Recent Opportunities

  • Carter H. Manny, Jr. Memorial Celebration

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017
    We invite you to celebrate the life and work of Carter H. Manny, Jr. and honor his service to the field of architecture with family and friends.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    11 am program, reception to follow

    S.R. Crown Hall
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    3360 S State Street
    Chicago, Illinois

    For more information and to RSVP click here.

    Please contact or call 312-787-4071 with additional questions.
  • Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

    London | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    From the capriccios of Piranesi and Canaletto to Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Archigram’s drawings in the 1970s, and contemporary video game architecture, architectural fantasies have been produced and reproduced for centuries. On the one hand, architectural fantasies stir the imagination, represent future possibilities, and utopian dreams, on the other, they reflect and reproduce political ideologies, societal aspirations and anxieties. Though by definition, fantasy relates to that outside reality, or beyond possibility, the examples listed above engage directly with reality and they exist as realised projects in the form of architectural representations – on paper, as models, as reproductions or as digital files.

    This symposium aims to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality by examining a broad range of architectural production from the middle ages to the present day across different cultures and media. It invites explorations of the often blurred lines, or tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture and its representation. This could include, the consideration of fantasy architecture in all its multi-media forms as ‘realised’, looking at the ways in which built projects are rendered fantastic through representation and reproduction, or the ways in which fantasy architecture engages with reality by highlighting society’s aspirations or anxieties.

    Architectural fantasies created in drawings, paintings, computer renders, etchings, photographs and films and three dimensional examples in models, pavilions, or virtual reality will be considered, along with built structures, as vital forms of architectural production that both reflect and produce reality. How does the production of architectural fantasies relate to reality and attempt to shape it? How do representations of architecture construct or perpetuate fantasies of the built environment? How have architects, city planners and/or politicians and rulers used architecture to reinforce fantastical notions of reality? What is the role of the mass media in the production and dissemination of architectural fantasies in popular culture? In what ways do representations of built or soon to be built projects contribute to the construction of fantasy? The conference seeks to address these questions and more.

  • Call for Case Studies: Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

    Dates: 24 – 30 Apr, 2017

    The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of Unesco) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

    A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

    The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.

    Submissions requirements:

    We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.

    Submission should include:

    Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.

    Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.

    The submission should be sent as as a single file (word or pdf) not exceeding 1mb to: <> before April 30, 2017.

    Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. 

    Target groups:

    Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations. 

    For enquiries please contact:  Anna-Paola POLA
  • Call for Chapters for an Edited Book - Campus Design as Urban Regenerator

    Dates: 24 Apr – 05 Jun, 2017

    Call for chapters for an edited book

    Deadline: June 5, 2017

    Campus design as urban regenerator

    Contemporary studies on the city reflect the impossibility of reading it as a consistent and complete system and privilege analysis that define individual parts or partial sequences. In this way it assumes significant importance the relationship that is created between the individual elements and the reciprocal actions triggered between them.

    In this configuration, those parts of the city with recognized institutional vocation, such as judicial districts, hospitals, universities, have an important role.

    As part of a research and design work on some buildings and public spaces of the University of Cagliari, we aim at editing and publishing a book that gathers several peculiar and remarkable cases on Campus planning and Campus building design issue. The subject of our discussion is the idea of Campus as an integrated part of the city and as a regenerator of its parts, with specific reference to its historic and consolidated nucleus.

    In this perspective, architecture can return to play again a decisive role through design tools; in the process of developing new resources and adapting the existing one to current needs, it may constitute the element able of reorganizing the various practical requirements, economic and social, and of redefining and making identifiable the university figure as an institution in the contemporary city landscape.

