Recent Opportunities

  • Monuments Made of Words: Text and Architecture, from Antiquity to Modernity

    Durham | Dates: 08 – 11 Sep, 2016
    From Horace’s odes to the sonnets of Shakespeare and beyond, the idea that the written word outlasts even the grandest of monuments has long been a literary topos. In the case of antiquity it rings particularly true. Despite their apparent vulnerability during centuries of transmission in manuscript form, classical accounts of architecture have almost always outlived their subjects; of brick and stone, often only words survive. This conference seeks to explore the diverse content and legacy of ancient descriptions of architecture. Modern studies have tended to concentrate on specific accounts or periods. The present conference addresses a much broader selection of classical texts and the various ways they were perceived over a wider geographical compass and timeframe. It situates these accounts – such as Greek reports of architecture in the Near East and Latin poetry on the architectural wonders of Rome – within the intellectual and aesthetic discourse of their time but also, importantly, in the context of later ages, when they came to fire the imagination of new generations of architects, artists, writers and scholars. With contributions drawn from an international group of scholars, ranging from classicists to architectural historians and specialists in other fields, the intention of this conference is to elicit a richer understanding of the contribution of these ‘literary monuments’ to thought and visual culture from antiquity onwards, as well as of the dialogues between these monuments over time.
  • Singapore Archifest 2016

    Singapore | Dates: 23 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    Archifest 2016 returns with a Pavilion designed with ‘Exhale’ as its theme at Raffles Place Park. Celebrating its 10th edition, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it. The annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore’s urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life. From exhibitions, conversations, workshops, markets to architecture tours, the Archifest Pavilion will host an exciting programme that is diverse, informative, thought-provoking and fun.
  • Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

    Chicago | Dates: 15 Sep – 31 Dec, 2016
    This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its image during the period of Iraq’s postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. Also included are photographs of Baghdad taken by Chadirji’s contemporary, the Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani.
  • Architecture & Design Film Festival

    New York | Dates: 28 Sep – 02 Oct, 2016
    ADFF's 8th year is another smorgasbord of amazing films —something for everyone. This year we have 33 films from eight countries including three world premieres, seven US premieres and two sneak previews. It all takes place over five days at the Cinepolis Cinemas in New York, September 28 - Oct 2. Tickets are on sale now.
     
  • Call for Applications: Millard Meiss Publication Fund

    Dates: 01 – 15 Sep, 2016
    Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

    Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.
  • Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Dates: 16 Oct, 2016
    On Oct. 16, Indiana Landmarks provides the answer at Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress, a morning of interesting talks followed by lunch and tours of the five homes that made their way from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago across Lake Michigan to the Indiana Dunes.

    The day begins with talks at Portage Lakefront Pavilion in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore about Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair, the fair exhibit houses that migrated to the Indiana Dunes, and the preservation project that has saved the buildings. 

    You’ll hear about plans for the House of Tomorrow, the most influential of the houses at the fair and the only one of the five not yet restored.  You’ll also hear from the National Trust about its work to restore and preserve Modernist houses, including Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Mies Van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth house in nearby Plano, IL.

    After lunch at the Pavilion, you’ll tour all five of the houses in the Century of Progress historic district in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, seeing areas not open during the annual public tour, including the observation decks at the Florida Tropical House, Armco Ferro House and Rostone House. Four of the houses have been restored by private leaseholders. At the House of Tomorrow, three floors will be open to view the “before” conditions. Indiana Landmarks will start the restoration in 2017.

    Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50 per Indiana Landmarks member; $65 for the general public. The cost includes lunch, lectures and tours and shuttle transportation. Register by October 6 at centuryofprogressexp16.eventbrite.com or call Indiana Landmarks at 317-639-4534.
     
  • CFP: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference (Madison, 31 May-3 Jun 17)

    Dates: 01 Sep – 02 Dec, 2016
    The EDRA48Madison Conference Committee invites you to submit your work and participate in the 2017 conference. As you plan for submission, please read the full Call for Proposals.

