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  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 30 Oct – 01 Nov, 2015
    ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference Series will focus on the relationship of 'Architecture and Criticism' as an internal part of architectural theory. DAKAM's ARCHTHEO will be held between October 30 and November 1, 2015. The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and 'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. Last year, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events. Since 2011, a total of 424 presentations by scholars from different places of the world has been hosted by ARCHTHEO Conferences and nine proceedings and a book of selected papers has been published. ARCHTHEO is a multi-track conference. Architecture and Criticisim is the main topic of the event, but other topics listed below will also be included in the conference program. KEYNOTES BÜLENT TANJU He was born in 1964, in Istanbul. He graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Architecture in 1998. He took his M.arch degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1991. He also received his Ph.D. from the same university. He has taught architectural history and theory courses at MIT. His major field of research is modern art, architecture, architecture in Turkey. Bülent Tanju has been the dean of the Graduate Program in Mardin Artuklu University, Department of Architecture ARDA İNCEOĞLU Received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITU faculty of Architecture; Masters of Architecture degree from NCSU College of Design and his PhD degree from ITU at 1999. Promoted to full Professorship in ITU at 2012. Taught architectural design studios and architectural theory courses at ITU between 1992 – 2012 and at NCSU College of Design between 2001-2002 and 2013-2014. Joined MEF University at 2014 and worked to establish the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture as the founding Dean. TANSEL KORKMAZ Korkmaz has many publications to her credit, which include articles that deal with architectural styles, urbanization, and recent architecture; and interviews on architects and their projects. Korkmaz has participated in conferences and seminars at various universities and in workshops both in Turkey and abroad. Since 2001 she has been giving several coursesat Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication. PUBLICATION All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars. AGENDA Deadline for Abstract Submission: July 24, 2015 Deadline for registration: Sep 18, 2015 Deadline for full papers submission: Sep 25, 2015 THEMES TRACK 01: ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICISM Criticism Commenting on Space Book and architecture Fiction and Architecture TRACK 02: ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL APPROACHES (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM) TRACK 03: EVERYDAY LIFE AND SPACE (This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM) TRACK 04: LIVING AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘HOUSE & HOME’ DISCUSSIONS Historical Perspectives Social Perspectives Theoretical Perspectives- Definitions and role of “House” as a theoretical discussion TRACK 05: AUTONOMY AND ARCHITECTURE / SEQUAL TO ‘CREATIVITY, AUTONOMY, FUNCTION’ DISCUSSIONS Creativity Autonomy Function (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM) http://www.archtheoconference.net/#!call-for-papers/c14sd VENUE The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls. http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as Prof. Dr. Aydan BALAMİR, Middle East Technical University Prof. Dr. Aylâ Fatma ANTEL, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Prof. Dr. Axel SOWA, RWTH Aachen University Prof. Bart LOOTSMA, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck Prof. Dr. Gülsüm BAYDAR, Yaşar University Prof. Dr. Ömür BARKUL, Yıldız Technical University Prof. Dr. Şengül ÖYMEN GÜR, Beykent University Patrick WEBER, UCL, Storp-Weber-Architecture Associate Professor Füsun SEÇER KARİPTAŞ, Haliç University Associate Professor Leyla ALPAGUT, Abant İzzet Baysal University Associate Professor Neşe GÜRALLAR, Gazi University Associate Professor Özen EYÜCE, Bahçeşehir University Associate Professor Derya ELMALI ŞEN, Karadeniz Technical University Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet SEZGİN, Mef University Asst. Prof. Dr. Efe DUYAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Asst. Prof. Dr. Elvan Gökçe ERKMEN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Asst Prof. Dr. Emine GÖRGÜL, Istanbul Technical University Asst. Prof. Dr. İsmet OSMANOĞLU, Trakya University Asst Prof. Dr. Margarida Brito ALVES, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Asst. Prof. Dr. Nilay Ünsal GÜLMEZ, Bahçeşehir University Asst. Professor Dr. Paola ARDİZZOLA, Antalya International University Asst. Prof. Dr. Sophia VYZOVİTİ, University of Thessaly Asst. Prof. Dr. Suna ÇAĞAPTAY, Bahçeşehir University Asst. Prof. Dr. Şebnem UZUNARSLAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Dr. Susana ABREU, Universidade do Porto, Department of Philosophy ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system at http://www.archtheoconference.net/#!registration/mainPage
  • 2015 Heritage Barn Workshop

