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  • Docomomo US 2015 National Symposium

    Minneapolis | Dates: 04 – 07 Jun, 2015

    Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement

    June 4-7, 2015
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 

    Full Member Registration: $180.00 (through 4/4)
    Full Non-member Registration: $230.00 (through 4/4)
    Full Student Registration: $55.00 (limited to first 25 students)
    Single day passes and tour/event registration also available.

    AIA CEU credits will be offered.

    Registration is now open for the third annual Docomomo US National Symposium taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 4-7, 2015. The 2015 Symposium entitled Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement will feature four days of programming and draw speakers and attendees from across Minnesota, the United States, and internationally. This Symposium will explore Minnesota’s rural and urban Modern history, threats and opportunities for the preservation and reuse of these Modern works, and current challenges facing the conservation of Modern building materials.

    Unique to the 2015 symposium is a two-day technology seminar focusing on concrete restoration with panelists from the United States, the Netherlands, Brazil and France; a special 20 year anniversary roundtable entitled Changing Landscape of Modern Preservation and 20 Years of Docomomo US; and presentation of the second annual Modernism in America Awards during a special cocktail reception on the 50th floor of the IDS Building designed by Philip Johnson in downtown Minneapolis.

    The multi-day symposium serves to bring together a diverse group of people, ranging from the general public to preservation specialists, and offers attendees a variety of educational sessions supplemented with regional tours, receptions, and networking activities. Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota will serve as the primary event site and tour base with one full-day being held at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, home to seven Marcel Breuer buildings. In addition to the full-day tour and lectures at St. John's University, seven exclusive tours will highlight Minnesota's Modern masterpieces.

    Additional details including an updated schedule, tour descriptions and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website:

    The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for those interested in the preservation of modern architecture to gather, discuss, share, and explore the preservation of the structures and sites during the mid-20th century, its legacy, and its importance today. Resources developed for, and presented at the Symposium will be permanently archived in Minnesota for the benefit of future students, design professionals, preservationists, and other Modernism enthusiasts. For questions about the Symposium including sponsorship opportunities please email

  • SMALL BUILDINGS: built, unbuilt, unbuildable

    St. Louis | Dates: 13 Mar – 10 May, 2015

    Opening Reception: 
    Friday, March 13, 6-8pm

    Jurors’ Talk in the gallery
    Tuesday, March 31, 6pm 
    Free and open to the public
    Reception starts at 6pm, talk begins at 6:30pm
    6640 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

    Architects today don’t build buildings, they make drawings and models. Similarly, a number of contemporary artists make works resembling architectural models, both in terms of scale and concept, while other artists working with site-specific installation make literal models of projects subsequently built. This exhibition will explore the craft of the architectural model through three themes: built, unbuilt, unbuildable, from the book of the same title by Robert Harbison.

    Bruce Lindsey and Buzz Spector have selected the best works in all craft media from emerging and established artists and architects. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invited architects and artists nationwide with interest in showing their models, Marquette, sculptures, and drawings in the context of craft.

    About the Jurors
    Buzz Spector’s art makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, exploring relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. He has exhibited his artwork internationally and has also published numerous essays about art, design, and visual culture. He is professor of art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. In 2013 he received the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association.

    Bruce Lindsey, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration, is dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Lindsey has made significant contributions to beginning design, sustainable design, and community design education. Design Intelligence named him one of the Most Admired Educators in 2009 and 2010 and in 2014 he was awarded the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award.

  • Paula Scher at The New School

    New York | Dates: 30 Mar, 2015

    The New School is pleased to welcome Paula Scher, partner at the renowned design firm Pentagram, to unveil and discuss the work of a year-long collaboration with The New School.

    The evening will begin with a feature presentation by Scher about her recent work with The New School, and will be followed by a discussion in which Scher and her collaborators at the New School respond to questions from the audience.


    Paula Scher: Partner, Pentagram

    David Van Zandt: President, The New School

    Tim Marshall: Provost, The New School

    Anne Adriance: Chief Marketing Officer, The New School

    Fred Dust: Partner, IDEO and member of the Board of Trustees of The New School

    Moderated by Joel Towers: Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design.

    Paula Scher is one of the world’s most acclaimed graphic designers. She began her design career as a record cover art director at Atlantic Records and CBS Records in the 1970s and 1980s. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991. She has designed identity and branding systems for a wide range of clients including the Public Theater, Citibank, the Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft, the Metropolitan Opera, the High Line, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scher has served on the Design Commission of the City of New York since 2006. She is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and other institutions. In 2013 she was honored with the National Design Award for Communication Design. She is the author of “Make It Bigger” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) and “MAPS” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011).

