis Harbach will be available to research from his database about the visiting and local dignitaries who were guests at the Lummis Home from 1897 to 1928. MOTA guests can see if any of their relatives were part of the early Lummis’ parties and gatherings. In addition, self-guided tours of the home and garden will also be available on MOTA Day.
    • The Pasadena Museum of History. Visitors can also view the current exhibition When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena in addition to checking out an actual reenactment of a Civil War encampment on site. Art2Go invites young crafters to help them create a gigantic quilt among other craft projects. Additionally, guests can take a mini-tour of the recently remodeled Fenyes Mansion as well as the Finnish Folk Museum which is housed in a replica of a 19th Century Finnish farmhouse.

    For more information visit www.museumsofthearroyo.com and “like” MOTA (museumsofthearroyo) on Facebook.

    Suggested Calendar Listing: Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day, noon – 5pm, May 17, 2015. Six museums in Pasadena and Los Angeles open their doors to the public for a free admission along with cultural events, kids activities and family fun. Free shuttles connect all museums: The Gamble House, Heritage Square, Los Angeles Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History and the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus. www.museumsofthearroyo.com.

  • South Orange Grove - Mid-Century Living on Millionaire's Row

    Pasadena | Dates: 16 May, 2015

    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Lecture - 10:00 a.m.
    Tour - 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    In honor of National Preservation Month, Pasadena Heritage presents a lecture and walking tour of the early garden apartment complexes on South Orange Grove Boulevard. Once known as "Millionaire's Row," this neighborhood saw a significant shift in architectural style, from grandiose Victorian style mansions to mid-century garden apartments, as a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II. 

    An illustrated lecture at 10am will present the story behind the Boulevard's dramatic transformation and the cast of prominent residents and architects involved, followed by walking tours from 11am - 3pm of selected locations, including docent led presentations of unit interiors and private courtyards.

    All participants must check-in at Westridge School. Street parking is available along Orange Grove Blvd. and adjacent streets. Comfortable shoes reccomended.

    Tickets on sale now. Same day tickets can be purchased at the Westridge School for Girls, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105; between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Call 626-441-6333 for more information. Join today to take advantage of the member discount.

  • IIT Architecture Chicago: Open House + Spring Awards

    Chicago | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    IIT ARCHITECTURE
    CHICAGO

    OPEN HOUSE 
    FEATURING: 
    SPRING AWARDS
    STUDENT EXHIBITION

    Join us on Friday, May 8, 2015, 5 p.m. at S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Chicago, for our annual Open House event.

    The evening begins at 5 p.m. with the Spring Award winners announcements, followed by IIT Architecture Open House exhibitions.

    Student work from each program and academic year is showcased at the IIT Architecture Open House. In addition to work from undergraduate and graduate studios, visitors may view work from the innovative Cloud Studio, which brings together students from the various programs – B.Arch., M.Arch., MS.Arch., M.L.A., Ph.D. – to work with one another on projects related to the City of Chicago metropolitan area.

    The Open House exhibition will remain on display at S. R. Crown Hall until May 13, 2015.

    http://arch.iit.edu/life/open-house-2015