Recent Opportunities

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  • Saturday Studio: Surface

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Jul, 2015
    Work with great architects, designers, engineers and mentors from the Chicago area! Our hands-on, studio-based workshops offer design challenges and real-life problem-solving. Come explore the exciting worlds of architecture, engineering and construction with the CAF team. These events are free and open to all teens.
  • Design Dialogues: Downtown Hotel Boom

    Chicago | Dates: 14 Jul, 2015

    Many long-vacant historic office buildings are benefiting from Chicago’s ambitious tourism goals, as hotel conversions are popping up all over the loop. Will we continue to see more hotels like the Virgin, LondonHouse at the London Guarantee, and the Chicago Athletic Association step in and bring new life to historic buildings?

    Panelists:

    • John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC; developer converting the London Guarantee Building into LondonHouse
    • Cindy Chan Roubik, ALA, LEED AP, Preservation Architect, City of Chicago Historic Preservation Division
    • Paul Alessandro, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; architect of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and the Hampton Inn at the Chicago Motor Club Building
    • Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect’s Newspaper and WBEZ contributor
  • What is New is Old: A History of The New School

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    A lecture and slideshow with Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, The New School.

    In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs in New York “because it is the greatest social science laboratory in the world.” The school was not quite a university: it did not offer formal degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” It sought to make education relevant to the issues of the day, to remain ever new.

    Nearly 100 years later, the school is now a multi-faceted university and a hub in the political, intellectual, and cultural life of New York City and Greenwich Village. This event will be dedicated to commemorating the dynamic history of The New School and the Greenwich Village neighborhood where it resides.

    Admission: Free, reservations required at 212.475.9585 x35 or rsvp@gvshp.org

    This event is sponsored by the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) at The New School and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

  • High Rise, Low Impact

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    The construction of a single tower will typically require thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and glass, and the carbon impacts associated with the extraction and transportation of these materials can be substantial. Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of these dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.

    First, Bob Fox of COOKFOX Architects will speak to the design challenges and opportunities of tall and super-tall structures with a specific focus on carbon impact. Then, Andreas Tselebidis of BASF will discuss these same contributing elements from the material selection perspective, focusing on the concrete industry, one of the largest producers of carbon dioxide.

  • Appleton's Jackson House

    Portsmouth | Dates: 12 Aug, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton's 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England's founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Free to Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 or buy online.
  • Rediscovering the Colors of History: The Story of the Historic Color Paint Palette

    Wiscasset | Dates: 09 Aug, 2015
    Sunday, August 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Have you used historic paint colors in your home? Join us for this illustrated talk in which Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, reveals the twentieth-century origins of historic paint color research. 

    Hear the stories of four women who pioneered the use of historic colors in house museums and private homes. Learn how historic paint color palettes can enhance the appearance of any interior.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Ogden Codman Design Group Day in the Berkshires

    Stockbridge | Dates: 17 Jul, 2015
    Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. 
    Meet at Merwin House, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.

    $50. Exclusive to Ogden Codman Design Group and Appleton Circle members. Join Ogden Codman Design Group or Appleton Circle today.

    Enjoy a day of contrasting design in the scenic Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Begin the day at Merwin House in Stockbridge, and see the results of Historic New England's partnership to exhibit collections of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Then visit the 1941 Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, a study in mid-twentieth-century Modernism, followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Finally, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, which employs many of the principles described in her first book, The Decoration of Houses (co-authored by Ogden Codman Jr.). Following the tours, stay for an optional cash-bar reception on the estate's terrace. After the program, guests may wish to stay for The Mount's Music After Hours concert featuring Benny Sharoni.

    Travel to and between Merwin House, the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and the Mount will be independent, though staff will coordinate carpooling amongst registered guests, as available.

    Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 617-994-5934 or e-mail Events@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information or to register.
  • Historic New England Wallpaper

    Wiscasset | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Enjoy a colorful tour of historic wallpaper with Peggy Wishart, Americana Foundation assistant registrar. Learn how to tell the difference between block-printed paper and later machine prints, or a twentieth-century reproduction wallpaper and its nineteenth-century original. 