    Subjects of specific interest include: 

    a.   Campus Design as enclosed part of the existing city

     There is an idea of Campus as a separate enclave and as utopian exercise and reduced scale urban configuration. In addition to this idea, however, there is also a deep-rooted tradition: that one represented by Campus that arise within existing city and that are an organic part of them, and establish improvement and redefinition of their internal relations. We are especially interested in this second variant form: cases like Cambridge, England, or Karlsruhe and Harvard, are emblematic examples that are articulated and developed through different ages, coming up to our contemporaneity. Even the MIT campus or IIT establish with the cities that host them an active and progressive relationship of interaction reflecting with the global design of the city around them. In these cases, the planning of the campus and the conception of its elements do not occur only in the sense of an ideal figure and a complete freedom on a natural scenery: the institution's figure instead coexists w!
     ith a dense and articulated context, which creates a dense dialogue, acts as an interpreter, and which consolidates and orients it in an organic way towards new developments.

    In the research on university campuses, we are especially interested in the idea of continuity and density of mutual relationships. We're interested in those cases of campuses and university buildings intended as recovery and improvement of existing buildings and city parts, that may be interpreted as component embedded in an existing and yet characterized urban landscape. Those cases where the university facilities and its spaces are not seen as separate, but as organic and functional to the city life which they belong.

    b.    Variant form and reinvention of the nature figure in the draft urban campus

    In architectural history of university campus, the image of nature has a central role: Jefferson archetype is embodied in the figure of the lawn, a green space uncluttered by buildings, but measured: a vacuum that reorganizes around itself the image of the architecture and of the institution that establishes. This relationship persists and can even be fully expressed in an urban environment where the image of nature it is not anymore idealized and understood as pure, unconditioned, but it becomes a connecting element and articulation between different places, defining new urban sequences, articulating the rhythms between its parts, sometimes as distension, sometimes as intensification. In some cases, the Campus is the part that mediates the passage between the built city and the countryside and, in these cases, the natural element figure is determined precisely by this particular pivotal role and filter. In recent times some university buildings bring in the foreground the n!
     atural image and the archetype of the lawn and are designed as hypogeous, leaving large areas to green. Examples are the General Library of Delft by Mecanoo or the recent Ewha Womans University in Seoul designed by Dominique Perrault.

    We are interested in the discussion of campus projects and university buildings that interpret with originality and effectiveness the figure of nature in urban environments. We are also interested in the design of parks and gardens created inside or in continuity with Campus who have an important role in the city and in the organization of its routes.


    Type and Format of contributions

    This call for book chapters is specifically aimed at attracting contributions in form of research paper covering case studies of contemporary campus design. The book will properly associate theoretical and critical essays to shorter texts consisting of brief critical texts or dialogues with prominent campus designers.

    The volume will have a length of about 300pp and it will contain six extensive theoretical essays, six dialogues, and six short critical texts. The book is scheduled to be published by LetteraVentidue publisher.


     We aim at collecting:

    1. critical essays describing projects and trends in the creation of contemporary Campus, in different places of the world and in a time frame that privileges contemporaneity and that is also open to all experiences of modern architecture. It is accepted as well the critical analysis of remarkable or less known historical cases that can be interpreted as paradigms for contemporary design. Essays must have a length of approximately 3.000 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 images clear from publishing rights.

     2. dialogues with prominent designers about their plans for campus and university buildings. Dialogues will have a length of about 1.800 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of 5 pictures clear from publishing rights.

     3. short critical essays, devoted to case studies. The case studies may be projects or critical texts. Short critical texts will have a length of about 900 words and will be accompanied by a maximum of two images clear from publishing rights.

    Contributions must be written in English, formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and must be forwarded, in the form of a single PDF document, to:


     Important dates:

    June 5, 2017: full paper submission

    June 15, 2017: notification of acceptance

    June 30, 2017: revised papers submission


    Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded to:

    Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari


    Organizing and scientific committee

    Prof. Pier Francesco Cherchi, Prof. Marco Lecis

    Department DICAAR

    University of Cagliari (Italy)