    Portland | Dates: 26 Sep, 2015

    Restore Oregon’s September Heritage Barn Workshop will teach participants about barn styles and types, introduce basic concepts of barn documentation, and demonstrate the types of tools used to build (and restore) historic barns. The workshop will be held  in the Portland area in 2015.

    Whether you’re a barn owner, a preservation professional, or just an admirer of rural heritage, this workshop will provide the basics of what it takes to document and preserve Oregon’s historic barns.

    Saturday, September 26
    9:30am-4pm
    Portland Area

  • How to Research the History of Your House

    Portland | Dates: 19 Sep, 2015

    Ever wonder who lived in your house before you...or what your house looked like originally...and why is there a bathroom on the back porch? Researching the history of your house can answer those questions and many others you might have. It can even shed light on the development of your neighborhood.

    Please join us as historians Tibby O’Brien and Morgen Young take you through the steps to uncover the history of your vintage house (as well as any other building). Using the latest online sources, local archives, and libraries, they will show you that the process is not so mysterious when you know what steps to follow and where to look.

    Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • Walter Burley Griffin Society of America Sixteenth Annual Conference

    Madison | Dates: 20 Jun, 2015

    Here are important details for the sixteenth annual meeting of the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, 20 June:

    MEETING: The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning in the main auditorium of Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Unitarian Meeting House, located at 900 University Bay Drive in Shorewood Hills. The building will be open at 8:00 and we urge everyone to arrive by 8:30. You can park in the adjacent church lot. Morning lectures will take place in this space, which we have reserved from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Lecture topics will include Wright/Griffin’s Lamp house in Madison; John Nolen’s 1911 plan of Madison and its relationship with the design of Canberra; and the architecture of the local Prairie School firm of Claude & Starck. Prof. James Weirick, our fabulous keynote speaker at last year’s meeting in Mason City, is returning as one of the session presenters.

    LUNCH & TOURS: Box lunches will be delivered to the church at noon. From 1:00 to 5:00 we will be visiting a selection of houses in and around Madison. As of this newsletter, we have secured Louis Sullivan’s Bradley house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1st Jacobs house, a wonderful shingle-style house near the Sullivan building, and a selection of houses by Claude & Starck. Be assured that, with the expert help of our local chair, architectural historian Gary Tipler, there will be more to come by 20 June.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 East Wilson Street, Madison, 53703, for the nights of Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 June. To get the Society’s group rate, you must stay both nights. The cutoff date for this rate is 20 May. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 877-510-7465. 
    Use the booking code: WALTER
    Or book online at:
    http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MSNMHHF-WALTER-20150619/index.jhtml

    This hotel is centrally located, two blocks from the State Capitol building and two blocks from the “Monona Terrace” center, a complex loosely based on Wright’s original conceptions from the 1930s-1950s. The hotel is a tenminute drive from Wright’s First Unitarian Meeting House, where the Griffin meeting will begin on Saturday morning. There are many other hotels in the downtown area, as well as several outstanding B&Bs along Lake Mendota.

    The REGISTRATION FORM can be found here. Please fill it out, indicating your choice of sandwich and beverage for lunch, and return it to the Griffin Society’s headquarters. The cost will be for $15 for the Saturday meeting and tours, $10 for the box lunch and, of course, registrants must also have paid their annual dues of $25 to the Society.