    Historic New England's extensive wallpaper collection contains more than 6,000 individual samples of wallpaper, historic photographs of wallpaper in situ, and ephemera related to the wallpaper industry. Explore the collection atWallpaperHistory.org.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.
  • Building Blocks Workshop for Young People

    Lincoln | Dates: 12 Jul, 2015
    Sunday, July 12, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

    Building Blocks is a series of workshops for young people created by Gropius House staff. Using a combination of VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) and studio activities, young people ages nine to twelve engage in group observation, dynamic discussion, and studio time. Each monthly session focuses on a different activity (manufactured or natural design photo prints, Bauhaus-style collage, movement and mobile making), so children can participate each month without repetition. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Lincoln residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Space is limited. Registration is required. Lincoln residents must call to register. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online.
  • Historic Curb Appeal in Quincy: Style and Color for Your Old House

    Quincy | Dates: 11 Jul, 2015
    Saturday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. - noon

    Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

    On this walking tour, learn about the history and architecture of Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood and get tips on adding curb appeal to your old house through historic paint color combinations and enhanced architectural features. The Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Historic New England's Quincy House was developed between 1895 and 1930 and includes many examples of Victorian and Colonial Revival-style homes. Historic preservation expert Sally Zimmerman shares information on how to help an old home look its very best by recapturing its historic character. 

    $5 Historic New England members and Quincy residents
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5930 or buy online.
  • OpenStudios: Emerging Voices

    New York | Dates: 11 Jul, 2015

    Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York invite you to OpenStudios: Emerging Voices, an unprecedented opportunity to visit the studios of more than forty of the most inventive and exciting design practices working in the city today.

    Since 1982 the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program has recognized architects and designers from across North America whose work and ideas promise new directions for design and practice. One of the most important honors in American architecture, the program is celebrated for its foresight in identifying young architects who go on to make significant contributions to shaping our built environment.

    Organized to mark the publication of 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), a new book documenting the program, OpenStudios: Emerging Voices will open the doors to more than forty New York-based Emerging Voices firms for an extraordinary chance to survey a cross-section of the best American designers of the past three decades.

    OpenStudios: Emerging Voices is a self-guided walking tour. Each ticket holder will be given a map of all participating studios at registration and may visit sites in any order during the hours that they are open; Midtown Manhattan and Queens studios will open from 10am-1pm, and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn studios from 1-5pm. More detailed information about location and opening hours will be available at registration. Architects and engineers will be on hand at each studio to answer questions and discuss the firm’s work.

    Participating firms
    1100 Architect
    Ali Tayar — parallel design
    Allied Works Architecture
    Alloy
    anderson architects
    Andrew Berman Architect
    Archi-Tectonics, NYC
    Architecture Research Office (ARO)
    Asymptote Architecture
    Audrey Matlock Architect
    Bernheimer Architecture PLLC
    Caples Jefferson Architects
    Christoff:Finio Architecture
    Deborah Berke Partners
    DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc.
    Huff + Gooden Architects
    INABA
    Interboro Partners
    Joel Sanders Architect
    LEVENBETTS
    LOT-EK
    LTL Architects
    Marble Fairbanks Architects
    Marvel Architects
    Moorhead & Moorhead
    nARCHITECTS
    OBRA Architects
    Rice+Lipka
    ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
    SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC
    SHoP
    SITU Studio
    Slade Architecture
    Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects
    SO-IL
    Steven Harris Architects; Rees Roberts and Partners
    Studio Gang Architects
    studioSUMO
    TEN Arquitectos
    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners
    Toshiko Mori Architect
    Tsao & McKown Architects
    WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
    WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
    WXY architecture + urban design

    For more information, visit: http://blog.ohny.org/openstudios-emerging-voices/

    Registration
    $10 OHNY and League Members
    $20 General Admission
    Tickets: https://openstudios-emergingvoices.eventbrite.com

  • WAF London LEGO Family Day

    London | Dates: 27 Jun, 2015

    World Architecture Festival (WAF) is calling on London’s next generation of architects to design the bridges, towers and London Squares of the future in association with LEGO. 

    Parents and children are invited to join the free WAF London Family Day on Saturday 27 June,  to view over 400 of the world’s best new architectural projects exhibited at P3 Ambika, Westminster University, and to be inspired to construct their own creations under the supervision of one of the world’s foremost LEGO artists, Duncan Titmarsh. 

    Budding young architects and designers of all ages have the opportunity to win some great LEGO prizes, including four tickets to LEGOLAND, Windsor. Families will have the   added opportunity to see teams from eminent schools of architecture and design, including   University of Westminster, Ravensbourne and Southbank University, participate in a professional   design charette - a collaborative session where a group of designers drafts a solution to a design   problem - themed on redesigning the London Square. 

    Booking is essential for the WAF London LEGO Family Day.  
    Please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design for further information and booking details. 

    The WAF London LEGO Family Day marks the culmination of a three-day programme of talks,  presentations and debates upon which both the architectural profession and general public can   participate in the ‘big conversations’ affecting international design.

