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  • 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

  • CONSTRUCT 2015

    St. Louis | Dates: 30 Sep – 03 Oct, 2015
    CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.  This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event.  
     
    CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.
     
    Find hundreds of exhibitors with the newest trends and practices on the show floor and, with non-conflicting hours, attend your choice of over 50 accredited courses. The education program sessions, taught by experts, offer AIA LUs and HSWs and GBCI CE. Unparalleled networking opportunities include the Welcome Reception, the CSI Night Out event and other social events.
     
    Plan now to attend this power-packed event that has been designed for you, the architect, specifier, engineer and the commercial building team.
  • A Historic Industrial Building Becomes a Very Modern Residence

    Chicago | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    A landmark 100-year-old commercial building into a modern urban residence. This remarkable project was selected as the National Custom Home of the Year in 2013, by Custom Home magazine. Features of the10,000 sq. ft. residence include, floor to ceiling windows and doors by Grabill; a spacious private courtyard of black granite; a custom designed three-story wood, steel and glass staircase; and a  uniquely crafted by Bulthaup kitchen. Hydronic radiant heat runs under polished terrazzo, and the Sapele hardwood floors. Custom millwork, designer lighting and state-of-the-art "smart home" technology create a modern, yet warm aesthetic throughout the residence.

    Presentations will be provided by:

    John Vinci, FAIA, Vinci │Hamp Architects

    Jeff Berry, Goldberg General Contracting

    Stephanie Wohlner, Stephanie Wohlner Design

    Mimi McKay, McKay Landscape Architects

  • Glass as Art in Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 04 May, 2015
    You are cordially invited to attend cocktails by LASVIT, organized in collaboration with AIA and IIDA Chicago chapters. Join us for an interesting lecture on glass hand-blowing techniques,history of the craft, new trends and usage of glass in architecture at The Langham Hotel.

    All attendees will be able to understand and learn about following:

    1)      History of Bohemian Glass

    2)      Ingreediences necessary for glass making, types of glass, molds making, natural resources.

    3)      Glass making techniques: various techniques of visual effects applied on glass (floating, fusing, pressing, casting, graving, painting, staining)

    4)      Bohemian crystal/difference of Bohemian glass and examples

    5)      New trends in usage of glass as art sculpture – dynamic and kinetic installations

    Please make your reservation with Katerina Hickey, Lasvit Sales Manager and Project Consultant, at katerina.hickey@lasvit.com or 872/225-6765.

    Click here to learn more about IIDA Illinois.

  • AIA Chicago presents: Small Projects Awards “Party”

    Chicago | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    AIA Chicago hosts the 5th annual Small Projects Awards Party, honoring the best small-scale architectural projects across Chicagoland. This lively event aims to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence.

    Are you an architect, landscape architect, interior designer or engineer wanting to connect with other top designers and architects? A homeowner looking to remodel? A business owner hoping to expand?

    AIA Chicago hosts the biggest little party of the year on May 1, bringing together anyone wanting to see the best darn residential, commercial and institutional projects of the past year. Make new connections in the design community and enjoy a casual yet energizing evening at Architectural Artifacts.

  • IIDA NY: Design Exchange Manhattan Round Table

    New York | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Celebrating NYCxDesign week, IIDA NY is planning an exciting roundtable event that will connect unexpected people, places, objects and ideas in a lively communal experience. The Design Exchange Round Table (DEX) will challenge attendees to step outside their respective boxes by connecting and combining non-obvious ideas and objects that explore the various creative approaches of design. The roundtable will host 100 established designers of various disciplines, providing lively conversation for a few hours. Complimentary food and drink will be served.

    Event Sponsors
    AFD Inc 
    Beachley
    Keilhauer
    Kimball Office
    Modern Office Systems
    Shaw Contract Group

    http://iidany.ticketleap.com/0507dexnyc/

  • Lecture Featuring Daniel Libeskind, The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero

    New York | Dates: 06 May, 2015
    May & Samuel Rudin Lecture featuring Daniel Libeskind,
    The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero
    Wednesday, May 6 
    Doors open at 7:00PM, Lecture begins at 8:00PM 
     
    Registration
    This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

    Click here to register.

    Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA
    An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed
    by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lódz, Poland to Holocaust survivors in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager. 
     
    Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind's practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers. 
     
    As Principal Design Architect for Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL), Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
     
    May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series
    The May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series at The Jewish Center was established by Mr. Jack Rudin in memory of his beloved parents, longtime members and leaders of The Jewish Center. It was designed to provide the New York City community with the opportunity to hear from renowned religious leaders, prominent public figures and outstanding scholars on issues of critical importance to contemporary society and religion. Our most recent speakers have included: Mosab Hassan Yousef, The Green Prince; Erica Brown and David Brooks; Senator Cory Booker; Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Laureate; Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; Ambassador Yehuda Avner; Mayim Bialik, Award-winning Actress; The Honorable John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General; General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University; John Sexton, President of New York University; Richard Joel, President of Yeshiva University; Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of Knesset; Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York; Rabbi Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University; Senator Joseph Lieberman and Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
  • Call for book proposals

    Dates: 01 May, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2017
    We are actively looking for new book proposals for our Routledge Research in Architecture series. The series provides academic readers with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture and covers research from areas as diverse as architectural history, theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research. A list of current and forthcoming titles is available here http://www.routledge.com/books/series/RRARCH/ For more information or to discuss a potential project, please contact louise.fox@tandf.co.uk.
  • Current Work: David Chipperfield

    New York | Dates: 20 May, 2015

    Current Work
    David Chipperfield
    David Chipperfield Architects
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    Each year, The Architectural League’s Current Work series presents the work of significant international figures, who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will present his work in a public lecture.