    EDRA48Madison invites you to share your findings, best practices and ideas around the meeting theme of "Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize." A list of suggested themes are as follows:

    • Voices across Generations 
    • Voices from the Margins 
    • Voices of Culture and Globalization 
    • Voices from the Earth 
    • Voices from the Past 
    • Voices from the Future 
    • Making Voices Heard 
    • Other Voices (open ended)–Do you have research or a project to share, but it doesn't seem to fit into the theme of a specific track? This track is for you. 

    Learning objectives and participant biographies are a required component of the submission process so that EDRA can request continuing education credits from the AIA CES, EDAC, IDCEC, LA CES, and PAPA CM.

    Individuals can only participate in a maximum of three submissions total across ALL submission types. Any submissions of authors/presenters over the allowable maximum number will be disqualified.

    All accepted presenters must be registered to attend the conference by the presenter deadline dates listed in the Call for Proposals to confirm their participation and to be included in the program.

    SUBMISSION KEY DATES
    Monday, August 1, 2016 Submission site opens: www.edra.org/edra8madison
    Friday, September 23, 2016 Submission Deadline for Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Session
    Friday, December 2, 2016 Submission Deadline for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    Monday, December 19, 2016 Acceptance notification for Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Sessions
    Monday, January 16, 2017 Authors/Presenters' Deadline to accept presentation, register for the conference, and send any edits of proposed Pre-Conference Intensives, Individual or Group Presentations, and Mobile Sessions
    Monday, January 16, 2017 EDRA48Madison Early Bird Registration opens
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Acceptance notification for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Authors/Presenters' Deadline to accept, register for the conference, and send any edits for Display Posters and EDRA Shorts
    May 31-June 3, 2017 EDRA48Madison at the Monoma Terrace in Madison, WI
     
  • Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

    Bronx | Dates: 01 – 11 Sep, 2016
    Experience the horticultural inspiration behind American Impressionism.

    American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition. In the Conservatory, stroll through an American Impressionist garden, a stunning interpretation by Francisca Coelho, NYBG's renowned curator and designer, of the alluring gardens that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. In the Art Gallery, view a beautiful complementary display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries that capture the colors, shadows, and ephemeral quality of light they observed in the natural world and infused in their distinctive imagery; the collection has been assembled by Guest Curator Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D., Director Emerita and Senior Art Historian of the New-York Historical Society.
  • Colloquium: Shifts in the 19th-Century American Cultural Landscape

    Bronx | Dates: 09 Sep, 2016
    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Humanities Institute Luesther T. Mertz Library; 2–4 p.m.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, this afternoon’s discussion will highlight the cultural-philosophic forces and changing perceptions of nature that impacted American landscapes, garden design, and horticulture during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Three experts in American history, art, and horticulture will guide the audience through these rapidly shifting realities and thoughts, as expressed in actual and painted American landscapes, from grandiose wildernesses to suburban scenes and more intimate garden settings. Following the program, participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the Mertz Library Art Gallery and the Conservatory.
  • New Aging with Matthias Hollwich and Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko

    Dates: 15 Sep, 2016
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    Thursday September 15, 2016. Event starts at 6:00 pm.
    $10 RSVP HERE

    Architect Matthias Hollwich, co-founder and principal of Hollwich Kushner, and Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lecture on Thursday, September 15, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series. The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610).

    New Aging


    This event will explore the topic of aging with presentations and a conversation between Matthias Hollwich, author of the book New Aging, and Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko whose primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. For the past twenty-five years, Chodzko-Zajko has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life in old age.

    In New Aging, Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience aging as a gift that we receive with life. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. He began his research into aging as part of a collaboration between HWKN, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles that will inspire us to think creatively about how we can change our habits and environments to suit our evolving needs as we age. The book New Aging has been designed by Bruce Mau Design and published by Penguin Random House. You can find more information about the book at new-aging.com.