  • E1027: Design for Living

    New York | Dates: 26 Jun, 2015

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU
    When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 26
    Where: At The Center

    How do we put modernist design and architecture into words? That is what architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Jean Badovici attempted to do in the 1920s with their conversations, published as
    From Eclecticism to Doubt, in L’Architecture Vivante, 1929. Together, as partners in work and love, they built a house by the sea-code name E1027–that illustrated the questions explored in their dialogues. Paramount was Gray's position that design is “not a matter of simply constructing beautiful ensembles of lines, but above all dwellings for people.”

    Join us for a performance on Friday, June 26, as these groundbreaking discussions between Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici are brought to life by two actors, Anne Priol and Mica Smadja, through a multi-media staged reading adapted and directed by artist Elizabeth Lennard. Together, Gray and Badovici, Priol and Smadja, chart out early modern design priciples as they discuss the relation of house to landscape and climate, how to harmonize the interior with the exterior; and the cold calculations of architectural theory versus human emotions. Gray and Badovici express opposite points of view until they find a new way to design and build together and reconcile their differences.

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Price: $10 for AIA members and students with a valid ID; $15 for non-members

    Please RSVP here.

  • Mario Bellini: A Passion Called Project

    New York | Dates: 09 Jun, 2015

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 9
    Where:151 Wooster Street

    The Italian architect Mario Bellini will tour multiple U.S. cities to speak about his longstanding relationship with Cassina and the international projects which have made him one of the most influential architects of our time. On Tuesday, June 9th, Mr. Bellini will speak at the Cassina studio in Soho, and introduce two new additions to his "Cab" collection, the Cab Night bed and the Cab Lounge armchair, both of which adhere to the sinuous and tailored lines that characterize the Cab collection.

    Location
    151 Wooster Street
    New York, NY

    Speaker
    Mario Bellini

    Organized by
    Cassina
    marlene@karlaotto.com
    (212) 255-8588

    Sponsored by
    Cassina

    Free for members and non-members.

    Event website:
     http://www.cassina.com

  • Architect Talk: A Line Around an Idea—Drawing in a Computer Age

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 26 Jun, 2015
    In this illustrated talk, James Wines, founder and president of SITE, a New York City-based architecture and environmental arts organization, discusses the history of calligraphic content in art and architecture as a means of clarifying the inseparable connections between mind and hand for the development of conceptual ideas.

    From inverting expectations of what a “big-box” store should look like via BEST Products Company, to envisioning the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar, as a landscape of rolling sand, Wines has over four decades of successful practice, and stresses that in this age of computer rendering, drawing by hand remains vitally important.
  • Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 21 Nov, 2015 – 14 Mar, 2016

    Silver to Steel situates Peter Muller-Munk (1904–1967), a German émigré to the U.S., among the most influential designers of his generation. With more than 120 works of hand-wrought silver and popular mid-century products, supported by drawings, multimedia interviews, and period advertising, this exhibition presents the untold story of a man who rose from anonymity as a young silversmith at Tiffany & Co. to become a crucial postwar designer, promoting the practice of industrial design across the globe through one of the top design consultancies in America: Peter Muller-Munk Associates (PMMA).

    Beginning with Muller-Munk’s remarkable Art Deco silver, the exhibition also features his best-known designs: the streamlined Normandie pitcher and Waring waterfall blender. But the revelation comes in his previously undocumented work: cameras, radios, cocktail shakers, power tools, and refrigerators; and total environments for gas stations, international expositions, and mass-transit vehicles. PMMA’s contributions to public projects like the famous Unisphere for the 1964 World’s Fair, have been overlooked for decades. The firm counted Alcoa, Bayer, Bell & Howell, Bissell, Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh-Corning, Silex, SOHIO, Texaco, U.S. Steel, Waring, and Westinghouse among its scores of national clients. For these and other firms Muller-Munk produced thousands of designs.