    A reception will follow in the lower level of the University Center at 8PM.

    This event is free, but please register at the link provided below.

  • Judith Paine McBrien and John DeSalvo on the Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 11 Apr, 2015

    Join us at the Robie House for a conversation with Judith Paine McBrien and John DeSalvo, author and illustrator of the acclaimed Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture. The popular, beautifully illustrated handbook was recently updated to reflect Chicago’s changing urban landscape, as well as to incorporate a section on the city’s rich campus architecture. Original drawings by Mr. DeSalvo will be on display. 

    A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase.

    About the authors

    Architectural historian Judith Paine McBrien directs the Archimedia Workshop, which produces films and media about architecture, development and urban design. She is the recipient of the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Award for Excellence in Architectural Media for a lifetime of documentary and interpretive filmmaking, including her PBS film, Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
    John DeSalvo received his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is a full time professor at Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches both design and free and rendering techniques. He founded his firm John DeSalvo Design in 2008.

  • Urban Habitat Corridors: Integrating Human Systems

    Seattle | Dates: 25 Mar, 2015

    Join the AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum for an in-depth exploration about integrating human systems with natural systems.

    Speakers include:

    Presented in collaboration with International Living Future Institute and Living Future 2015

  • PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh, Vol. 20

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 09 Apr, 2015

    7:00 p.m.: Cash Bar opens
    7:20 p.m.: Presentations begin

    Three times per year, AIA Pittsburgh and AIGA Pittsburgh partner to bring you PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh. PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. The evening is focused on artistic and creative celebration, and the promotion of local talent.

    PechaKucha Night, devised in Tokyo as an event for young people to meet, network, and show their work, has turned into a worldwide celebration, with events taking place all over the world, including right here in Pittsburgh! Drawing from its name, which is derived from the Japanese word for “chit-chat,” PechaKucha features a dynamic presentation style where presenters have a total of six minutes and forty seconds to pair words and images. 

    To submit a presentation for consideration, please email the following information by March 19: 

    •3-4 images that best represent the content of your proposed presentation. 
     It can be on absolutely anything!
    •Your name, the title of your presentation, and a brief outline.
    •A brief artist statement, or bio, to be used for promotional purposes. 

    This event is presented by AIA Pittsburgh and AIGA Pittsburgh, in partnership with The Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art. 

  • Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

    Philadelphia | Dates: 10 Mar – 19 May, 2015

    Ever wonder how Philadelphia became the city it is today? This engaging 10-part series investigates the social, political, economic, and design trends that contributed to Philadelphia’s development. Taught by renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians, lecture topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, our impressive palette of architectural styles, and Philadelphia’s immigrant history.

    Tickets to individual lectures available. Discounted tickets available for those who purchase the full series.

    Train To Be A Tour Guide!
    Individuals who attend eight or more lectures in this 10-part series are invited to attend three additional training sessions (on three Tuesday evenings after the series ends) to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Leading tours is not only fun, but gives you greater insight into and appreciation for the city we and our ancestors have built. Information about this opportunity will be shared at the lectures.

  • 2015 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Summer Field School

    Milwaukee | Dates: 08 Jun – 10 Jul, 2015
    Class Dates: June 8 - July 10, 2015; Final exhibit: July 24, 2015 Preparatory Workshop (attendance required), June 1, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Room 191, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM You will need to apply in order to be admitted. We will be accepting a maximum of 15 students. You may take a maximum of 6 credits. Choose from the list below. ARCH 190 Special Topics: Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School. –3 cr. ARCH 534 Field Study. –3 cr. ARCH 561 Measured Drawing for Architects. –3 cr. ARCH 562 Preservation Technology Laboratory. –3 cr. Arch 391/791: Independent studies for undergraduate/graduate students. –3 cr. This summer we will study a variety of homes in Milwaukee's Washington Park—everyday residences, boarded up homes, refabricated and reused homes, homes transformed into stores and workplaces, homes as works of art, homes remembered in family histories and homes as domestic worlds. As cultural resources, saturated with diverse values, memories, stories and imaginations, our homes matter, because they represent how we feel about our community and how we value our environment. This project seeks to employ the enduring creativity of storytelling, the power of digital humanities, and depth of local knowledge in order to galvanize Milwaukee residents to talk about their homes as repositories of community memory, spaces of caring and markers of civic pride. The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills. Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings, documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary. Week 2 will include workshops on oral history interviewing and digital ethnography. Week 3 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 4 and 5 will be devoted to producing final reports and multi-media documentaries. Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material, social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries. Nationally recognized faculty directing portions of this school include Jeffrey E. Klee, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Anna Andrzejewski, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michael H. Frisch, Professor and Senior Research Scholar, University at Buffalo, Jasmine Alinder, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Steve Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Film, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Arijit Sen, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Matthew Jarosz, Associate Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information or for a copy of an application form, please contact Prof. Arijit Sen at or go to​​
  • The Architects and Architecture of Portland's Fraternal Lodges and Secret Societies

    Portland | Dates: 10 Mar, 2015

    Throughout the Portland area dozens of current and former buildings associated with organizations like the Masons, Odd FellowsWoodmen of the World, and a variety of women’s and immigrant groups dot the built landscape. While some of these lodge buildings are very well-known, others are but modest remnants of a “golden age of fraternalism” that began in the Victorian era and continued until the Great Depression.