  • Construction History Society of America Members' Meeting / Seattle July 2017

    Seattle | Dates: 20 – 22 Jul, 2017
    Leading construction historians and independent scholars will address the theme of Construction History on the Frontier – exploring the innovative construction history of the American west coast, with particular focus on Seattle and the Pacific Northwest -  during the Construction History Society’s Members’ Meeting taking place on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle from July 20-22, 2017.  
    With the region shaped first by pioneering families and resource extraction economies and later transportation networks and local urban growth, presentations of this conference reflect this evolution. With topics interesting to architects, engineers, construction historians as well as subcontractors and suppliers, this multi-track program begins Thursday afternoon and runs to noon on July 22.
    The keynote speakers will anchor the conference, with presentations on central historical themes.  Jeffrey Ochsner, professor in the Department of Architecture at the UW, will discuss the architectural history of the region, through the lens of construction history.  In the Northwest, changing styles often accompanied a change in building material, charting the progression of architecture from the 19th century to today.  Knute Berger, journalist and historian, will speak on the history of the Seattle Space Needle - the iconic, skyline defining monument of the city.  Berger will discuss how the Space Needle enabled Seattle to be perceived as being on the cutting edge of technology, a high-tech branding that continues today.  Jon Magnusson, former CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, comes from a long family history of construction in the Northwest.  Magnusson went from walking around construction sites as a boy to leading a world-renown structural engineering firm responsible for iconic works in the Northwest and around the world.  Projects include the Seattle Public Library, Safeco Field, Century Link Field and others.  Mike Lombardi, historian at Boeing, will present the history of the most important company in the early northwest.  Boeing’s innovation has driven the Northwest economy for decades, providing a highly-trained work force, and continuing to innovate with new materials and processes in creating airplanes.
    Our plenary session presentations will address a broader scope of construction history in the west.  Presentations will discuss the massive infrastructure that made life in the west possible, like hydroelectric dams (Grand Coulee Dam), bridges over waterways of the Puget Sound (Tacoma Narrows Bridge), and military encampments (Fort Casey) - important markers of development.  The region is also famous for its use of timber - first as logging old growth woods, then innovating engineered wood products.  Presentations will show this history while indicating how this process continues today.  Other presentations will dive into the personalities of builders on the frontier, older methods of construction that have been forgotten, and periods of innovation in specific materials, such as reinforced concrete.
    A highlight of the Members Meeting is the ‘We Built Seattle’ panel discussion on Thursday evening, July 20th, celebrating the specific firms who have contributed to the history of construction in the Northwest.  Sponsored by AGC of Washington and moderated by Len Holm, this panel will be composed of representatives from significant legacy firms, including Rick Redman (Sellen Construction), Jim Crutcher (Lease Crutcher Lewis), Bill Bain (NBBJ), Terry Deeny (Deeny Construction) and John Holmes (Manson Construction).  These builders and their firms have shaped the Seattle landscape through their innovative projects for over 60 years.  This panel discussion will be an opportunity to share knowledge forward and engage a new generation in the rich history of construction in Seattle.  This event is free and open to the public.
    In addition to eight academic sessions, CHSA will present four guided tours led by local expert historians on Friday, July 21 in Seattle and the surrounding region.

    Tour #1: Boeing Assembly Plant
    The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is located in Mukilteo, Wash., 25 miles north of Seattle. The Everett facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines and is the world’s largest building by volume. Visitors will see airplanes being built for our worldwide base of airline customers. This tour offers the only publicly available opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.
    Tour #2: 1962 Seattle World’s Fair
    The Century 21 Exposition – also known as the Seattle World’s Fair – was held in 1962 and drew 10 million visitors, with architect Paul Thiry designing the fairgrounds and pavilions. The theme was modern science, space exploration and the progressive future, for which an ultra-modern Monorail line was developed to ferry tourists from downtown Seattle to the fairgrounds. The visual centerpiece of the fair, the Space Needle, was a 605 foot $6.5 million rotating restaurant tower, was considered a risky investment but was wildly popular among fairgoers.  This tour will include the US Science Pavilion (Minoru Yamasaki), the Washington State Coliseum (Paul Thiry), and the Seattle Space Needle (John Graham Company).
    Tour #3: Pioneer Square
    This tour will look at Seattle’s historic downtown, constructed after the fire of 1889. The primarily stone and brick facades were built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, with rounded arches and heavy timber interiors. As time advanced, the buildings transitioned to steel giving birth Seattle’s first skyscrapers in the 1910s.  This tour will include the six-story Pioneer Building (1892), and the 38-story Smith Tower (1914) – the tallest building outside of New York City when it was completed.
    Tour #4: Downtown Seattle landmarks
    Seattle’s contemporary downtown core, including the Pike Place Market and renovation (Miller Hull), the Seattle Public Library (OMA/LMN), and the Amazon Spheres (NBBJ, under construction), are featured on this tour. While the Spheres won’t be in use until early 2018, when completed they will hold a lush concentration of 3000 plant species from 30 countries and have an average temperature of 72 degrees with 60% humidity.