    Silver to Steel, will reestablish Muller-Munk’s position as one of the preeminent industrial designers of the mid-20th century and provide visitors the opportunity to explore the impact of good design on everyday life.

    The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue produced by Carnegie Museum of Art and DelMonico Books/Prestel.

    Silver to Steel is co-organized by Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, and Jewel Stern, independent scholar and curator.

  • Workshop: Line Around an Idea with James Wines

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 27 Jun, 2015
    Get an architect’s perspective on the development of conceptual ideas as James Wines leads participants through a series of drawing exercises designed to challenge and enrich any artistic practice.

    James Wines is the founder and president of SITE, a New York City-based architecture and environmental arts organization. From inverting expectations of what a “big-box” store should look like via BEST Products Company, to envisioning the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar, as a landscape of rolling sand, Wines has over four decades of successful practice, and stresses that in this age of computer rendering, drawing by hand remains vitally important.
  • Broadway Modern Tour

    Winnipeg | Dates: 29 Jul, 2015
    This 90 minute tour focuses on the post-1945 development of the area as a premier business district and the collection of modernist architecture designed by some of Winnipeg’s most notable firms.

    Broadway between Main Street and Osborne Street has long been an address of prestige, book-ended by two dominant, significant works of architecture – Union Station to the east and the Manitoba Legislative Building to the west. The early history of the avenue was as a desirable residential neighborhood, with little commercial activity. A building boom in the late 1950s to early 1970s, however, was responsible for the development of the Broadway as we know it.

    All surfaces will be wheelchair and stroller accessible. The tour is free and no registration is required.
  • Terra Cotta Architecture Tour

    Winnipeg | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015
    Did you know that many of Winnipeg's "stone" buildings are made of clay?

    Winnipeg’s terra cotta collection is large and essentially complete. It is an unparalleled sampling in North America of the variety, versatility and beauty of this material. Join us for a tour through Winnipeg's downtown to learn more about the history of terra cotta, of Winnipeg's history and to view this wonderful collection of terra cotta architecture.

    The tour, led by Gail Perry, will take about ninety minutes. All surfaces will be wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Building a Sustainable Civic Commons

    New York | Dates: 11 Jun, 2015
    Last year, MAS conducted a series of workshops in multiple cities to re-imagine the civic commons: our collection of shared assets (parks, libraries, public markets, etc.) that enable connections and foster a greater sense of community.

    Building a Sustainable Civic Commons brings together innovators from MontrealTorontoChicago,Boston and Philadelphia for a dynamic conversation on the importance of the civic commons to livability and economic competitiveness.

    Following the public release of our “Re-Imaging the Civic Commons” report, which takes a vital look at the status of the commons and their possibilities, we will evaluate our present and look to the future. Join us! 
  • design: ROLLS

    Columbus | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    See your city like you’ve never seen it before – from above! Join architecture and design lovers and cyclists for a four-hour bike tour of some of Downtown Columbus’ distinctive landmarks, including the Lazarus Building, The Joseph, Z Pizza, the Thompson Library and the Big Bar & Grill. Tours begin and end at The Center. Bring your own bike or ride a CoGo bike – and be ready to roll rain or shine.
  • Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism

    New York | Dates: 01 Jun, 2015 – 31 Jan, 2016
    Exploring the contribution — and showcasing the work — of a remarkable group of Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects, this exhibition examines a bold new direction in design and thought that helped create a modern domestic landscape.

    See vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphic designs by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Ernest Sohn, and more than 25 other individuals who helped forge this important movement.

    Walk-up tours will be offered on Sundays in May at 12 P.M., except on May 24 when the Museum is closed for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. The tours are co-led by Museum Gallery Educators and students from the Master’s Program in Design History and Curatorial Studies, Parsons The New School for Design and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design. These walk-up tours are included with the price of admission.

    Tours for groups of 10 or more, led by the Museum's Gallery Educators, can be scheduled during the run of the exhibition through January 2016 and require advance reservations by contacting groupvisits@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4304.

