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  • Volunteer with Rebuilding Together

    Maywood | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015

    National Rebuilding Together Day is an annual event in which volunteers work together to renovate homes belonging to elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners in order to make them warm, safe, and dry, improve accessibility, and provide improvements that will leave the home a healthier, brighter, more pleasant place to live. 

    Join AIA Chicago and Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for a day of home repairs in Maywood. This year we will be updating the home of family of three by replacing tile, countertops and appliances in the kitchen. We will also add grab bars and railings around the home, paint four rooms and exterior trim, repair damaged joists, and install columns in the basement. 

    Transportation will be provided. More information on what to wear and bring will be provided to those individuals who sign up. All skill levels are welcome.  

    IDP and community service hours are available.

    If you have further questions, please email Allison Freedland at

  • Folly 2015: Torqueing Spheres

    Long Island City | Dates: 17 May – 30 Aug, 2015

    Folly 2015
    Torqueing Spheres
    A project by
     Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim of IK Studio

    On view
    May 17 – August 30, 2015, For more information on the opening, click here.

    Socrates Sculpture Park
    32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
    Long Island City
    The park is open 365 days a year from 10 a.m. until sunset. Admission is free. For more information about visiting, click here.

    May 17, 2014, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park present the winning proposal for the 2015 Folly Program—an annual juried competition targeted to early career architects and designers. Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League launched the annual Folly Program in 2012 to explore the intersections and divergences between architecture and sculpture.

    Cambridge and Philadelphia-based firm IK Studio won this year’s competition with their proposal, Torqueing Spheres, which transforms a series of intertwining, sculpted forms into a meandering curved folly that encourages social interaction. IK Studio’s proposal was selected from 126 submissions from around the world and reviewed by a jury of five architects and artists, including David Benjamin (The Living); Leslie Gill (Architect); Sheila Kennedy (Kennedy & Violich Architecture); Alyson Shotz (Artist); and Socrates Sculpture Park Executive Director John Hatfield.

    Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept—a straight line—with complex spherical pods which become deep, self-supporting chambers to create experiences for both the collective and the individual. To construct the voluminous curves of Torqueing Spheres, IK Studio has implemented a material technique that uses a cost-effective method of bending plywood while maintaining a system of control and delivery. By blending folly formalism with innovative material techniques, IK Studio plays off of traditional architectural geometries to create new construction spaces that allow for exploration.

    About the Designers
    IK Studio is a young design and research practice that engages material performance, adaptable tectonics, spatial interaction, and robotics within architecture and urbanism. The practice was established by Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim in parallel with their academic pursuits and teaching at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. In every project, IK Studio engages with multiple scales, establishing new forms of organization among immersive technologies and their relationships to design.

    About Socrates Sculpture Park
    For over 25 years Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making. Known for fostering experimental and visionary artworks, the park has exhibited more than 900 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them financial and material resources and outdoor studio facilities to create large-scale artworks on-site. Open 365 days a year, the park also offers a full season of dynamic public programming – all free and open to the public

    Folly is a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York. This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by the generosity of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Plant Specialists, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Spacetime C. C., and Robert and Christine Stiller.

    And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

  • The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture: Ursula von Rydingsvard

    New York | Dates: 12 May, 2015

    The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture
    Ursula von Rydingsvard
    Introduced by Billie Tsien

    1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This lecture is hosted by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

    The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture presents the work of an artist whose work is inspired by the built environment. On May 12, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard will present her recent work in this public lecture.

    Ursula von Rydingsvard is a sculptor based in Brooklyn. As noted by Galerie Lelong, the meaning behind her work is rooted in personal experience. “She creates large-scale sculpture from cedar beams which she cuts, assembles, and laminates, finally rubbing powdered graphite into the work’s textured, faceted surfaces. Born in Germany in 1942, von Rydingsvard and her family were among the dispossessed that, after the war, were forced to move from one refugee camp for displaced Poles to another, eventually settling in the United States in 1950. The artist’s respect for organic materials and the dignity of labor, sense of loss and pain, and the persistent memories that inform her work may be traced back to these formative experiences.”