    The Members’ Meeting of the Construction History Society of America: July 20 – 22, 2017 at the University of Washington, Seattle and supported by the Departments of Construction Management and Architecture within the College of Built Environments. Registration opens March 1, 2017 at:
    REGISTRATION FEES (Early pricing ends May 31, 2017)
    Standard CHSA member - $155 (early), $185 (late) Non-CHSA member - $210 (early), $240 (late) – Student - $35 (early, late).  Non-member fees include one-year individual membership in CHSA of $55 (valued at $75).   
    For more information, please visit our website:

    The Construction History Society of America and the University of Washington at Seattle is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services and programs.  Please contact Melanie Feerst to request accommodation.

    INQUIRIES:  Melanie Feerst, Executive Director;, 847.894.3589 
  • SAHGB Essay Prizes

    Dates: 21 Apr – 31 May, 2017

    Hawksmoor Essay Medal
    Submission Deadline - 31 May 2017
    For who? Graduate Students, Early Career Researchers, Heritage Professionals
    For what? Unpublished research up to 10,000 words
    Prize £400, Medal, and consideration for publication in Architectural History

    To encourage new architectural historians, the Society's Essay Medal (popularly known as 'the Hawksmoor') is awarded annually to the author of the best essay submitted in competition. Early career and unpublished researchers are particularly encouraged to submit new work for the competition. As a permanent reminder of the winner's achievement, a bronze medal featuring a relief portrait of Nicholas Hawksmoor based on the bust of the architect by John Cheere is awarded and inscribed with the winner's name and date. This is presented at the Society's Annual Lecture.

    James Morris Essay Prize for Colonial and Post-Colonial Architecture
    Submission Deadline - 31 May 2017
    For who? Graduate Students, Early Career Researchers, Academics, Heritage Professionals, Architects
    For what? Unpublished research up to 10,000 words
    Prize £400, consideration for publication in Architectural History

    The James Morris Essay Prize is named after James Morris (1878-1964), a British-born and -educated architect who worked in South Africa from 1902, including a period spent in the office of Sir Herbert Baker. It was generously endowed by his grandson, Dr Simon Morris. It is awarded to the best essay received on British Colonial and Post-Colonial Architecture. The prize is presented at the Society's annual lecture.

  • ‘Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity: Antiquaries, Architecture and the Construction of Knowledge in Yorkshire’

    London | Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2017

    Open to all members and interested parties
    23 May 2017, 6.00pm
    Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
    Convenor: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
    The evening is centred on a collection of topographical drawings and prints of Yorkshire. This long-hidden treasure trove of archival material has recently been revisited by researchers, who have begun analysing and interpreting the collections, acknowledging their significance to architectural and archaeological history. Architectural historian and SAHGB Conference Co-convenor Ann-Marie Akehurst - who has been working with the collections - will showcase some of the prints and drawings, and discuss how and why they – and the architecture they represented -  were produced and used by Antiquaries. Focussing largely on Yorkshire, she will also introduce some of the sites the SAHGB will visit in this coming September’s Annual conference that is centred in York. After her talk, participants will have the opportunity to discuss some of the more esoteric pieces, and examine some of the manuscripts displayed around the Library, before partaking in nibbles and drinks.