    WAF, the largest global gathering in the architectural calendar, was founded in 2008 and the annual event has previously been held in Barcelona and Singapore. As part of London Festival of   Architecture, WAF will be coming to London with a free satellite event for the first time from 24 to   27 June 2015. 

    Hosted by the University of Westminster, WAF London is an exhibition of the world’s best and   most exciting international architecture. Free for the public to attend, it will provide an exclusive   first look at more than 400 shortlisted projects from the some of the world-leading architects and   practices, before they present their projects to the high-profile international jury at the World   Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore in November 2015. 

    For more information on the wider WAF London programme, please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design


    Parents and children are invited to join the free WAF London Family Day on Saturday 27 June,  to view over 400 of the world’s best new architectural projects exhibited at P3 Ambika, Westminster University, and to be inspired to construct their own creations under the supervision of one of the world’s foremost LEGO artists, Duncan Titmarsh. 

    Budding young architects and designers of all ages have the opportunity to win some great LEGO prizes, including four tickets to LEGOLAND, Windsor. Families will have the   added opportunity to see teams from eminent schools of architecture and design, including   University of Westminster, Ravensbourne and Southbank University, participate in a professional   design charette - a collaborative session where a group of designers drafts a solution to a design   problem - themed on redesigning the London Square. 

    Booking is essential for the WAF London LEGO Family Day.  
    Please visit london.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design for further information and booking details. 

    The WAF London LEGO Family Day marks the culmination of a three-day programme of talks,  presentations and debates upon which both the architectural profession and general public can   participate in the ‘big conversations’ affecting international design.

    WAF, the largest global gathering in the architectural calendar, was founded in 2008 and the annual event has previously been held in Barcelona and Singapore. As part of London Festival of   Architecture, WAF will be coming to London with a free satellite event for the first time from 24 to   27 June 2015. 

    Hosted by the University of Westminster, WAF London is an exhibition of the world’s best and   most exciting international architecture. Free for the public to attend, it will provide an exclusive   first look at more than 400 shortlisted projects from the some of the world-leading architects and   practices, before they present their projects to the high-profile international jury at the World   Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore in November 2015. 

    For more information on the wider WAF London programme, please visitlondon.worldarchitecturefestival.com/exhibition-design

  • Collision(s) 01: Building Improvisation

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Jun, 2015

    This inaugural Collision stages the encounter between the deliberate, sometimes mired in bureaucracy, with the improvised and spontaneous. This will serve as an entry point for a conversation contrasting material constraints with so-called free form exploration in distinct creative endeavors.

    Featuring talks and performances from:

    - Tim Durfee 
    - Jimenez Lai
    - Casey Anderson:
    - Patrick Shiroishi

    Tim Durfee heads Tim Durfee Studio, an interdisciplinary architecture practice in Los Angeles. His work has won numerous awards and distinctions from the AIA, Architizer, Print Magazine, AIGA, and others, and has been published and exhibited widely. In 2015, Tim was selected by an international jury as one of the “50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century” for a book to be released in August of this year.
    Current solo and collaborative projects include: a 2-story freestanding public artwork for the LAPD; a private residence in Los Angeles; the design of a traveling exhibition on the Associated American Artists; and a film, exhibition, and installation entitled Now,There for the upcoming Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale.
    Tim is Professor in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center College of Design, where he conducts linked projects, research, and teaching through amp. He has an M.Arch from Yale University.
    In a talk entitled: “Ferrari, Reverse, Mountain Road”, Tim will share some recent ideas, process, and work.

    Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale in 2013. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.

    Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He has performed with Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, MKM, Fomoudou Don Moye, Michael Pisaro, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, and the Dog Star Orchestra. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA – Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and Mass MOCA (MA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, co-owns khalija records with Wyatt Keusch, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, teaches in the Media Design Practices department at Art Center College of Design, and works with Machine Project.

    Patrick Shiroishi
    Born in 1987, Patrick Shiroishi is a Los Angeles based saxophone player. Current bands include the progressive instrumental quintet Upsilon Acurx; zehul band Corima; long standing duo In The Womb with Dylan Fujioka; duo Oort Smog with drummer Mark Kimbrell; improvisation duo Nakata with Paco Casanova; rock group Hoboglyphs; free jazz unit Sewing Circle; as well as performing in a solo setting.

    dj disco cvnt will play twee pop/indie pop/lo-fi pop all nite.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/560415617434318/

  • Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

    Boston | Dates: 29 Aug, 2015

    A walking tour in partnership with Boston By Foot

    Did you know that a scalloped bracket not only creates visual interest but also is an ancient technique to move drip lines away from the wall and windows below? Although elements on a building’s facade might appear to be purely decorative, many were originally designed to enhance a building’s longevity and usability.