    Copies of the latest issues of MAS Context will be available for purchase.

    MAS Context is supported by a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: www.mascontext.com/support

    Matthias Hollwich is the co-founding principal of progressive New York architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Architizer, the largest platform for architecture online. Having previously led design teams within internationally acclaimed firms such as Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Eisenman Architects, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Matthias has established himself at the forefront of a new generation of ground-and rule-breaking international architects. Combining his understanding of how architecture and cities can perform better with his research as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthias has developed a new line of thinking about how to make aging an empowering process. He has since shared this message at events for TEDx, PICNIC, the World Health Organization, and the New Aging conference at University of Pennsylvania.
    www.hwkn.com | @HWKN_arch | @hollwich

    Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D. earned a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of London and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, also in Exercise Science. Chodzko-Zajko’s primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. For the past twenty-five years he has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life in old age. Chodzko-Zajko is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    http://labs.kch.illinois.edu/Faculty/Bios/ChodzkoZajko.aspx
  • Lecture by Christopher Marcinkoski

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Oct, 2016
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    El Cañaveral development at the eastern periphery of Madrid looking towards the southwest. Europe’s largest informal settlement, La Cañada Real Galiana can be seen in the foreground. © Photo courtesy of the author

    Tuesday October 25, 2016. Lecture starts at 6:00 pm.
    $10 RSVP HERE

    Architect Christopher Marcinkoski will lecture on Tuesday, October 25, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series. The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians and will take place at the historic Charnley Persky-House (1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610).

    Speculative Urbanization and The City That Never Was


    This lecture will explore the phenomenon of speculative urbanization, and the implications of its recent proliferation on the urban design disciplines. The lecture will draw from Mr. Marcinkoski’s recently published book, The City That Never Was (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), as well as his current research Africa 2040: An Atlas of Speculative Urbanization. The recently published book positions speculative building within a longer arc, arguing that it is a recurrent phenomenon seen throughout history, yet one rarely acknowledged or engaged by urban design, architectural or planning theory. The book explores the radical urbanization activities seen in Spain between 1998 and 2008 as the basis for exploring the motivations of the phenomenon, as well as the complicity of the urban design professions in producing the severe consequences—environmental, social, political—that often accompany these activities. Mr. Marcinkoski’s current research follows on this trajectory by exploring the boom in speculative urbanization activities across the African continent over the last decade. Despite the urgent demand for urbanistic upgrades throughout much of the continent, the myriad proposals for new towns and vanity infrastructures that characterize the urbanization activities currently being pursued in this context are rarely oriented toward those populations actually in need. Rather, exogenous models of “proven” urban growth strategies are being imported into wholly incongruous contexts with little regard for the realities of their destination. Mr. Marcinkoski’s lecture will offer a critical look at what happens when urbanization activities become wildly out of sync with economic and demographic realities.

    Copies of the latest issues of MAS Context will be available for purchase.

    MAS Context is supported by a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: www.mascontext.com/support

    Christopher Marcinkoski is an associate professor of landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The City That Never Was (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016). He is a licensed architect and director of PORT, a leading edge urban design and public realm consultancy with offices in Philadelphia and Chicago. In 2015, he was awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome.
    www.porturbanism.com/ | @porturbanism
  • Call for Expressions of Interest in 2017 PhD Scholarship at QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab

    Brisbane | Dates: 30 Aug – 30 Sep, 2016
    The Urban Informatics Research Lab @ QUT Design Lab is calling for expressions of interest from prospective PhD students to apply for candidature and/or scholarship. QUT's annual scholarship round closes on 30 September 2016, for entry at the start of 2017.