    In this follow-up program to the introductory Fraternal Lodge program last fall, 
    Eric Wheeler will discuss, in more detail, the architecture of several Portland area lodge buildings and the architects behind the buildings. This presentation is filled with historic and current photos, where you’ll learn about the work of architects such as William C. Knighton, and the firms of Houghtaling & Dougan and Sutton & Whitney—all of whom are responsible for significant lodge buildings in Portland and surrounding communities. We’re sure you’ll come away from this talk with a broader understanding of how important fraternal lodge buildings were a century ago, and how they remain so in 2015, even as many have been adapted for other functions.

  • CFP: bfo-Journal Edition 2015

    Dates: 27 Feb – 01 Jun, 2015
    New online bfo-Journal Call for Publications for 2015 issue Copy – Paste. The Reuse of Material and Visual Culture in Architecture
  • Building in the 21st Century: Small and Sustainable

    Washington | Dates: 17 Mar, 2015

    Brian Levy commissioned the first Minim House in 2013. Working closely with Foundry Architects on the design and Element Design+Build on the construction of the tiny house, Levy went on to found Minim Homes LLC to make the plans for and completed versions of micro homes with cutting-edge sustainable technologies widely available. Levy speaks about these technologies, including off-grid electric and water, cooling, heating, and air quality systems appropriate for small dwellings.  

    The Building in the 21st Century lecture series offers noontime lectures periodically throughout the year. Leading speakers from around the country discuss new technologies and construction techniques that are both energy-efficient and economical.

    1.0 LU HSW (AIA)

    Free Members; $10 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Towards a Hip-Hop Architecture

    Syracuse | Dates: 19 – 20 Mar, 2015

    Hip-hop—including its four elements: deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing, and graffiti— has evolved to become one of the most pervasive, diverse, and profitable phenomena in today’s society. As artists like Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Kanye West begin to expand their creative influence into the built environment, hip-hop is on the verge of assimilating architecture into its identity—the fifth element.

    This symposium explores a wide range of questions. Does hip-hop architecture, however it is defined, exist?  If so, who are its practitioners? Is there an architectural image or a style that reflects hip-hop ideals? Is there a formal language or organizational structure that it should employ?  Or is there a process and attitude towards design that will separate hip-hop from conventional architectural practice?

    Participants will include historians, theorists, practitioners, and others from the hip-hop, visual art, and architecture communities. Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, the event will identify any formal, aesthetic or structural principles of hip-hop architecture, and locate them within contemporary discourse. A series of “provocations” (references to architecture or urbanism in hip-hop lyrics, and references to hip-hop culture within architectural writing) will also be presented during “freestyle sessions” that generate new kinds of responses to the questions above.

  • Edge Sustainability: The Future of Architecture in a Changing Climate

    New York | Dates: 10 Mar, 2015

    “Edge Sustainability: The Future of Architecture in a Changing Climate” will focus on the ways in which the practice and teaching of architecture will undergo a paradigm shift to properly respond to the changing climate and the ambitious local 80x50 goals set by Mayor De Blasio to mitigate it. Four themes will be addressed: Education, Mandates & Policy, Branding & Visioning, and Owner Interests.

    This event was preceded by a roundtable discussion with top leaders in Sustainability. This is the second 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.

    David Bomke, Assistant Vice President of Operations, The Fulcrum Group; Vice President, New York Energy Consumers Council, Inc.
    William Braham, FAIA, Director of Masters of Environmental Building and Design, University of Pennsylvania
    Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief Sustainability Officer, RTKL
    Nilda Mesa, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

    Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY President

    Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for non-members.

    Organized by: AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Urban Green Council

  • Architecture on Stage Bus Tour

    Chicago | Dates: 09 May, 2015

    Saturday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m.

    Join art historian and author Rolf Achilles on a bus tour of theatrical sites throughout the city. Find out more about Chicago’s cultural heritage, including lavish art and architecture designed to enrich onstage experiences. Stops include a backstage tour of the Civic Opera House, home to the world-renowned Lyric Opera.