    Her sculpture is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Brooklyn Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Detroit Institute of Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas; and National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Recent exhibitions include Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009 at Sculpture Center, New York; as well as the installation of Ona, a bronze, outdoor sculpture installed at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

    Von Rydingsvard is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 2011, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2014. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy in New York, and is a current MFA Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

    Billie Tsien is co-founder and principal of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. She is president of The Architectural League of New York.

  • Revisiting CASE

    Cambridge | Dates: 02 May, 2015

    Participants: CASE members Stanford Anderson, Anthony (Tony) Eardley, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Robert Kliment, Donlyn Lyndon, Michael McKinnell, Henry (Hank) Millon, Jaquelin (Jaque) Robertson, and Thomas (Tim) Vreeland, plus Robert Goodman, K. Michael Hays, Sylvia Lavin, Reinhold Martin, Joan Ockman, Felicity Scott, Anthony Vidler, and faculty and students from the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art program at MIT.

    Michael Graves, a member of CASE, passed away on March 12, 2015. His life, and his contributions to architecture, will be long remembered.

    In 1964, a group of young architects got together to form CASE, the Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment. Instigated by a young, recent doctorate from the University of Cambridge, Peter Eisenman, the group contained a swath of architectural intellects then newly stepping into American universities, many of whom would become formative institutional and intellectual forces in their own right: Kenneth Frampton, Michael Graves, Richard Meier, John Hejduk, Stanford Anderson, Hank Millon, and the older, redoubtable Colin Rowe. Their discussions included issues from pedagogy to practice, from the relevance of the discipline to the necessity of interdisciplinarity. They organized meetings and conferences at several east coast universities, and broadcast their work through an exhibition at MoMA and a teach-in at the University of Oregon. These events produced the impetus for later developments in the field, both in terms of collaborations and conflicts. The conflicts include Robert Venturi’s snub to the group, setting up the ground for the later “Whites and Grays” debate; the collaborations would find fruition in the formation of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York and the Museum of Modern Art events leading to the publication of the New York Five. Less known are CASE’s interest in community engagement, their entanglements with the politics and counter-culture of the late 1960s, and their relationship to the formation of history curricula and doctoral programs within American schools of architecture.

    Fifty years after the formation of the group, Stanford Anderson’s essay “CASE and MIT: Engagement,” included in the compendium titled A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture and the ‘Techno-Social’ Moment (MIT, 2013), produced a rich memoir of the group’s meetings and discussions. Our conference Revisiting CASE follows up on this initial research to revisit the group’s discussions and conversations in the 1960s and early 1970s. Participants will include the original CASE members as well as noted scholars of the history of modern architecture in North America. In their initial meeting, Colin Rowe talked about the prospects of the group as best realized in a state of ‘productive disunity.’ Revisiting CASE will revisit this disunity through the key issues that sparked debate within the group—inspiring collegiality as well as discord. The conference positions these events as a key chapter in the evolution of contemporary architectural discourse.

  • Latin American Incrementalism: From PREVI to the Present

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2015

    A symposium exploring the contributions of Latin American progressive housing strategies and participatory design to architecture and urban development
    Speakers include: Barry Bergdoll, Lucía Calcagno, Rosalie Genevro, Catalina Justiniano, Peter Land, Manuel Llanos, Fernando Luíz Lara, Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, Patricio del Real, and Felicity Scott

    This program is presented by The Architectural League of New York, Columbia University Latin Lab, and The Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980.

    This day-long symposium will explore the contributions of Latin American progressive housing strategies and participatory design to architecture and urban development. Beginning with an analysis of the precedent-setting Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda (PREVI) developed in the late 1960s in Peru, the symposium will examine the spectrum of more recent strategies in Latin America, where architects and local communities use the intense need for housing and usable public space as premises for their “incrementalist” design solutions.

    Symposium attendees will have complimentary access to the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 in between the morning and afternoon sessions.

