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Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: Designing the Architect: Reshaping Architectural Pedagogy in the Information Age
City: Toronto
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Country: Canada
Summary: Ryerson University’s Master of Architecture Class of 2016 invites architects, industry professionals, academics, and students to a symposium titled “Designing the Architect: Reshaping Architectural Pedagogy in the Information Age”, engaging in discussions on architectural education in the current epoch. Grounded in the remarkable legacy of creating Architecture, the role of the architect and student is rapidly changing. In this context, our notion of “architect” in today’s world must likewise evolve, right from the outset of his learning. Framed around three areas of focus, this symposium will assess architectural education through the lenses of interdisciplinary practice, the digital, and sustainable issues. In response to the paradigm shift, how will the learning environment establish lateral connections, advancing the student in other areas of knowledge? How will education embrace the ‘digital’, its new methods of representation as well as enhanced capacity of material design and fabrication? Finally, how does this extend beyond the current and into the future of education, design, and practice of Architecture?
Start Date: January 26, 2015
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Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: The Sacred Modernist: Marcel Breuer and the Design for Saint John’s Abbey Church
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State: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Summary: In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota—the largest Benedictine abbey in the world—decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. From a who’s who of architectural stars—such as Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, Pietro Belluschi, Barry Byrne, and Eero Saarinen—the Benedictines chose a former member of the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer. In collaboration with the monks, this untested religious designer produced a work of modern sculptural concrete architecture that re-envisioned what a church could be and set a worldwide standard for midcentury religious design. Dr. Young documents in her presentation the dialogue of the design process, as Breuer instructed the monks about architecture and they in turn guided him and his associates in the construction of a sacred space in the crucial years of liturgical reform. A reading of letters, drawings, and other archival materials shows how these conversations gave shape to design elements from the church’s floor plan to the liturgical furnishings, art, and incomparable stained glass installed within it. The post–World War II years were critical in the development of religious and architectural experiences in the United States—experiences that came together in the construction of Saint John’s Abbey and University Church. Using the liturgy of the mid-twentieth century as a cornerstone for understanding the architecture produced to support it, Young’s new book, Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space, showcases the importance of modernism in the design of sacred space and of Marcel Breuer’s role in setting the standard. Victoria M. Young is professor of modern architectural history and chair of the art history department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work is featured in Casabella and Saint John’s at 150: A Portrait of This Place Called Collegeville, and she is curator of the exhibition permanently installed in Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House, part of UST’s art holdings. She serves on the State Review Board for Minnesota as well as the Governor’s Residence Council, and is a former president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. She currently is the national Society of Architectural Historian’s Chapters liaison. Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members. For general information, please see our website: www.latrobechaptersah.org
Start Date: January 27, 2015
End Date/Deadline: January 27, 2015
Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: The Sacred Modernist: Marcel Breuer and the Design for Saint John's Abbey Church
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Summary: A reception and book signing begins at 6:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $10 for members of the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, free for students, and $18 for the general public.
Start Date: January 27, 2015
End Date/Deadline: January 27, 2015
Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: Willamette Falls Locks: Past, Present & Future
City: Wilsonville
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Summary: Willamette Falls, a 42-foot, horseshoe shaped basalt ridge, is the second largest by-volume waterfall in the country. It has always presented a restriction to navigation and transport of goods on the Willamette River. In 1873, the locks opened, connecting the upper and lower reaches of the Willamette River. Learn all about its history up to present day and find out what the future may hold for this significant structure.
Start Date: January 27, 2015
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