    URBAN INFORMATICS RESEARCH ALB
    We are an internationally recognised research and development lab. As a key part of the QUT Design Lab, our vision is to go beyond disciplinary boundaries to generate and harness actionable knowledge focusing on urban contexts. As such, our team consists of researchers and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds across people, places, technologies: humanities and social sciences; design, planning, and architecture; human-computer interaction, information technology and computer science. We are always keen to connect with individuals and organisations who share the passion for transdisciplinary research and development to together create better urban futures. For more information, see www.urbaninformatics.net

    PHD SCHOLARSHIPS @ QUT
    QUT offers a limited number of scholarships to research students of exceptional research potential. To be eligible, you need to have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or equivalent and be undertaking a PhD, masters by research, or professional doctorate project that is closely aligned with our current key research areas. For more information about the current scholarship offerings at QUT, see www.qut.edu.au/research/scholarships-grants-and-funding/annual-scholarship-round 

    In the Urban Informatics Lab, we are looking for curious and passionate people with excellent track records in academic research.

    - Co-creative urban futures
    - Civic participation & hacking
    - Social entrepreneurship & urban change
    - Self care & mutual aid
    - Community engagement & placemaking
    - Enabling smart cities & smart citizens
    - Participatory urban data
    - Media architecture
    - Playful cities
    - [One blank slot: Do you have a radical idea you'd like to propose? Insert here]

    Please note that more broadly, the QUT Design Lab has five priority research areas:
    - Social Entrepreneurship
    - Design, Health, and Wellbeing
    - Design & Community
    - Design and Sustainability
    - Design, Culture, and Environment

    INTERESTED? NEXT STEPS
    - Check if you are eligible and other requirements for application: www.qut.edu.au/research/scholarships-grants-and-funding/annual-scholarship-round 

    - Email Dr. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi (h.choi[at]qut.edu.au.au), Director of the Urban
    --- Informatics Lab with the following:
    --- Your cv
    --- A brief outline of your proposed project in the format outlined here: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/applying/phd-and-research-degree-applications/step-7-write-your-research-proposal

    - We will then review your submission and contact with you to further discuss the next steps.
     
  • 2017 Japan Study Grants at the National Library of Australia

    Canberra | Dates: 30 Aug – 30 Sep, 2016
    Applications for 2017 Japan Study Grants opened on 1 July and close 30 September 2016

    The National Library offers annual Japan Study Grants supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund. The Grants were established to support scholars and researchers resident in Australia whose work would benefit from access to the rich Japanese language and Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks.
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation at University of Kentucky

    Dates: 29 Aug, 2016 – 29 Aug, 2017
    The Department of Historic Preservation in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce a new online graduate certificate in Historic Preservation beginning the fall 2016 semester. The 12-credit certificate has been distilled to provide practitioners in a broad range of fields with an understanding of historic preservation that will enhance existing careers and open new doors for all those with an interest in the built environment.

    Two courses are required and two courses can be selected from the list of electives to serve the needs of people with a wide variety of backgrounds. A brief description of the certificate courses and when they will be offered is listed below. One feature of the new certificate is Field Methods in Historic Preservation, an optional course that provides 5-day, intensive hands-on experience using different types of preservation technology and producing professional reports.

    Through a grant from the University of Kentucky eLearning, we are providing a limited number of scholarships to people taking the first course this fall.
    Because we are offering this certificate at short notice, the UK Graduate School will process applications in time for fall enrollment. Interested students should apply immediately. The Graduate Certificate Program does not require GRE scores or official transcripts.

    Please apply at: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=ukgrad

    For more information, contact Dr. Allison Carll White, Chair of the Department of Preservation, at 859-257-7663 or hedcarll@uky.edu.
  • National PastForward Preservation Conference

    Houston | Dates: 15 – 18 Nov, 2016
    We want to see you in Houston this November 15-18 for PastForward ... and we want you to save by registering by September 15! Your participation at PastForward is important to the success of the conference. Questions you raise during the more than 40 unique educational sessions, discussions you have after the marquee TrustLive presentations, and the collaboration and sharing of experiences with fellow attendees at networking events such as the Opening Reception at Sam Houston Park, make for an overall successful conference and a stronger preservation movement. Registration rates increase after September 15 – register today and save! Full conference details can be found at www.PastForwardConference.org

    Interested in the issue of livability within our cities? Learn about the PastForward livability track, which features a keynote presentation by Rick Lowe, activist-artist and founder of Project Row Houses, a community-based and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s Third Ward.
     