  • SAHGB Annual Conference: York - A City and its Hinterland

    York | Dates: 31 Aug – 03 Sep, 2017
    Founded by the Romans, the city of York straddles the Rivers Ouse and Foss, and is equidistant between London and Edinburgh. It was historically linked to its hinterland as an entrepôt and market for rural economies, and as England’s second city it was a centre of royal and ecclesiastical power in the north until the Civil War. Besieged in 1644, York subsequently enjoyed a Georgian renaissance while remaining a national enclave of authority, and a regional centre providing services and entertainment to rural Yorkshire. Bypassed by much of the Industrial Revolution, during the nineteenth century York developed as a railway town, aiding confectioners Rowntree and Terry’s of York to market products nationwide; such wealth funded new architecture that acknowledged the past. Engagement with modernity has long counterbalanced York’s inheritance, and from the seventeenth century York was increasingly understood as a rare survival. This underpins its current role: a destination for historical tourism, and a centre of excellence for archaeological and architectural inquiry, and conservation practice.
    Two historic buildings—King’s Manor and York Minster—will host our Conference Lecture and Annual Dinner respectively. (En-suite accommodation is located at the University of York). The ancient and continuing tradition of ecclesiastical patronage that shapes North Yorkshire’s architectural character is illustrated from ruinous Byland Abbey to the RIBA award-winning Abbey of Stanbrook. We will extend that understanding through sites across the agricultural hinterland—a context informing York’s role as a continuing hub for craft, preservation, and innovation. Architectural adaptation and repurposing supplies much of interest at Markenfield Hall, Norton Conyers, and Gilling Castle.
    York’s Georgian townhouses accommodated country house owners whose fertile estates —of which Castle Howard is the jewel—developed architectural and agricultural innovation. Neo-Classical Sledmere showcased agricultural improvement; its buildings and monuments afford a concentrated focus on the Sykes family patronage across the Yorkshire Wolds. York Races remain a theatre for Yorkshire equestrianism, the architectural epitome of which is Hovingham Hall, with its emphasis on its Riding School. This conference will show how York’s hinterland fed into, and benefited from, the concentration of architectural and conservation knowledge generated and preserved in York.

    Conference coordinator: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
    Local organisers: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst, Prof Anthony Geraghty (University of York), and Dr Lucy Jessop (Historic England) 
  • Architectural History Workshop

    London | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017

    Aimed at graduate students and early career researchers
    20 May 2017
    The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London
    Convenor: Dr Julian Holder, Education Officer, SAHGB
    Student Co-convenors: Kieran Mahon, The Bartlett (UCL) and Matthew Wells, RCA/V&A.

    This new event, which replaces the hugely successful Graduate Student Research Forum, provides a venue for students and new researchers to present new research and research in progress. It also provides networking opportunities and sessions useful for career development.

    The event is run by and for students, and aims to support the next generation of architectural historians including our own PhD Scholars. Composed of a mixture of formal and informal sessions we aim to make this an unmissable event in the architectural history calendar..

  • SAHGB Annual Symposium ‘Beyond “By”: Towards an inclusive architectural history’

    London | Dates: 03 – 03 Jun, 2017

    Annual Symposium

    ‘Beyond “By”: Towards an inclusive architectural history’

    Bookings now open. 20 free student/early career researcher places
    Open to all members and interested parties.
    3 June 2017
    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre of the London School of Economics in Sheffield Street, WC1
    Convenor: Dr Jonathan Kewley, Honorary Secretary, SAHGB
    The Symposium for 2017 will look at questions about how we study buildings, from ancient times up to the present day - questions at the heart of current architectural history debates. Click here for the programme and further information.

  • Jane's Walk Chicago 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 04 – 07 May, 2017
    The movement – held the first weekend in May each year to celebrate Jacobs’ birthday – now encompasses hundreds of cities on six continents.

    Mark your calendar for Jane's Walk Chicago 2017, May 4-7.  In Chicago, the weekend of May 6 and 7 will feature 20 Jane's Walks across the city. To kick start the weekend, you may also want to join the Pedway Walk on Thursday, May 4 or the pub crawl on Friday, May 5. Registration is free and not required, but we encourage advance registration for the Walks, so we know how many people to expect. Select your favorite walks to join on May 4-7 here:

  • Dwell on Design Fair

    Los Angeles | Dates: 23 – 25 Jun, 2017
    Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design. Dwell on Design features world-class speakers, continuing education classes for interior design professionals, and talks for design-seeking consumers on Saturday and Sunday.

