DECEMBER 2010 - If you notice any event discepancies please email the webmaster
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Thursday, 16th September2010 - January 9th 2011
Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey
Exhibition at the National Building Museum
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most important drawings in the world of architecture—thirty-one, 16th-century works from the hand of the Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio. These illustrations link the splendor of ancient Rome to the power and wealth of the Venetian Republic and, ultimately, to the symbols of our American democracy
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Wednesday, December 1st 2010 - 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Rugby Legends Dinner
Cocktail reception, Dinner and Q&A session with internationally
known famous Rugby Legends
New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South
Sponsorships available: Please contact Marisa Mace at Marisa.email@example.com
Thursday, 2nd Decmeber 2010
Keith Clarke speaking at the UK Consulate in NYC
Keith Clarke,(VP RIBA International) speaks in Washington DC and NYC
NYC 8th Brunel International Lecture December 2nd 2010
(RIBA VP International) spoke at the British Consulate General with a lecture entitled: “The Delivery of a Low Carbon Society – Beyond Rhetoric”
, RIBA FICE, Chief Executive of Atkins, was the Guest Speaker at a lecture sponsored by the Washington DC / Mid Atlantic Chapter of RIBA-USA on December 1 at the Catholic University of America. Over 80 students and local professionals were in attendance for the exhilarating lecture titled, “The Architect’s Role in Climate Change Mitigation”.
A lively discussion was followed by a reception sponsored by CUA’s new Master of Science in Sustainable Design post-professional degree program. Keith Clarke was feted at a dinner hosted by Raj Barr-Kumar at the Bibiana Restaurant in the historic Greyhound Building.
CLOSING – MONDAY, 3RD January 2010
Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
At The United Nations
This exhibition presents eleven architectural projects on five continents that respond to localized needs in underserved communities. These innovative designs signal a renewed sense of commitment, shared by many of today’s practitioners, to the social responsibilities of architecture. Though this stance echoes socially engaged movements of the past, the architects highlighted here are not interested in grand manifestos or utopian theories. Instead, their commitment to a radical pragmatism can be seen in the projects they have realized, from a handmade school in Bangladesh to a reconsideration of a modernist housing project in Paris, from an apartheid museum in South Africa to a cable car that connects a single hillside barrio in Caracas to the city at large. These works reveal an exciting shift in the longstanding dialogue between architecture and society, in which the architect’s methods and approaches are being dramatically reevaluated. They also propose an expanded definition of sustainability that moves beyond experimentation with new materials and technologies to include such concepts as social and economic stewardship. Together, these undertakings not only offer practical solutions to known needs, but also aim to have a broader effect on the communities in which they work, using design as a tool.
Thursday, 9th December 2010
Interested in Going Solar?
Jean-Pierre Clejan, IGSHPA, NABCEP
GreenLogic Energy, LLC
For more information or to register, visit us online www.aronsonsfloors.com/aia.php.
Friday, December 10th 2010
Professional Women in Construction - Holiday Gala
7- midnight Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor Yale Club
A Tribute to World Trade Center Construction - back on track to completion... and Honoring Key Women Rebuilding the WTC
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October 13 – Jan 2nd 2010
Exhibition: An Architect’s Legacy: James Sterling’s Students at Yale
+ Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Sterling, Architect & Teacher
Yale School of Architecture
Architecture Gallery 180 York Street, New Haven CT
9-5 Mon – Fri 10-5pm Sat
Monday, 13th December 2010
The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New by Samuel Zipp
For its December book talk, the Skyscraper Museum has invited Samuel Zipp to discuss his new book, Manhattan Projects. Moving beyond the usual good-versus-evil story that pits master-planner Robert Moses against the plucky neighborhood advocate Jane Jacobs, Samuel Zipp sheds new light on the rise and fall of New York's urban renewal in the decades after World War II. Focusing on four iconic "Manhattan projects"—the United Nations building, Stuyvesant Town, Lincoln Center, and the great swaths of public housing in East Harlem—Zipp unearths a host of forgotten stories and characters and shows how boosters hoped to make Manhattan the capital of modernity, while a chorus of critics attacked urban renewal for perpetuating deindustrialization, racial segregation, and class division. Cold War-era urban renewal was not merely a failed planning ideal, Zipp concludes, but also a crucial pha! se in the transformation of New York into both a world-class city and one mired in urban crisis.
Monda,y December 13 - 2010 6:30-8:00pm
The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
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Sunday, 19th December 2010
Sunday, 19th December2010
The Pipes of Christmas
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street)
A Holiday Visit to the Church of the Intercession
When: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
Where: Church of the Intercession
The Church of the Intercession is a Gothic Revivalist's dream come true. Designed by Bertram Goodhue, this is a large country-like church with a tower and cloister, parish house and vicarage. Following an abbreviated tour of the church and the environs (ending about 3:40), there will be a reading in the church of "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," and a guest appearance by Saint Nicholas to lead a lantern-lit walk to a wreath-laying at the gravesite of Clement Clarke Moore, a scholar remembered by most for the poem beginning, " 'Twas the night before Christmas." Register online or call 212 935 2075.
Price: $10/$15 - Organized by: Municipal Art Society Speakers: Leader: Justin Ferate, architectural historian.
From the bold sounds of the pipes and drums, and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, all filling the beautiful Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, The Pipes Of Christmas
is a festival for the soul. The concert features the music of Christmas accompanied by a selection of readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
The 2010 concerts will include a special musical tribute to famed D-Day piper, Private Bill Millin who passed away last August. Private Millin, or the "Mad Piper" as he was later nicknamed, inspired the Allied Forces with his brave piping during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. He was later immortalized in the film, The Longest Day
Featured performers include Andrew Weir from the film Braveheart
, Scottish Country Dance trio Local Hero, the Solid Brass ensemble, Scottish harpist Jennifer Port and the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band of Redlands, CA.
See a preview at www.PipesOfChristmas.com.
Performances also in NJ (Union County) on Saturday, December 18 at 2 and 8PM at
Central Presbyterian Church 70 Maple Street Summit, NJ
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Thursday 09 December 2010 at 6:30pm
Tis the season to raise a festive glass with fellow colleagues
Please join us at the Second Annual RIBA-USA SF Chapter Holiday Party
2058 Jefferson Street San Francisco, CA
This is a no charge event, but please be kind enough to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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