  • New approaches in Chinese garden history

    Sheffield | Dates: 18 – 19 Jun, 2015
    The aims of the conference are to celebrate Dr. Alison Hardie’s (University of Leeds) career upon her retirement this Summer 2015 and consequently to explore diverse innovative approaches to Chinese gardens studies. The papers will be delivered by both internationally known scholars, and PhD candidates in Landscape who worked closely with Dr. Hardie. It will be preceded by an optional guided tour of the Biddulph Grange garden in Staffordshire (National Trust) on Thursday 18 June, with an optional dinner in Sheffield on Thursday evening. Provisional programme: Thursday 18 June 2015: Visit to Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire, National Trust (optional) Conference dinner in Sheffield (optional) Friday 19 June 2015: Arrival address: Jan Woudstra (University of Sheffield) Alison Hardie (University of Leeds), ‘Reflections on how Chinese garden studies have changed over the course of my career’ Lucie Olivová (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic), ‘A Boat-trip to a Yangzhou Garden on the 7th of the 7th, 1771’ Georges Métailié (CNRS/ MNHN- Paris), ‘Two scholar-gardeners and their plants, Gao Lian and Chao Han, at the end of Ming and beginning of Qing Dynasties’ Lei Gao (NMBU, Norway),‘A response to Alison Hardie’s quest after a Chinese grove’ Bianca Rinaldi (University of Camerino, Italy), ‘Translating the Chinese Garden: the Western Invention of a Canon’ Emile de Bruijn (The National Trust, Great Britain), ‘The changing significance of the Chinese taste in British gardens’ Landscape Department PhD candidates’ presentations: Fei Mo, ‘The evolution of Chinese public gardens in the concessional Shanghai 1840s-1940s’ Liyuan Gu, ‘A critical history of rockwork in Chinese gardens’ Josepha Richard, ‘Cantonese gardens in the 19th century'
  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Exhibition

    Providence | Dates: 23 Apr – 02 Aug, 2015
    Opening Celebration for Drawing Ambience exhibition is Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. 5pm Introduction in galleries with Jan Howard, Houghton P. Metcalf, Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (RISD Museum, Providence, RI) and Igor Manjanovic, Associate Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, with architect Nicholas Boyarsky. Critical Encounters: Drawing in Architecture, April 24th 1-4pm in RISD Museum galleries. Some of the most provocative ideas in architecture have been expressed through drawing. Architectural drawing can be an activity where concepts are discovered, explored, and experienced and through which the discipline can be expanded. This was the role of drawing at the Architectural Association during Alvin Boyarsky’s remarkable tenure as chairman, and it is the role that will be examined in an afternoon of gallery conversations with architects, faculty, and students. Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, April 24th and 25th - Two day symposium focuses on architectural/urban education in the context of liberal arts and arts programs. Leading thinkers discuss the nature of architectural education today and question curriculum development, emphasizing context and exploring methods for architecture to intersect with the humanities. 4/24 - Bernard Tschumi 6pm in RISD Auditorium. 4/25 - Talks and round table discussion 9am - 5pm Brown University, List Art Center Auditorium.
  • 35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference “Always Seeking Modern”