    Don’t miss this special guided tour around Boston’s North End to discover the secrets behind common architectural features. With the help of a Boston By Foot docent, explore how modern materials hold up to ancient standards of durability, and which buildings in Boston will survive the test of time.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

  • Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

    Boston | Dates: 05 Aug, 2015

    Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s Lego collection, while enjoying beer, wine, snacks, and conversation.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

  • Back Bay’s Evolving Skyline

    Boston | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Back Bay is best known for its transformation from a fetid swamp to one of Boston’s most fashionable 19th-century neighborhoods. This unique tour will begin with an exploration of the landfill process that created one of Boston’s most iconic areas. Then turn your attention from what’s underground to what’s above: Boston’s “high spine,” a series of skyscrapers stretching from the Financial District through the Back Bay. This onetime-only tour will also examine how this 20th-century evolution and the planned skyscrapers of the near future continue to redefine the Back Bay and the city as a whole.

    Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

    This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

  • Meet the BSA Foundation

    Boston | Dates: 24 Jun, 2015
    One hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs and why they matter. Event is free, but seats are limited. To reserve your place or for more information contact Penny Mitchell at 617-391-4011 or pmitchell@architects.org.
  • Olmsted's Legacy: Landscape + the City

    Boston | Dates: 22 Jun, 2015

    One hundred and thirty years after Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace re-shaped our city, Boston 2024 has taken a fresh look at Boston’s public spaces—proposing new athletic facilities in several public parks and the completion of the Emerald Necklace as a part of the Olympic legacy. What are the possibilities for Boston’s public realm beyond 2024? What roles can landscape play in defining and activating the Boston of tomorrow? How can new environmental challenges, new forms of recreation and leisure, new technologies, and new ideas about public space and the public realm shape the contemporary city and the social spaces that make it work?

    Moderator

    Chris Reed
    Stoss Landscape Urbanism + Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Panel

    Anita Berrizbeitia
    Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Julie Crockford
    Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    Gary Hilderbrand
    Reed Hilderbrand + Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Gavin McMillan
    Hargreaves Associates

    Meejin Yoon
    Höweler + Yoon Architecture + MIT School of Architecture + Planning

    Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond

    Boston Futures is a community discussion series about the future of Boston and how Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic bid might help us achieve a shared vision for that future. Free and open to the public, these conversations will explore how hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 could help catalyze progress on key initiatives and ideas that will define Boston in the year 2030, the city’s 400thanniversary, and beyond. Intended to engage designers, planners, innovators, and more, this series provides attendees the opportunity to ask questions, gain additional insight from experts who have faced similar challenges, and consider the possibilities for Boston's future. 

    Planned topics for discussion include mobility, housing, open space, sustainability, health, and innovation.

    Boston Futures is co-organized by the following participating hosts: Boston 2024, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Northeastern University School of Architecture, ULI Boston, and The Venture Café.

    To learn more, visit the Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond series page.

  • Color and Light: The World Through My Window

    Chicago | Dates: 09 Jul, 2015

    At the Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright created incredible window designs inspired by the natural world around him. Wright’s windows feature geometric patterns made from clear and colored glass framed by bold metal lines.  Grouped together in horizontal bands the windows flood the interiors with sunlight and open the building to the world of nature outside.

    Explore geometry, color and pattern as you make your own unique window designs inspired by Wright’s magnificent Robie House windows.

    Date: 

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Time: 

    10 – 11:30 am

    Location: 

    Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL

    Admission: 

    $5 per child/accompanying adults free

  • Tour: Peterson Residence

    Seattle | Dates: 19 Jul, 2015

    Directions will be sent to registered participants by email the week prior to the tour.

    This whimsical Storybook-style, late Craftsman house, with its dramatic full-pitch roofline and massive stone chimney has had only two owners. In 1936, Norwegian immigrant Emil Peterson built the house for himself and his wife Vollea. Peterson was a sign maker who pioneered neon signage in Seattle and was involved with constructing the P-I globe. Emil and Vollea collected the stones for the outside of the house and transported them to the site. A friend, who worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a stonemason and helped to build Mt Rainier’s Paradise Inn, did the stonework for them. Emil painted the rosemaling floral decorations in the traditional Norwegian folk style around the inside of the turret entrance to the house and on the wooden slats on the staircase. More of Emil’s fine rosemaling is in the kitchen. Current owners have preserved the house and also created stunning woodland gardens.

    Cost:
    $45 general public / $35 members / $20 students

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