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9. PHOENIX EVENTS
Gulf meeting of RIBA-USA Trustees and friends from the Region
While RIBA-USA members braced for winter weather, RIBA-USA Trustees, Tim Clark and Cynthia Fischer sought sunnier climes at their recent November meeting with engineers and architects in Dubai. Tim Clark Reports - The meeting was prompted by the presence of RIBA-USA Trustee, Cynthia Fischer in Dubai where she was giving a paper at the International Bar Association Annual Conference during the same week that TC was in nearby Abu Dhabi, on a routine monthly visit to his head office from his current base in Doha. The opportunity to enjoy a networking lunch proved irresistible and especially benefitted from the availability of two major figures from the GCC architectural profession who were able to join in. Discussions ranged from the future of the role of women in the GCC professions to the agenda for RIBA-USA's presentation at the 2012 AIA National Convention in Washington DC on Global Networking and Local Synergy.
RIBA-USA Symposium Selected for Inclusion in the 2012 AIA Convention!
May 2012 RIBA-USA Symposium at the AIA Convention
Thursday, May 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
“Building Global Connectivity while Achieving Local Synergy in International Practice”
The RIBA-USA Board of Trustees has decided that this year's Annual General Meeting will be held again to coincide with the AIA Convention in Washington DC. However, this year we were determined to be more closely allied with the Convention itself to ensure a wider platform for the RIBA and AIA members. To that end, we have just heard that our RIBA-USA submission of abstract, “Building Global Connectivity while Achieving Local Synergy in International Practice”, was selected for inclusion in the 2012 AIA Convention and we look forward to making closer ties with the AIA.
See: http://convention.aia.org/ A reception will also be held to welcome the 74th RIBA President, Angela Brady, to the United States.
RIBA-USA To Welcome Chinese Architects on their Whirlwind US Tour
Photo above taken in 2005 Professor Xiaodi Zhou with AIA Past President Susan Chin and Jonathan Wimpenny RIBA-USA. Professor Xiaodi Zhou (School of Architecture, Southeast University of Nanjing) accompanied by his students and Gao Hui (Planning Center, Taiyua) will be hosted by the RIBA-USA NY Chapter on the 13th November. Visits to Central Park and a tour of Downtown are planned. This is the second visit of Professor Xiaodi Zhou to the United States whose itinerary includes Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco
Should you be interested in joining us please email Jonathan Wimpenny firstname.lastname@example.org
David Cameron PM & Jonathan Wimpenny RIBA-USA
in New York for the launch of “This is GREAT Britain”
David Cameron was in New York the penultimate week of September and attended the reception in the Wall Street Banqueting Hall for the PR launch of “This is GREAT Britain”. Introduced by NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the Prime Minister said that the UK would put on “the greatest show on earth” next year when the London Olympics coincides with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and said he was sending out a message “loud and proud” that the world is invited.
Clifford Brown at the KITE ABF NY Launch
The well attended luncheon held at the UK NY Consulate on the 13th October welcomed the UK furniture Company KITE ABF who opened their US showroom and offices this year. http://www.kite-usa.com
Thank You UKTI for hosting the event.
Parks for the People—calling on design schools around the country to participate in the landmark collaboration with the National Park Service to envision the future of America’s greatest public spaces. If you’re a faculty member or student in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, or related fields, there’s still time to submit a proposal for a spring 2012 design studio focusing on one of seven extraordinary national park sites.
BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE: CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Buckminster Fuller Institute seeks “bold, visionary, and tangible” proposals for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The Institute supports scientific design aimed to improve human welfare and world ecosystems, and challenges architects to envision strategies addressing the issues besetting society today. Designers have until Monday, October 24 to enter submissions that will focus on a well-defined need of critical importance, integrating innovative ideas for materials, tools, designs, or services with pressing social, economic, environmental, policy, and cultural issues. Winners are awarded $100,000 to implement their ideas, so buckle down and start thinking outside the geodesic dome. You can download the application here.