    Dwell on Design 2017 Highlights Include:

    • Architect Sir David Adjaye will speak on Friday, June 23. Adjaye is a leading architect with prestigious commissions around the world including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. There will be a special meet and greet with Sir David following his speech.
    • Interior decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullardwill appear on Saturday, June 24, as a featured speaker. Renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated interiors, Bullard is a staple of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and ELLE Decors A-List. Martyn will doing a book-signing his new title Design & Decoration following his lecture.
    • The popular Home Tours will return giving the opportunity for attendees to explore a selection of unique, design- forward homes located all throughout Los Angeles.
    • Attendees can learn about the inspiration and creative vision behind the homes in the Home Tours during Meet The Architects, Thursday, June 22 at the Pacific Design Center.
    • Dwell on Design will welcome the Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Dwell Outdoor Pavilion, screening design centric feature and short films.
    • The Shop will make is debut where guests can shop unique creations from designer- makers and artisans, exhibited in a boutique shopping setting.
    • Silent Auction that benefits the MADWORKSHOP, will take place with 100% of the proceeds going to their work on the LA homelessness crisis.
    • Free One-on-One Consultations from both architects and interior designers are available to all attendees seeking any kind of design advice for their current or upcoming projects.
    • The popular featured panels and sessions with top leaders in design will cover one of the five major content pillars: Technology/Smart Home, Health & Wellness/Aging, Urban Space/Densification, Resiliency, and Business of Design, including Designing a Cook’s Kitchen…Best Practices from Celebrity Chefs and Design Professionals; Psychological + Physiological Effects of Color in Design; and Passive is Aggressive…Passive Design for the Future.
    • Returning pavilions include Dwell Outdoor, prefab homes by Method Home and Cocoon9, and the emerging designers pavilion, Prime Edition.

    Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday, June 23 from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, June 24 from 10am to 5pm; and Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 4pm. 

  • Free Tours on June 8 Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th

    Oak Park & Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017

    Join the party as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the iconic architect with free tours and refreshments at the Trust’s popular tour sites in Oak Park and Chicago.

    Festive Neighborhood Open Houses will take place in the evening on Thursday, June 8, Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday, at the following locations:

    • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889/1898), 6-8 p.m., 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, Ill. Wright’s first home and studio is where the innovative architect experimented with design concepts and developed the Prairie style of architecture.
    • Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10), 6-8 p.m., 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. This masterpiece of the Prairie style and icon of modern architecture with magnificent leaded glass windows is located on the University of Chicago campus.
    • Emil Bach House (1915), 4-7 p.m., 7415 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Built after Wright returned to the United States after an extended stay in Europe, this fully restored house is intimate in scale and points toward Wright’s future stylistic direction.

    Free tours at each building will be offered first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served outdoors after guests complete their tours.

    Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Spring Green, Wis. and made his name in the Chicago area, which boasts more Wright buildings that anywhere else.

    His story is rich with the influences that sparked his imagination and shaped his completely original talent. He was a pioneer of many concepts that continue to apply to modern living in the 21st century, such as integrating architecture and interior design, combining architecture with the natural environment and incorporating an open interior floor plan in home design.

    Wright began his career in 1887 in Chicago as an apprentice and later became a key assistant in Louis Sullivan’s studio. After five years with Adler and Sullivan, Wright opened his own business and quickly built a successful practice, in demand for his distinctive, ground-hugging homes inspired by the flat Midwestern landscape. This vision for a new American architecture eventually became known as the Prairie style.

    Visit for information about tours and programs exploring Wright’s Chicago and for updates on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s 150th anniversary activities.

  • A Centennial Celebration of I. M. Pei at the National Gallery of Art

    Washington | Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2017

    Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30
    East Building Auditorium

    Perry Y. Chin, architect, and Susan Wertheim, chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects, National Gallery of Art

    In celebration of the 100th birthday of architect I. M. Pei on April 26, 2017, Susan Wertheim honors Pei’s gift to the nation: his design of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. Designed at a crucial point in Pei’s long and productive career, the East Building won the American Institute of Architect’s Twenty-five Year Award in 2004, and Pei, considered a living legend, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983. Wertheim first discusses Pei’s architectural legacy at the Gallery and then joins with his longtime associate Perry Y. Chin to share experiences working on the recently completed East Building renovation.

