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February 2018

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

The Concrete Surface: Symposium and Workshop

Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104 United States

Day 1: Symposium Meyerson Hall Upper and Lower Galleries 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia Day 2: Workshop International Masonry Institute/BAC Local 1 PA/DE Training Center 2706 Black Lake Place, Philadelphia Sponsors: The Association for Preservation Technology/Delaware Valley Chapter DoCoMoMo/Philadelphia International Masonry Institute The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania School of Design Cathedral Stone Products Conproco Cultural Heritage Conservation LLC Edison Coatings ESCA ICRI Keim Mineral…

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April 2018

April 5, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Structural Instabilities: History, Environment, and Risk in Architecture

Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Uncertainty, risk, and instability are determinant features of contemporary life. In recent years, substantive new scholarship has emerged around structural conditions of economic precarity—on both the individual and societal levels—and around the systemic effects of climatic instability, increasingly evident in storms and other events, the impacts of which are intensified by spatial and economic inequities. The sources of structural instability are manifold, and have long been understood to be essential aspects of capitalist economic systems, of colonization and its aftermath,…

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April 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Confluences: Place, Change, and Meaning on the Mississippi

Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

SAH Saint Paul Seminar Confluences: Place, Change, and Meaning on the Mississippi Over the past several decades, river cities throughout the world have faced the challenge of reconceiving and reconnecting with their postindustrial riverfronts. The SAH Saint Paul Seminar will focus on the rapidly changing postindustrial landscapes along the Twin Cities Mississippi River corridor. For millennia this region was—as it still is—Mni Sota Makoce, the Dakota people’s homeland. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Euro-Americans transformed the riverine landscape to facilitate colonization, commerce,…

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May 2018

May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018

Smart Cities New York

Pier 36, 299 South Street
New York City, NY United States

Smart Cities New York (SCNY) is North America’s leading global conference exploring the emerging influence of cities in shaping the future. With the global smart city market expected to grow to $1.6 trillion within the next three years, Smart Cities New York is guided by the idea that smart cities are truly "Powered by People". The conference brings together thought leaders from public and private sectors, academia and NGOs to discuss investments in physical and digital infrastructure, health, education, sustainability,…

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May 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quality Affordable Housing in NYC

AIANY Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Since Mayor de Blasio launched the Housing New York plan in 2014, New York City has greatly accelerated the construction of affordable housing. A number of these significant projects will be on city-owned property and will now come under the Public Design Commission’s (New York’s design review agency) jurisdiction. The PDC has traditionally been responsible for the review of public open space and institutional buildings but has limited experience in reviewing residential design. In an effort to inform the Commission’s review of…

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September 2018

September 26, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Exhibit Columbus: Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation

The 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, will take place September 26–29 and features four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, morning and evening conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects’ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services.  

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September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - September 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now

National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, Maryland 20560 United States

The symposium will bring together architects, planners, and scholars of the built environment. Participants reflect on key events in the late 1960s that shaped architecture and planning in the decades that followed. The symposium will also bring greater visibility to black architects of today, and highlight projects of architects and planners currently working to create more equitable spaces, all while connecting architecture professionals with scholars to make career opportunities more attractive for future practitioners.

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October 2018

October 4, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Timber in the City: Opportunities for Architecture and Urbanism

University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10003 United States

Parsons School of Design and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) are pleased to announce the third biannual conference on the use of timber in cities as an architectural material. The organizers invite architects, engineers, urbanists, researchers, students and professionals from allied fields to attend and participate in the discourse around building with mass timber in cities. Timber has the potential to play a vital role in the design and creation of healthy and vibrant urban space on a large…

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October 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Urban Land Institute’s Annual Symposium on the Future of U.S. Cities

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St
Boston, 02210 United States

Each year, the ULI Fall Meeting brings together more than 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. By attending, you will meet developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials. Join your peers October 8–11 in Boston, a research and technology hub where the power of the built environment to influence the development of networks is on full display. This year’s Fall Meeting will feature content, tours, and networking events developed by members,…

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January 2019

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028 United States

The Met presents an international roster of today's most exciting and inspiring architects, artists, photographers, writers, and filmmakers, who will share the best spatial projects of 2018 and beyond. Free with Museum admission; advance registration is recommended. Space is limited and not guaranteed.

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January 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Building Resilience in Design

University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

A Symposium Presented by the Urban Resilience Certificate Program In three roundtable discussions, PennDesign is bringing together leading practitioners and academics to present resilience projects and initiatives they are pursuing. Discussion will be animated by the following questions: How can design have agency in dealing with uncertainty and risk, while helping to build resilience? What tools and collaborations do designers need to advance our skills? And how can the design school educate the next generation to deal with climate change and other, often related, 21st century challenges?

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January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Public Performance

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, 120 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

This symposium explores the state of performance in the public realm. Designers, architects, and educators will discuss how artists and architects can transform urban space through temporary events and intelligent actions in an increasingly digital and privatized world.  

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