RIVERSCAPING DESIGN/BUILD COMPETITION
Riverscaping/Alles am fluss is an international organization exploring the relationship between people and the river, now seeking proposals for a design/build competition on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. The project will uncover new approaches to riverscapes through public art, architecture, and environmentalism, on both the intimate and regional scales. Based at specific riverside sites, Riverscaping asks entrants for a strategy that will connect all four locations while remaining attentive to the unique characteristics of individual communities. A $2,000 Experimental Honors Design Award be granted to international teams or individuals, while the four $7,500 Design Build awards are open only to teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Click here for more information and to enter; the deadline is December 12.
DESIGN MIAMI/ 2011
Nov 30- December 4th
Design Miami, the global forum for design, will hold the 2011 edition of its show November 30 - December 4, in a custom structure, erected adjacent to its sister fair Art Basel Miami Beach. The fair boasts a newly expanded gallery program with choice exhibitors from America, Europe, Asia and Africa presenting important works of 20th and 21st century design, including furniture, lighting and objets d’art. This year’s fair will see a 50% increase in participating galleries and will host a program of Talks, Satellite Exhibitions and custom commissions exploring the relationship between design and architecture. Design Miami/ has become the destination for collectors seeking both established and cutting-edge emerging design for private and museum collections. Each fair presents a competitively curated selection of international galleries – all top specialists in their fields – representing important works by French architects of 40s and 50s, Brazilian and California Modern, Scandinavian Mid-Century, Postmodern Italian design, the French 60s and 70s, Korean craft, artists’ and designers’ jewelry and a large spectrum of experimental contemporary work from both lauded established and emerging designers.
Monday, November 28th
Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity: French Design for Living
Location: Wolfsonian Florida International University
Address: 1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach , Florida 33139
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Thursday, 3rd November 2011
Innovation 2011 Conference Crossing Borders & Disciplines
Through collaboration, successful architects are adapting their creative ideas and technical know-how to different cultures, climates, and disciplines. In addition, their research into the social, psychological, and biological sciences are helping them solve evolving programmatic needs. This year's Innovation Conference brings together design professionals who will demonstrate through specific case studies how they have effectively crossed boundaries and disciplines to increase their impact on the built environment.
The 2011 Innovation Conference is being held at:
The McGraw-Hill Companies Corporate Headquarters
McGraw-Hill Auditorium 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets) 2nd Floor Amphitheater
New York, NY 10020
Monday, November 7th 6.00pm
Lecture by Will Alsop – “In Austere Times it's Time to Dream”
At The Center for architecture La Guardia Place NYC
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30pm
Screening of “On the Waterfront” with discussion
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, Manhattan
Elia Kazan’s acclaimed film depicts midcentury working conditions along the mob-controlled piers of the Hudson River. The film is based on a 24-part Pulitzer prize-winning series in the New York Sun exposing corruption and racketeering characterizing operations on the water. Noted architectural historian Francis Morrone will speak after the film about its significance in New York City history and culture.
$15/$10 for Friends of HDC
Thursday, November 10, 8.00am – 10.00am
Professional Women In Construction – Hospitality Forum
General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen 20 West 44th Street, NYC
Speakers: Ron Kollar chief design officer Tishman Hotel Corporation
Chip Ohlsson vice president of development northeast, midwest & Canada
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Francesca Bucci, AIA, SBID co-founder & principal BG Studio International
Patricia Greenwald project manager Macro Consultants and president of
Greater NY Chapter of NEWH, Inc.,The Hospitality Industry Network
Moderator: Lois Weiss columnist New York Post, Cityfeet.com, Gotham,
Tickets:PWC Member: $75 Non-Member: $85
If no advance reservation, all tickets $95 at door. Cancellation: 24 hour notice.
Sunday, November 13th
RIBA-USA Welcomes Chinese Architects Professor Xiaodi Zhou (School of Architecture, Southeast University of Nanjing) accompanied by his students and Gao Hui (Planning Center, Taiyua) will be hosted by the RIBA-USA NY Chapter on the 13th November. Visits to Central Park and a tour of Downtown are planned.
This is the second visit of Professor Xiaodi Zhou to the United States whose itinerary includes Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.
Should you be interested in joining us please email Jonathan Wimpenny email@example.com
Tuesday, November 15th 8.30am – 5.30pm
Zoning The City Conference – Addressing NYC’s 21st Century Challenges
Opening address by Michael Bloomberg
In this 50th anniversary year of the 1961 Zoning Resolution, the New York City Department of City Planning, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College have come together to host "Zoning The City," a day-long conference designed to cultivate new thinking about zoning as a governmental tool that may be used to address major economic, social, environmental, and physical challenges facing New York City in the 21st century.