  • Hingham 92nd Historic House Tour

    Hingham | Dates: 02 – 02 Oct, 2016
    Visit 9 antique houses in Hingham Massachusetts at the Hingham Historical Society's 92nd Annual Historic Homes tour October 2, 2016. Farmhouse capes and Victorian beachside getaway cottages are featured in this year's tour along with a variety of lovingly restored vintage cars. Hingham's tour houses date from the 1740s through the 1920s. The tour explores the early history of Hingham as a small working community of farmers, tradesmen and mariners to its heyday in the late 1800s as a summer resort community and home to Melville Garden. As an early amusement park, Melville Garden boasted restaurants, zoo animals, bowling alleys, ice cream pavilions and other amusements all nestled in a garden like setting that afforded sweeping views of Boston Harbor. The Garden attracted thousands of visitors from Boston who came by steamship and railroad to escape the crowds and pollution of city summers. Also featured on this year's tour is the childhood home of artist Polly Thayer Starr, handsomely restored by the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, which is also in the process of restoring the gardens, originally designed by Henrietta Marquis Pope.

    Time 11-5pm
    Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
    cost $35; $40 day of tour
  • Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

    Paris | Dates: 07 Sep – 04 Nov, 2016
    Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture is a traveling exhibition tracing the work of Australia’s most prominent architect of the 20th century, Harry Seidler; it examines his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. Dozens of featured projects—from single family houses to multi-story residential and office towers to civic, sports, and cultural centers, as well as important government commissions realized in Australia, Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong—bring to focus Seidler’s 12 long-lasting creative collaborations with progressive artistic visionaries: architects Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Oscar Niemeyer; engineer Pier Luigi Nervi; artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon; and photographer Max Dupain. The exhibition was developed by New York-based Vladimir Belogolovsky of non-profit Intercontinental Curatorial Project in collaboration with Penelope Seidler.

    Surprise and Delight—these are the two key feelings that strike anyone who experiences Seidler’s architecture, no matter how familiar one might be with his work. His forms are never illogical, yet they are always remarkable and beautiful, so much more so as they are achieved through the economy of means. The architect’s houses and towers are thoroughly referential in their sources of inspiration and yet they are unmistakably Seidleresque. Above all, Seidler’s architecture has become an integral part of the Australian identity.

    Since October 2012 the exhibition has shown in over a dozen world cities, including Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Vienna, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Sydney.

    When :
    7 September – 4 November 2016
    Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Free entry 

    Where :
    Australian Embassy to Paris (designed by Seidler himself from 1973-77 with his former mentor Marcel Breuer's firm as the French project architect)
    4 rue Jean Rey
    75015 Paris 
    Metro station Bir Hakeim (line 6)
    RER Station Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel (RER c)
  • Conference on Illinois History

    Springfield | Dates: 06 – 07 Oct, 2016
    The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for October 6-7, 2016, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State.  The conference includes 24 sessions that feature topics such as politics, Abraham Lincoln, labor, archaeology, baseball, historic preservation, race, immigration, and the Civil War.  Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics.  TEACHERS: For information about earning CPDUs, please contact the ALPLM Education Department at 217-558-8935.

    The program can be viewed at: http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Involved/Pages/Conference.aspx

    Questions? Contact Sabrina Manci at 217-558-9014 or sabrina.manci@illinois.gov.

    For a printed copy, contact Shanta.thoele@illinois.gov or 217-524-6045.
     
