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RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.


Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 

 

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Wednesday
Jan302013

Are You In? Register Today for the AIA’s 2013 Conference

Don't forget to register early for this year's AIA convention in Denver. Image via AIA.

Registration is now open for the 2013 AIA National Convention, June 20–22, in Denver, Colorado. See and be seen at the industry’s premier event and immerse yourself in this year’s theme—Building Leaders.

Besides education sessions that will challenge attendees to sharpen their own leadership skills, the event’s organizers have gathered a remarkable group of keynote speakers to discuss leadership from a range of perspectives. Featured will be TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie considering leadership from a business standpoint; Cameron Sinclair, the Architecture for Humanity co-founder, who will focus on the intersection of design and leadership; and former secretary of state, Gen. General Colin L. Powell, who will address political and military leadership. “This combination will give attendees unique perspectives on leadership applicable to their own lives and our profession,” says John Rogers, the 2013 AIA Convention Chair.

Don’t miss a minute! Sign up now to get reduced registrations rates and access to the widest selection of education sessions and tours—they fill up quickly! And, if you reserve your hotel room by January 31, you can take advantage of special early bird discounts.

See you there!

 

Wednesday
Jan092013

Recommended Viewing: The ABC of Architects

The ABC of Architects from fedelpeye on Vimeo.

A team including architect Andrea Stinga and graphic designer Federico Gonzalez has complied this very cool soundtracked video that gives graphic representation to the most famous buildings from the world's most famous architects--listed from A to Z. Stinga and Gonzalez apologize that they had to leave out a few "because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have difference [sic] nationalities," but despite the lack of Ando and Zumthor, Stinga and Gonzalez have still accomplished a fun, colorful survey of architecture of different eras and environments. Watch the video on Vimeo for a complete list of the architects and their representative buildings.  
Credits:
Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez

Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez

Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C. Rose and George Ruble

 

Wednesday
Dec192012

New Michael Webb Posts 

FORM contributor and newly-minted honorary AIA member Michael Webb has been doing some serious reading, checking in with a trio of book reviews over on the Views tab of the FORM Mag website. First is White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes, which documents a succession of inventive exhibitions at the Heinz Architectural Center in Pittsbugh curated by Raymund Ryan. Next is The Iconic Interior: Private Spaces of Leading Artists, Architects, and Designers, which Webb describes as a "gorgeous indulgence." Finally, Webb reviews Taschen's latest update of its collection of works by Pritzker Prize winning Japanese Architect Tadao Ando, Ando: Complete Works 1975-2012. The November/December print issue of FORM Magazine includes an interview with Ando, for those craving more of Ando's unique perspective.

 

 

 

Monday
Jun112012

Bibliophiles Rejoice! Massive June Sale at Phaidon Press


Architecture and art publisher Phaidon is holding a June sale that those with a voracious appetite for books celebrating the visual world don’t want to miss. Hundreds of Phaidon’s best selling titles are available at half price now through June 20—ranging from biopics on luminaries such as Renzo Piano and Ukiyo-e to surveys of photography, land art, and modernist homes. 

Friday
Apr272012

RFP Now Available for LA's 6th Street Viaduct Design Competition

Image via bridgehunter.comLast week news broke of a design competition by the city of Los Angeles for a replacement for the 6th Street Viaduct that connects the Arts District with Boyle Heights on the east side of Downtown Los Angeles. The current 6th Street Viaduct, the most recognizable of the bridges that crosses the LA River, is a 3,500-foot art deco throwback that has been well documented in films, television, and commercials since it was constructed in 1932.  A type of “concrete cancer,” however, is destroying the bridge slowly from the inside out, necessitating a replacement rather than a renovation. Both the Design and Architecture show on KCRW and the Architect’s Newspaper provided full coverage of the competition, the announcement of which came as a happy surprise to architecture and bridge enthusiasts who lamented the utilitarian designs featured in the city’s earlier plans. The city has $401 million for a replacement bridge, with $50,000 available to competition finalists. The city has also announced that it intends for the design of the bridge to be a modern cable-stayed design.

According to the RFQ/RQP released on April 25, the design competition will occur in three stages, with an anticipated timeline of seven to eight weeks for project finalists to produce design proposals. The RFQ/P makes it clear that the design should be a “signature bridge” and allows a little room for flexibility within the cable-stayed format: “The aesthetics and number of towers for the new Viaduct is not fixed by the FEIR/FEIS.” The entire project is expected to take seven years.
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