For almost 100 years, zoning has played a significant, sometimes controversial role in guiding growth and change in American cities. In 1916, New York City enacted the Nation's first comprehensive zoning resolution. Almost 50 years later, the City adopted its 1961 Zoning Resolution to advance a modern vision of emerging economic, social, environmental, and physical realities. Over the past 50 years, the 1961 Zoning Resolution has evolved to reflect new ideas and realities regarding the City's development. Changes to zoning have often occurred in the context of neighborhood and citywide debates about the nature of growth, change, and preservation. For Further details and tickets see _ http://www.zoningthecity.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 9am
The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings
a special seminar examining shoring methods and case studies from work on historic buildings. Techniques are improving all the time and architects should understand these developments to have a fuller knowledge of preserving and restoring buildings. This presentation is aimed at building practitioners and professionals.
Speakers include Joseph Tortorella, Vice President, Robert Silman Associates; Richard Mugler III, President, Richard C. Mugler Co; Eric Hammarberg, Branch Manager, Brisk Waterproofing Company; and Timothy Lynch, Executive Director of the Forensic Engineering Unit, NYC Department of Buildings Timothy Lynch, Executive Director of the Forensic Engineering Unit, NYC Department of Buildings.
Credits:4 CE/HSW Credits (Towards NYS Architects Licensing)
Fees: $125/per person, $100/ per person— Special offer for Friends of HDC & Professional Partners!
Tuesday, November 29 @ 7:00 p.m
Spotlight on Center for Urban Pedagogy: Making Policy Public
While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, visits Van Alen Books to discuss Making Policy Public, a series that pairs advocacy groups with graphic designers to create fold-out posters that explore, explain, and improve access to public policy. The project creates opportunities for designers to engage social issues without sacrificing experimentation, while helping advocacy organizations to reach their constituencies more effectively through design.
For more information, please visit www.vanalen.org.
Van Alen Institute | 30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor | New York, NY 10010 | 212–924–7000 | www.vanalen.org
Through November 24
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Currently screening for a limited time at the IFC Center, "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" is the first film dedicated to legendary husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames since their death. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life—from the development of Modernism, to the rise of the computer age—has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco; directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey.!
About the film: http://firstrunfeatures.com/eames/
Six or seven showings per day through December 1
IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave at West 3rd St Movie times and tickets
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Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
Jose Oubrerie Lecture: Architecture in a Time of Uncertainty
Time: 7:00pm The SCI-Arc Gallery. 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles , California 90013
Wednesday, November 16th Time: 7:00pm
Lecture by Xu Weiguo: XWG Works
Location: The SCI-Arc Gallery
Address: 960 E. 3rd Street Los Angeles , California 90013
Wednesday, 30th November 2011
John Southern lecture: Seeding Production, Explorations and Conjecture in Contemporary Culture
Time: 7:00pm: The SCI-Arc Gallery. 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
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New Haven CT
Thursday, 3rd November 2011
David Chipperfield Lecture
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Yale School of Architecture 180 York Street, Paul Rudolph Hall New Haven , Connecticut http://www.architecture.yale.edu/
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Thursday, 3rd November 2011
SymposiumFREE Tall Buildings Symposium: 2011 CTBUH Award Winners
Location: Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall Auditorium
Address: 3241 South Federal Street Chicago , Illinois 60616
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Friday, October 14th 2010
THE BRUNEL COMPETITION AWARDS CEREMONY
Angela Brady, RIBA President Elect, attends in Washington
The BRUNEL competition is held every three years as authorized by the Watford Group of Railway Designers, a group founded at Watford England 45 years ago by the British Railway Board. A more detailed history of the Group can be found at www.watford-group.com. Supporting the competition in 2011 are the International Railway Union (UIC) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
The awards ceremony will take place in Washington on October 14, 2011
Wednesday, 19th November 2011
Exhibition Opening – “Unbuilt Washington”
Location: National Building Museum
Address: 401 F Street NW Washington, DC , D.C.
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