    Logistics: Tour runs 3.5 to 4 hours and makes three to four stops along the way.
    Meeting Location: Chicago History Museum
    Cost: $55, $45 members

  • Art in Architecture, Architecture in Art

    Washington DC | Dates: 21 – 22 Mar, 2015
    11th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington DC, March 21-22, 2015 Organized by the Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians, in collaboration with the DC Preservation League and the Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning Registration deadline: March 8, 2015 The 11th Biennial Symposium organized by the Latrobe Chapter focuses on the relationship between art and architecture as it pertains to the built environment of greater Washington DC. How does architecture interact with other artistic media, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, posters, film, and performance? The presented research attends to close observation and analysis of images, objects, structures, and buildings within specific social, economic, political, and technological contexts. Through individual case studies drawn from the city of Washington DC, the symposium aims to provide a better theoretical understanding of the complex interactions between art and architecture. On Saturday, March 21, twelve scholars present their research proposing diverse approaches to framing the relationship between art and architecture. The papers are grouped in three thematic sessions, focusing respectively on artworks created for specific architectural settings, the representation and imagination of architecture through artistic means, and architectural structures as objects of art. On Sunday, March 22, participants will take a bus tour to visit local sites related to the symposium theme. For additional information and registration visit the Latrobe Chapter website at
  • Creating Beauport's Historic Landscape

    Gloucester | Dates: 21 May, 2015
    Thursday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass. 

    $15 Garden and Landscape and Ogden Codman Design Group members, $20 Historic New England members, $35 nonmembers 

    The gardens at Beauport are extensions of Henry Sleeper's decorative interior rooms. Join Ben Haavik, team leader for property care at Historic New England, for a tour of Beauport's historic landscape. Learn how the landscape evolved over time, the philosophy behind the 2011 landscape restoration, and how the exterior of the house and the landscape play together. Dave Wagner of Jeffreys Creek Land Contractors is available to answer questions about plants. Light refreshments are provided, followed by an optional tour of the house. Sunhats are recommended. Rain or shine. 

    Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information. Purchase tickets now.
  • Wallpaper 101: Explore New England's Largest Wallpaper Collection

    South Berwick | Dates: 29 – 29 Mar, 2015
    Enjoy a colorful tour of historic wallpaper with Peggy Wishart, who has worked to catalogue Historic New England’s wallpaper collection. Take a crash course in New England wallpaper evolution: 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. A wallpaper-focused tour of Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum follows the presentation.
  • Wild World of Wallpaper

    Boston | Dates: 26 Mar, 2015
    Thursday, March 26, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.


    Stop by Historic New England's Otis House during Boston Design Week to explore three centures of historic wallpaper. Historic New England's wallpaper collection ranges from very early imported items to William Morris designs to vinyl wallpapers from the mid-1960s. Enjoy a chance to see a select sampling of historic wallpapers and a display of wallpaper industry ephemera. Take a tour of Otis House that focuses on its wallpapers, and meet staff who worked on the extensive collection during a recent digitization project.

    Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5934 for more information. Register now 
  • Introduction to New England Architecture

    Waltham | Dates: 26 Apr, 2015

    Sunday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
    $45 Historic New England members, $60 nonmembers

    Want to know how to tell a real Colonial-era house from a Colonial Revival? Learn about New England architecture from Historic New England's experts with this in-depth workshop on architectural style and structure from the 170ss to the beginning of the twentieth century. Preservation staff lecture on regional architectural tradisions and styles, influential New England architects, and changing building technologies. Historic New England properties and other iconic regional buildings are highlighted.

    The program concludes with a tour of the Lyman Estate mansion and nearby Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate, a nineteenth-century masterpiece designed by H.H. Richardson and located on land that was once owned by the Lyman family.


    Box lunch is included. Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information. Purchase tickets now

  • Understanding the Architecture of Paul Rudolph

    Lincoln | Dates: 24 Apr, 2015
    Friday, April 24, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
    Codman Estate
    , 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

     $10 Historic New England members, $15 non-members 

    Once acclaimed and then reviled, American architect Paul Rudolph (1918-97) had one of the most extraordinary careers in postwar Modern architecture. A student of Walter Gropius at Harvard, Rudolph was famous internationally in the 1950s and '60s for his innovative Florida beach houses, sensitive contextual buildings like the Jewett Art Center at Wellesley College, and large-scale, concrete buildings, such as his Government Service Center in downtown Boston. Author of the first monograph about Rudolph, Timothy M. Rohan of UMass Amherst explains the ideas that informed Rudolph's architecture by looking at his key works in light of the concerns of the postwar era and today. An optional tour of the nearby Gropius House follows the lecture. 

    Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 for information. Purchase tickets now