    Midland | Dates: 13 May, 2015 – 16 May, 2016
    The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is pleased to bring its 35th annual statewide preservation conference to the City of Midland for the first time. The conference offers five tracks of educational sessions including community and themed tours. Track One showcases all sizes of Michigan communities and inspirational projects representing the conference theme. Track Two features information communities need to move their historic preservation efforts forward. Overseen by the MHPN’s Historic Resource Council, Track Three looks at techniques for restoring historic properties. Track Four includes the efforts of our partners including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s State Historic Preservation Office, State Archaeologist, Sense of Place Council, and Michigan Main Street Program; the Michigan Barn Preservation Network; and organizations focused on Mid-Century architect and on cultural landscapes. Track Five offers tours highlighting our host community’s historic treasures and projects influenced by its commitment to preservation, especially of Mid-Century Modern resources. The conference kicks off Wednesday with two different day-long MHPN “Great Michigan Road Trips” - “Tradition and Innovation: Cities of the Bay Region” and “Preserving Heritage, Accommodating Change: Barns of Gladwin, Clare, and Isabella Counties” - during which you will get a real feel for Midland and the surrounding communities. Saturday programming includes either a half-day workshop for Historic District Commissioners or the Symposium “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America.” Presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, the daylong Symposium features presentations focusing on Midland’s role in modernism. Among the sessions are an interview of Charles Breed, teacher and modern arts innovator; a discussion on Alden B. Dow; and the “Technical and Design Challenges of Working with Twentieth-Century Materials and Assemblies.” Additionally, symposium participants are invited to visit the 1964 Robert and Barbara Schwartz House/The “Dome House” built of Styrofoam and enjoy an evening reception at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. Several events and sessions during the conference are free and open to the public - Thursday evening’s All Conference Reception which includes the Vendor Showcase and Third Annual Preservation Film Festival, Michigan’s Placemaking Initiative session Friday morning, and Friday afternoon’s keynote address “American Modernism and Michigan’s Distinct Role in It” by architect and historian Alan Hess. Additionally, tickets are available for purchase for individual sessions or events like lunch with “Town and Gown Welcome,” individual tours, and the Annual Preservation Awards Reception and Ceremony. Throughout the conference, guests can bid on auction items, vie for a great raffle prize, pick up must-have books at the “Half Ton Used Book Sale,” or bid on the always popular silent auction offerings. To learn about the conference, download the brochure at, request a copy at or call (517) 371-8080. Conference costs range from $65-$390 for MHPN members; you too can enjoy immediately discounted conference fees and support MHPN year round when you join while registering. Most sessions and tours are approved for MCP, AICP, and AIA credits.
  • Evening Talk: Van Evera Bailey and Regional Modernism

    Irvington | Dates: 08 May, 2015

    Van Evera Bailey was one of the architects who developed the Northwest Regional Style of architecture popularized in the Pacific Northwest, along with Pietro BelluschiJohn Yeon and Saul Zaik. Born in Portland in 1903, Bailey apprenticed locally and then traveled the world working in New Zealand and Southern California before returning to Portland in 1936. in 1940, California architect Richard Neutra hired him as the local supervising architect for the Jan de Graaff house in Dunthorpe, a Portland suburb. The house, which included some of Bailey’s ideas, received national exposure and gave him his first big break.

    Bailey’s modern homes include large windows and deep overhanges. He designed a new and beautiful type of stilt system to deal with the challenges of hillside construction.

    Our program will provide insights on Bailey and the scope of his career, along with disucussions on interior design & preservation of Modern architecture and it all takes place in the beautiful Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church. Featured speakers will include:

    • Anthony Belluschi, FAIA, – Central Lutheran Church and its design and restoration;
    • Becca Cavell, FAIA – Bailey’s Life and Work;
    • Jack Bookwalter, freelance writer and architectural historian onBailey’s work in Pasadena and Palm Springs;
    •  21st Century Interpretations of Modern Interiors
    • Peggy Moretti, Executive Director of Restore Oregon on the Preservation of Mid-Century Buildings;

    Those interested in personally experiencing Van Evera Bailey’s residential designs may want to participate in our Mid-Century Modern Home Tour the following day, featuring several Portland area homes by Van Evera Bailey, many of which have never been open to the public before. This is the first time such a collection of his residential work has been available for viewing.

  • Nimble Spaces Ways to Live Together: New Cultures of Housing

    Carlow, Ireland | Dates: 01 May, 2015

    An international conference exploring participative design, spatial justice, social housing, co- housing and new ways to imagine housing in the 21st Century.

    Rory Hearne, Dept. Geography NUI Maynooth, social justice and housing advocate; Teddy Cruz (via Skype), Architect, Estudio Teddy Cruz, and activist, San Diego; Andrea Phillips, Goldsmiths University, London; LiD Architecture, architects Donegal/Berlin; Studio Weave, architects London; Jo Gooding, UK Cohousing Network, Co-ordinator; Emma Geoghegan, Meme Architecture and DIT Architecture; Susanne Hofmann, Baupiloten, Berlin; Aaron Kauffman, Hudson, New York; Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe, Urban Regeneration and Development Dept. DIT

    Call for ideas:
    We are now accepting proposals. Our conference will include talks, panel discussions and smaller active workshops. Are you someone with particular housing needs? Are you an architect/designer, researcher, artist, student, activist? Are you a group or an association of people who are tackling a particular housing issue? We are looking for innovative thinking, projects and lived experience to contribute to the breadth of this conference. If you would like to contribute please submit a 250 word outline of your proposal / Deadline March 24th at 5pm.