    David Chipperfield is recognized for his ability to design buildings that quietly but forcefully create place with their sculptural form, exemplified by his designs for museums such as Berlin’s Neues Museum, winner of the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the recently completed Saint Louis Art Museum. Chipperfield has consistently emphasized the craft of building, whether in new buildings or in expansions and renovations of historic structures, characterized by a sympathetic but not mimetic relationship between old and new. His firm, David Chipperfield Architects, has an international body of work with wide-ranging typologies including cultural, civic, residential, and commercial projects as well masterplans.

    David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice, which has won over 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Current New York projects include a new wing for modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a mixed-use tower overlooking Bryant Park. International projects include the Nobel Center, Stockholm; a new building for Kunsthaus Zurich; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; a headquarters building for Amorepacific in Seoul; and De Vere Gardens, a residential development in London; all in progress. Among the firm’s other recent institutional and commercial projects are One Pancras Square, London; Moganshan Road Office Building, Hangzhou; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany; and America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,’ Valencia.

    Chipperfield was the curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. He has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture, including Yale University where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart. He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008.

    Chipperfield was the Praemium Imperiale Award laureate for architecture in 2013; he was also awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011; the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts in 2010; the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture in 2010; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009; and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.

    Billie Tsien is partner and founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and president of The Architectural League.

    Time & Place
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    7:30 p.m. (note later start time)
    The Great Hall 
    The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street
    New York

  • STIP: Fulbright Student Fellowships, Bulgaria

    Dates: 13 Oct, 2015
    Bulgaria Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD
    candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study
    or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for
    motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects
    with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution,
    independent library or field research, special projects in the social
    or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.

    Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:

    Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

    Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award

    Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a
    cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in
    Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates
    interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies,
    trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of
    cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical
    studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at
    all degree levels and in all fields.

    The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open.
    Competition Deadline is October 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To
    apply, visit: http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org

    More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at: http://www.fulbright.bg

  • ATCH Visiting Fellows Program, School of Architecture, University of Queensland

    Brisbane, Queensland | Dates: 30 Apr – 01 Jun, 2015
    Call for Applications: ATCH Visiting Fellows Program Closing: June 1, 2015. The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites applications for the Visiting Fellows Program 2015-2016. The program welcomes applications from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture. ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people and recent events please see ATCH Website. The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students. The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances. Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture. While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through the application round, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program. Expressions of Interest should address the following items, in this order: · Name and contact details · Citizenship · Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship? · Is the project supported by other sources of funding? · Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds. · Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship. · Title of Research Project · Research Proposal (1000 words) · Relevance to ATCH Centre, and existing members’ work · Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research · Intended outcomes · Names and contact details for three referees. Additional documents required: · Curriculum Vitae · Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis). Applications should be submitted by email to: (d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au) by June 1, 2015. For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat: d.vanderplaat@uq.edu.au Applications close: June 1 2015.
  • 2015 Oral History Institute at Kenyon College

    Gambier | Dates: 02 – 04 Jun, 2015
    Ohio Humanities has opened registration for its 2015 Oral History Institute, which will take place June 2-4 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The program trains participants in planning and conducting successful oral history projects. Volunteers or staff from local history organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges are encouraged to apply. We have also accepted participants from a variety of other backgrounds; including those working in corporate history, park services, medicine/research, and tourism. Emphasizing hands-on experience, topics covered in the three-day schedule include interviewing techniques, transcribing and archiving, and devising public programs based on oral history. To develop these skills, participants will work on a practice project that encompasses all stages of oral history. Additional sessions cover using technology in oral history, fundraising, and civic tourism. The Institute faculty includes professors of History, Sociology, Archiving, and Journalism, each representing extensive experience conducting oral history projects. The Institute schedule provides ample time for students to consult with these experts. Early Registration Ends May 1, 2015. Admission to the Oral History Institute is competitive and limited to thirty persons. Tuition of $400 covers lodging for two nights, six meals, and workshop materials. For additional information, contact James Calder at (800) 293-9774 or jimc@ohiohumanities.org.
  • Design + Culture (Special Issue of the Journal of Interior Design)