  • SAHANZ 2015: Architecture, Institutions and Change

    Sydney | Dates: 07 – 10 Jul, 2015
    During the 1960s and 1970s, the probity and relevance of the institutional model in most areas of life were called into question. Of particular significance were Michel Foucault’s studies of forms of institutionalised care and organised supervision which he associated with the exercise of dominance, surveillance and control – famously represented in physical form by the Panopticon (Discipline and Punish, 1975). While alternative models were and have been sought, few institutions were totally disassembled or abandoned. In fact, many of those that weathered the storm, especially within the financial sector, appear to have become larger, more dominant and more powerful.

    Recent scrutiny of the abuses of power by religious clergy, politicians and corporate bodies has however lent impetus to the ongoing historical and theoretical investigation of institutions and how they operate. Old concepts such as ideology and the agency-structure dialectic continue to inform discussion, as does the consideration of new forces such as the internet which has complicated our conception of the social domain.
    It is timely therefore to renew the discussion of the role and status of architecture in its relationship to the institutional realm, especially around questions of change and transformation. What ideals, principles and values have underpinned the architecture of institutional organisations and constructions in the past and have these changed in recent times? How has the role of architecture in the consolidation and exercise of institutionalised power and authority changed? What role can architecture play in the reconceptualisation of institutions? As was the case with Foucault, there will be conceptions of historical continuity and discontinuity as well as historical method that need to be considered.

    The 32nd Annual SAHANZ Conference to be held in Sydney in July 2015 will be devoted to the exploration of architecture and institutions. Papers will examine and reflect on various aspects and examples of this theme within different cultural contexts.
  • IN THE PARK: Play Futures, Conversation

    New York | Dates: 13 Jun, 2015

    “If we see the playground as a potentially vibrant public space, then we have to rethink what it looks like and who goes there.” ― Susan Solomon

    As the culture of childhood and ideas about recreation continue to evolve, so do designs for our parks and playgrounds. Join us for a conversation about the future of urban play. We’ll discuss how everything from conceptions of childhood, trends in parenting, and evolving safety standards impact the design of our play spaces. Surveying the latest currents, from adventure and imagination playgrounds, to nature-based and intergenerational play, we’ll explore questions like: Is play just for children? Does it need a designated space? What should be the role of play spaces in exposing users to and protecting them from risk? What are our playgrounds getting right? What lessons can be learned from other places?

    Participants: Amy Fusselman, writer and editor; Marta Gutman, architect and historian; Chris Nolan, vice president for planning, design and construction,Central Park Conservancy; Susan G. Solomon, architectural historian; Nancy Prince, deputy chief for design, NYC Parks

    This event is designated for AIA CES (1.5 LU).

    LA CES PDH/HSW pending.

  • AIA|LA Iconic LA Tours: Launter’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence

    Los Angeles | Dates: 07 Jun, 2015
    When: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:00 AM
    Where: Beverly Crest, LA
    AIA-Members - $85
    Non-Members - $115

    AIA|LA is proud to announce our tour of the famed, "dangerous", and fantastically-triangular Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by renowned architect John Lautner. From movie fame in "The Big Lebowski", photo shoots with Daft Punk and Jennifer Lawrence, to an installation by James Turrell, this house is a true LA icon!

    The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is one of the best known examples of John Lautner's work; he designed not only the house, but the interiors, windows, lighting, rugs, furniture, and operable features. The house is extensively detailed, and the range of the architect's work is visible through the different stages of the re-mastering. All of the furnishings enhance the house and are completely related so that the aesthetic of the forms is a function of the whole.

    The building was conceived from the inside out and built into the sandstone ledge of the hillside; a cave-like dwelling that opens to embrace nature and view. The house is an example of American Organic Architecture that derives its form as an extension of the natural environment and of the individual to whom it was built. Typical of Lautner's work, the project was approached from an idea and a unique structure was derived that solved the challenges of the site.