    Conference coincides with a presentation of films, images, and research materials from Nimble Spaces: Enabling Design, documenting long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Process Space, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, 13 April to 03 May 2015.

    Date: 1st May 2015
    Time: 9.30 – 5.30pm
    Tickets: €60 full price / €20 reduced price (Lunch included in tickets) Venue: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
    Booking: visit or call 059 9172400

  • Field School in Built Heritage and Cultural Landscapes

    Cap-aux-Os, Gaspe, Quebec | Dates: 11 – 29 May, 2015
    Only three places left! This three-week intensive undergraduate, graduate and continuing education course brings participants together to learn hands-on about documenting, interpreting and developing historic preservation strategies for a historic ensemble in the Gaspe region of Quebec, Canada, to take place from 11 May to 29 May 2015 inclusively. To register or to obtain more information : Register before 10 April 2015. Location of field school: Cap-aux-Os and Forillon National Park of Canada in Gaspé, Québec, Canada
  • Two Exhibitions Open at the Katonah Museum of Art on March 29: A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA and Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project

    Katonah | Dates: 29 Mar – 28 Jun, 2015
    WHAT: "A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA" presents an overview of Barnes’ career and role in modern architecture, including a close look at the many Westchester homes he designed. With an architectural practice based in Manhattan, Barnes raised his family in Mt. Kisco, and the story of Barnes’ relationship to the Katonah Museum of Art crosses the worlds of business, art, and family life. The exhibition includes archival material from the Katonah Historical Society as well as photographs, drawings, and blueprints from the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Video interviews with those who knew Barnes and collaborated with him on the Museum project reveal a much beloved member of the community and an unassuming local celebrity. "Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project" is inspired by the astounding tale of Katonah’s relocation in the late 19th century. When multimedia artist Chris Larson heard about it, he knew he had stumbled upon a strange and inspiring story. Forced from their original location by the building of the Cross River Reservoir, the townspeople came up with a plan—they lifted their homes onto logs to be pulled by horses along soap-slicked timbers, re-siting their town to present-day Katonah. Tying this remarkable history of relocation to the building of the Katonah Museum of Art by local architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, Larson replicates Barnes’ private Mt. Kisco home at full scale in the sculpture garden. With a nod to the Katonah narrative, he constructs the modernist structure as if it were dragged in on logs, elevated on timber cribbing, and pierced through by the Norway spruce trees. Additional works in the galleries, including some cast in soap, respond directly to Katonah’s history and culture. A 2014 Whitney biennialist, Larson is a multimedia artist known for his sensitive and often dramatic responses to architectural environments and histories.

    WHEN: Both exhibitions will be on display from March 29 – June 28, 2015. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday.

    COST: Admission: $10 general, $5 for seniors and students; members and children under 12 free.

    WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay Street (Route 22) Katonah, NY

    WHO: The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah’s “Museum Mile” just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages three through twelve. The Museum’s innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts multiple exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000 square-foot building. General Information: The Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY. For information call 914-232-9555 or visit Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Closed Monday. Admission: $10 general, $5 for seniors and students; members and children under 12 free. Free Docent-Led Guided Tours: Tuesday through Sunday, 2:30 pm. Tours are free with Museum admission.
  • Public Lives: Preserving New York’s Landmark Interiors

    New York | Dates: 16 Apr, 2015

    Many of New York’s best interiors survive for a reason: people. In challenging the forces that nearly led to the destruction of such places as Grand Central Terminal and Radio City Music Hall, preservation advocates secured a future for an extraordinary interior design legacy that enriches our lives today. Kent Barwick, civic leader and former NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair;Roberta Brandes Gratz, journalist and urban critic; and Francis Morrone, architectural historian, join preservation historian Anthony C. Wood for a checkup on the interior preservation movement, with an introductory overview byKate Wood, co-curator of NYSID’s exhibition, “Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors.”