    Dates: 29 Apr – 01 Aug, 2015
    Design + Culture: Charting New Directions for Interior Design Scholarship and Pedagogy Special Issue of the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of the Interior Design Educators Council Culture is at the heart of interior design education and practice. Used broadly to describe “a way of life,” the notion of culture is often tied to different languages, foods, dress codes, religions, traditions and rituals, as well as interior environments that support diverse ways of living. Design scholarship and pedagogy have long included questions around culture. Yet, much remains to be explored before a coherent and holistic model for how the interior design discipline relates to culture can be developed. As a way to strengthen dialogues around design and culture, the Journal of Interior Design (JID) is dedicating a special JID issue on design and culture to be published in 2016. In this call for papers, we are seeking scholarly original thoughts on theoretical, pedagogical, and practical ways by which to approach the topic of culture: • What role do interior environments play in the production of culture at a time when the local and the global increasingly seem to blend? • When and how do design and culture intersect and what are the implications of these intersections for interior design scholarship, education, and practice? • Where and when in the curriculum should the complexities around culture be unraveled? And which theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary inquiries, and transformative pedagogies advance our collective understanding of this multi-faceted issue? How for example, can one teach about African vernacular designs while also tackling issues of race, colonization, and inequality? • What constitutes cultural competence for interior design students and how can it be assessed both through class objectives and accreditation standards? • How do professional organizations and design practitioners respond to culture and in what ways could those relationships be expanded? What are some best practices that can be employed when engaging in design projects abroad? • How can theory and practice be bridged with respect to culture? • What methodologies can be used in research and education that effectively reveal the complex and multi-faceted relationship between design and culture? The primary goal of the special issue is to foster synergies among design educators and other allied scholars who are eager to rethink the field’s relationship to culture and contributions to interdisciplinary discourse. We look to identify the potential impacts of present understandings and convictions; explore new audiences and partnerships; put in place ways by which interior design’s body of knowledge around culture can be strengthened, shared, and disseminated; and establish a trajectory for how we want to respond to demographic, political, social, environmental, and technological changes that affect how interior design’s relationship to culture is defined and understood. Our hope is that these conversations will challenge us to move beyond the comfortable and familiar and see the opportunities that arise when “design + culture” is framed in a new light. DUE DATES FOR JID SPECIAL ISSUE: August 1, 2015 JID Volume 41 Issue 3: Special issue on Design + Culture. JID SPECIAL ISSUE GUIDELINES: Authors should follow the standard author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1939-1668). Contributions should be in the form of a 5,000-word scholarly paper with up to 8 images and be an original contribution that includes a purpose, objectives or issues to be explored, method of inquiry, context, discussion, and conclusions. Authors should submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/interiordesign). Papers must be original work of the author or authors and have not been previously published or in press. Submissions will be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. For questions, contact Dr. Hadjiyanni at thadjiya@umn.edu. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from design researchers and/or practitioners, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design. GUEST EDITOR: 
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. Her interdisciplinary scholarship investigates how private and public interior spaces impact the lives of immigrant, minority, and marginalized groups. Her research findings and teaching pedagogies have appeared in journals such as Journal of Interior Design, Home Cultures, Space and Culture, and Design Studies. Hadjiyanni is serving as the Editor of EDRA Connections.
  • Walking Tour: 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center

    New York | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW

    When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM SATURDAY, MAY 2

    Where: AIANY Tours   

    Southwest corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St. Paul's Chapel). 

    Rebuilding the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been a daunting, contentious and dynamic process. Yet construction has moved forward. The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event and the 9/11 Museum opened May 2014. One World Trade Center, officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, was recently completed.

    This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site. We discuss the highly publicized competitions for the site’s master plan and memorial. Delve into the design and development of each of the main structures, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, office towers, and transportation hub. Consider the influence and concerns of the different stakeholders by comparing the initial winning plans for rebuilding at Ground Zero to the final, much altered, designs that we see today.

    We will also take a look back at the history of the original World Trade Center site and the transformation of Lower Manhattan after World War II. Compare Minoru Yamasaki’s 110-story Twin Towers, built on a 16-acre superblock, with current efforts to reconnect the new WTC to the street grid and surrounding neighborhoods. We will see how the current emphases on safety, security, and sustainability are a response to the design and engineering of the original complex, the 9/11 attacks, and a greater concern for ecologically-friendly architecture.

    Tour Guide: Doug Fox conducts the architecturally-focused 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center walking tours for AIA New York. For his other 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center tours, please visit Doug's World Trade Center Tour website.

    Price: 
    $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members

    Tour is limited to 20 participants 
    Register Here

    Other Info: Guide will email all attendees one day before the tour to confirm details. Only those who have registered and paid for this event in advance will be able to participate. Tour begins promptly and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee 

  • The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

    Lake Oswego | Dates: 30 May, 2015

    The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

    This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

     The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

  • Early Modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle

    Portland | Dates: 07 May, 2015

    Join DoCoMoMo_OR   for a talk focusing on early modernists in the Bay Area and Seattle, and those architects who introduced modernism to Portland in the late 1930s into the 1940s – John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sole house in Oregon which happened a few years later.

    Seating is limited, register early to ensure your spot!  Appetizers and drinks will be provided to attendees.

    About the Speaker:

    Professor Leland Roth is a leading figure in architectural history, with his primary field of research is American architecture and urban planning, especially from 1865 to 1940.