  • Call for Presenters - "Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West"

    Salt Lake City | Dates: 09 – 09 Sep, 2016
    The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) invites interested parties to submit proposals for presentations to be considered for the symposium, "Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West", taking place March 23-25, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The central theme of the symposium is “western sites, materials and conditions”. The theme will highlight the regional contexts that are unique to the American West, namely the climatological, geological, and historical aspects that shape the cultural resources and conservation approaches in this region.

    The two-day symposium will include paper sessions, tours, and a keynote address. Paper sessions will consist of three, 30-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of Q&A and discussion.

    Potential Topics of Interest
    • Seismic challenges: changing requirements, novel approaches and lessons learned
    • Regional approaches to controlling deterioration mechanisms: moisture, temperature fluctuation, wind, salts, pollution
    • Local materials and methods of construction: earthen architecture, logs and timbers, stone, mortars
    • Mining, industry, ranching and transportation or farming heritage
    • Cultural site stewardship: religious, government, private, traditional cultural properties 
    Submittal Requirements

    • Please submit abstracts by email with the subject line, “Proposal – Mesa to Mountain 2017”
    • Along with the Abstract, please provide the following in a MSWord.doc or pdf file as an attachment:
          > Name and contact information
          > Title of presentation
          > Abstract, under 400 words
          > Biographical statement, under 200 words
    • Submit proposals to: Kristen Olson, kristen@vertical-access.com
    • Submittals deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016
    • Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made by Friday, October 21, 2016. Confirmation of speaker acceptance will be required by Friday, November 18, 2016.
    • Presenters will receive a discounted conference registration.
    For more information, please contact: Kent Diebolt, kent@vertical-access.com, or Don Hartley, dhartley@utah.gov

    For More Information, go to:

    APTI: www.apti.org 
    Western Chapter: www.wcapt.org/ 
    Rocky Mountain Chapter: www.rockymountainapt.com 
    Northwest Chapter: www.aptnw.org/
  • Projects by Chicago Architects Lecture Series - Friends of Downtown presents South Grant Park

    Chicago | Dates: 07 – 07 Sep, 2016
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    5:30pm  8:30pm
    The Cliff Dwellers 
    Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in a series of lectures at the Cliff Dwellers on Projects by Chicago Architects: Friends of Downtown Presents South Grant Park Charrette

      Friends of Downtown, Perkins + Will and Site Design Group convened a charrette July 13th 2016 at The Cliff Dwellers in Chicago to assemble and engage local stakeholders and begin a conversation about the future of South Grant Park.

      “Chicago’s Front Lawn”, a local and national treasure and a central focus of Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett’s 1909 master plan for the city, has seen major projects completed in the last decade, guided by the Grant Park 2002 framework plan. Improvements to the South end of grant park have been few compared to the north edge comprised of Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park.

      Proposed development in the south loop area over the next decade brings an opportunity to engage the community and local stakeholders on improvements to keep Grant Park a local, national and international destination. Major stakeholders and facilitators proposed several projects for the future which seek to balance neighborhood and regional use, increase circulation and wayfinding and create a unique identity for South Grant Park.

      Adam Lund is President of the Friends of Downtown and an Architect and Urban Designer at Perkins + Will. Adam’s work focuses on creating sustainable, beautiful and socially equitable projects across a variety of scales from individual buildings to neighborhoods. He received the AIA Illinois John Wellborn Root Young Architect award in 2014 and is a member of the Cliff Dwellers. 

      Committed to transformative place-making, Andrew Broderick is a Senior Planner focused on helping neighborhood, campuses, and cities make important decisions that impact their future built environment. As a certified urban planner, he thinks comprehensively about issues such as demographics, capital investment, land/space use, sustainability, public open space, transportation, and infrastructure. 

      Brad McCauley is the Managing Principal at site design group, ltd., who specializes in construction detailing and contract documentation. Through Brad’s extensive knowledge in transforming design into buildable projects, he has helped facilitate numerous award-winning public spaces for site design group, ltd.  Brad is actively involved in a number of professional and service organizations, including serving as the President-Elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects Illinois Chapter.
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