    The tour will feature the house as well as the additions of the James Turrell sky space and the adjacent tennis court/night club/office complex!
  • AIA|LA Tours: The Hotel Shangri-La at The Ocean in Santa Monica

    Santa Monica | Dates: 09 Jul, 2015
    When: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:00 PM
    Where: Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hotel Shangri-la is a striking beacon of Art Deco elegance in the Streamline Moderne style. Hidden away on a high Santa Monica bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and historic Santa Monica Pier, this timeless luxury boutique hotel promises guests their own personal Shangrila. 

    With a rich history dating back three-quarters of a century, Hotel Shangri-la has been a timeless destination with a modern twist. Its dazzling renovation completed in 2008 was the vision of art patron and hotelier Tamie Adaya, with architect George Kelly, of Kelly Architects. Tamie's passion for style and detail ensured that the intricate and magnificent period architecture and furnishings complimented the contemporary art and design.  

    This is an exclusive tour of the hotel and will be personally escorted by the hotel's owner and creative director, Tamie Adaya. In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel's architectural elements, Tamie will share never before told secrets of the hotel's storied past. 

    Following the tour, enjoy the magnificent view from the Penthouse during a hosted wine and cheese reception! 

    About Hotel Shangri-la
    The original and urbane Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean in Santa Monica is anything but ordinary and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel offers brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean, a celebrated history and a cultural connection during their stay.

    In the 1940s, it lured actors such as Mae West and Jane Wyman, the future wife of President Ronald Reagan, to its beauty and solitude. It was also where a close confident of President 
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's helped conceive the idea of today's modern Navy Seal program just prior to U.S. involvement in World War II.  During the war, the Hotel Shangri-la also provided battle-weary U.S. combat veterans a safe haven where they could rest and relax for 15-day periods before entering civilian life.

    Since its opening, this iconic hotel entertained VIP guests from John F. Kennedy Jr. to the Dalai Lama. It has continued its celebrity appeal throughout the ages with A-listers such as Madonna, Tom Cruise, and Diane Keaton frequenting luxurious suites that overlook the Pacific and the Santa Monica pier.
  • ON THE STREET: Conversation

    New York | Dates: 11 Jun, 2015

    How will the streetscape look and function in 20, 50, and 100 years?

    The urban streetscape is facing increasing demands for space from a variety of users – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, a spike in deliveries to homes and offices, food trucks, mobile commercial spaces, and more – without recalibrating the permitting or design. Join us for a series of presentations that ask urban planners, designers, architects, and others: What is the street of the future? We’ll review new visions for pleasant, productive streetscapes that balance the needs of transportation infrastructure, commercial activity, and residents young and old.

    Presented with the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. The Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU’s Wagner School aims to strengthen our understanding of all modes of transportation through research, public forums, and educational programs.

    Participants: Neil Giacobbi, executive director, Public Affairs at AT&T; Sarah Kaufman (moderator), digital manager and assistant adjunct professor of planning, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation; Anthony Townsend, futurist and senior research scientist at NYU Rudin Center for Transportation; Rodney Stiles, director of research and evaluation at New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission; Stacey Hodge, director of the Office of Freight Mobility, NYCDOT; Sean Basinski, director of the Street Vendor Project; Jeff Risom, partner and managing director, Gehl Studio; Dani Simons, director of corporate communications and external affairs at Motivate

    This event is designated for AIA CES (2 LU).

  • Spotlight on Design: Snarkitecture

    Washington | Dates: 23 Jul, 2015

    The Brooklyn-based collaborative practiceSnarkitecture manipulates and reinterprets existing materials, structures, and programs to reveal new ideas about architecture. Founding principal Alex Mustonen and senior associateBenjamin Porto discuss the firm's work, which includes the BEACH, the 10,000 square foot, interactive architectural installation at the National Building Museum that includes an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls.

    1.5 LU (AIA) 

    $12 Members; $7 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.