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August 2015

Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center,
8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City , CA 90232 United States
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Helms Bakery partners with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) and AIA Los Angeles to bring you a series of films and conversations that explore how art, architecture and design influence our daily lives. Our final film, Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture brings to the screen the personal journeys and outstanding designs of Annabelle Selldorf of New York, Farshid Moussavi of London, Odile Decq of Paris, Marianne McKenna of Toronto, and Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle, Washington DC,…

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Creative Mornings – Ricardo Rivera

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Philadelphia Center for Architecture,
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia , PA 19107 United States
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Ricardo Rivera is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Klip Collective, a visual art shop bridging projection lighting, technology and storytelling. Klip was founded by photographer Pier Nicola D’Amico and video artist Ricardo Rivera in 2003 to create immersive video projection experiences. In a short ten years, the Philadelphia-based firm has gone from being a purely artistic endeavor to an experiential partner sought out by many of the world’s most respected agencies and cultural institutions. Klip Collective has had installations…

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Lunchtime Learning: Artist’s Palette – Precast Concrete Aesthetic Versatility

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
District Architecture Center,
Washington, DC United States
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High performance materials should provide aesthetic versatility in order to meet structural requirements. Precast concrete provides multiple colors, textures, shapes, forms and ornate details. Precast can also simulate natural materials or be veneered with them. Join us for an overview of the many finishes available with precast concrete and how to achieve them. We will also discuss combining multiple finishes onto a single panel, veneers and embedded materials, a selection of mix designs, approaches to achieving colors, and proper specifications.

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Andrew Dolkart Book Talk: Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Skyscraper Museum,
39 Battery Pl, New York, NY United States
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From irrefutable icons to lesser-known structures throughout the city, much of what makes New York City unique owes its existence to the New York City Landmarks Law. Born out of the destruction of McKim, Mead & White’s monumental Pennsylvania Station, the Landmarks Law established the parameters for protecting the places that represent New York City’s rich cultural, social, political, and architectural history. Today there are more than 31,000 landmark properties woven into daily life, many located in 111 historic districts…

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Tour: Viavi Building

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Viavi Building,
50 Fell Street, San Francisco , United States
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Please join AIA San Francisco’s HIstoric Resource Committee for a tutor of 50 Fell Street. Also known as the Viavi Building, 50 Fell Street was designed by Willis Polk and Company and constructed in 1931 as the headquarters and factory of the Viavi Company for the Law brothers, Herbert and Hartland. An example of the mission revival style popular in the 1920s and 30s, the building has been used as federal and city offices as well as the New College of…

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September 2015

Architecture in the Rio de la Plata Basin: Between Tradition and Cosmopolitanism (SAH Field Seminar)

September 1 - September 12

This SAH Field Seminar takes you to two South American nations united by the river between them, Uruguay and Argentina. Explore the architecture of the Rio de la Plata Basin with SAH 2nd Vice President Sandy Isenstadt and architect Natalia Muñoa. This seminar features an itinerary customized for SAH members and includes visits to sites not open to the general public, supplemental lectures, and a significant educational component designed to enhance your experience of the architecture, landscapes, and culture of…

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Architecture in the Rio de la Plata Basin: Between Tradition and Cosmopolitanism (SAH Field Seminar)

September 1 @ 11:00 am - September 12 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn,
Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 West Mart Center Drive , Chicago , IL 60654 United States
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This SAH Field Seminar takes you to two South American nations united by the river between them, Uruguay and Argentina. Explore the architecture of the Rio de la Plata Basin with SAH 2nd Vice President Sandy Isenstadt and architect Natalia Muñoa. This seminar features an itinerary customized for SAH members and includes visits to sites not open to the general public, supplemental lectures, and a significant educational component designed to enhance your experience of the architecture, landscapes, and culture of…

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The Designer and the Chef

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heath Ceramics,
2900 18th Street, San Francisco, CA United States
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What is the relationship between design, food, and dining? How does the aesthetic of a space, the layout of the furniture, and the flow of the restaurant affect the guest experience? This panel will offer unique insight into the chef/designer relationship and discuss the current trends and ‘what’s next’ in the industry. Moderated by Bryan Southwick (CCS Architecture).

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National Brownfields Conference 2015

September 2 - September 4
HIlton Chicago,
720 S. Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL United States
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Brownfields 2015 is the premier conference and trade show focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The upcoming event is the 16th National Brownfields Training Conference, which promises to attract thousands of stakeholders to the “windy city” for three days of training, networking and business development. Since 1995, the National Brownfields Training Conference has been the most important stop on the calendar of anyone working to create better communities through cleaning up and reusing brownfield properties.

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Design-Build and P3S: Risk Allocation and Liability Claims Experience

September 3
Boston Harbor Hotel,
70 Rowes Wharf , Boston , MA United States
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Beyond any question, design-build is on the rise as the delivery method of choice for many public owners seeking to contain cost overrun and other project risk exposures. In addition, P3, which combines design-build with private financing, is gaining interest across the United States. This session will focus on risk and claim perspectives, so as to assist design professionals by informing decision-making about participation in design-build and P3 projects. Our primary focus at the roundtable will be on design-build and…

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Newtown Creek Boat Tour

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East River Ferry, Ferry Terminal,
East 35th Street, New York, NY United States
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In its heyday in the years leading up to World War II, the 3.8-mile Newtown Creek was one of the busiest commercial waterways in the United States, second only to the Mississippi River in tonnage. Today, the creek is better known as one of the most polluted waterways in the country. As the dividing line between Brooklyn and Queens, Newtown Creek is now at the center of some of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in the city. Open House New…

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The City to Sea Project/Coney Island Project

September 5 - September 7
Unnamed Venue,
Coney Island , NY United States
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A three-day intensive urban photography workshop led by City to Sea, with mentoring from 6 leading photography professionals from the USA, Canada, Russia, Spain, and United Kingdom. Participants learn photographic storytelling techniques and develop editorial documentary photographic assignments / projects (beginners welcome). The program includes DSLR instruction, professional practice presentations, photography walks, and portfolio reviews, with tutors affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London, Urban Photo Fest and the Association of Urban Photographers (analogue and digital photographers welcome). An exhibition Opportunity: Work made…

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