  • I.M. Pei 100th Birthday Celebrations (Suzhou Tourism)

    Boston | Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2017

    Join in on the excitement on April 26, I.M. Pei’s 100th birthday, when Suzhou Tourism representatives will be in the Boston Common from 3pm – 5pm with an interactive photo set-up that will allow locals to take a picture ‘with’ I.M. Pei and send digital birthday wishes. Why Boston? The city is home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, designed by I.M. Pei in the 1970s.

    For those who can’t wait it out to Boston Common - From April 19 through April 26 (I.M. Pei’s actual birthday), Suzhou Tourism will launch a week-long social media campaign encouraging users to send the architect birthday wishes. Consumers will be asked to share a picture of their favorite building designed by I.M. Pei along with a birthday wish using #IMPei100 and #TravelSuzhou across their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts. During the week, four winners will be chosen at random to receive a mini replica of the Suzhou Museum. Additionally, the official Suzhou Tourism website,, will feature an informational spotlight on I.M. Pei and the Suzhou Museum.

    For more information on Suzhou please visit, follow us on Instagram @visitsuzhou, Twitter @VisitSuzhou and like us on Facebook at Visit Suzhou.


  • Call for Field Editors for

    Dates: 19 Apr – 01 May, 2017 invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2020. An online journal, is devoted to reviewing books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

    The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: digital humanities; Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American Art; nineteenth-century art; Early Modern and Southern European Art. The journal also seeks a field editor for exhibitions in the Northeast. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

    Working with the editor-in-chief, the editorial board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions. The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.

    Candidates must be current CAA members and should not currently serve on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Deidre Thompson, CAA publications assistant. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

  • Princeton-Mellon Call for Fellows, 2017-18

    Dates: 19 Apr – 12 May, 2017
    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Two fellows will be appointed; one fellow will focus on Architecture and Humanities and the other on Urban Adaptation to Climate Change.

    For questions, please email


    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University (link is external) seek to attract a fellow whose work is grounded in the humanities to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow may be expected to team-teach a new interdisciplinary design studio for undergraduates that will be required for Urban Studies certificate students, or a seminar on urbanism and the environment, with a member of the design faculty in the School of Architecture at Princeton (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty).

    Please submit a cover letter (including your teaching interests), CV, 1,000 word description of a proposed research project, and a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017 for full consideration.

    For applicants taking a sabbatical year, please apply here (link is external).

    For applicants seeking a postdoctoral position, please apply here (link is external).


    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative (link is external) at Princeton University, are seeking fellowship applications in urban adaptation to climate change for the 2017-18 academic year. 

    We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the 'anthropocene'; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative.

    This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

    Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017.
  • Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences and History

    Chicago | Dates: 10 – 10 Jul, 2017
    "Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences, and History," the 2nd International Graduate Student Symposium, will be hosted by the IIT College of Architecture PhD Program in partnership with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
  • China Field Seminar

    Dates: 26 Dec, 2017 – 07 Jan, 2018
    This twelve-day trip will offer an in-depth view of South China’s cities, buildings, and sites through the course of two millennia.
  • Facades and Fashions in Medical Architecture

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2017
    This evening is an introduction to the architectural remains of medical care in the city. While many sites of New York’s medical history have been lost, especially interiors and equipment that we can no longer view except through images, New Yorkers are fortunate that our streets still present lively remnants of the past. History professor Bert Hansen will place numerous NYC sites into the main chapters of medical development for the last 200 years. The lecture invites everyone to wander the city with new eyes for medical heritage. This lecture is an optional introduction to places Hansen will share with Friends-only tour groups on the following two Saturdays (May 13 and May 20). The lecture and the two tours are all complementary, but each event is independent and complete in itself. To join the Friends of the Rare Book Room please click here. About the Speaker Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris.
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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