    Presented in collaboration with the New York Preservation Archive Project

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • Eileen Gray: Why Now?

    New York | Dates: 13 Apr, 2015

    Eileen Gray, the Irish-born designer who was active in France during the 1910s and ‘20s, is considered one of the more talented figures in the history of modern design. She was the first European artist to adapt Asian lacquer techniques to furniture, a talented interior designer, and an avant-gardist whose house E1027, built in the French Riviera, is considered a masterpiece of Modernist domestic architecture. In a panel discussion — which includes Cloé Pitiot, curator at Centre Pompidou in Paris; Jennifer Goff, curator at the National Museum of Ireland; Adriana Friedman, DeLorenzo Gallery; and Sandra Gering, founder of the Friends of E1027 — design historian and educator Daniella Ohad will moderate and address the question: “Eileen Gray: Why Now?”

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

  • CFP Philosophy & Architecture International Postgraduate Conference 2015‏

    Lisbon | Dates: 18 Mar – 01 Jun, 2015
    Architecture is one the most antique cultural symbols of the human achievement. For some, it is an art; for others, it is just a craft. We experience it and are surrounded by buildings that decisively influence the way we live. Still, most of the times, this familiarity becomes a kind of invisibility and indifference. If we consider the architectural thought within a philosophical perspective we can understand its roots and its importance to human civilization, that is to say not only the idea of an object but also all the encompassed idea of a worldview. The conference aims to promote high-quality research among young scholars in the fields of the relationships between Architecture and Philosophy. Our goal is to refresh the debate on questions such as how these two areas of study can work together and what can both approaches profit from each other. How can we discuss the idiosyncrasies of Architecture within a philosophical point of view, focusing its contemporary relevance? We invite all new understandings of the concept of Architecture, developing new configurations of debate and attempting an alternative theoretical device to the actual production. Topics of interest might include (but certainly are not limited to): – Contemporary Art and Architectural Theories – Architecture, Design and Sculpture: the ‘paragone’ and the arts of space – Spatial concepts and philosophy – Architectural and philosophical systems – Architecture as metaphor – Authorship and style – Public policies, morality and the city – Architecture with/without architects – Architecture and landscape Submission procedures and deadlines MA and PhD students of Philosophy, Architecture and related disciplines are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Abstracts of no more than 300 words are to be send to no later than 1st June 2015. All presentations will be 15-20 minutes long and followed by discussion. Please send the abstracts as PDF files without identifying information and a separate document with a short biography (including degree currently under study, main publications and academic affiliation). Suggestions for panels are welcome and should be sent along with a statement outlining the panel’s relevance. The best papers selected by the scientific committee will be published. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 17th July 2015. The conference program will be announced by 30th July 2015. There will be no registration fees for paper presentations. Organizing committee Maribel Mendes Sobreira ( Tomás N. Castro ( Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon Conference contacts and webpage You will find updated information on the website If you have any inquiries regarding the conference, please feel free to email or the organizing committee.
  • The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

    New York | Dates: 26 Mar – 20 Jun, 2015

    Dan Kiley (1912-2004) ranks as perhaps the most important and influential Modernist landscape architect of the 20th century. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. The exhibition features forty-five newly commissioned photographs by award-winning photographers that chronicle 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 public and private projects worldwide, among them: the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller University, both in New York; Kenjockety, the country home of the internationally famous NY-based sculptor Joel Shapiro and the artist Ellen Phelan; the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, MA (a collaboration with I. M. Pei); the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, IN (a collaboration with Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche and Alexander Girard), considered his residential masterpiece; the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (a collaboration with Eero Saarinen and site of the Gateway Arch); L’Esplanade du Général de Gaulle, La Défense, Paris, FR; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden, Chicago, IL; and his final residential commission, Patterns, created for former Governor and Mrs. Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, among others.

    The exhibition has been shown at several institutions around the country, including the National Building Museum.

  • Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities

    Gold Coast Queensland | Dates: 18 Mar – 30 May, 2015
    Proposals are welcome for the 13th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) to be hosted by Griffith University and held on the Gold Coast, Queensland between Sunday 31 January – Wednesday 3 February 2016. The use of icons (projects, places, plans, people and/or practices) to tell stories of urban environments is longstanding. The stories which these icons produce tell us something about ourselves and our everyday urban lives, as well as the social, environmental, economic, political and cultural context of urban environments. They can also prompt questions about the histories and realities of the icons themselves. Moreover, cities increasingly strive for distinctiveness of some kind in an increasingly globalised world. This distinctiveness is frequently achieved through the making of new urban icons, visual, tangible, imaginary and or real. The striving for iconic status can be problematic when it marginalises and polarises people and ways of being. Meanings can also be ascribed which have little relevance to the wider urban context. This conference offers a special opportunity to explore these histories of iconographies – past, present, prospective. Suggested sub themes relate to the histories and/or planning of the following in urban and regional settings: 1. New critical appreciations of neglected and established urban icons and icon-making processes. 2. Planning and development of hard and soft infrastructures, including monuments, buildings, streetscapes, precincts, landscapes, plans and projects, branding etc. 3. The import/export of iconic ideas. 4. The environmental impact of urban icons. 5. Dealing with the heritage of icons (cultural, natural, indigenous). Papers should be based on original research and may focus on one or a combination of sub themes. In addition, proposals related to other aspects of urban and planning history, in and of relevance to Australia/New Zealand, are welcome. Full papers will be peer reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings. You are required to register and attend the conference for your paper to be published in the proceedings. The Gold Coast provides a perfect example of an environment with a history constructed around the creation and representations of iconic forms. It has striven for ‘iconic’ status through adaptation from places such as Florida and California. It has sought hallmark events like the Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018. Its current light rail project emulates the global turn to sustainable transport infrastructure. And there are less glamorous stories below the glittering surface. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by 31 March 2015. Abstracts are to be submitted on the attached abstract template and emailed to Caryl Bosman: Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (4000 words text max) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. A conference website with further information will be available soon. Hosted by: Griffith University, Urban Research Program Conference Convenors: Dr Caryl Bosman, Dr Aysin Dedekorkut–Howes and Paul Burton Please contact Caryl Bosman on

    New York | Dates: 14 Mar – 13 Sep, 2015
    Distinctive tops that add extra height to high-rises have been characteristic of New York skyscrapers from the first tall office buildings in the 1870s. The word skyscraper, after all, evokes both aerial height and a slender silhouette. The romance of Manhattan's towers has been the inspiration and touchstone for a worldwide surge of signature tops. Stretched spires are also a strategy in the competition for the title of world's tallest building. Top Ten lists hold a perennial fascination, and debating definitions of height has spawned three official line- ups based on different metrics: 1) the architectural top; 2) the highest occupied floor; and 3) the tip (including added antennas, flagpoles, etc.). But measuring only vertical height succumbs to one-dimensional thinking that ignores important features of skyscraper design and history. TEN TOPS eschews rankings and focuses on one simple group of the world's tallest buildings: 100 stories and higher. The category begins with the 1931 Empire State Building and now includes nearly two dozen towers worldwide that are completed or under construction. Highlighting ten towers in their categorical context, TEN TOPS peers into their uppermost floors and analyzes the architectural features they share, including observation decks, luxury hotels and restaurants, distinctive crowns and night illumination, as well as the engineering and construction challenges of erecting such complex and astonishing structures.
  • Princes of the Church and their Palaces

    Bishop Auckland | Dates: 30 Jun – 04 Jul, 2015
    An international conference and series of public lectures exploring bishops' and popes' palaces across Britain and Europe.
  • 2015 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference

    Columbia | Dates: 23 Apr, 2015

    The 2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Columbia at the Archives & History Center on Thursday, April 23, 2015! Join us for an informative and fast-paced conference with a wide range of topics about South Carolina history, historic structures, archaeology, and
    preservation how-tos.

    Registration and Conference Program (PDF)

    Early Registration Discount Ends April 9